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AvengerFolding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8')
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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    (13)

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (14)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Easy to setup (7)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Photography (14)
  • Strobe lighting (14)
  • Portraits (11)
  • Artificial lighting (9)
  • Weddings (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (10), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Solid & Sturdy Stand. Rolls Smooth

This stand's construction is very solid & sturdy (read: heavy). It makes a great studio stand. It rolls around very easily, quietly, and smoothly. I mounted one of my strobe...Read complete review

This stand's construction is very solid & sturdy (read: heavy). It makes a great studio stand. It rolls around very easily, quietly, and smoothly. I mounted one of my strobe units with a 22 inch metal reflector (assembled weight of strobe & reflector is about 10lbs.) and the stand handles it with no problem. The clamps hold very well under load and have a good feel. The clamps lock and unlock with ease. I would only recommend sandbags & chocks as my only complaint is that the caster brakes can be a little difficult to engage / disengage.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good but not as strong as a c-stand

Great stand in concept and form, but the last column split on us when we used a boom arm attached to it with a Profoto B1 head and medium soft box on it. The...Read complete review

Great stand in concept and form, but the last column split on us when we used a boom arm attached to it with a Profoto B1 head and medium soft box on it. The specs are similar to a c-stand and used it as such, but it wasn't nearly as strong.

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5.0

Avenger stand with Braked wheels

By Dan

from Saginaw, MI

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Portraits
    • Strobe Lighting

    Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

    I own many of these stands. They are rock solid. They are not lightweight, but that is the point. They are strong and secure.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect for the studio and not bad on the go

    By ScottPHX

    from Phoenix Arizona

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reliable

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Photography
    • Strobe Lighting

    Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

    I use these stands in my small studio. They are bullet proof and easy to use. Best stands I have and will order more soon.

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    3.0

    Good but not as strong as a c-stand

    By eastbaypro

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

        Great stand in concept and form, but the last column split on us when we used a boom arm attached to it with a Profoto B1 head and medium soft box on it. The specs are similar to a c-stand and used it as such, but it wasn't nearly as strong.

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        • No

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        5.0

        The perfect light stand

        By UniqueBj

        from Houston

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Weight

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting
        • Weddings

        Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

        Being a professional photographer and in considerably growing location events and assignments having right equipment is a necessity. This is my third identical light stand for onsite jobs. This stand is strong, bottom heavy and with smooth large lockable wheels. It is built solid. 10ft height covers almost any requirements. I have used boom with this stand and, because of smaller and flatter base, I have used it as backdrop stand too. Base leg spread is considerably smaller than conventional triangular base type light stands. It is very stable by design but by adding a battery power supply locked with bottom column makes it heavier and allows using softboxes etc without any fear of tipping or falling. I wish it was lighter for transportation but weight is a plus for stability, therefore no complains. My first one, still in great health, purchased almost 8 years ago for $, could not allow B&H $ price to slip out of my hand. Overall best multi purpose light stand a photographer or enthusiast can own.

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        5.0

        Great wheeled light stand

        By Gary in Prescott

        from Prescott Arizona

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Moves Easily On Floor
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

          For moving around studio lights especially with large soft boxes these Avenger light stands can't be beat. Once in place you can lay sand bags over the wheeled part and it's secure. Even without sandbags it doesn't want to tip over.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          General Purpose Studio Stand

          By Travis

          from Washington State

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Too Light For A Boom

          Best Uses

          • General Purpose Studio

          Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

          This is a great studio stand. Study, smooth rolling, reliable brakes, folds smaller than most stands, and a good height for most uses.

          Bear in mind, this is not a big, heavy stand. If you wouldn't trust a c-stand, don't trust this stand- get something bigger and heavier.

          I use this for lights with softboxes up to 3x4 feet with a single manfrotto boom weight clamped to a leg. It would probably work for larger lights with extra weights/sandbags, but a larger stand would work better.

          I also use this with an Avenger D600 boom occasionally, but that's really pushing it.

