The Manfrotto - Manfrotto 1004BAC 5/8" "Baby" Male Spigot Lightweight stand is another product innovation from Manfrotto Lighting Support. Its lightweight and compact-size makes it a practical tool for your lighting support needs. With a patented Quick Stack System (QSS) portability is the key feature. Connecting the stands together saves a lot of room while storing them in the studio. A more compact case can be used when shooting outdoors because of this unique design.
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It's a good stand with a great concept for low-profile light stands that lock in together. It looks good and works well with great height. My only concern is the tightening mechanism for the legs which doesn't give a clear indication on whether you've tightened well enough. This doesn't affect the risers, just the legs.
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I bought the stand primarily to hold canon speed lites for real estate photography and it is more than adequate for the job. I'll eventually use it for larger lights and I'm very confident it will support the greater weight. Very solid construction although a little difficult to unfold. Collapses and stores easily.
These light stands can't be beat for stability and portability. they fold flat and lock together.
Nothing negative to say about this light stand. It's sturdy, compact, and goes as high as I'm comfortable placing my lights.
I have 4 of these light stands. I use 2 for my SB900 speedlights and modifiers (umbrellas, etc.) and 2 to hold up my Manfrotto backdrop crossbar. I wanted to buy some good, sturdy stands that I could use for studio strobes if I ever decide to buy some in the future. I don't own any other light stands so I can't really compare, but I am very happy with my purchase and don't think I will ever need to upgrade.
I use this for my photo booth, it is very easy to set up and very sturdy, no carrying bag.
This is well made and well designed product. They not only look good they are durable and have great features. The air cushioning feature is safer for the lights and other equipment. I have three of these stands will be getting more of these stands in the future as I need them.
These are VERY solid, and hold a lot of weight, I tested this by putting 4 heavy blankets up, all the way up and it held. I am using this with the Photoflex Backdrop Cross Bar Pole. 12 feet wide is not a issue. The stands do lock together very easy and make storage and handling simple. If you need to go high and wide, this is the comb to get. These thinks are so well built, that I don't think I'll need to ever replace them. I have four right now, I'm going to order four more of the shorter ones. I did have them outside in some light breeze, and it did not tip over, but I would recommend some and bags or fishing sinkers for ballast if you holding up a back drop. With a Canon 580ex Speedlight with a pocket wizard all the way up, it was not a issue, the light wind did not blow it over. Also, I did have one of them partially underwater, and I was able to rinse it off and dry it off after the shoot without issues. Buy these now and get your light stands once, or buy some cheaper stuff a replace those a few times. These are a investment, and I'm sure they will last as long as my "L" lenses.
These are by far one of the best light stands that I have bought and used. They are very solid and stable. The stacking system is a great idea, and I am surprised that no one thought about it before. The air cushioning is a definite plus; I will not buy another light stand without it. I am not sure what the maximum load is on these, however, I was able to get it to hold a good amount of weight. I used one of the light stands to hold my full Think Tank camera bag off the wet ground with the bottom section fully extended. I had a Canon 1D Mark II, 5D the 70-200mm lens, 16-35mm lens, 85mm lens, 50m lens, 100mm macro lens, four 430's flashes, 5 pocket wizards, lens cleaning kit, spare batteries, few pens, a 5.5x 3.5 notebook and a Motorola tablet. I also use these with the Protoflex cross bar pole and the Manfrotto version, which is sometimes too short. I have used heavy blankets and quilts from time to time as backgrounds, and these have held up well. Fully extended, it is very stable, but keep in mind, large backdrop in the wind is like having sail, so use common sense and add some weight on the legs. I am so happy with these units, that I actually ordered another set, so I now have six of these stands and the shorter versions of these. I use them with both the studio mono-light flash as well as speed lights and have not had an issue with them. Buy these once, and you will not need to replace them, these are long-term investment products.
It's a good and very stable light-stand, but also very heavy and much bigger than I thought it would be.
i own two of these stands and i love it. never had a problem with it. ordering a third stand as soon as i finish writing this review. stacking option is great, saves space. air-cushion feature is key.