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ImpactTurtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome)
 
4.8

(based on 279 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (227)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (100)
  • Reliable (93)
  • Durable (89)
  • Consistent (57)
  • Long-lasting (38)

Cons

  • Heavy (18)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (99)
  • Photography (84)
  • Artificial lighting (82)
  • Strobe lighting (63)
  • General purpose (42)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (100), Semi-pro photographer (51), Photo enthusiast (15), Professional (7), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (164)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Stands are AMAZING!!

I couldn't be happier than I am with these Impact stands!! Yes, they're heavy, but I shoot a lot of my work outside on location, and the weight keeps them from being...Read complete review

I couldn't be happier than I am with these Impact stands!! Yes, they're heavy, but I shoot a lot of my work outside on location, and the weight keeps them from being top heavy. I can set them up as high as they go with a couple sandbags and a smaller (2x3) sofbox, and they never budge. I'll be buying the shorter version next, as well as the Roller Stand with the folding base for my studio. Great Product!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sticky

Yes, it's heavy, but I view that as a good thing.
Could be sturdier.

The Stand itself is good. I like the base locking mechanism for the legs. It...Read complete review

Yes, it's heavy, but I view that as a good thing.
Could be sturdier.

The Stand itself is good. I like the base locking mechanism for the legs. It really makes that portion of the set-up a breeze. Unfortunately, every second you gain from that and then some is lost when the grip heads stick... and they do stick. You need to keep a long, thick screwdriver on you at all times to pry it loose.

Like at least one other reviewer has mentioned, in the future I think I'll just get the stand alone and buy some Avenger, Manfrotto or Matthews Grips to go along with it.

Reviewed by 279 customers

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5.0

A Beast

By MEdwardsProPhoto

from North Carolina

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

Amazingly well built and very sturdy! Holds my large deep dish Octa with very heavy extension hardware with no problem even without sandbags on a breezy day!

 
5.0

Best C-Stand to start with

By Terrance

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

Very solid and sturdy... best entry level C-Stand. Great value for the cost. Rock Solid

 
5.0

Great construction and value

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

Love this stand. Its heavy but built well. Great for the price. Use it all the time.

 
5.0

Fantastic C-Stand

By Scott

from undisclosed

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

An incredibly well-made stand at a very good price. Love the way the turtle bases locks in place and easily adjusts by lifting the collar. Thick, strong central post; rock solid clamps/gobos. Love this stand!

 
5.0

I would buy it again

By Ashish

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

It's def heavy, which is a good thing for studio type work. Most of the part I shoot outdoor and I think it's going to be very helpful even outdoor

 
4.0

Why is one of the grips permanently attached to rod?

By Stephanie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

Sturdy, easy folding legs but why is one of the grips permanently attached to rod?

 
5.0

EXCELLENT

By Brian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

Strong - Easy to use

 
5.0

Nice and Sturdy

By Jsean

from Baltimore

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

Great quality and build. I purchased the adjustable leg and removable base for different situations. Heavy duty and very solid. You will not want to use a regular light stand after using one of these. They are built to last.

 
5.0

Very Very Pleased

By Dustin

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

This was my first c-stand and I am very happy with this purchase so far. I really enjoy the convenience and ease you can break this down into 3 parts for storage and travel. It couldn't be easier to take apart, but it is 100% solid when together. I might want that floating leg which you don't get with a detachable base, but it is a trade off and I haven't needed the floating leg yet.

I haven't had any issues with the grip heads sticking and I haven't felt the need to add a large screwdriver to my kit to remedy it like someone recommended. Maybe one day I'll regret not having a big ole screwdriver, but maybe not.

This stand definitely has some weight and heft which makes it very sturdy. Definitely a great choice for my monolights and modifiers. I still throw a sand bag over the high leg just to be extra safe though.

I have used the boom in many positions and it is very easy to use and adjust. I have had it down parallel to the floor for newborn shots and up high for head shots and it has always been a breeze to use and adjust.

Don't forget the baby pin!! You NEED it for this stand to work and it is not included.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By Marc

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

I'm very happy with the dekivery and high quality of these c stands.

 
5.0

Great quality.

By Jonnelleivan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

Well priced. Sturdy stand.

 
5.0

The best stand I have ever seen.

By Peter

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

Thick, black, and hard. Exactly want I wanted out of a C-stand. Feels exactly like a standard C-stand but doesn't reflect like the chrome ones.

 
5.0

Sturdy

By Kathleen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

Very sturdy

 
5.0

A bit tall but great!

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

Great hefty stands. A little taller than expected but are really solid stands and well made. Can't wait to order more

 
5.0

Heavy Duty Stand

By Kevin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

Little big and heavy but no danger of blowing over. Great quality.

 
5.0

Dependable

By Donald

from undisclosed

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

Heavy duty and dependable.

 
5.0

Be sure you've chosen the right stand for you :-)

By Nic

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

The stand itself works amazing.

I should have done more research on this, because in hindsight I'd have chosen a smaller c-stand with a lower minimum height (which is why I bought another shorter one). I've kept this one though, because it's VERY useful when you do need a high stand.

Its minimum collapsed length doesn't fit into any of the rolling bags for c-stands that BH sells, so if you're looking to carry this, be aware of that as well.

 
5.0

Quality!!!

By Alfred

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

Quality stand! Use this for my Profoto b1s!

 
5.0

Excellent Stand

By VideoSmith

from Michigan

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

Well designed and built stand. I was surprised at the heft and weight of the stand. I use it for my boom mic and/or lights and it does an amazing job. Highly recommended.

 
5.0

Plan on adding more to the studio

By Joseph

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

Very sturdy stand for heavy lights and modifiers.

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