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

(based on 245 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (197)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 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.

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4.0

Heavier than expected.

By Joe

from Charleston SC

Verified Buyer

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

I bought this stand in hopes of finding a way of putting a light out on a boom and not feeling like it could fall at any second. I'm pretty comfortable with that with the turtle stand but when you get sturdy you also get heavy. This is not a stand I'll be throwing in the car to take out to the beach for location shoots. I have no desire to tote this thing around for a couple hours. With all that being said, It's very sturdy and operates easy. It would be a great addition to your studio.

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5.0

Great, Affordable C-Stand!

By MortonPhotographic

from Scottsdale, AZ

Verified Buyer

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

After realizing my new light and modifier would not work with my existing light stands (too heavy) I knew I had to get a C-Stand, which I never really wanted due to size, weight and portability. But $1K hitting the ground trumps all that. I first narrowed the search down to the 2 most affordable with good reviews and the features I wanted. This Impact won, mainly for the larger base diameter. I love all the features and it was all I hoped when I got it. Build quality is excellent and I have no issues with it. It is so heavy though, that it really should not be shipped in its own box. One end of my box was ripped open when I received it because that end wasn't packed well enough from the factory and once all that weight got moving around it broke through.

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5.0

Very heavy duty and sturdy

By Cooper Spaulding

from Lansing, MI

Verified Buyer

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

I own a Video Production company and C Stands are thing I use on a daily basis. Deciding which brand to go with is the tough part! I've been very happy with this purchase. It's a bit heavier than a usual Matthews brand stand, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It does a nice job and is nice and sturdy. The parts seem high quality and everything tightens together very nicely. The black finish is also looks good, too.

I use it a lot as a boom to get a light above my talent for a nice rim light. It holds the weight very nicely when extended all the way out. Just be sure to through a sand bag on it!

Overall would totally recommend.

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5.0

Solid C-Stand

By Joe

from New York

Verified Buyer

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

As expected, solid C-Stand with Gobo head. The locking mechanism for the legs is great.

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5.0

Robust Stand

By JP

from New York

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

I own several Matthews C Stands and this is the first Impact. Very heavy duty construction. Pleasantly surprised. Would definitely buy another.

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5.0

Exceeded my expectations

By Robo

from Scottsdale, AZ

Verified Reviewer

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

I ordered this stand, along with a boom pole holder, and some various Impact saddle bags to stand in for my non existent sound tech. To be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect with regards to the stand, especially with the 22 lb load capacity. However, I was beyond impressed after putting it to use. The collapsible base is pretty stout, simple to open, and locks easily into position. The Riser sections are also quite robust, move smoothly, and even have rubber isolators between each section. T handles thread smoothly with no excessive play and are also captive so you can't lose them. Grip heads lock securely and look like they can take some serious punishment. Overall the stand is heavy, strong, and with that nice chrome finish, looks good too. With two 15lb bags on each leg (and no counter weight), I was able to support my 10' boom at full length, with ZERO concerns of the stand tipping. I will be buying three more for my lights next.

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5.0

Great C stand

By JECP LLC

from Zanesville, Oh

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

I wasn't expecting to love this c stands function as much as I did for its price point. Definitely looking to buy more for the heavy duty construction, well built knuckles, and locking legs. Overall, really impressed.

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4.0

Excellent product, as expected!

By Jeff

from Montreal, Canada

Verified Buyer

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

The delivery was very fast, I received it in 2 days. Go to H**L Amazon ;-). I"m kidding. The product is excellent. I will be perfect If the grip head was in metal and not in plastic. But I recap, for the price, you can"t find a better deal.

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5.0

Great sturdy stands!

By Jon G

from Brigham City, Utah

Verified Buyer

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

Stands were easy to set up and are extremely sturdy. They are heavy and the height extension is really fantastic. Well built! Couldn't be happier with this product.

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5.0

me encanta

By ESTUDIO

from BAYAMON PR

Verified Buyer

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

su nuevo cierre en las patas me encanta

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5.0

excelente

By ESTUDIO

from BAYAMON PR

Verified Buyer

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

Me encanta su nuevo cierre en las patas

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5.0

A Beast of a stand.

By Chris Hutch

from Las Vegas, NV

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

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

    I will be purchasing two more in the near future. Solid, easy to use, and sturdy.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great value

    By Scott

    from Washington, DC

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

    I was pleasantly surprised at the remarkable build quality of this C stand, given the competitive price. Thick tubing, rock solid, quality brakes at all levels, and a very firm head. I am super pleased and would buy it again any day.

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    5.0

    Excellent value!

    By Mike in Iowa

    from Ankeny, IA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • All Around

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

    This is the first c-stand I've bought for myself. I've borrowed several and finally decided it was time to buy one of my own. I wasn't expecting much, considering this c-stand only costs $155. HOLY COW was I surprised! It's nice and heavy, GREAT build quality, the release for the legs is very easy to unlatch, but not so easy that it can happen by accident. If you're looking for a c-stand, this one is WELL WORTH your money!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Impressive

    By rstadds

    from West Hollywood, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I've been using C-Stands for over 40 years. These are really good! Well built, solid, it all works perfectly. When I saw "Made in China" on the box, I was a little apprehensive. This may be the one good thing they make there. Good stuff.

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        • No

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        5.0

        portable

        By RebelRob

        from los Angeles

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            easy to break down and travel with

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            5.0

            SOLID C-Stand

            By AP2

            from Dayton, OH

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

            I love how solid and functional this C-Stand is. Even the extension arm is nice and solid.

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            5.0

            Stands that can

            By The Grip Girl

            from Denver Co

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Outdoors

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

              solid, versatile design. turtle base and arm are useful 10 different ways. The spring loaded legs make everything move faster. Great C-stand.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Strong!

              By Terica

              from Buchanan, MI

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

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

              I bought this to upgrade from my typical cheap light stands. There is no comparison, this c-stand is very heavy, sturdy and just makes sense when trying to position the light directly above me as I'm shooting. I bought it to keep in the studio so it's not a big deal that it's heavy and not very portable for my strength.

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              • No

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              5.0

              RUGGED

              By Adam

              from Bangor, ME

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits

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

                The heaviest 23 lbs I've ever felt. I put a light (ALZO3000) at the end of the arm, fully extended, with no sandbags. Stood just fine. These stands are great.

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                • No

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