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About Westcott

This Photo Basics Light Stand is lightweight, black aluminum, with sure-twist section locks. It is an ideal stand for a travel kit with small light fixtures
Closed Length 29" (73.5 cm)

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (24),Easy to use (20),Durable (12),Versatile (8),Easy to setup (6),Reliable (4),Consistent (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (18),General purpose (12),Photography (7),Fill flash (6),Strobe lighting (6),Artificial lighting (5),Night photography (4),Weddings (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-professional (8),Semi-pro photographer (7),Photo enthusiast (6),Professional (5),Enthusiast (3)

Westcott Specifications

Type
Light Stand for PB 500 Lights
Air Cushioned
No
Max Height
6.5'
Closed Height
27.5" collapsed length
Top
5/8 standard fitting

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.1

(based on 34 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

First 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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Waste

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...

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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.

Reviewed by 34 customers

 
4.0

Great lightstand

By

from Brooklyn NY  -  Hobbyist

I bought this because Adorama was out of their brand of light stands. It is a great lightstand that I am using exclusively for my reflector arm. I got it way cheaper in store too! :)

 
5.0

Great value

By

from Arlington, VA  -  Photographer

Been using these a lot for several years and they are still holding up

 
4.0

On deck to buy two more!!!

By

from Atlanta Georgia  -  Pro Photographer

I ordered this and few other items from Adorama and was really pleased with the shipping.. the products arrived on time and performed as I needed them to. I look to Adorama for all of my photography accessory needs!!!

 
3.0

OK light stand

By

from Boston, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The mantra 'you get what you pay for' comes to mind with the Westcott photo basics light stand. It does the job, but leaves some to be desired, at least for me. My main complaint about this stand is the NOISY spring mechanism joining the segments of the pole. I get that cringe look (like scraping fingernails against chalk board) when raising/lowering it to adjust flash settings or put it at the right height. Maybe mine is an anomaly, but I'm almost at the point where I am embarrassed to use it in a quiet studio setting. For just messing around with umbrellas and off-camera flash, perfect inexpensive stand. If portable use is what you're after, go for the Manfrotto Nano stand (it's amazing!)

 
5.0

Very good product.

By

from Flower Mound, TX  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Good light stand. Works well.

 
4.0

Banner Holder

By

from Jonesborough, TN

We purchased this product to be used to display a 5'X 3'Banner. We needed something that was easily portable, light weight and very easy to use.

 
4.0

Super portable

By

from Columbia, MD  -  Casual Photographer

I have several of these for travel and smaller jobs. They fit in small places, and can even hold a heavier flash like a bare alienbee if you are in a jam.

 
3.0

not impressed

By

from So. Indiana  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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)

 
4.0

does the job

By

from Front Range of CO  -  Photo Enthusiast

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)

 
1.0

A Waste

By

from Baltimore  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
DANIEL S  Looking for an inexpensive product to venture into portrait photography and this fit the bill. Nice build, versatile, and good quality.
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