Top critical review
Super cheap quality, but it does the job.
on May 20, 2016
It is what it is... It's a cheap back light stand, and it looks/feels like it's worth what it cost. I would give it 4 stars but I don't expect this thing to last very long unfortunately. The hardware on the top of the stand has a lot of trouble accepting an umbrella mount. Maybe I shouldn't be using the umbrella mount (not using an umbrella.. just wanted the tilt feature on top of a cold shoe) to begin with, but it doesn't really fit straight on. I've tried three different umbrella mounts and get the same results, so I think it's safe to say it's the stand that's the problem.
Never the less, it's a short stand. It will do what I need it to do, but as I said, I don't expect it to last very long.