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    Protog light stand kits

    I was looking at the website protog and was wondering if anyone has brought lightstands from them before? I don't want something that's cheaply built and flimsy. It has to stand up to outdoor use and a bit of wind. Has anyone had any experience with these models? http://protog.com.au/22m-light-stand...kit-p-673.html
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    why not email Jeff at Protog and ask him about the sturdiness of them, with details of what you want and he might be able to recommend a very suitable stand for your needs?
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    I have bought from the on a number of occasions. They are great guys to deal with. I bought some of my first light stands from them and they were cheap, nasty, Chinese junk but they were not the same ones mentioned above. When I look at the specs of what you have posted, it is a lightweight light duty stand, and it will not stand up to wind with an umbrella on it.

    indoor use it will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    why not email Jeff at Protog and ask him about the sturdiness of them, with details of what you want and he might be able to recommend a very suitable stand for your needs?
    Thanks, I was also wanting to see if other members had experiences with them first hand.
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    Yeah I have a pair of these same light stands. They seem to be a quality item, well built, nice and light. However I would agree they are not really built to take umbrellas and large soft boxes. When I am using them with my soft boxes I like to throw a few sandbags on the legs to keep them sturdier. Even still, it gets a bit scary when the wind comes along.

    So I would recommend them if you are working with direct flash or small soft boxes/umbrellas. For anything large or if you think you might use them in windy situations a lot then go for something bigger.

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    Thanks for your input. Might have to look into some more sturdy ones, any suggestions?

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    Excellent medium duty stands, built to last, tall and can take most modifiers with little to no sandbagging unless quite windy.

    Avenger A0040B, I have 4 of them in the studio and they work very well on location. Don't try and buy them in Australia though, you will pay double. Just import them yourself from the USA.

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