Manfrotto 1004BAC 144" Air Cushioned Aluminum Master Light Stand with 4 Sections & 3 Risers, Black

Manfrotto
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About Manfrotto

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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (9),Easy to use (7),Lightweight (4),Attaches securely (3)
Best Uses:
General purpose (7),Portraits (5),Indoors (3),Outdoor events / games (3),Outdoors (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (6),Pro photographer (3)

Manfrotto Features

  • Quick Stack System: With the patented Quick Stack System (QSS), portability is the key feature. Clip the stands together and save a lot of room in the studio, or carry them in a compact case to easily bring them with you for outdoor shooting.
  • Stacking System Leg Lock: A stronger and more ergonomic handle makes it easier/assists to secure stands into the operating position.
  • Locking Device: Push on the locking device and detach one stand, for quick usage
  • Attachment: A 3/8'' screw top female to 1/4" adapter male (015), allows you to connect additional accessories.
  • Riser Lock Handle: A bi-injection casting provides the photographer with a better ergonomic grip
  • Quality and Reliability Tests: All the structural components are engineered using the FEM analysis. The FEM (Finite Element Method) permits simulation of external forces in different applications to calculate the resulting stress on the component.

Manfrotto Specifications

Maximum Height
144.09 in / 366.0 cm
Minimum Height
48.82 in / 124.0 cm
Closed Length
42.13 in / 107.0 cm
Maximum Load Capacity
19.85 lb / 9 kg
Arm Tube Diameters
35.30.25.20mm
Footprint Diameter
41.73 in / 106.0 cm
Material
Aluminum
Weight
6.61 lbs / 3 kg
Section (Center Column)
4 sections / 3 risers

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid Stand

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.

Reviewed by 12 customers

 
4.0

Very good for the money

By

from Spearfish, SD  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

 
5.0

Simply the best

By

from Atlanta  -  Photo Enthusiast

These light stands can't be beat for stability and portability. they fold flat and lock together.

 
5.0

Love 'em

By

from Northern VA  -  Pro Photographer

Nothing negative to say about this light stand. It's sturdy, compact, and goes as high as I'm comfortable placing my lights.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Stands!

By

from Center Twp, PA  -  Hobbyist

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this stand again.

By

from Canada

I use this for my photo booth, it is very easy to set up and very sturdy, no carrying bag.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great stand and value

By

from Seattle  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beasty

By

from Roseville CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Solid Tool!

By

from Roseville CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good but heavy

By

from Amsterdam, Netherlands  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It's a good and very stable light-stand, but also very heavy and much bigger than I thought it would be.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great investment

By

from philadelphia pa  -  Pro Photographer

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.

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Cristina C  This light stand is good?
ROBERT O  It is extremely well made light stand, I like that if you get more than one, they nest / connect to each other and do not rattle around in your bag. You can get smaller / lighter light-stands that may be better if you are doing alot of location shots.
Cristina C  thank you for answer my question...
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