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AvengerLight Stand (Black, 12.6')
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (20)
  • Attach securely (8)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Long-lasting (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (13)
  • Indoors (12)
  • Outdoors (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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5.0

Sturdy but light

By JK

from Omaha, NE

Verified Buyer

Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

Used for studio lights as you might guess. They replace some old, very light-duty stands on the job. These Avengers are much more stable than the old set.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A good buy

By Nick

from PA

Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

Needed lite stands to add to the Bogen 3333. There is no longer a good substitute. Needed the wide base and a product that will last. This is it. A bit heavier and longer but built solid.

 
5.0

The wideboy.

By Lex

from Detroit, MI

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Height
  • Lightweight
  • Wide Base

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Booms
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Portraits
  • Seamless

Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

This is a big stand. No two ways about it. I don't use the full height very often, but the base is wide enough that I can confidently use it indoors with hot shoe flash setups and medium-sized modifiers without bothering to bring sandbags, lightening my load considerably. There's no substitute for a ton of weight to secure a stand, so I still use weights when setting up a seamless, boom, big modifier, or studio strobe. And yes, it handles all of that with no trouble.

I now own three of these, and on the first one, I made the mistake of tightening down one of the column locks hard enough to dent the pole. It still works well, but binds when raising and lowering the the bottom section. In hindsight, the locks work well enough that surprisingly little force is required when setting them.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great light stand!

By JonFilm

from JonFilm

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

    Awesome stand, holds my heavy lights perfectly.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Fine product line

    By 1DProphet

    from USA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustment Level
    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Quality Product

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Purpose

      Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

      General light stands with more durability, they travel with me and have not failed me yet!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Tallboy.

      By Lex

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Well-made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

        At almost 13ft (4m) tall, this is not a compact stand. Any high-mounted light mods need to be carefully watched and secured, because that's a long way to fall. However, the A635B is solid, stable, and extremely well-made. Large-diameter, smooth-sliding tubes and big, ergonomic handles. Not small or light enough for the globetrotting photographer, but a great option for local work and big lights.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Tall and strong!

        By Kal

        from Baltimore

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Special Events

          Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

          I already had one Avenger A635B and was pleased with it. My 2nd light stand, a different brand air-cushioned one, just broke and so I decided to replace it with a second Avenger A635B. I film weddings and sometimes have to quickly move my equipment, so air-cushioned would not work for me. I attach flood lights and extend this stand up to over 12 feet and it does a great job covering the wedding dance floor. I use sand bags as an extra precaution. The stand is tall and strong and reasonably priced. I highly recommend it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I am going to buy more

          By Jim

          from Franklin MA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

            Use for broncolor lighting and background w/foba cross bars. Nice and strong but light. All movement is very smooth.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Heavy Duty Stand

            By ashley

            from Minneapolis

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors

              Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

              This stand is perfect for going on location. I know that I can trust it and that my lights won't be waving back and forth! Great quality - well worth the money.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Solid stand

              By Ian

              from NJ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

                A solid well built stand.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Solid construction

                By Nick

                from Alberta

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Tall

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

                  First time buying this item. So far only used as a stand for background materials. Easy to use and store. Like the fact it can go quite high and still be stable.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Good Value for a lightweight tall stand

                  By The Magic Tech Director

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Sturdy
                  • Tall

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

                    Unlike this stand, many lightweight stands > 8' tall are a bit too wobbly for my purposes because the lightweight materials just aren't rigid enough. The typical alternatives are steel stands that are too heavy. This stand is both lightweight and reasonably sturdy, as well as tall. The locking mechanisms are well engineered. A very good value for the price.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Won't let you down....but no air cush

                    By Zebulon

                    from Huntington Beach, Ca

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Smooth operation

                    Cons

                    • Bulky
                    • Price

                    Best Uses

                    • Studio or Location

                    Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

                    Heavy duty stand that is well made. All metal construction with big handles to fit your hands. This stand will hold a large light box with ease but I like using them even for small stuff because they are so easy to open / close and set up. Expensive but you won't want to replace them later because they are too cheap.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent general purpose studio stand

                    By KenFriberg

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Build Quality
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                    • NONE

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

                    Lighter than dealing with c-stands and yet this stand is a great size for holding a Speedotron light head with medium softbox in the studio with a small weight/sandbag for stability. We also pack and use them on location. Far lighter than a c-stand with similar stability. Slightly less perhaps.

                    Second time purchasing these stands. Compared with other 13" stands this one has the best build quality. We have half a dozen popular brands in the studio but this one we will buy again.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Matt

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

                      I use this stand to support a 500ws strobe and a 3'x4' soft box w/recessed grids.

                      It is well built and i like the fact that you can raise it 12' with minimal counterbalancing. And it had a great price.

                      It has a fairly large footprint but that is easily handled.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Light weight but heavy duty enough

                      By drppost

                      from Dana Point, Ca

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

                        Great stands, Great price and prefect for my litepanel 1x1 and my 2
                        Coolight 10x10" LEDs. I also use them with my Super9's when lighting portable green screen and a couple of 15lb sand bags. Also works great with a perch and my Boom and with the proper amount of Sand bags.

                        These stands are great for portable work if you don't meed the super
                        heavy duty C stands.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Stand

                        By David

                        from Woodbury, MN

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

                          I use two of these stands for lighting. Great quality, weight and stability.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Well built - feels right.

                          By Graham the HD Shooter

                          from Charlotte, N.C.

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • High Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • no cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Tabletop shooting

                          Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

                          I have worked with these Avenger stands for years - that's why I ordered another pair of Maxi Kit Stands. The main thing is that this stand is light, sturdy and strong. I use these instead of C-Stand's when I need something that's light and easy to re-position on a shoot. The 635B stand is well built and "feels right".

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good solid lightstand

                          By JeffK

                          from Harrison Twp, MI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

                            solid stand, sturdy. Not too heavy

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Very good Light stand

                            By Ryszard. S.

                            from Siloam Spring's, Arkansas, USA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Solid as a rock

                            Cons

                            • NONE

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about Avenger Light Stand (Black, 12.6'):

                            This is my 4th "A-635B" light stand, very good quality, easy to use and very stable. Good value for the money.

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