Need light stand help!

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tugwilson Veteran Member • Posts: 3,700
Re: Need light stand help!

ScratchDisk wrote:


The third group are the thick walled heavy steel (chromed or actually stainless) stands. While they are heavy, they are all really strong (at least those from reputable manufacturers are). Their ultimate stability may be compromised somewhat by footprint diameter limitations (that includes all ‘C-stands’ whose shortest leg only reaches 48 cm from the centre column). But assuming their footprint diameter spec is something like 110 cm or greater then their stability is impressive – especially so as they are strong enough to withstand extremely heavy sandbagging as well as heavy payloads.

You might find this short video on the limitations of using C-stands for heavy loads especially if they are extended. The bit at the end about the danger of the legs collapsing is new to me.

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