ePhoto 2 Studs Photography Studio Video background back light stand WT802B
|Price:||$12.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details|
- Aluminum alloy construction.
- Beautiful black satin finish.
- Solid quick release levers with 2 studs 1/4" thread
- fooled to 17" extended to max 40" & 16" foot print
- Great for table top and background lights, fill lights
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|Item Dimensions||3 x 3 x 15 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1.5 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
For a studio this would be fine. Put it on and forget about it - as long as you don't need to collapse it.
I needed an ultra-compact light stand to attach to a backpack for short day-hikes. I wanted to shoot some pictures and have the option to use a speedlight off-camera. So I grabbed this little guy. The compact size when it's folded down is perfect, and it's lightweight and sturdy enough. But with some drawbacks. To the nitty-gritty:
PROS & CONS:
PROS: Tiny. Like, ridiculously small. It comes with drawbacks, but that's the biggest selling point for this thing. It has two mounts, which I question the usability or significance of (more on that later). It's decently well made for the price and weighs next to nothing.
CONS: This one is 100% my fault, but this thing is much shorter than I expected when fully opened. Doesn't even come to my chest when fully opened. Due to its compact size, the legs are tiny, offering weak stability - basically, expect this thing to tip over easily if bumped into. Also, I really don't see the use of the second mounting point on the leg. It has to be removed to fold the stand, and I guess I just don't get it. If you need a light a few inches from the ground, this thing can do it. I've yet to need it. Build quality is good for the money, but far from great - a lot of plastic, and you can't easily tighten the clamps to further secure it.
I like it, for what it is, but I wish I had read the measurements more closely. I fixated on getting something packable, assuming it would be at least tall enough for my purposes. Not so. At some point, I'll invest in a Manfrotto 5001B 74-Inch Nano Stand Replaces Manfrotto 001B - Black, as that is more what I wanted. My mistake.
If the height isn't an issue for you, this thing is a no-brainer - you get more than you pay for... just be sure to sandbag it well ;)
The joints are extremely difficult to articulate. Took me 5 mins to get them open. Then the second mount (on the left leg in the picture) was in a seperate bag filled with corrosion- I mean completely covered with corrosion to the point where I"m not even gonna use it.
I'd drop the extra dime for a name brand back light stand any time now. I might get one shoot out of this before it goes to the trash and the one I ordered from Adorama gets here.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty good quality stand, especially considering the low price. Locks are plastic, but seem reasonably well made. Read morePublished 15 days ago by MinM
Really like this stand! I am really only using it to hold a background light. My light needs to be really low to the ground and this stand works perfectly for that. Read morePublished 2 months ago by New Mexico Gal
Mine is pretty difficult to open/close but for the cost it's hard to complain. Does the job.Published 10 months ago by M. Wesala
This thing is great for the limited uses I have for it....but when I need, it comes in really handy!Published 11 months ago by casey withers