Q&A: C-Stands

Several people asked about the C-stand (short for century stand) that I used on the Rosco OA posted on Monday.

Long story short, after spending 2 months on the road with McNally and crew last year, I have become a convert. If you have never used a C-stand, and/or are considering getting one, here’s what you need to know.

First off, I am still a big fan of normal light stands. I have … a few. But when you need support that is more flexible — and heavier duty — C-stands fit the bill.

Pictured above are two C-stands — a black Avenger with a 40″ extension arm attached, and a chrome LumoPro without an arm.

If you are used to traditional folding light stands, C-stands can look big, cumbersome and a little unwieldy. That’s because they are big, cumbersome and a little unwieldy. But they are worth their weight in gold when it comes to multi-purpose usefulness.

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