Light stands

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keiththom Senior Member • Posts: 1,123
Light stands

I've been slowly getting into studio lighting and currently using 3 light stands that I received in Wescott light kits. They seem to be adequate when using speed lights and small umbrellas or small soft boxes. I recently purchased a flashpoint AD200 and set it up on a 48 inch Wescott rapidbox. The kit light stand looks strained and wants to bend with the weight. I'm assuming I'll need heavier duty stands, especially if I increase the weight by adding a second AD200 or AD600.

I'm a serious hobbyist and do the occasional paid gig but I'm certainly not wanting to spend a small fortune on stands.  What stands out there would be suitable to hold an AD600 and 48 inch softbox without breaking the bank?

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