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Nick5
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Jan 27, 2018 21:17 |  #16

Another On Stage bag user here. Have been using three of these for Westcott Apollo's, the Westcott stands and Manfrotto 1005 Stackable light stands with Manfrotto Boom stand on the other side of the divider. Great bags indeed.


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Jan 27, 2018 23:00 |  #17

Dear KCROSSLEY,

Eureka – you, yourself found a solution (OEM heavy plastic bags - simple & non-bulky)!

Yep, the OEM lightstand’s clear heavy-poly plastic product bags provided with the lightstands, if handled responsibly, can significantly over time, reduce the potential for scratching/chaffing. The heavy-poly bags if used with care, lasts about 5-10 years of medium-use before needing replacing (your mileage may vary).

It’s an individual preference/decision to protect, or not, before putting the stands in a lightstand storage/carrying bag.

I would not recommend the neoprene or fabric sleeves, as they are too bulky, even the quality ones.
(been there & tired those over a decade ago).

An nifty feature of a lot of the Manfrotto lightstands is their "nesting"/stacking feature, which not only saves space/more compact, makes for ease of handling, but also minimizes scratches.

Just establish your tactical bag-configuration and practice with more practice taking contents in & out (including out of the plastics bags) BEFORE on-location for a shoot; since once on-location you want your attention & creativity on your client/subjects and making them feel & look terrific, not on being a gear-head fiddling with equipment stuff.

Just an FYI - the Manfrotto lightstand & tripod bags are well constructed, durable and reasonably manageable to transport.
Add a set of these rubber casters:
https://www.homedepot.​com ...aster-4037345EB/203672418 (external link)
with small flush bolts to the outside bottom with a DIY aluminum brace-plate, if you have to walk/hike a long-distance or don’t want the bulk nor weight of a roller stand case which are usually bigger and 10lbs+ empty.
That way you keep things simple, light-weight, conveniently agile & mobile. Enabling you to GET-IN and GET-OUT.
All the while keeping your new lightstands protected, pristine & scratch-free, the purpose of your original post.

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Mary


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Jan 28, 2018 02:04 |  #18

http://www.standbagger​.com/ (external link)


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kcrossley
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Jan 28, 2018 15:55 |  #19

That Model 6 Rollup bag is sweet! Too bad it's out of stock. Do you know if they have stocking retailers?


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Jan 28, 2018 15:55 as a reply to happy2010's post |  #20

Great suggestion. Thanks!


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Jan 30, 2018 17:34 as a reply to kcrossley's post |  #21

Ended up going with a Manfrotto bag. I figured since I can't afford most of the company's equipment, I can at least get one of its bags. LOL


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Jan 31, 2018 06:03 as a reply to kcrossley's post |  #22

I use the Manfrotto LBAG and its great. Lightweight, durable and easy to clean. Enjoy your purchase!


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Jan 31, 2018 12:23 |  #23

I have this studiohut bag: http://a.co/5DooKt0 (external link)

It has a two padded flaps inside to keep 3 stands from rubbing together. I got it to carry my background stand.

I don't like making rattles either.


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Feb 14, 2018 08:10 |  #24

I don't buy any kind of case without wheels anymore. Even twenty pounds can wrench a back when you're tired at the end of the day.

I've got six of these. The great thing about them is that they load upright--small footprint while opened. I actually have one stand mounted permanently in each one.

https://www.amazon.com ...T=_SY300_QL70_&dpSr​c=srch (external link)




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Feb 14, 2018 11:31 |  #25

RDKirk wrote in post #18563509 (external link)
I don't buy any kind of case without wheels anymore. Even twenty pounds can wrench a back when you're tired at the end of the day.

I've got six of these. The great thing about them is that they load upright--small footprint while opened. I actually have one stand mounted permanently in each one.

https://www.amazon.com ...T=_SY300_QL70_&dpSr​c=srch (external link)


EXCELLENT !!!! bw!

What do you mean by permanently mounted..?


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