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AvengerTurtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black)
 
4.9

(based on 150 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (106)
  • Easy to set up (82)
  • Consistent (58)
  • Durable (35)
  • Easy to setup (11)

Cons

  • Heavy (14)
  • Heavy bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Photography (75)
  • Portraits (74)
  • Strobe lighting (73)
  • Artificial lighting (68)
  • Studio (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (53), Semi-pro photographer (51), Photo enthusiast (13), Professional (10), Semi-professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (112)

Reviewed by 150 customers

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5.0

Gold Standard!

By Kris

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

The gold standard of c-stands. Removable base is a MUST for a location kit. What more can I say?

5 stars all the way!

 
5.0

It works

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

Very well built

 
5.0

Cstand

By Howard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

Heavy and stable.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth every penny

By Brian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

This stand is the gold standard for lighting support. If you're on the fence trying to decide if it's worth the extra money, yes, it is.

 
5.0

Heavier than others but worth it.

By Douglas

from Undisclosed

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Site Member

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

Heavier than others but worth it. Typical Avenger superb quality.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Top Dawg!

By BHGM Photography

from Lynnwood, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

This stand is nothing below the best when it comes to weight, solidarity, Strength and quality as well as weight!

The legs are easily detachable for easier transportation as i only have a car and it fits well in my 2007 Hyundai Azera trunk!

Knobs are big and easier to work with, does not slip and holds it well!

If you are looking for a stable, well built and solid boom stand that is easy to transport, look no further than this unit, you'll be glad you made the purchase... I am! ;)

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value

By J. Ahrens

from Houston, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

There is lots to like: Black color minimizes reflections, study quality, rubber t-handles, and the removable (turtle base) for easier transport. I mostly do single-person documentary shooting, but often have time to set lights for interviews and more controlled settings and that's where these are very handy. I have a 5-foot octagonal soft box and it's pretty heavy - no problem with this stand. With the grip arm I can set backlights while keeping the stand out-of-frame.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tried and True

By BenjaminScot

from Columbus, OH

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

      We have about 60 of these stands. They are great. Rock solid. 1000 ways to configure. Will be buying over and over.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Golden Standard

      By Jon

      from RI

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography

        Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

        Pro photo studio with some video needs as well.

        If you're buying c stands you already know what you're getting into. These are great and worth the price.

         
        5.0

        Sturdy and easy to transport!

        By PFPurple

        from Seattle

        Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

        Love this stand. It isnt quite as heavy as my other Avenger C-Stand but it is just as stable. Also, the detachable base makes for easier transport and storing. I also find I prefer the black to the steel because there is no reflection.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome!

        By tonedoctor

        from Richmond, Va

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Necessary
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

          Wish I had purchased one of these from the beginning! Awesome! Love this stand. Easy to use, solid as the day is long, love the rubber grips on the T-handles. Smooth operating, but locks in definitively. What more could one ask for to position your lighting or other GOBO's, etc. It's a must have

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow fantastic

          By indisen

          from Jeddah, KSA and Colombo, Srilanka

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

            It is very good and fine product, very strong, worth the investment. I had to hold the 4x6 proforto soft box with Elinchrom Pro HD 500 which are bit heavy , at the first time on the extended arm, I was bit scared at first, but wow it holds it as it is for two days without moving a centimetre, I am so glad I got two of it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Sturdy, Easy, Peace of Mind

            By Andy Z

            from Central Texas

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

              Such a difference between the light stands we start with and the sturdiness of these c-stands. They set up easy and you just feel like it's one less thing to worry about when you have a light on one of these, both for whomever is under the light and for your expensive light gear.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              worth the price!

              By AngelScout

              from el paso, texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

                STURDY AND EASY TO SET UP.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                A great stand for any kind of lighting.

                By Daniel S

                from Cincinnati, Ohio

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

                I use this stand for studio and location lighting. The turtle base helps make it a little bit smaller for transport. The grip arm is an absolute must.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Fantastic

                By Mwholli

                from Albuquerque, NM

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Moderately Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

                These just arrived prior to an on location corporate shoot. With a one by six softbox and beauty dish plus two C stands I was able to manipulate the light where they needed to be located. Could not have done it with some of my lighter stands.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                An awesome purchase!!!

                By malc75

                from Baker, LA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

                  I love the quality of this stand. It is so easy to setup and use. I love that it tightens so easily and the grip is strong. I should have purchased this stand years ago. I will be purchasing a second one very soon.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Best Light Stand...PERIOD!

                  By GeeAirMo

                  from Omaha, NE

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Heavy But It Needs To Be

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

                  I don't honestly know why I waited so long to buy one of these! So sturdy, so tough, and so many ways to articulate it!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Solid Workhorse

                  By Stuart B.

                  from Greewnich, CT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

                      Just what I was looking for. Construction is solid. Yes it is heavy. However, I actually think the weight helps make it a better stand because it can't be tipped easily if one bumps into it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Great stand!

                      By David R.

                      from Savannah, GA

                      Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

                      I just bought this for a product photography session, and am once again thrilled to own another C-stand after so many years without. Rock solid boom for a speed light in a softbox. Thanks

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