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Feb 01, 2011 11:11 |  #226

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Dave,

Can a Super Clamp fit on the bottom nub of the Avenger? I assume that's a rigid piece of steel? When the legs are positioned, does it spin or stay aligned with the C-Stand center column?

Yes it can:

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However, the cap/nub on the bottom of the stand is a separate piece that can rotate:

http://www.avenger-grip.com …stemId=12544859​3954677934 (external link)

It is quite strong and might be fabricated from the same 35mm steel tubing as the main column.

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Feb 01, 2011 18:17 |  #227

So anyone using this Matthews Baby Jr. Double Riser Steel Standroller?

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Feb 01, 2011 18:50 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #228

I looked at that one Bobby, but figured that if this was going to be a heavy duty stand that I was spending good money on, then the 29.5" footprint was the deal breaker. Obviously it depends on the application but I'm really happy I got a very serious stand for most of my main light configurations and it's rock solid. Depending on the boom or arm used and what's on the end I do use a counter weight and/or some additional sandbags. The legs on the Matthews stands are very sandbag friendly. :cool:


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Feb 01, 2011 20:28 |  #229

Thanks Robert. On this one the legs are more like the ones on regular lighstands compared to the flat legs on the roller stand that I listed earlier. This way I can have some sand bags and still roll it if needed. I need to see if our local photo shop carries any of these. Would be nice to see things in person than look at small B&H picture.


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Feb 02, 2011 08:57 |  #230

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Feb 07, 2011 11:00 |  #231

tetrode wrote in post #11752761 (external link)
Since this thread has drifted toward a discussion of the merits of C-stands vs. roller stands, I thought I'd point out another virtue of the turtle-base C-stand: As the column diameter is 35mm, the Manfrotto sliding support arm for the 231CS sliding arm stand can be used with the C-stand.

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This capability is handier than using a super clamp and offset arm to mount a light lower than the stand's minimum height or to hold a platform and tethered laptop..

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Dave, do you know if the Cheetah Century Stand has the same 35mm column diameter so that this would work with that stand also?


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Feb 09, 2011 13:35 |  #232

Anyone have the Avenger 4039CS? B&H still shows it accepts casters but this thread says otherwise?

https://photography-on-the.net …?t=700475&highl​ight=a9000

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Feb 09, 2011 13:55 |  #233

jffuerte wrote in post #11809556 (external link)
Anyone have the Avenger 4039CS? B&H still shows it accepts casters but this thread says otherwise?

https://photography-on-the.net …?t=700475&highl​ight=a9000

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …9CS_Combi_Boom_​Stand.html (external link)

I order mine over a week ago, but I still haven't received it yet. Maybe it'll be at my door when I get home today :) I'll let you know when I receive it. Although I didn't get casters. I'm looking to use this for location work, so casters probably wouldn't be very helpful.

How can I tell by looking at it if it accepts casters? Should I simply look for holes at the feet for the attachment of the caster brackets?


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Feb 09, 2011 16:35 |  #234

Well casters come in different sizes so it depends.

I'm starting to think this option looks appealing

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The stand is all steel as is about 14 lbs and comes with casters. Anyone use this Matthews stand and know if it works well with the Avenger D600?


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Feb 09, 2011 21:14 |  #235

jffuerte wrote in post #11810806 (external link)
Well casters come in different sizes so it depends.

I'm starting to think this option looks appealing

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The stand is all steel as is about 14 lbs and comes with casters. Anyone use this Matthews stand and know if it works well with the Avenger D600?

I am thinking same style but somewhat smaller option. 9' 6" is more than enough for me. These look more solid than Avenger stuff. Mathews says something about their locking mechanism on their web site.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …aby_Jr_Steel_Wh​eeled.html (external link)


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Feb 10, 2011 01:05 |  #236

I was thinking about that one too Bobby but do you think the footprint is a bit small? This stand is about 2.5' and the other is 4'. Both the same weight too. They both close down to the same size too of 4'.


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Feb 10, 2011 08:27 |  #237

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I was thinking about that one too Bobby but do you think the footprint is a bit small? This stand is about 2.5' and the other is 4'. Both the same weight too. They both close down to the same size too of 4'.

I wish I had a close by store where I could see in person but my thinking was I can put sand bags if needed on those tripod legs. I am not looking for heavier boom applications.


BTW _ I think B&H website specs are off. The one you mention is 18lbs if I am not mistaken.

Here - 18.5lb not to mention min heigh of 55"

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Feb 10, 2011 08:32 |  #238

I did get to play with A5017, very nice stand for studio. Weight was like 14lb but seemed quite light. I could easily handle it. Wish legs were little longer like Robter mentioned but looked quite good where modifier will be on stand without the extension.


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Feb 10, 2011 08:44 |  #239

bobbyz wrote in post #11814692 (external link)
I did get to play with A5017, very nice stand for studio. Weight was like 14lb but seemed quite light. I could easily handle it. Wish legs were little longer like Robter mentioned but looked quite good where modifier will be on stand without the extension.

I absolutely love the A5017. I find them so useful for just about everything except my main light and when I need boomed lights.

I plan on adding a few more. If you don't need the larger footprint then the 5017 is so great in terms of size, bulk and actual real estate.


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Feb 10, 2011 09:25 |  #240

TMR Design wrote in post #11814764 (external link)
I absolutely love the A5017. I find them so useful for just about everything except my main light and when I need boomed lights.

I plan on adding a few more. If you don't need the larger footprint then the 5017 is so great in terms of size, bulk and actual real estate.

Robert,

One question, does the pole in this stand comes off from the legs? I was thinking if I can have some sort of platform at the bottom to put my battery. I have seen some shots where a person had a circular wooden thing to put in ranger pack.


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