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(based on 27 ratings)
Brand: Westcott
Located in: Flash/Lighting
Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.1 stars
(based on 27 reviews)
89% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Consistent(3), Durable(9), Easy to setup(6), Easy to use(16), Lightweight(20)
Best Uses:
Artificial lighting(5), Fill flash(6), General purpose(10), Night photography(3), Photography(7)
Describe Yourself:
Photo enthusiast(6), Professional(5), Semi-professional(8), Semi-pro photographer(5)
 
not impressed
By bdpacoVerified Reviewer from So. Indiana on 6/2/2011
Pros:
Lightweight
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

For a cheap light stand it does ok. Most of the time the sections are stuck inside each other and take some force to pull them out to adjust the height. I have [...] stands that work better..

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
does the job
By CardinalFJ60Verified Purchaser from Front Range of CO on 8/3/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

It's a light stand...inexpensive and easy to use. I got this as an "extra" for more flexibility in setting reflectors or umbrella.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A Waste
By Flyin from Baltimore on 5/6/2010
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Hardware, Quailty, Weak
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

I bought this in a kit to be able to hold the reflector, The stand does its job. The hardware on the stand will require some work to get the stand to the point that it will not move when you lock it into position. The stand tends to move even indoors. I your outdoor you better make some improvements to the stand or else all you will have is a weather vane! Stand bags are required, the top where you would connect a reflector are is poor quality the arm fits on the top but the fit is very loose. As I said it came in a kit I got what do you expect in a kit. Save your money and put out some more on a stand that will last a long time.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very happy with this stand
By mcarrelVerified Purchaser from Los Angeles on 3/21/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

This is a very nice stand for the money.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
First light stand
By EddieVerified Reviewer from Orono, Me on 3/19/2010
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

One thing that surprised me is that each tube is loaded with a spring, so if a tube crashes down the shock is absorbed. It's great for what it is.

 
good for the price
By SheenLVerified Purchaser from Davie, FL on 1/12/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

For the price this light stand is for sure a great guy. Good quality good height.

 
Great quality for the price.
By RickVerified Purchaser from Atlanta Area, GA on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

Great quality equipment for the price. Excellent for non-professional use.

 
Not heavy duty
By Lou CioccioVerified Purchaser from Erie, PA on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

It is well made for light duty. Great for any strobist.

 
Just as you'd expect
By jnmVerified Purchaser from Palo Alto, CA on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

Just what you'd expect, a good inexpensive light stand that's easy to transport. Does what it needs to do.

 
great product for the price!
By DaveVerified Purchaser from phila, pa on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

Found this product to be very sturdy, even though its lightweight!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great stand
By SidVerified Reviewer from Atlanta on 11/17/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

This is the first of the Westcott stands that I have ordered but so far this is a great stand for the money. I like the smooth operation of the knobs and it's really light without feeling cheap. I recommend it for someone just getting started with a studio at home.

 
Great
By TmsVerified Purchaser from Sandusky,Ohio on 11/2/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

Flawless.

 
This is NOT the same from Alien Bees
By EnigmaDTVerified Reviewer from Kansas City, MO on 10/6/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

This is a good stand, and virtually the same as the $40 stand you can get from Alien Bees, but to correct a previous buyer's review, This is not the same stand you get from Alien Bees. The difference is the Alien Bees stand is 10', where as this one is only 7.5', hence the $11 price difference. Other than that, they look the same.

 
Would buy again
By SheenLVerified Purchaser from FL on 9/7/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

Cant go wrong for the price.. May not last a lifetime but will provide what you need for some time if you treat it with care.

 
good quality
By RoondogVerified Purchaser from Ferrisburgh, VT on 9/6/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

good quality... only have used it once but no complaints very happy with purchase... good solid stand. Springs are a nice option to prevent damage if you loosen and lose your grip on your speedlight/strobe... cushions the shock... good job folks!

 
Great Deal
By PhotozerVerified Reviewer from New Braunfels, TX on 7/29/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons:
Flimsy
Best Uses:
Creative Lighting, Fill Flash, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

For less than [$] this is a good deal. Have a Lastolite Ezybox hotshoe attached and while a bit flimsy, not anything too bad. I would advise a sand bag or something to weight it down if in windy weather but overall a great buy. This is very lightweight and easy to use, can be assembled and disassembled in a matter of seconds and works great for what it costs.

