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kcrossley
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Jan 26, 2018 20:03 |  #1

I just purchased (3) Impact lights stands from B&H Photo, but they didn't come with a bag. I found a Manfrotto bag I think will work, but I wanted to know what you guys do to protect each stand from damage. In other words, is there a sleeve I can purchase or do you have another solution? Here's a link to the light stands: https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ...ed_light_stand_blac​k.html (external link)

Thanks in advance for your help.


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Jan 26, 2018 20:24 |  #2

Honestly I never worried about the stands rubbing together. I just put the stands in an old ski bag.




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MidnightUK
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Jan 26, 2018 20:31 |  #3

You can get bags like this with internal divisions built in.

https://www.essentialp​hoto.co.uk ...0cm-quad-stand-caddy-bag/ (external link)

They come in various lengths.

Personally I like to keep my gear looking smart, plus its easier to sell on in the future if I wish to.




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kcrossley
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Jan 26, 2018 20:36 as a reply to MidnightUK's post |  #4

That's really nice. Unfortunately, we don't seem to have that brand in the U.S.


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Jan 26, 2018 20:43 |  #5

kcrossley wrote in post #18549824 (external link)
is there a sleeve I can purchase or do you have another solution?

The best solution is no solution. In other words, if I understand you correctly, they don't need to be individually wrapped and you don't need to worry about damage from light stands contacting each other. Just toss your stands into a case or bag, whichever you prefer, and they'll be fine.

The manfrotto stand bags are pretty small, there's not much room in there for other than the stands. You may want to get something with considerably more capacity. That way you can throw in a few umbrellas, modifiers, cords etc.

The best value I've come across in stand bags is the On Stage LSB-6500 bag. I got mine through amazon a few years back. It's very well made, well padded and I only paid $30 at the time. It usually carries two c stands, three 12ft stands, a soft box and an assortment of umbrellas. After four years it's still in great shape.




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Jan 26, 2018 20:44 |  #6

I have seen a wide variety of bags used for carrying stands. I knew one guy who repurposed his hockey bag for carrying equipment. Personally, I use speaker stand bags (On-Stage) I bought from eBay. Just make sure you measure your stand properly and get the right size bag. I easily get two stands and a cross bar (for backdrops) into each bag. If I remember correctly, I think I paid about $30 or $35 bucks for each bag. They're well padded and have held up incredibly well for an inexpensive bag.


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Jan 26, 2018 21:11 |  #7

I got these light stands from Amazon. Pretty good quality for the price. Came in a set of two with a carrying bag for about the same price as one light stand that you posted above. The bag does not have separate compartments, but I've had them 7 months, take them on every job, and have not had any damage from them rubbing together in the bag. They're just as good as new, which is awesome considering the price.

P.S. They're also air cushioned which is really nice.

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Jan 26, 2018 21:17 |  #8

A Tenba Sling bag is a good choice for a tripod, light stands and scrim frame and fabrics.


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Jan 26, 2018 21:45 |  #9

I just store mine in the bags that come with the $5.00 fold up chairs. If you go to a lot of sporting events, people just tend to leave them at the venue when they leave so often you can get them for free. I will get something better when I find what I want, but for now the chair bags work just fine.


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Jan 27, 2018 07:59 |  #10

I use the bag with wheels, to save my back..

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kcrossley
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Jan 27, 2018 09:29 |  #11

Nogo wrote in post #18549876 (external link)
I just store mine in the bags that come with the $5.00 fold up chairs. If you go to a lot of sporting events, people just tend to leave them at the venue when they leave so often you can get them for free. I will get something better when I find what I want, but for now the chair bags work just fine.

That's a great idea! After you mentioned this I thought why not use the heavy-duty clear plastic bags that the stands came with and then put them in a larger Manfrotto-type light stand bag.


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Jan 27, 2018 11:16 |  #12

This bag looks interesting and I believe the Stobepro guys ship to the US. I am considering getting one for my non c stands.

https://strobepro.com ...ltimate-stand-bag-4-piece (external link)


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Jan 27, 2018 12:12 |  #13

Wheels can be a nice touch when the bag is heavy, but even four 144" stands is under 20 lbs. and four 6' stands is less than 10 lbs.

Compartments are nice, not from the standpoint of avoiding stands damaging each other, but from the standpoint of not rattling and making a racket when you come to an event after folks are already there enjoying themselves. (Why create a commotion, when there is not one already?!) A solution to any transport device without built in dividers is simply to wrap the stands individually with small sections of polyfoam shipping cushion, and the racket is minimized.


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Jan 27, 2018 16:49 |  #14

kcrossley wrote in post #18549837 (external link)
That's really nice. Unfortunately, we don't seem to have that brand in the U.S.

You can probably get them under some other company name. I think its just a re-badged generic bag. More than 1 company sell similar in the UK, so I would be surprised if you cant find them in other parts of the world. I am pleased with mine.

At least you can send off to suppliers with the link, asking if they do something similar.

Good luck.




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Jan 27, 2018 17:28 |  #15

I like On-Stage bags. Mic stand bags... sound stage stuff. good prices. Shoulder straps... take a look.


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