A replacement light stand arrived

Discussion in 'Lighting and Hardware' started by 2WheelPhoto, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. 2WheelPhoto

    2WheelPhoto TPF Noob!

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    I stripped a bolt while tightening down on my Interfit light stand. Cheap stand, and I've abused it for a year with great results. Its my fault I overtightened, but what I didn't appreciate was I noticed it stripped in PLASTIC housing, back of the bolt.

    I need a tripod that is sturdy, but light for transport to locations. A photographer in Tampa suggested a stand and I ordered from BHPHOTO.

    WOW @ this thing and its build quality, I AM PLEASED with this replacement purchase!!!

    MA1004BAC Manfrotto MSTR ALU STAND A/C 12' 4-SEC/3-RSR



    Might replace my stands with this. My lights won't know how to act =)


     
  2. davisphotos

    davisphotos No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Moving from Interfit to Manfrotto is like trading in your 40 year old Ford Pinto for a new Mercedes, Manfrotto makes some of the best light stands I have ever used. If you want a slightly less expensive option, check out the Calumet brand stands, they make some very nice gear that is a bit less pricey than Manfrotto.
     
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  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hard to go wrong with Manfrotto. :thumbsup:
     
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    2WheelPhoto TPF Noob!

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    Yes sir - thats exactly how I should've expressed it in my post! It wasn't that expensive, and considering 30% cost difference but the 20,000 times quality build I think its a bargain stand [​IMG]
     
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    All of my stands are gradually being replaced by either Manfrotto or Cameron air-cushioned units. What a difference!
     
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