 
Great Stand
By NathanVerified Purchaser from Waco, TX on 6/25/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

Use it mainly to hold my speedlight/umbrella. Very easy to use.

 
Not too Happy
By Imaging Lifestyle PhotographyVerified Reviewer from Knoxville, TN on 4/26/2009
Cons:
Plastic riser locks
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

I have had this product for less than two months and it's already broke. The inserts between the lock knobs, and the riser poles are made of soft plastic. After 6 shoots my stand will not hold a Pentax speedlight up.

 
Good bang for the buck
By Michael MillsapVerified Purchaser from Fort Worth, TX on 3/22/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

As I'm just breaking back into photography after a several year sabbatical, I needed good gear at a good price. You can spend much more and get the same results as with these durable enough, lightweight stands.

Use caution when lowering the stand with equipment mounted on top as it come down in a hurry. Also, for extended spring life within the tube, don't completely collapse the stand when storing for extended periods.

 
Resold product at a good price
By flyingemberVerified Reviewer from Kansas City, MO on 3/13/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

I purchased this light stand to hold a reflector I own and two stands with a set of Alien Bees lights. They arrived on the same day and to my surprise this is the exact same stand as from alien bees only this one was $10 cheaper.

 
huge for the price
By lioVerified Purchaser from New York, NY on 1/21/2009
Pros:
Easy Setup, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Artificial Lighting, Photography, Portraits, Strobe Lighting, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

Cheap and works to hold a handheld flash and an umbrellla.

 
Works Great With My Nikon Speedlights
By L.C.Verified Reviewer from Atlanta, GA on 1/10/2009
Pros:
Consistent, Easy Setup, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Artificial Lighting, Photography, Portraits, Strobe Lighting, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

No complaints so far. I have two. I use them inside my house to hold my Nikon SB-800 speedlights.

 
Nice product
By vtvpguateVerified Purchaser from Guatemala, Central America on 7/23/2008
Pros:
Consistent, Easy Setup, Lightweight, Reliable
Best Uses:
Artificial Lighting, Photography, Portraits, Strobe Lighting, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

I will buy another 3 units soon

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great little stand
By daphotoVerified Reviewer from Mc Gaheysville, VA on 7/12/2008
Pros:
Consistent, Easy Setup, Lightweight, Reliable
Best Uses:
Photography, Portraits, Strobe Lighting, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

I have been using these stands for 2 years now. I use them with Nikon SB-800 speedlights and Westcott 32" Satin White umbrellas. This arrangment is very quick and easy to set up and tear down and that is very important for me in doing wedding photography. I need to be able to react quickly to the rapid pace of each wedding day. I now have 3 of the stands - one for a key light, one for a fill light and one for a back light. The best part of all is this arrangement provides a very nice quality of light in lighting formal bridal portraits and fits very easily in my Adorama 30" stand bag for easy transport between wedding venues.

 
Good price/performance choice.
By RickVerified Reviewer from Charlotte, NC on 5/1/2008
Pros:
Easy Setup, Lightweight
Cons:
Unknown so far
Best Uses:
Artificial Lighting, Photography, Portable lighting, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

I'm pleased with the weight and size - they fold small and are 2 of them easy to stash in my location bag along with a tripod, head, swivels, umbrellas, etc. I'm mounting speedlites on them, so I don't have a weight concern.The only concern I have, actually, is the build quality - they look fine but are a little plasticky. Obviously [$] doesn't buy solid steel, and I know I have to be careful with them. We'll see how they hold up.

 
A must for a lighting kit
By chesman bay area strobistVerified Purchaser from San Jose, CA on 2/21/2008
Pros:
Lightweight, Reliable, Sturdy construction
Best Uses:
Photography, Portraits, Strobe Lighting
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

I use this product for mounting Speedlites. It is sturdy to hold the flash and a large umbrella with. I like that is it black so that it does not reflect. I also like that it is spring loaded so that when the when is being put away it the telescoping action does not slam hard on its way down. The stand is also lightweight and easy to carry.

 
Great little light stand
By EpihaVerified Purchaser from San Jose, Ca on 1/21/2008
Pros:
Easy Setup, Lightweight, Reliable
Best Uses:
Artificial Lighting, Photography, Portraits, Strobe Lighting
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Westcott Westcott Photo Basics 7.5' Free Sliding Black Light Stand:

Excellent stand for the price, used it at the beach, gymnasium, easy to operate for speed light strobes.

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