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Favorite New Microphone Stand
« on: January 20, 2018, 07:04:57 PM »
Howdy,Folks ,
I've been on the section for some time, but i rarely post. However, i have recent found a really unique stand that i'd like to share with you. I have been using the Manfrotto Nano Stand for years in situations where i don't need to run particularly high or when i need a compact travel stand to take when i fly out of town for festivals, or shows.  In the past i have used a Mathews extension pole to extend the height of my Nano Stand.  With the pole i can get about 10 ft. high.  However, when i do this the stand is kind of unstable if i fully extend both the pole and the stand. Based on a recent experience i had at a New years show i decided to look for a stand that would be able to reach at least 10 ft. high, and would fold down into a small foot print  (close to 2 ft. long). If you look at B & H for something that fits that criteria you'll be hard pressed to find anything that is close. In fact,  i did another search and there is no other stand available on B&H that will meet those parameters.  It's considerably larger in diameter than the Manfrotto, but it's much more stable, and with the adjustable extension feet you can set it up on un-level surfaces. I'm already envisioning how this will help me at a mountain fest i go to in Wyoming where the stage is at the bottom of the Ski Run and the FOB area is a bit uneven, and steep.  I have to say for the money i can't imagine there is a better stand available for a location recordist who needs a compact stand that will extend that high while still being stable.  I don't typically get excited about accessories,  but i got to say i'm pumped about applications for this stand. I have attached a link below to the stand, and i took a few photo's with both this stand and my trusty nano stand. If you decide to get one keep in mind it will take a few weeks to take delivery of it as B and H doesn't stock the stands. I'm in California so it took a week to deliver, and about 10 days for them to first ship the stand.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1074706-REG/photek_ls_8122_3_section_10_folding_light.html
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 07:18:53 PM »
Great find! How do the legs lock into place at the various angle showed in the photos?

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 09:47:18 AM »
The legs "click" into position, and then you can flip the clamp on each leg to level the stand.

I've been using this stand for about 2 months.  Niiiice and compact, and the rubber feet are great to gaff tape to the floor.

Handy in tight locations, too....easy to narrow the footprint when needed.

It's not an "air stand", so you have to be a bit more careful.

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 09:50:54 AM »
It's got a 5/8 stud, with a 1/4-20 threaded stub on top.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 09:51:59 AM »
This stand has looked interesting.  There is a thread with a few more photos here: http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=184199.0

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2018, 11:28:03 AM »
Thanks, worth looking into. 

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 04:11:05 PM »

Great find! How do the legs lock into place at the various angle showed in the photos?
The leg's lock into place via a latching mechanism which are released by depressing a tab at the top of the latch. I have a Manfroto travel tripod (Camera Tripod) that uses the same mechanism. It's very Stable.  The Nano stand never seemed stable once fully extended. I really think while it shows a 74" extended length it's best to keep in in the < 5 ft. range which isn't very useful for our applications as you typically want to be at least a ft above the crowds head. I thinkwhere the Nano really shines is for a on stage situation where you have the option of running on stage.  However, the Photec should have you covered in 90% of the situations you'll come across. For $60+ you can't beat it.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2018, 08:16:41 PM »
Nice find, Pat. Ordering one.

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 05:29:40 PM »

Nice! I've been using a heavy as hell 9 footer for the past couple of years. Might look into getting one of these.

How big is the footprint if extended out all the way? One thing I like about my current stand is that you can shore up the legs quite a bit and cut the footprint almost in half.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 06:38:28 PM »
Thanks!

I will take a look at your link as I have been noticing more and more of a need for a 10'+ since moving back to chatty California.

FWIW, I have the predecessor to your 5001B, the 3373.  If you pull those tiny plastic feet off, hacksaw several inches off of each leg, and then glue the feet back on you can get it to fold up a lot cleaner.  Yes, you lose a little bit of height but you aren't using the 5001B to soar with the eagles, right?  It make an awesome FOB or on-stage stand which is primarily what I do these days.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2018, 04:59:02 PM »
Thanks Pat. Ordered.  My current stand is over 15 years old and a total PITA.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2018, 05:14:06 PM »
I ordered one too!  :cheers:

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2018, 05:15:24 PM »
So glad to have a compact option that gets up there if need be.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2018, 05:04:55 PM »
There's even a smaller one, more expensive, but collapses down to a measly 16".   Max height is 6' 3" inches.  Just add a Matthews 48" Extension pole.

It's the exact same stand as the Photek, just smaller.

Promaster LS-CT Compact Travel stand

https://www.amazon.com/Promaster-LS-CT-Compact-Travel-Light/dp/B00EO4WRNG

 

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