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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Looking for small but sturdy lightstand.


I want a stand capable of holding a Elinchrom bxri 500 and 24" softbox but with a small footprint and small large tube. I have a light weight photek lightstand which has a min height of about 39" but it's still a little too tall. I do not want a background stand because they typically have such a narrow footprint that they can't hold a monolight.


Jul 24, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Looking for small but sturdy lightstand.


I use the manfrotto 1051bac when I want a small portable stand. The footprint is small, but should be no problem with a 24" box...just don't set it up in windy weather.

If the footprint is too small, then check out the 1052bac. I love them because they stack and are extremely good for carrying around.

Here's the link: Manfrotto 1051BAC



Jul 24, 2012 at 03:10 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Looking for small but sturdy lightstand.


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/325266-REG/Manfrotto_012B_012B_Backlight_Stand_with.html


Jul 24, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Looking for small but sturdy lightstand.


nolaguy wrote:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/325266-REG/Manfrotto_012B_012B_Backlight_Stand_with.html


as i mentioned the background stands won't hold a monolight and softbox



Jul 24, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Looking for small but sturdy lightstand.


Just trying to be helpful, Jack.

Maybe I'm missing something but in case other readers are interested in the topic, the Manfrotto I referenced is a backlight stand, not a background stand.

I'm presently staring at mine holding a 600Ws Elinchrom mono with a 53" Octabank mounted on it. It would push over in a breeze but sandbagged, it would be good to go.

Cheers.

bhphotovideo.com/c/product/325266-REG/Manfrotto_012B_012B_ Backlight_Stand_with.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/283821-REG/Elinchrom_EL_20726_Digital_Style_600RX_600.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/176942-REG/Elinchrom_EL_26184_Midi_Octa_Light_Bank.html



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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Looking for small but sturdy lightstand.


Take a look at the Matthews Reverse stand. Minimum height of 23 inches, and a load rating of 11 pounds. If the maximum height of 83 inches meets your needs, this is is a great portable stand. The whole stand and especially the column locks are exactly what you would expect from a company that makes larger stands that are some of the best in the world.

When I wanted a sturdy stand with a short closed length, I went through several different stands, all with much lower load ratings, and finally found this Matthews stand. I think you will find it works well with your 6 to 8 pound load you described.

Here is the B&H link. If you want to buy from them, be sure to use the B&H search box on this site shown above to get to the product, and thus help support the FM site.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/502683-REG/Matthews_B387486_Reverse_Stand_7.html




Jul 24, 2012 at 02:24 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Looking for small but sturdy lightstand.


Thanks Roland, I think I like the Manfrotto a little more due to the smaller footprint


Jul 24, 2012 at 04:53 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Looking for small but sturdy lightstand.


For many stands, including the Matthews Reverse stand, you can set the leg spread to what ever you want and clamp it in positon, and by doing that you can reduce the footprint to even very small sizes. The Reverse stand does have a faily small footprint at maximum, which is due to its short folded length, but feel free to reduce it to what ever you need. Just be very carefull of stability. You can hang weight on the column to increase stability by looping something over the lowest adjustment knob, and I often hang my Profoto pack there to help.


Jul 24, 2012 at 06:54 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Looking for small but sturdy lightstand.


Yes but because of the design of the reverse stand, making the base slimmer makes the minimum height increase.


Jul 24, 2012 at 07:03 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Looking for small but sturdy lightstand.


Yes, I know you were being helpful. I have one of those backlight stands and it's too flimsy for my taste. It also doesn't go tall enough.

nolaguy wrote:
Just trying to be helpful, Jack.

Maybe I'm missing something but in case other readers are interested in the topic, the Manfrotto I referenced is a backlight stand, not a background stand.

I'm presently staring at mine holding a 600Ws Elinchrom mono with a 53" Octabank mounted on it. It would push over in a breeze but sandbagged, it would be good to go.

Cheers.

bhphotovideo.com/c/product/325266-REG/Manfrotto_012B_012B_ Backlight_Stand_with.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/283821-REG/Elinchrom_EL_20726_Digital_Style_600RX_600.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/176942-REG/Elinchrom_EL_26184_Midi_Octa_Light_Bank.html




Jul 24, 2012 at 07:05 PM





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