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MatthewsReverse Stand - 7'
 
4.8

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (63)
  • Easy to set up (61)
  • Reliable (48)
  • Consistent (26)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Photography (43)
  • Portraits (37)
  • Strobe lighting (35)
  • Artificial lighting (33)
  • Weddings (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (38), Semi-pro photographer (18), Photography student (4), Photo enthusiast (3), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64)

Reviewed by 92 customers

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5.0

Nice stands

By Bryan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

Love these stands and how small they are when collapsed. Fairly sturdy too.

 
4.0

Good when traveling by air

By Mike

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

I purchased these stands to use when traveling by air with baggage limitations as they are short and light enough when closed up to fit right in my suitcase.  They are adequately sturdy for outdoor work unless it is windy. Then I'd recommend sandbags for added weight.  I used these with AB lights with reflectors.  These stands wouldn't be my choice for studio use or if you use larger heavier lights and large modifiers.

 
4.0

Matthews reverse stand

By Darin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

If you own the Profoto B1 kit then these stands are a must have. The profoto bag that comes with the kit has side pockets which the stands fit into perfectly. I have used these stands with the profoto B1 lights and the 4x3 RFI soft box and the stands hold the weight with no problem

 
5.0

I have 2!

By Brianne

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

Love the reverse stand.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best compact light stand on the market!

By Stan

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

I've been a long time user (5 years) of the Manfrotto Nano stand but came to these Matthews Reverse Stands from a wedding photographer colleague.

The Matthews are taller, have a wider footprint, and hold 4x the weight than the Manfrotto Nanos. By the time you add a flash bracket and speedlite, these are just about the perfect height for reception and event rim lighting.

I've also mounted my Elinchrom Rangers/ELB 400 head with a 39" deep octa for location run & gun portraits with an assistant. Very sturdy and easy to maneuver in tight city locations.

Highly recommended and well worth the minor price increase over the Manfrotto Nano stands.

 
5.0

Nice Stand

By eyetone

from Anaheim, Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

Nice lightweight stand that is able to sit low very low to the ground. I love how the footprint is much easier to adjust than most standard stands.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Travel Light Stand and holds 11 LBS.

By David

from Tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

I just got this and looking at the other reviews some were down right wrong.. where it would not open easy.. First thing you do is remove the sticker on the side of the Stand that way it does not bunch up and keep from opening the stand.. "I learned this the hard way" once removed and the glue gone.. it "operates" smoothly. Paired with the "Impact Dual Shoe Mount Ring" and the Impact round Soft box and grid you got a great system.. I am ordering 2 more to do a Joel Grimes look.. that is portable..

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Essential Piece of Equipment

By Studio867

from Yellowknife, NWT

Verified Buyer

Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

This helps get the softbox down low. It helps to position behind your subject without having to clone out light stand legs.

 
5.0

Nice short stand

By Steve

from Orlando

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

      I've been looking for a short but strong stand, and this is it. Regular stands only go down to 3 feet and my short stands just weren't strong enough to hold a softbox. The legs lay flat on the ground, which is kind of weird, but it works fine.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Stand

      By Super J

      from Norfolk, VA

      Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

      Folds up nicely and good for travel as a solo stand. Sturdy though mostly used for holding a Zoom recorder or Small HD monitor.

       
      5.0

      perfect for travel!

      By Kimballv

      from CANADA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

        Sturdy, compact

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Stand

        By Bikeguy

        from New York City

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

          Perfect (for me) balance of weight, size, and stability. I use them with 24" Impact Quickboxes as part of a portable studio along with the Impact 5'x7' collapsible background.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I love it!

          By Yuliya

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

            I love it. It is so easy to use. It is very light. I considered the Manfrotto tripod but I am glad that I picked this one because it is able to support more weight. Now, I can take my tripod with me everywhere!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love it

            By lvnilda

            from nj

            Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

            I really recommend this is perfect for use a strobe for kids and nb

             
            5.0

            Best money I've ever spent!!

            By Denise C.

            from Texas

            Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

            I absolutely love this stand. It goes up high or drops to the floor so it is very versatile. Plus the price is not bank breaking. I will be buying more of these stands in the future for sure.

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great!

            By Aliciac

            from Red Deer, AB

            Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

            As described. Fast delivery!

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome stand!

            By Tina

            from California

            Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

            I bought this stand for my new light and it's amazing. It sturdy and doesn't make me nervous. It's so compact and will be easy to transport if needed.

             
            5.0

            Best purchase!

            By Debbie

            from Lonsdale, MN

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

              I bought this stand so I could get my studio lights closer to the ground for doing babies. This stand does just that. I can now get my softbox clear to the floor which makes lighting small subjects so much better.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              LOVE IT!

              By Nicole

              from Idaho

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Goes To The Floor
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Newborns
                • Photography
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                I love how it goes to the ground so that I can get my light as low as possible so that I can photography the newborns with great fall off.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great compact stand

                By Raelene

                from Alberta, Canada

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Small Footprint
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                  Great service from B&H, fast shipping, no duties at my door.
                  The stand was packaged well, no damage.

                  For the price, the weight feels really heavy, good quality. I love that the stands legs are flat to the floor. I'm a newborn photographer that wants to have secure equipment and not worry about my light being tippy or tripping over a stand leg.

                  It's great. My only complaint is that the upc sticker is on the first part of the base that moves, so until it was removed it had a bit of drag there when trying to open the stand up.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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