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Quality of Cheetah Century Stand

 
lvstenys
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May 09, 2012 10:46 |  #1

I just purchased AB1600 and im thinking about buying the Cheetah century light stand. I just want to know about the quality of the stand. Thank you.




  
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May 09, 2012 13:12 |  #2

There are couple of users here who owned one and report good things. You can check Dave's (Tetrode) thread where he showed side by side with avenger c-stand.


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May 09, 2012 13:44 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #3

Thank you.




  
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May 09, 2012 14:17 |  #4

lvstenys wrote in post #14404736 (external link)
I just purchased AB1600 and im thinking about buying the Cheetah century light stand. I just want to know about the quality of the stand. Thank you.

It is solid, heavy and works great.

The minimum height is 5'. That may be an issue


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May 09, 2012 15:42 |  #5

There's these as well which have rave reviews. Curious if anyone here has tried.

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

I was very close to getting the Avenger kit. Still am, but it's $50 more. I guess big picture, $50 more for the top of the line stand isn't a big deal. But if it's just blowing $50 to get a sticker on there that says "Avenger" then I'd rather go get a nice bottle of wine.


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May 10, 2012 01:51 |  #6

weegee wrote in post #14406262 (external link)
There's these as well which have rave reviews. Curious if anyone here has tried.

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

I was very close to getting the Avenger kit. Still am, but it's $50 more. I guess big picture, $50 more for the top of the line stand isn't a big deal. But if it's just blowing $50 to get a sticker on there that says "Avenger" then I'd rather go get a nice bottle of wine.

Get the impact setup. It's REALLY sturdy. Don't know how the Avenger could be significantly more robust. It's great, but is really difficult to move without a car (which I don't have :()

I'd really advocate the turtle base stand if portability is of any priority to you; I can see how tedious it can get to try to store a typical stand.

I've used the impact with AB400s and an Einstein. It can support the Einstein boomed all the way out, although I wouldn't recommend it without some sandbags.


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