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AvengerRoller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6')
 
4.8

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (19)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (18)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Long-lasting (6)
  • Attaches securely (4)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (7)
  • Portraits (7)
  • Indoors (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Solid Stand

By James

from Atlanta

Verified Buyer

Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

I bought this stand to use with my TeatherTools setup but will be buying more of them for my studio lights. Very good construction and easy to use. Came fully assembled and was using it in less than 5 minutes. Stand rolls like a dream. Legs fold up to a manageable size. Definitely worth the money.

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5.0

Great stand! Thanks B&H for the recommendation!

By Marty33

from Idaho

Verified Buyer

Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

Perfect stand, moves around well, and it won't tip over easily! Love it!!

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5.0

Perfect for my tether monitor.

By Trever Hoehne

from Orange, ca

Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

Easy to move, the right height and easy to travel. Great stand!

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5.0

Great stand

By ferris830

from New Jersey, USA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

      I use them mostly for mounting 25" monitors. I move around a lot when I'm using them and the wheels make it very easy to maneuver. The stand folds up very easy for transport and they are fairly lightweight for their size. The wheel locks are awesome and very rigid which is how you want them. The risers are extremely durable and the locks to keep the legs upright are very intuitive.

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      4.0

      Great quality but Taller than listed

      By Photo Assistant + Digital Tech

      from Washington DC

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

      It's a stand so there's not much to it, Avenger/Manfrotto so the quality is top notch.

      I got the roller as opposed to a C-stand to serve as a digital tech stand but the listed minimum just simply isn't true. Folded it's 38.5" long, standing on it's wheels the minimum height is about 42"

      It works great if I'm standing while at my computer(most of the time) but I would never really need to rise it and I can't sit at it. If the posted minimum were true(26") it would be perfect to sit and work while having the possibility to rise it to stand and work.

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      4.0

      very good, but...

      By Lisbon14

      from Pittsburgh

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

          Excellent build quality with the convenience of ease of mobility. My feeling is that ease of mobility comes with a trade off in stability compared to a traditional C-stand. If you are using this stand for a small or medium soft box, or parabolic, or beauty dish attached directly to top of stand it will do fine and allow you to easily reposition your light source. If you are booming a light source have a serious sandbag handy. Yes, you would sandbag a C-stand with boom also, I was just surprised at how quickly this stand wanted to tip with a boomed beauty dish (perhaps i needed more of a counter weight). In any event a pro caliber studio light stand, but know that your straight C-stand has an advantage in stability.

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          5.0

          Great product

          By LL

          from Jackson, WY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

          My 3rd Avenger stand- I'm hooked. Love the design & functionality.

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          5.0

          High Quality Stand

          By photogirl

          from Newport, OR

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

            This is the first Avenger Roller Stand I have purchased and it did not disappoint. The quality is amazing and it rolls around very easily, even on carpet.

            I use it for tethering my laptop to my camera on location. It works very well for that purpose.

            The only thing that was not so great is that the minimum height listed on the website was not what it actually is and it is a little high for me even at its lowest.

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            5.0

            Great stands!

            By instaimage

            from Monterey, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Heavy Duty

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

              Very nice, very sturdy, heavy duty, roll very nicely, very "confident" feeling. I had not seen these before my purchase, I'm very pleased with them.

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              4.0

              Excellent Stand, but Buyer's Remorse

              By mdjak

              from new york city

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

                This stand works as advertised. It's well made, holds the boom arm I purchased well. The wheels are great. A bit tough to lower the legs first time and possible finger pinching are, but great nonetheless.

                So why do I say buyer's remorse in my title? When I saw a Manfrotto stand, which costs considerably more, with this very cool sliding arm on it to mount a light, I wish I had gotten that instead.

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                5.0

                Great Stand

                By Mr Photo

                from NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

                  Need it because I had a shoot in the city and needed a stand to balance my Steadicam, I forgot mine at home, the plan was to return it after my shoot. BUT this is one of those things that once you have it in your hands it is TOO nice to give back. Hence It is now my goto stand for everything, it is small and compact when closed maybe 3 ft. but open it can reach 7+ ft…. Love it!!

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                  5.0

                  Very Professional gear

                  By Steve

                  from Henderson, Ky

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

                    Perfect stands for lights, soft boxes, etc. Very durable chrome plated steel. Easy to turn adjustments. Very stable with a boom, etc. Excellent quality

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                    5.0

                    Beyond my expectations - I want more

                    By Kathy

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

                      I have a number of Profoto monolights and softboxes, beauty dish, reflectors, grids and other modifiers. I was using the light stands that came with and added some wheels. One broke and I decided to buy a couple new ones and stumbled on these. i bought two really not knowing how sturdy they would be. They roll so smoothly and no fear of tipping. Not really too portable but wouldn't heistate to pack them up if I needed to. Going to replace all my light stands with these.

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                      5.0

                      Solid Stand!

                      By TimCoburnPhoto

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

                        I have been using these stands for years and they are real work horses! Solid design and great for traveling locally too. Must have!

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                        4.0

                        Great roller stand

                        By Alan JC

                        from New York City

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

                          The stand is solid, great build and easy to move around. I'm using it with a medium and large octagon modifier and great to manage your beauty dish.

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                          5.0

                          Nice, sturdy

                          By Woly

                          from Rockville, MD

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

                              I really like this stand. It's bigger and beefier than I thought it would be. I like the the low profile of the base. I have this and the Avenger A420. I prefer the A5017 because it has the wheels already attached and the low profile of the base. The legs are a little difficult to open compared to other stands, but that is OK. Being able to roll lights on this stand is so much better than having to pick it up all the time.

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                              4.0

                              Perfect for Rapid Lighting Setups

                              By DPLLC

                              from Phoenix, AZ

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Economical
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

                                Replaced a stationary c-stand video light with the Avenger A5017. Transferred the grip arm and light from from the c-stand to the rolling stand and can now change lighting setups in seconds. The stand is sturdy, lightweight and easily transportable. Couldn't give it 5 stars due to the leg locking mechanism, but it performs well with no issues so far.

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                                5.0

                                Roller Stand for studio lighting

                                By Aspiring photographer

                                from Rocklin, CA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

                                  This stand is used for my main light in my studio and allows me to move the light as needed without having to pick it up a stationary stand with sandbags. The construction quality is great and the low profile wheels allow clearance when needed.

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent

                                  By Duke

                                  from New York

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors
                                    • Outdoors

                                    Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

                                    Love it. Great build quality, compact and sturdy. This is a great light stand however I use it with the Matthews Monitor Mount and a monitor. I wanted a solid strong stand with a low minimum height. It also has one of the smallest wheel bases on the market. Its plenty wide enough to support the monitor but not so wide that people are tripping over the wheels.

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                                    5.0

                                    good for monitor

                                    By mikeymic

                                    from greensboro, nc

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                    • Pinch points
                                    • Two tone color

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Monitor stand

                                    Comments about Avenger Roller Stand 17 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated, 5.6'):

                                    bought it specifically for a 17" panasonic monitor and it serves its purpose. maybe still a little too tall. also, funny base folding system may lend to pinched fingers... a little learning curve. i like the rubber wheels and the locks for them. for [$] i'm not complaining and it's small enough to fit in the sports car in a pinch.

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