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Feb 09, 2010 12:27 |  #1

I'm looking to buy 2 lightstands to begin with flash photography and I found this page of stands: http://montreal.kijiji​.ca …ripods-W0QQAdIdZ184816670 (external link)
I don't really know any about stands and these look not so recent so it's hard to find them on the net but I thought maybe some of you had seen those before and probably know what kind of value they have.
The alu air cushioned one and the black manfrotto one both look interesting but I don't know if there's better for the price...
I want to start with speedlights lighting but if I could keep my lightstands for bigger flashes later it would be perfect.
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Feb 09, 2010 13:40 |  #2

These are tripods, not light stands.

For light stands, I have Impact 8ft ones but the Impact 9.5ft stands are sturdier and can go higher.

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Feb 09, 2010 15:25 |  #3

I know it says tripod but on the picture there seems to be only one tripod and the rest are lightstands. Thanks for the suggestion


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Feb 09, 2010 16:51 |  #4

The ad shows both light stands & tripods. There's 3 different light stands and one tripod with a head from what I see.

I'd email the seller and ask for the model numbers (looks like the stickers are still in place) then check what they sell for new. That will give you an idea of whether it's worthwhile. Light stands aren't expensive but if you can save on taxes, shipping and buying used then why not.


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Feb 09, 2010 19:52 |  #5

That last lightstand in the photos with the red legs and the silver colum looks like an old 'mole-richardson'. I have that stand, and while it's certainly not heavy duty, it's handy, very light weight and folds really small. Neat little stand to have around because it's so compact. It looks like he has it priced at $15 if I'm reading that right. Pretty hard to go wrong with that.


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Feb 09, 2010 20:11 as a reply to  @ george m w's post |  #6

Checkout this Impact 9.5ft Heavy Duty Air-cushioned Light Stand for only $38.95 at B&H. I have three of this stands and they are real nice for the money.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ned_Heavy_Duty_​Light.html (external link)

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Feb 09, 2010 23:06 |  #7

george m w wrote in post #9577797 (external link)
That last lightstand in the photos with the red legs and the silver colum looks like an old 'mole-richardson'. I have that stand, and while it's certainly not heavy duty, it's handy, very light weight and folds really small. Neat little stand to have around because it's so compact. It looks like he has it priced at $15 if I'm reading that right. Pretty hard to go wrong with that.

Good to know, thank you.

Thanks everyone for the advices. From what I found it looks like there's a Manfrotto 004 cushion master which is listed at ~250$ in some places but I don't know how old are those listed prices


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