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Mar 14, 2010 21:30 |  #1
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Hi there,

anyone have any recommendations on cheap, but quality built lightstand?

Something for portrait photography.

Thanks!


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Mar 14, 2010 21:41 |  #2

Impact light stand from B&H photo.


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Mar 14, 2010 22:02 |  #3
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jeromego wrote in post #9797164 (external link)
Impact light stand from B&H photo.

Thank you!


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Mar 15, 2010 09:02 |  #4

I like the LS2 from Pro Master. They have a lever to lock the sections.
Heavy but that's not a bad thing, especially in a studio.


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Mar 15, 2010 11:22 |  #5

IMO, the Savage stands from Adorama have a little better build than the Impact stands. I have both...


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Mar 15, 2010 12:44 |  #6

If you want small, light, sturdy for strobist style shooting try the Bogen "Nano".

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …and&N=0&Initial​Search=yes (external link)

I use these several of these light stands with Radio Popper PX system + 2X 580EXII + 1X 580EX + 430EX + STE-2 i+ various softboxes/umbrellas in a variety of configurations for on the go lighting.


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Mar 15, 2010 13:14 |  #7

jeromego wrote in post #9797164 (external link)
Impact light stand from B&H photo.

+1, quality is fine, price is great. Just got the heavy duty one and am very happy with that as well.


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Mar 15, 2010 13:16 |  #8

Are you planning on putting speedlights on this stand....or studio strobes? That'll make a world of difference as to what stand you'd want/need.

Are you hoping to bring the stands outside? If shooting in a studio, how tall are the ceilings?

These are all important questions that you need to answer before you can find which lightstand is right for you/the job.


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Mar 15, 2010 13:17 |  #9

rang wrote in post #9800843 (external link)
If you want small, light, sturdy for strobist style shooting try the Bogen "Nano".

I just got this stand a couple weeks ago for throwing in my carry-on (Imact stands are just too long to fit). Very nice for lights that aren't too big/heavy. Very stable but folds up very small.


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Mar 17, 2010 15:04 |  #10
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Cathpah wrote in post #9801029 (external link)
Are you planning on putting speedlights on this stand....or studio strobes? That'll make a world of difference as to what stand you'd want/need.

Are you hoping to bring the stands outside? If shooting in a studio, how tall are the ceilings?

These are all important questions that you need to answer before you can find which lightstand is right for you/the job.


Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions so far.

cathpah,

to answer your questions,

I plan to use it indoors and outdoors with my 580EX II.

While indoor shooting, I will have around 10' of clearance.

I plan to buy another stand later on for use with the Alien Bees B800.

I also need suggestions as a cheap (available on amazon.com preferred) sync cable as well.

Thanks everyone


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