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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Please help choose a stand for my Flashpoint 600


I'm using it with a Westcott octa xl box. Which I think is 36 or 38 inches. My impact stand is way too light weight in my studio and someone has to hold it. Please recommend a good heavy duty stand. Thanks in advance.


Jun 28, 2017 at 11:35 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Please help choose a stand for my Flashpoint 600


Check out a Manfrotto 1004BAC stand.


Jun 29, 2017 at 12:38 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Please help choose a stand for my Flashpoint 600


I have Manfrotto and Calumet stands, but if I was shopping again I'd grab one of these http://www.cheetahstand.com/product-p/c10.htm

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Jun 29, 2017 at 12:58 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Please help choose a stand for my Flashpoint 600


I may want to do some dramatic shots, thinking about a c-stand with wheels. It's for my wife, think she would be able to move one with wheels? I know the C-stands are heavy.


Jun 29, 2017 at 02:55 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Please help choose a stand for my Flashpoint 600


C-stands are not light stands and don't have wheels, but you're on the right track. Steel is the only way to go for strength and rigidity. In the studio or fixed locations, weight is irrelevant and wheels rule. I use and recommend one of these two:




These are Matthews steel rollers, with the first having a baby pin and reaching 12', while the second is baby+junior and reaches 6' or so. The second (Junior Low Boy) is a tank, and my most-used stand. I have accessories to gain height, but its minimum height of 3' is a real benefit. Matthews has a full selection of Juniors, and all are capable of taking a steel boom safely. My largest Junior can loft 88 lbs (or my 10-year old daughter) to 14'. Low Boy and boom with a 20-lb strip light:



Ref:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/33088-REG/Matthews_H386021_Low_Boy_Junior_Steel.html
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/33087-REG/Matthews_H386020_Baby_Jr_Steel_Wheeled.html

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Please help choose a stand for my Flashpoint 600


rico wrote:
C-stands are not light stands and don't have wheels, but you're on the right track. Steel is the only way to go for strength and rigidity. In the studio or fixed locations, weight is irrelevant and wheels rule. I use and recommend one of these two:

https://static.bhphoto.com/images/images500x500/Matthews_H386020_Baby_Jr_Steel_Wheeled_1370536667000_33087.jpg
https://static.bhphoto.com/images/images500x500/Matthews_H386021_Low_Boy_Junior_Steel_1498658975000_33088.jpg

These are Matthews steel rollers, with the first having a baby pin and reaching 12', while the second is baby+junior and reaches 6' or so. The second (Junior Low Boy) is a tank, and my most-used stand. I have accessories to gain height, but its minimum height of 3' is a real benefit. Matthews has
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The wheels would be awesome because I think it would help my wife move the stand / strobe around easier, even though it's heavy. My only question is can you get attatchments for both of these so if she wanted she could put the light over someones head, for some cool dramatic sports shots?



Jun 29, 2017 at 04:04 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Please help choose a stand for my Flashpoint 600


See post above for boom usage that I just added. Same setup with lantern:




Jun 29, 2017 at 04:05 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Please help choose a stand for my Flashpoint 600


rico wrote:
C-stands are not light stands and don't have wheels, but you're on the right track.


I agree C-stands don't have wheels, but would you please explain why you believe C-stands are not light stands? Just curious.

"My largest Junior can loft 88 lbs (or my 10-year old daughter) to 14'."

Bet she's not thrilled when you do that! (lol)

Thanks for the photos of stand usage.




Jun 29, 2017 at 01:22 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Please help choose a stand for my Flashpoint 600


I have the following and recommend :

Small Normal indoor (non-boom) use :

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1065916-REG/impact_lsp_sfb11_folding_wheeled_base_stand.html


https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/104601-REG/Avenger_A5033_A5033_Folding_Base_Wheeled.html

https://www.adorama.com/aea665.html

I have both of those and the Impact seems as good as the Avenger if not better for my tastes.

Medium Normal indoor use (little bit of boom action just to change the angle a bit) :

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/67821-REG/Avenger_A5034_A5034_High_Junior_Folding.html?sts=pi

https://www.adorama.com/aea5034.html

Looks like rico has you covered for Large indoor use with ability to heavy duty boom. The one I have is an older model and would be great in a studio but really big for my small apartment.



Jun 29, 2017 at 01:28 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Please help choose a stand for my Flashpoint 600


story_teller wrote:
I agree C-stands don't have wheels, but would you please explain why you believe C-stands are not light stands?

Light stands and C-stands serve different purposes as a matter of history, design intent and studio custom. Of course, we all cheat when expedient if nobody is looking. I like to place my strobe on a grip arm, but at least I use a Junior stand and big 4.5" knuckle. Good references for suitable C-stand application are the manufacturers:

From Matthews Studio Equipment:



"Also known as Century Stand, Grip Stand or Gobo Stand. Before there was artificial lighting stages would revolve to allow for continuous overhead lighting from the sun. Large reflectors were positioned to bounce this light, the most common size c-stand being the 100 inch, or ‘century’ sized stand."

From Manfrotto:



"Avenger C-stands primarily designed to hold grip products, are an effective way of articulating the item they support using grip heads and arms. Available in a variety of heights and some with detachable colums, the Avenger C-Stands have a fast set up and are made from the best materials available."

While grip arms work perfectly on a light stand (I stand accused ), they are typically posed on a C-stand and the two are often sold as a kit. Inspect that shooting set from Avenger's front page to see what lighting elements sit on top of what stands.

Ref:
https://www.msegrip.com/stands-2/
https://www.manfrotto.us/avenger/stands/c-stands



Jun 29, 2017 at 08:38 PM







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