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Dec 27, 2014 18:50 |  #1

I've managed to acquire quite the "collection" of light stands over the years and now I'd like to finally get them organized rather than just taking up space in my closet. I've found this solution from Manfrotto, but no others.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …7_Light_Stand_H​older.html (external link)

How are you guys storing your light stands when not in use?


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Dec 28, 2014 05:08 |  #2

That looks like a good solution, if you have the wall space. Several years ago I purchased a tall and fairly narrow plastic trash can. I store them in that can.

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Dec 28, 2014 05:56 |  #3

Store all mine in a selection of Falcon Eyes LSB-40 (external link) and LSB-48 (external link) Light stand bags, matched up into 'sets' and ready for selection according to what I need at the time (they all live up in the roof storage space). The only 'loose cannon' is the Manfrotto 420 mini-boom stand which is too long for any bag I've found - this is esconced in an exquisite custom-crafted raw umber twin-wall fibreboard container with convoluted core and emblazoned with the logotype of the manufacturer (aka 't 'cardboard' box the thing came in from Italy).


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Dec 28, 2014 07:15 |  #4

That looks like the answer to my problem. I guess it is time for a post Christmas shopping spree.




  
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Dec 28, 2014 09:34 |  #5

That looks good and not costly.




  
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Dec 28, 2014 14:48 |  #6
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Meh, I use a large waste basket.


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Dec 28, 2014 14:53 |  #7

This:

http://www.amazon.com …eaker-Stand/dp/B000CCXLTS (external link)


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Dec 29, 2014 15:01 |  #8

Sounds like I'm going to order the Manfrotto solution, thanks for your input!


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Dec 30, 2014 12:35 |  #9

And then you can use non-photographic solutions at a fraction of the cost of the photographic ones...

http://www.amazon.com …-8&keywords=broom+hange​rs (external link)


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Dec 30, 2014 12:39 |  #10

Something like that would be nice. I could throw my stands, tripod, and umbrellas in there. Nice to take to different locations.


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Jan 02, 2015 02:49 |  #11

Whortleberry wrote in post #17353843 (external link)
The only 'loose cannon' is the Manfrotto 420 mini-boom stand which is too long for any bag I've found

I have one of those, and if you'd prefer a bag to store it in, try a snowboard bag. Works great for me. :)

Although for studio purposes, looks like I'm gonna need to go get a rubbish bin.



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Jan 02, 2015 06:41 |  #12

I keep thinking that trash cans would be a hassle because I have stands of different sizes and even if they were the same size (or I bought a couple of cans) they would tend to get caught up on each other as I pulled one out or put one away. Is that not a problem?




  
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Jan 02, 2015 06:47 |  #13

Wilt wrote in post #17357600 (external link)
And then you can use non-photographic solutions at a fraction of the cost of the photographic ones...

http://www.amazon.com …-8&keywords=broom+hange​rs (external link)

Oh em gee, great solution.


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Jan 02, 2015 10:07 |  #14

Wilt wrote in post #17357600 (external link)
And then you can use non-photographic solutions at a fraction of the cost of the photographic ones...

http://www.amazon.com …-8&keywords=broom+hange​rs (external link)

Oh, I like that! Just not crazy about having to drill 16 holes in my wall vs. 2. I'll have to think about this one. Thanks, though! Exactly the type of suggestion I was looking for!

Not a fan of the trashcan idea as my floorspace is already limited. But good idea for others!


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Jan 02, 2015 10:11 |  #15

v35skyline wrote in post #17362099 (external link)
Oh, I like that! Just not crazy about having to drill 16 holes in my wall vs. 2. I'll have to think about this one. Thanks, though! Exactly the type of suggestion I was looking for!

Not a fan of the trashcan idea as my floorspace is already limited. But good idea for others!

Screw the 8 hooks on a single length of 1" x 2" board, then screw THAT onto the wall with 2 screws!


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