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Good, preferably light portable light stands for strobist work?

 
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Mar 23, 2010 23:20 |  #1

Hi,

As the subject states I am looking for any recommendations you can make on this.
Thanks in advance.

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Mar 23, 2010 23:42 |  #2

Manfrotto Nano's?


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Mar 24, 2010 08:47 |  #3

I have a Nano. Love it. If I was only working with Speedlites this is all I would own.

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Mar 24, 2010 12:21 |  #4

ed. wrote in post #9859051 (external link)
Manfrotto Nano's?

+1, fits in carry on bag, holds my alienbees with umbrellas to a reasonable height, very convenient.


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Mar 24, 2010 12:54 |  #5

Like everyone said:

http://www.amazon.com …ics&qid=1269453​061&sr=8-2 (external link)

Team it up with your speedlight...a double fold, double layer umbrella and your good to go...small package, light and fast.

http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com …vertible-double-fold.html (external link)


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Mar 24, 2010 16:11 |  #6

I'd recommend the Lumopro LP604's as a cheap alternative to the Manfrotto Nano's.
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Mar 24, 2010 16:17 |  #7

robojack wrote in post #9863506 (external link)
I'd recommend the Lumopro LP604's as a cheap alternative to the Manfrotto Nano's.
Link: http://www.mpex.com/br​owse.cfm/4,4729.html (external link)


shipping is $9 bringing the total to $49 as opposed to $56 for the Nano. $7 difference.


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Mar 24, 2010 18:48 |  #8

CosmoKid wrote in post #9863536 (external link)
shipping is $9 bringing the total to $49 as opposed to $56 for the Nano. $7 difference.

Plus TAX if you live in Ohio. I too was looking at small light stands for my strobisit kit. I was hung up between the Manfrotto Nano and the Lumopro but went with the Manfrotto Nano just because I had not seen a Lumopro in person (I also live in Ohio so tax made the difference less than $7). I can't comment about the quality of the Lumopro but the Manfrotto has been excellent. If I were to order another small light stand and was going to purchase other items along with it that mpex carried I would probably just go with the Lumopro because of the combined shipping with other items. I will say that after purchasing the Manfrotto I did end up ordering a Westcott 43 inch umbrella from mpex and the service and shipping was outstanding. They even sent me a free gel sample kit as well! :D




  
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Mar 24, 2010 19:21 |  #9

eBay tripods are good for speedlights I find, for me atleast. I always shoot without modifiers and often on hills and stuff, so the tripods work great for that.


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Mar 24, 2010 20:01 |  #10

Anyone know if this is new? No product info on it at all....
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Mar 25, 2010 01:28 |  #11

+1 on the Nano's. Portable and sturdy.


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Mar 25, 2010 01:43 as a reply to  @ Rey's post |  #12

The lumopro and nano are almost identical. back when i purchased the lumopro it was only 35.00 ( i guess they have been selling well).

Check out these links about the lumopro

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