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Magnum164 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jun 2011Wed 27-Mar-13 01:18 PM
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"Suggestions for Light Stands"


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Just bought some Alien bees and loking for advice on stands for them. I have a set of Flashpoint stands I use for my SB910 and other speedlights but they do not seem sturdy for use with the Alien Bees. Once I get the heads on a few diffusers I am thinking the small leg foot print will have my new lights falling over.

Anyone have any suggestions on good stands that will not break the bank? While I will use these in the studio mostly, I will not rule out needing something light weight that I can carry on location as well.

For reference I have the AB800 and AB1600, but about the same weight.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 28-Mar-13 05:17 PM
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#1. "RE: Suggestions for Light Stands"
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Hi Randall,

Have you considered the Paul Buff 13ft. Air Cushioned Stands?
I have used them with WL X1600, X3200, and Einstein Flash units.
All of them are heavier than an AB 1600.
Though the non Air Cushioned stands are about $30.00 cheaper, the are well worth the premium. No pinched fingers or hands.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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PeterBeckett Gold Member Nikonian since 04th Jan 2010Fri 29-Mar-13 03:30 AM
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I recommend these Manfrotto stands. I have 4 of the 9ft and two of the 13ft versions. I also recommend their matching carrying bags - which nicely take FOUR stands, not just the three they claim:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/636421-REG/Manfrotto_1005BAC_3_1005BAC_3_Alu_Ranker_Light.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

These stands easily take PCB Einstein strobes with a variety of softboxes etc., etc.

Pete

  

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jim thomas Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2003Fri 29-Mar-13 02:06 PM
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I use the heavy Avenger stands, which are fairly expensive. However, since you may use the lights on location, be sure that you use stands that are study enough to not blow over and damage your equipment. This, of course, is far more likely if you are using softboxes. You can, of course, weight down the lighter weight stands. Just be sure that you don't cost yourself more in breakage than you save on the stands.

JDT

  

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DinoCardelli Registered since 19th Oct 2010Tue 16-Apr-13 10:20 PM
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Paul Buff's heavy stands or AVENGER is what I"m using..three leg tripod style..

Also, buy 6-8 sandbags and fill them wiht home depot white sand....

The Bees and associated diffusers are very heavy.....you need to weight them down as the large Soft boxes are very bulky.


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hujiie Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Apr 2009Wed 17-Apr-13 03:20 AM
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One more + for Avenger.

I use them for PCB WL 1600's.

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ctadin Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008Wed 17-Apr-13 01:49 PM
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Two more + for Avenger.
I use them for my Elinchrom's.

Cheryl

  

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