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Jan 10, 2013 20:09 |  #1066

Am I correct in thinking that the D600 on a c stand wouldnt be near as stable as on a steel standard stand? I already have a cstand but will probably get rid of it for what I buy for the boom.


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Jan 10, 2013 20:31 |  #1067

JakAHearts wrote in post #15472872 (external link)
I mainly wanted the lazy leg for stairs. That would work, right?

Also, thanks everyone for your help!

C-stand with lazy leg would be better for stairs IMHO. Regular light stand legs have those arms connecting them which will be an issue when using on the stairs


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Jan 11, 2013 09:43 |  #1070

JakAHearts wrote in post #15472880 (external link)
Am I correct in thinking that the D600 on a c stand wouldnt be near as stable as on a steel standard stand? I already have a cstand but will probably get rid of it for what I buy for the boom.

A C-stand with boom would be more stable than a standard steel stand, IMO.

Do you shoot often where you need to actually balance the stand on the stairs, vs using the landing and booming the light?


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Jan 11, 2013 09:59 |  #1071

Dave Jr wrote in post #15474716 (external link)
A C-stand with boom would be more stable than a standard steel stand, IMO.

Do you shoot often where you need to actually balance the stand on the stairs, vs using the landing and booming the light?

No, I just thought it would be nice sometimes on uneven ground/stairs. So a Cstand and the D600 would be a worthy boom setup? I alway thought the larger foot print of a nice steel stand would be far more stable. What do you mean a "standard" steel stand?


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Jan 11, 2013 10:30 |  #1072

I also think a heavy duty steel stand with wider footprint will be better. Maybe someone should do side by side test with a c-stand.


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Jan 11, 2013 13:48 |  #1073

bobbyz wrote in post #15474878 (external link)
I also think a heavy duty steel stand with wider footprint will be better. Maybe someone should do side by side test with a c-stand.

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Uhh...

How?

You want em to wiggle em both till they break or something ?

A c-stand and a steel stand are both extremely sturdy. Both need to be sandbagged with a boom, and the center weight kept balanced.


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Jan 11, 2013 14:05 |  #1074

Csae wrote in post #15475646 (external link)
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Uhh...

How?

You want em to wiggle em both till they break or something ?

A c-stand and a steel stand are both extremely sturdy. Both need to be sandbagged with a boom, and the center weight kept balanced.

add weights until they topple?

I am not going to do that haha


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Jan 11, 2013 14:18 |  #1075

JakAHearts wrote in post #15474761 (external link)
No, I just thought it would be nice sometimes on uneven ground/stairs. So a Cstand and the D600 would be a worthy boom setup? I alway thought the larger foot print of a nice steel stand would be far more stable. What do you mean a "standard" steel stand?

You had noted "steel standard stand" in your post, so basically I was just quoting you. I meant a steel stand that does not have an unusually large footprint.

C-stands are less tippy, by design, then a similarly sized steel stand, as they have more weight in the base and a lower center of gravity. And the center column is often more robust as well.


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Jan 11, 2013 14:20 |  #1076

Dave Jr wrote in post #15475747 (external link)
You had noted "steel standard stand" in your post, so basically I was just quoting you. I meant a steel stand that does not have an unusually large footprint.

C-stands are less tippy, by design, then a similarly sized steel stand, as they have more weight in the base and a lower center of gravity. And the center column is often more robust as well.

Ah, gotcha. I meant standard as the typical design over the c stands legs. Ill probably end up getting a D600 then. Thanks gang!


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Jan 11, 2013 14:21 |  #1077

JakAHearts wrote in post #15474761 (external link)
So a Cstand and the D600 would be a worthy boom setup?

Yes.

I have both, the A470 combi boom stand (which has a very large footprint), and a C-Stand with the D-600. I feel the C-stand with D600 is more stable.

Case, you have both as well, what do you think?


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Jan 11, 2013 14:29 |  #1078

Csae wrote in post #15475646 (external link)
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Uhh...

How?

You want em to wiggle em both till they break or something ?

A c-stand and a steel stand are both extremely sturdy. Both need to be sandbagged with a boom, and the center weight kept balanced.

Simple toggle.:)

Everyone says c-stand with smaller leg spread is more stable than tripod legs of much larger spread steel light stand. No need to test with a boom. Maybe angle of the leg on a c-stand helps.


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Jan 11, 2013 22:14 |  #1079

Another difference is that the c-stand has 2 legs on the downhill side. The steel stand with a lazy leg has only 1 leg of support on the downhill side. Darwin should help explain the difference when a boom is mounted...




  
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Jan 11, 2013 22:52 |  #1080

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Another difference is that the c-stand has 2 legs on the downhill side. The steel stand with a lazy leg has only 1 leg of support on the downhill side. Darwin should help explain the difference when a boom is mounted...

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