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Where can i get cheap studio light stands?


Lucian 4 561
22 Jun 2013 11:02AM
They are just to use indoors so I can attach speedlites and brollys to them so they don't need to be heavy duty. Any recommendations?

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arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 11:21AM
Ebay is where I got some cheepies - 10 a go, but you will also need to buy brolly brackets.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
22 Jun 2013 1:11PM
I've been through a good few cheapo ones - keep an eye on the screws as they seem to work themselves loose and disappear!

got decent ones now

loads better
arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 1:42PM
I agree with Ade -
buy cheap and you'll probably buy again as the quality is basic.
The only reason I still have 2 is that they're reserves for if I use up the good 'uns.
The cheap tripod bases are quite small too, so you can't put anything too big on them due to instability.
puertouk 3 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 2:49PM
I watched a video with Joe Brady (Sekonic) regarding light stands and he said to try and buy the best you can, as it's false economy with the cheaper variety. Also, he did a "knock" test and the cheap one fell over, so kiss goodbye to your speedlight as well. He says you should also get the special bags to weigh down the light stands for added security.
indemnity 6 331
22 Jun 2013 4:02PM
If buying for first time, consider boom arms, give great flexibility and don't clutter your work space.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
22 Jun 2013 4:38PM
Cheapy`s will be fine if your not constantly packing them away and setting them up, check ou Amazon market place, some sellers sell them in sets of two.

If your going to be working in just one studio, consider boom arms that include wall brackets, this will leave you with more floor space.

http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/eng/product/calumet_wall_mount_boom/mf6230
wheresjp 7 102 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 12:11AM
I bought this selection of equipment from amazon last month to try getting into the strobist movement and am really happy with the kit and price!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00548CROA Shoot through Brollies

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002ED63RU - Stands / They have gone up in price from when I bought em but still good value! And case it comes with is very handy! It holds the Brollies easily too!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006VTJQT0 - Swivel Hot Shoe Flash Holder Type B for Light Stand with Umbrella Lock

If you are looking to get into portraiture using flash and modifiers I highly recommend this blog written by David Hobby. And here is an excellent resource on his blog called Lighting 101

Hope this helps! Any questions regarding the above let me know!

P.S - You may want to look into triggers or ways to fire the flashes depending on your camera. My 7D can fire my flashes and some other makes and models can do this!
Lucian 4 561
23 Jun 2013 6:36PM
thanks for the advice everyone.
Lucian 4 561
23 Jun 2013 6:51PM

Quote:I bought this selection of equipment from amazon last month to try getting into the strobist movement and am really happy with the kit and price!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00548CROA Shoot through Brollies

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002ED63RU - Stands / They have gone up in price from when I bought em but still good value! And case it comes with is very handy! It holds the Brollies easily too!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006VTJQT0 - Swivel Hot Shoe Flash Holder Type B for Light Stand with Umbrella Lock

If you are looking to get into portraiture using flash and modifiers I highly recommend this blog written by David Hobby. And here is an excellent resource on his blog called Lighting 101

Hope this helps! Any questions regarding the above let me know!

P.S - You may want to look into triggers or ways to fire the flashes depending on your camera. My 7D can fire my flashes and some other makes and models can do this!



See the brollys and the stands. Is there 1 or 2 supplied. I could not work it out when I looked at the links.
scottishphototours 10 2.6k 2 Scotland
25 Jun 2013 7:44PM
Calumet do a combined stand, bracket and brolly package. Good quality and good price.

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