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Casters (wheel) for Avenger 2030 C Stand

 
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Mar 07, 2012 19:41 |  #1

Hi,

After much thinking I finally bought:

Avenger A2030D (Black Stand)
Avenger D600CB (Black Boom)
Avenger E700 (Pin)

I did my first shoot with this stand and its very sturdy and I really like it. However trying to move the light around gets quite heavy after a while. I was wondering if anyone has used casters (wheels) on C-stand. I see this one from Paul C Buff - almost looks like it will work.

http://www.paulcbuff.c​om/lsca25mm.php (external link)

Any suggestion is appreciated.




  
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Mar 07, 2012 19:56 |  #2

The 2030D [which I coincidentally picked up about 15 minutes ago] has leg end that are angled so they sit flat, I see that as being a problem for most of the wheel sets with are likely expecting a rounded leg end




  
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Mar 07, 2012 23:26 |  #3

There are a few options for $$$, but I wish I could find out what brand / model the casters are in the following video.
This is one of the only places I've personally seen casters on a C-Stand.

http://www.youtube.com …Xyan7fwHA&featu​re=related (external link)

The $$$ options to swap out the base include the following.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …97B_Wheeled_Bas​e_for.html (external link)
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_Wheeled_Light_​Stand.html (external link)
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …unway_Base_for_​Magic.html (external link)




  
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Mar 08, 2012 08:53 |  #4

That is why I prefer wheeled stands over c-stands. I have avenger A420 and love it for my outdoor shoots.

BTW - Those look like cheap castors. I would get better but from what I remember when I was going through it, c-stands don't come with castor options unless you do some DIY. But then you defeating purpose of the c-stand as leg base diameter is not that big for a c-stand.


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Mar 08, 2012 09:21 |  #5

bobbyz wrote in post #14049111 (external link)
That is why I prefer wheeled stands over c-stands. I have avenger A420 and love it for my outdoor shoots.

So between locations do you roll the 420 flat or on 2 wheels? Or just carry it?




  
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Mar 08, 2012 09:33 |  #6

MrScott wrote in post #14049257 (external link)
So between locations do you roll the 420 flat or on 2 wheels? Or just carry it?

I just the roll the whole thing on its 3 wheels, A420 with my octabox with AB800 or Einstein, VML. It won't work on the beach though but no problems on the roads, sidewalks, city parks (dirt, grass) etc. Not ideal as wheels are kind of small but works better than I had expected.

There is a company down in LA area which makes nice pneumatic wheels for light stands for the movie industry but expensive like $500-$600. If you DIY then you have do it yourself for < $50 I guess.


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Mar 08, 2012 10:21 |  #7

MrScott wrote in post #14047530 (external link)
There are a few options for $$$, but I wish I could find out what brand / model the casters are in the following video.
This is one of the only places I've personally seen casters on a C-Stand.

http://www.youtube.com …Xyan7fwHA&featu​re=related (external link)

Those are C-stands off fleabay. Heavy as hell because of the wider leg stance, but not that expensive at around $160:
http://www.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​19b6fb0bcb (external link)

Funny that the Manfrotto rolling bases are almost as expensive...


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Mar 08, 2012 12:47 |  #8

I don't know how your C-stand's legs are constructed as I've never used Avenger or seen one, but if you want to go DIY route, you can get some ideas off mine. Made some years ago, but still good as new... :D

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=655290



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Mar 08, 2012 15:03 |  #9

kenyee wrote in post #14049548 (external link)
Those are C-stands off fleabay...

Thanks for the link Kenyee, the vendor sells just the casters as well.
http://www.ebay.com …kid%3D686328503​1811932064 (external link)

I received the following response from the seller today.

"
I think the leg size is ok, but the 2030D base leg don't have the hole to lock the wheel. you need use the drill to get a lock hole.
thank you very much

- lumieretech_com
"

For $33 it may be worth a try. Anyone willing to give it a go?




  
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Mar 08, 2012 17:46 |  #10

MrScott wrote in post #14051212 (external link)
Thanks for the link Kenyee, the vendor sells just the casters as well.
http://www.ebay.com …kid%3D686328503​1811932064 (external link)

For $33 it may be worth a try. Anyone willing to give it a go?

Shipping is $17 however this looks like it could work. May be if you really tighten it - you may not need the hole on the legs - So its a $50 trial - anyone :)




  
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