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          5.0

          Save your back

          By Azdan

          from Pa

          Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

          Light, strong product. No more carrying bases, easy to move your lights. Like more than the stationary stands that travel in two parts.

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          4.0

          Great Stands will work for anything

          By Syd

          from UNMC Omaha, NE

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography

            Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

            The Stands are for holding extra lights for a Living Anatomy Class work great.They are easy to roll around and are compack.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Practically a steal

            By Erbik

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting
              • Weddings

              Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

              with my lighting equipment that weighs at most 15 pounds, I feel so safe using this stand. It can hold up to more than 80 pounds which is more than I need but you can never be to safe. over all it's a great stand and a great product. Thank you Avenger!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Just buy it

              By Magnum

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting
                • Weddings

                Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

                I already have two of them, this is my third light stand, I like it because it is a heavy duty stand. It won't fall down easily, wheels help a lot to save it from fall down. I strongly recommend to buy this product.

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                5.0

                Great and smooth rolling stand

                By iloverpm

                from Brooklyn NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great for small areas

                Cons

                • Narrow base

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

                I love this stand, it is great for small areas. the only bad thing is that its base is not wide enough to boom a light out on.

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                • No

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                4.0

                I would and will buy another one

                By SA

                from Tennessee

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy Setup

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

                  I have an Elinchrom 600 rx and a 175cm rotalux box set up on this stand in my studio. Moving the light around is a breeze. I've added 27lb sand bag to the base for stability. It handles the big light with no problems.

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                  4.0

                  Very Solid & Sturdy Stand. Rolls Smooth

                  By Mike

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Setup
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Brakes hard to use

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

                  This stand's construction is very solid & sturdy (read: heavy). It makes a great studio stand. It rolls around very easily, quietly, and smoothly. I mounted one of my strobe units with a 22 inch metal reflector (assembled weight of strobe & reflector is about 10lbs.) and the stand handles it with no problem. The clamps hold very well under load and have a good feel. The clamps lock and unlock with ease. I would only recommend sandbags & chocks as my only complaint is that the caster brakes can be a little difficult to engage / disengage.

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                  5.0

                  Amazing stand

                  By Nancy S

                  from Iowa

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy Setup
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

                    I ordered four of these stands for my small studio. Right out the box the quality is apparent. The legs come folded up against the body of the stand and are easily lowered. They click into place and voila... a sturdy, smooth-rolling, quiet, easily maneuvered stand that looks up to holding your heaviest equipment. I have an Einstein strobe with a 7' Photoflex octadome on one, and though I did add two sandbags for safety sake, the stand handles the load with ease. Can't find anything to not love about them.

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                    4.0

                    Perfect stand for the studio.

                    By Big Perm

                    from Cambridge, MA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Setup
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

                      I was a bit wary of this stand, I use C Stands that can take anything, but this stand is great. I have a Bogen boom with a large softbox mounted to it and I can easily wheel it around to any location I need it in.I wanted a little more weight on the base so I used a hanger and Super Clamp to hang a sandbag off of.I haven't used the adjustable leg and don't really see taking this stand out of the studio.[@]

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                      5.0

                      I love this stand!

                      By Calvin Childs

                      from Philadelphia

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

                        its a great stand for in the studio or for travel because of how it breaks down at the base.

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                        5.0

                        Must Have Stand

                        By Hecky

                        from Aliso Viejo, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Convenient
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

                        I use this mainly for my key light with an Avenger D600 boom and a 53" Elinchrom Rotalux. It is plenty strong enough and the wheels make moving everything around so much easier. Plus it folds up much shorter than my other C-stands.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Wow, what a nice stand!

                        By HAWK Photography

                        from Gilroy, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Avenger Folding Base Stand with Braked Wheels (Chrome-plated/Black,10.8'):

                          I wish all my studio stands were like this. Built like a TANK, buttery smooth operation, confidence inspiring design. It now makes all of my other stands and booms look flimsy and cheap... :( I will be getting at least one more of these, would love to have three total. Oh, and it is relatively portable!!!!!

                          I am a full time pro with a studio.

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