Manfrotto 1051BAC 83" Air Cushioned Aluminum Mini Compact Stand with 4-Sections & 3 Risers, Black

Manfrotto
Manfrotto : Picture 1 thumbnail Manfrotto : Picture 2 thumbnail

List Price: $87.79

See all shipping options

Temporarily On Backorder - Although this item is temporarily on Backorder, you can order it now and it will ship as soon as it arrives. Your card will only be charged once item is shipped. learn more

Top Rated Gear

Our Price

$76.68
Buy more and save
Quantity Discount
QuantityAmount

The quantity discount will be reflected in your shopping cart

About Manfrotto

The Manfrotto 1051BAC 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

(7)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (7),Easy to use (6),Durable (4),Versatile (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (5),General purpose (4),Fill flash (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-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

Minimum Height
29.5in/75cm
Maximum Height
83in/211cm
Closed Length
26.4in/67cm
Footprint Diameter
27.6in/70cm
Maximum Evenly Distributed Load
8.8lbs/4kg
Material
Aluminum
Sections - center column
4 sections, 3 risers number
Weight
2.2lbs/1kg
Warranty
Manfrotto 2 years warranty + 3 additional years after registering online or by sending registration card

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A little small

I like this stand. It works great. I only regret that I did not plan for the amount of abuse and stress I would put on it. I have multiple of these because they are stack-able(best feature ever) makes for great storage. They are small and lightweight but that is a prop and con. I put a manfrotto umbrella adapter on it and a 322rc2 plate. Then a flex tt5 and 430exII speedlite. (I do the same for all my stands) and this works great. The problem is when I add my 42 inch umbrellas. The thing is a...

View full Review

I like this stand. It works great. I only regret that I did not plan for the amount of abuse and stress I would put on it. I have multiple of these because they are stack-able(best feature ever) makes for great storage. They are small and lightweight but that is a prop and con. I put a manfrotto umbrella adapter on it and a 322rc2 plate. Then a flex tt5 and 430exII speedlite. (I do the same for all my stands) and this works great. The problem is when I add my 42 inch umbrellas. The thing is a little less stable and I corrected this by using sandbags and so forth but it is more cumbersome to drag those along for shoots on location. Don't get me wrong they will stay up without the sandbags but in a crowded room with lots of people moving about, one bump would most certainly send it over. I'd never use it outdoor with an umbrella without someone holding it. you could just use speedlite alone or maybe a small speedlite softbox (but i've never done this) It's also not entirely the stands fault but the manfrotto umbrella adapter too. You really have to crank it in place to make the whole set up stay. you could bring the umbrella closer to the center of gravity of the lightstand but if you want to defused light you really have to move it out as far as possible. This makes for a really unbalanced rig. I also find that the tightening screw on the legs at the bottom doesn't hold very well. The other ones that adjust the pole up and down are amazing. Especially that air cushion feature. Even with the flaws I mentioned above I would buy this product again. It's versatility and weight outweigh the negatives. My setup with the umbrella adapter and 322rc2 plates fit in the manfrotto LBag90 with room to spare.

Reviewed by 7 customers

 
5.0

Fantastic

By

from Reno, NV  -  Photo Enthusiast

I am excited to add this to my gear. It is built extremely well. The A/C was worth the extra few bucks as well.

 
4.0

Would buy a second one!

By

from Richmond, VA  -  Business Owner

Easy to use, great quality product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Light duty use

By

from Arkansas  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

I knew this was a lightweight stand going in. I have a nice Manfrotto tripod so I thought I'd give their stands a try. This stand just isn't man enough to stand up to an arm mounted on top holding a 42" reflector. Just keep this in mind if your thinking of using it in the field because of it's compact size.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best travel stand!

By

from Australia  -  Pro Photographer

The material is not technically aluminum. It's called Adapto developed by Manfrotto. Superb material. Very light but durable and stable.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A little small

By

from Northern, VA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I like this stand. It works great. I only regret that I did not plan for the amount of abuse and stress I would put on it. I have multiple of these because they are stack-able(best feature ever) makes for great storage. They are small and lightweight but that is a prop and con. I put a manfrotto umbrella adapter on it and a 322rc2 plate. Then a flex tt5 and 430exII speedlite. (I do the same for all my stands) and this works great. The problem is when I add my 42 inch umbrellas. The thing is a little less stable and I corrected this by using sandbags and so forth but it is more cumbersome to drag those along for shoots on location. Don't get me wrong they will stay up without the sandbags but in a crowded room with lots of people moving about, one bump would most certainly send it over. I'd never use it outdoor with an umbrella without someone holding it. you could just use speedlite alone or maybe a small speedlite softbox (but i've never done this) It's also not entirely the stands fault but the manfrotto umbrella adapter too. You really have to crank it in place to make the whole set up stay. you could bring the umbrella closer to the center of gravity of the lightstand but if you want to defused light you really have to move it out as far as possible. This makes for a really unbalanced rig. I also find that the tightening screw on the legs at the bottom doesn't hold very well. The other ones that adjust the pole up and down are amazing. Especially that air cushion feature. Even with the flaws I mentioned above I would buy this product again. It's versatility and weight outweigh the negatives. My setup with the umbrella adapter and 322rc2 plates fit in the manfrotto LBag90 with room to spare.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great little stand

By

from Oakland CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I love this little stand its great for on location shoots.the only thing is you will need something like sand bags. What I use is three ropes hook on the pole with tent steaks and it holds up nice even in the San Francisco winds.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

durable, compact and light

By

from santa monica, ca  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lightstand is well built and durable. It's compact and relatively light to carry around. It took me a while to get use to the stack mechanic though because it is designed to store with other lightstands of the same model in stack fashion.

Q&A

Questions & Answers Powered by TurnTo®

Questions about this item:

Stanley C  I want to secure these light stands with a 20lb sand bag, but I'm afraid I might break it with the weight. What is the minimum weight they could take?
GORDON M  I have a set of exactly the same sandbags. I can drop three of those onto the legs, and the stand is very stable with one bag on each leg. I have not tried this under a wind gust situation, but I think it should be stable under mild weather.
Shopper  what accessory do I need to buy to attach a flash head directly onto this?
DAVID L  Technically nothing. The male thread on top should attach directly to the cold shoe supplied with your flash. I am assuming you want to attach a standard speedlite flash. Also assuming you just want it on the stand. For mobility I use the manfrotto umbrella adapter and that lets me move the flash is all directions. I don't remember exactly the model number it might be like 026? But that is it. There are alot of different adapters out there but the umbrella one is pretty simple to use in my opinion.
top
Share this item:
Adorama.com is top rated for customer serviceHACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.