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Can anyone recommend me a good one. Price range is like <$100 looking for something around 8+ in height. Can any type of swivels/mount go on any stand?

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May 21, 2009 11:51 |  #2

The Impact Studio lightstands work very well. $20
I regularly use mine to hold a DLite4 and 24x32 softbox without issue.

also the Impact umbrella bracket are made pretty well. $14
I use those also regarulaly to hold my Impact umbrellas and vivitar flashes without problems.


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DisrupTer911 wrote in post #7963560 (external link)
The Impact Studio lightstands work very well. $20
I regularly use mine to hold a DLite4 and 24x32 softbox without issue.

also the Impact umbrella bracket are made pretty well. $14
I use those also regarulaly to hold my Impact umbrellas and vivitar flashes without problems.

Thank you, I will take a look. I needed a second stand for my 580exII. My current stand isn't doing so well. I have no idea the brand name, and I just wanted to get a good brand that'll hold up well. Cause the one I purchased a bit ago isn't holding up =)


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May 21, 2009 13:06 |  #4

Whenever you ask a "What should I buy?" type question, it helps to let us know where you live. This is a world-wide forum and product availability and pricing vary greatly around the globe.


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also, are you hoping to support speedlights or monoblocks/flash heads?


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May 21, 2009 13:54 |  #6

This is my favorite light stand and many people here like it. Impact 9.5ft heavy duty for only $39, if you are in USA. I even got one yesterday when I went to B&H store. Check the link below:

Here is the Impact 9.5ft Air-cushioned Heavy Duty Light stand $39
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ned_Heavy_Duty_​Light.html (external link)

Here is the Impact Swivel Umbrella Bracket Adapter $14
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …117_Umbrella_Br​acket.html (external link)

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Can anyone recommend me a good one. Price range is like <$100 looking for something around 8+ in height. Can any type of swivels/mount go on any stand?

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May 21, 2009 15:07 |  #7

How about the whole kit? http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ails&Q=&sku=475​575&is=REG (external link)


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Curtis N wrote in post #7964057 (external link)
Whenever you ask a "What should I buy?" type question, it helps to let us know where you live. This is a world-wide forum and product availability and pricing vary greatly around the globe.


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Cathpah wrote in post #7964222 (external link)
also, are you hoping to support speedlights or monoblocks/flash heads?



Just speedlights/umbrella. Possibly a mono down the road.




  
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mufutau55 wrote in post #7964353 (external link)
This is my favorite light stand and many people here like it. Impact 9.5ft heavy duty for only $39, if you are in USA. I even got one yesterday when I went to B&H store. Check the link below:

Here is the Impact 9.5ft Air-cushioned Heavy Duty Light stand $39
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ned_Heavy_Duty_​Light.html (external link)

Here is the Impact Swivel Umbrella Bracket Adapter $14
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …117_Umbrella_Br​acket.html (external link)

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Awesome, thanks for being helpful.




  
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Hmm, that's not a bad idea either. What would I do without the help of this forum, and it's fellow photographers?


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merp wrote in post #7963387 (external link)
Can anyone recommend me a good one. Price range is like <$100 looking for something around 8+ in height. Can any type of swivels/mount go on any stand?

Thanks.

I'll tell you four things:

1. All stand manufacturers are optimistic about the sturdiness of their stands. Never get a stand that isn't rated by the manufacturer as at least "heavy duty."

2. Like a tripod, a stand is more sturdy when it's not raised to full height. Like a tripod, a stand with fewer sections is more sturdy than a stand with more sectioins. So you want a stand that actually extends much higher than you think you need, and doesn't collapse particularly compactly.

3. You definitely want a cushioned stand. Some Chinese-made stands have spring cushions, which is better than nothing, but air cushioning is far superior.

4. Professional cine stands are more sturdy than still photography stands, although considerably more pricey.


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