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AvengerC-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black, 10.75')
 
4.8

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (44)
  • Easy to set up (40)
  • Consistent (27)
  • Durable (17)
  • Lightweight (12)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)
  • Heavy bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Photography (37)
  • Portraits (33)
  • Artificial lighting (29)
  • Strobe lighting (26)
  • Indoors (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (30), Semi-pro photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (5), Professional (4), Semi-professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (56)

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5.0

Epic

By Bean

from Oregon

Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black, 10.75'):

This stand is gigantic and epic. I got it along with some sand bags and I could fly something as high as the clouds. Epic

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4.0

Great C-stand

By DirectorDeana

from Miami, FL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-Plated, 10.75'):

It's a sturdy C-stand and easy to use. Not too heavy. Out of the box it was a little stiff but I'm sure with some use it should loosen up.

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  • No

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5.0

Strong, sturdy, does what you want.

By Commercial Portrait Photographer

from Washington DC

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Cumbersome
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Artificial Lighting
  • Photography
  • Portraits
  • Strobe Lighting

Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-Plated, 10.75'):

I use the stand for either holding a background or a key-light and it is a perfect fit for both.

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  • No

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5.0

Built like a Tank

By John

from Andover, MN

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Finish
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-Plated, 10.75'):

    This C-Stand is a dream to use... Easy to set up, rigid - by virtue of is copious use of steel and readily adjustable. Considering buying a second one at some point. The only caveat is that it does not come with a baby pin - out of the box. A baby pin will be needed with most lighting fixtures. So consider buying one if purchasing this C-Stand. The Avenger E250 would be one candidate.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect C-Stand

    By Zachary H

    from Nazareth, PA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black, 10.75'):

      It's build quality is rigid but not too heavy and works exactly as expected. Not too much to say about a C-Stand but it's a solid buy for my photography and video lights.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Best one yet

      By Tim

      from SC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-Plated, 10.75'):

          This is my favoriate C-Stand.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Best C-Stand

          By bart

          from new york, new york

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-Plated, 10.75'):

            I highly recommend Avenger C-stands.

            After being on set with American, Matthews, Avenger, etc. my favorites were always Avengers. The rubber on the hand grip is a nice feature and they also just have the most solid build construction in my opinion. Whenever I was rigging heavy stuff on set I always tried to use an avenger over a matthews.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Best C-stand on the market

            By Erik the Actor

            from Houston, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-Plated, 10.75'):

                Great multi-use product for lights, flags, rigging. "There's no end to the possibilities"
                - Cable Guy

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                • No

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                5.0

                Gets the job done

                By CalebH

                from Bismarck, ND

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting

                  Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-Plated, 10.75'):

                  Really solid C stand, have yet to find any complaints with them. They are very well build. Highly recommend.

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                  5.0

                  I love this C-stand!

                  By Digitalrules

                  from Seattle

                  Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black, 10.75'):

                  Very durable and solid. I will buy another one as soon as I can afford it.

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                  5.0

                  A great stand for video

                  By Johnson Film

                  from Wichita,KS

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video For Products

                    Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black, 10.75'):

                    This is a great stand for video. I use the C-Stand to hold up a diffusion frame to spread and soften the lighting for products.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Product

                    By Cathy

                    from Garden City NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black, 10.75'):

                      Something every photographer needs. Great Product.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Sturdy and great finish

                      By Jason

                      from San Diego, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography

                        Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black, 10.75'):

                        Received the stand with minor scratches or wear but no functionality was hindered. Legs are challenging to expand and collapse but work well once you get the hang of them. Grip arm is a bit short but nothing surprising given item description. Overall, product is sturdy and works as expected.

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                        5.0

                        Worth every penny!

                        By Monsoon shooter

                        from Surprise, AZ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black, 10.75'):

                          The most flexible and sturdy stand I own. Yes, it's heavy and pricey, but the weight is needed for stability and you get what you pay for.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Built to Last!!!!!

                          By Papa

                          from Highlands Ranch, CO

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black, 10.75'):

                            This C-Stand combo works fantastic! Well built, sturdy, easy to use. Although it is a little heavy, I prefer it to lighter weight stands, especially for outdoor use.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Very strong C-stand

                            By Yo Yo Ma

                            from Muncie, IN

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-Plated, 10.75'):

                              Very high quality steel. Best quality c-stand materials, but wish it had detachable base.

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                              5.0

                              Best stands I own. Solid as a rock.

                              By Joshua Aaron Photography

                              from Columbia, SC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black, 10.75'):

                                This stand makes regular light stands look like toys. It is heavy and stable and the lockdowns hold both tiers with little effort. Even with huge octaboxes on it, I'm never worried about them letting loose. The arm that comes with this system is surprisingly great. I'm using it to get some extra length on a gridded strip box used as a hair light.

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                                5.0

                                Great product

                                By Phoenix with KOCT

                                from San Diego CA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black, 10.75'):

                                    We have several of these stands that we use for our studio sets and we love them. They are sturdy and really easy to use.

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                                    5.0

                                    This Avenger is a hulk of an iron man.

                                    By Topher

                                    from St. Louis, MO

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                    • Heavy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                    Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black, 10.75'):

                                    I recently upgraded from using off camera speedlights to studio strobes. After struggling with some less expensive, light-weight light stands which were adequate for a speedlight, i quickly realized that for strobes and their more significant light modifiers i would need something more. Upon arrival, i was immediately impressed by the heft and build quality of this Avenger C-Stand. Make no mistake, this is not for lightweight travel. It's a hefty piece of gear.

                                    The locking mechanism for the legs is easier to use than any of the other C-stands i've had the chance to use in the past. The handgrips for the locking screws are good sized and have a comfortable coating that makes them easier to get a good grip on to really tighten down an extension. It's study enough that i have no fears about using it to get my lighting equipment up to new heights and locations. When i'm ready to add more to my studio, i'll come back to this model with no hesitation.

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                                    5.0

                                    Absolutely Amazing!

                                    By CJ

                                    from Mountain View, MO

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Strong

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black, 10.75'):

                                        I love this thing!! It's very solid, sturdy, yet very versatile. It looks great in black. I'll be getting another sometime. The only thing I didn't like about this kit is that it didn't come with a rod to mount a light on the grip arm, all you can do is mount it on top of the stand and that's it. It's a simple item but still, it should've been included.

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