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riffster
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Dec 03, 2012 08:59 |  #1

I need an good backlight stand without getting an Avenger or a Mathews. I'd like to be able to put my flash head, 1x4 strip or 4' octabox on a 3"-30" high stand rather than setting them directly on the floor firing up. I'm thinking that most of the 25.00-45.00 dollar ones should be able to do this with the mentioned modifiers. Anyone have one that they hate or love that is roughly set up in the configuration that I have described?


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Dec 03, 2012 14:16 |  #2

Well I guess no one uses short stands. In any case, for the archives here at POTN, I just ordered a soon to be defunct, Creative Light backlight stand. I think it'll do the trick, plus BH knocked 10 bucks off since they're shoving off CL merch.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...101_Back_Light_Stan​d.htmlexternal link


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Dec 03, 2012 14:49 |  #3

I just received my backlight stand today, it's by Bowens (external link). It does exactly what I want it to do which is, like you, avoid having the lights sat right on the ground.

IMAGE: http://www.wexphotographic.com/webcontent/product_images/large/28/1033058.jpg

The telescopic bit above the silver collar at the bottom is detachable so your options are either 7cm (perfect for low-down backlights) or 50-85cm (great for lights with softboxes etc).

edit; the one you linked looks damn near identical.

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Dec 03, 2012 15:09 as a reply to phigotten's post |  #4

Right on. I considered the Bowen but saw that shipping wasn't included, went with the CL since I have two strip boxes by them. Inexpensive tools. That's what I was gathering from the photos too, fixed low mounting point and when the telescoping rod is installed there are variable points from x to x. This will be quite handy for me if it can handle a 1x4 strip and a 4' octabox.


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