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[Amazon Canada] CowboyStudio Photography Light Stands with Cases

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[Amazon Canada] CowboyStudio Photography Light Stands with Cases

Had this on CCC for quite a while. Lowest price by far. 8 left now. These are 7 foot stands (package deal is for two). Also look at Cowboy Studio Aluminum Adjustable Light Stand with Case . They have also dropped to lowest by far @ $8.00 (same stand, but only one)

[EDIT] Deal now dead on 2 x package. Still live for single @ $8 (and it's an add-on item)
[EDIT] Deal dead on everything. Mods, pls move to expired
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Wowwwwwwww

I bought something similar to hold a backdrop for my wedding and it was in the $60-100 range. Looks identical, from a structure standpoint. Really liked the unit.
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Dumb question but how do you attach the light to the stand?
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DaVibe wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 12:57 am
Wowwwwwwww

I bought something similar to hold a backdrop for my wedding and it was in the $60-100 range. Looks identical, from a structure standpoint. Really liked the unit.
Yes, these are decent quality products (from reviews - I don't own any). I have bought some cheaper Neewer products before, but had my eye on these. This is a really surprising drop. but I'll take it ;-)
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helloo wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 12:59 am
Dumb question but how do you attach the light to the stand?
If you look at the pics (third one), you'll see it has a screw attachment. Basically the same mechanism used to attach your DSLR etc.
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Ahhhh, is this thing any use if I just want to take pictures? Maybe I should cancel? What do I attach to this thing? Why wouldn't i just use a regular tripod?
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JoeStale wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 1:20 am
Ahhhh, is this thing any use if I just want to take pictures? Maybe I should cancel? What do I attach to this thing? Why wouldn't i just use a regular tripod?
So, I'll be using it to attach flashes and other studio lights (still to be purchased). Basically setting up a small studio area for product photography and some portraiture.

This is NOT a tripod for camera use. Stable tripods for lighting and accessories.
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chabro wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 1:26 am
So, I'll be using it to attach flashes and other studio lights (still to be purchased). Basically setting up a small studio area for product photography and some portraiture.

This is NOT a tripod for camera use. Stable tripods for lighting and accessories.
How many did you order in order to set something up like that? I did just one order of the two 7 footers for $12 but it looks like Amazon just raised the price back up to $43.99.

But why wouldn't you just buy two tripods to do the same thing to hold up your lights? They would be more versatile.
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JoeStale wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 1:32 am
How many did you order in order to set something up like that? I did just one order of the two 7 footers for $12 but it looks like Amazon just raised the price back up to $43.99.

But why wouldn't you just buy two tripods to do the same thing to hold up your lights? They would be more versatile.
I think cost would be the main thing. You'll pay a lot more for a decent camera tripod than for a light stand made with comparable quality. Also, light stands will reach higher.
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JoeStale wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 1:32 am
But why wouldn't you just buy two tripods to do the same thing to hold up your lights? They would be more versatile.
A light stand typically extends much higher and has a smaller footprint than tripods.
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JoeStale wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 1:32 am
But why wouldn't you just buy two tripods to do the same thing to hold up your lights? They would be more versatile.
A light stand footprint is much smaller than a tripod. And as a general rule, a cheap tripod (sub 10 dollars in this case) would be not worthwhile to use for any camera as I'd imagine it'd be super flimsy.
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So do I need to buy a couple of those photography umbrellas to use with these stands? How would you attach a flash to it? I don't recall flashes having thread mounts? Is two enough or do I need more?
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I've had a pair of these I bought second hand for over 5 years now and has held large 5 bulb softboxes on them ever since. They're flimsy but I can have them extended vertically without an issue as long as you orient the pointing towards a supporting leg. Really lightweight but does the trick perfectly. I would suggest getting sandbags to be on the safe side though.

EDIT - Highly recommend at this price. Like previous post this, this is meant for lights, not a tripod replacement. Although if you're into DIYing stuff, it could be done, although not recommended to risk a $X00 camera on this.
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JoeStale wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 1:39 am
How would you attach a flash to it? I don't recall flashes having thread mounts?
You can mount monolights and strobes directly onto the light stand.

If you want to attach a speedlight/on-camera flash to the stand, many models come with a shoe stand with a threaded socket at the bottom that you can then mount directly onto a light stand. If your speedlight doesn't come with a shoe stand, you can easily buy an adapter for such purpose.

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