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

(based on 270 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (219)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 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 270 customers

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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

Verified Buyer

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.

 
5.0

Great well-built C stand

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This a real study stand, which is quite heavy. The fit and finish are quite fine. I chose the black finish over chrome to avoid reflections and I just plain prefer the look of the black hardware. The only downside is that the black finish is bit more expensive. The grip handles are very well done and easy to tighten and un-tighten. I would highly recommend this product and plan on purchasing more when I can afford them.

 
5.0

Great Value

By Brian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Our production finally got around to ordering c-stands. We selected these ones in black and they are fantastic.
Pros:
Excellent build quality
Removable base
Matte black is great
Cons:
Heavy

 
5.0

Very hefty!

By Diana

from Phoenix, AZ

Verified Buyer

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

I was using tripod light stands which wasn't good for a large diffuser. This works great!! Super substantial and I feel better about my equipment being on it.

 
5.0

Sturdy, reliable and easy to assemble! Love it!

By Delani

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I love this stand! Does what it is supposed to and easy to assemble/use. Sturdy and reliable.

 
5.0

Exactly what I was looking for.

By Amanda

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Extremely sturdy and durable. This stand is great.

 
4.0

Build good

By Matt

from Undisclosed

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

These are hearty stands. They weigh a ton though! Definitely do their job.

 
5.0

Very solid, easy to set up stand.

By Martin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Easy to set up. Very solid. Excellent so far.

 
4.0

Solid, pro-grade stand

By Patrick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Anyone concerned that this stand is not "as good" as some of the more expensive, name-brand stands should cast their fears aside. This is a rugged, professional-grade, studio stand. Everything about this stand is solid. The heads work extremely well, and I have experienced absolutely no issues with heads sticking. Maybe the complaints by other users were addressed, and the product was updated? Or maybe their manufacturing is better now? Either way, everything works great. Save yourself the extra $60-70 over the price of the name-brand stands, and get this one!

 
5.0

Good buy

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great c stand, "love the collapsible feet.

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