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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2018, 01:22:30 PM »
Hey everyone,

Thanks for the feedback.  I'll likely go with the original Photek solution as it just seems a little more stable than using the other stand with the Matthews extension pole (although maybe I'm mistaken here).

Either way, does anybody have a good, reasonably priced lead on a bag for carrying said stand?  Quite often, I'm either lugging the stand from a vehicle or taking public transit to a venue so something I can wear over my shoulder would be ideal.  TIA!
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2018, 01:35:02 PM »
Hey everyone,

Thanks for the feedback.  I'll likely go with the original Photek solution as it just seems a little more stable than using the other stand with the Matthews extension pole (although maybe I'm mistaken here).

Either way, does anybody have a good, reasonably priced lead on a bag for carrying said stand?  Quite often, I'm either lugging the stand from a vehicle or taking public transit to a venue so something I can wear over my shoulder would be ideal.  TIA!

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2018, 03:11:28 PM »
Hey everyone,

Thanks for the feedback.  I'll likely go with the original Photek solution as it just seems a little more stable than using the other stand with the Matthews extension pole (although maybe I'm mistaken here).

Either way, does anybody have a good, reasonably priced lead on a bag for carrying said stand?  Quite often, I'm either lugging the stand from a vehicle or taking public transit to a venue so something I can wear over my shoulder would be ideal.  TIA!

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2018, 04:35:13 PM »
Just picked one up from B&H. Seems really sturdy and versatile.

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2018, 05:58:56 PM »
Just picked one up from B&H. Seems really sturdy and versatile.

Any drawbacks on the Photek you might have seen? TIA.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2018, 11:18:24 AM »
Just picked one up from B&H. Seems really sturdy and versatile.

Any drawbacks on the Photek you might have seen? TIA.

Not so far, but I'll be using it for a show on Monday and will report back.

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2018, 02:21:27 PM »

Any drawbacks on the Photek you might have seen? TIA.

I have used mine a few times now and the only drawback is that the top section is a little wobbly when fully extended. I don't ever run super high so that's not an issue for me but if you want to use the full height it may be...
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2019, 09:50:39 AM »
Users of the Promaster LS-CT Compact Travel stand and the Photek 3-Section Folding Light Stand: can either of these stands be opened where the legs are at 180 degrees from the vertical extension pole?

My question goes to versatility.  If the legs can be fully opened to parallel with the main extension pole, then I would be able to gaff tape it to my seat at a show (if necessary) rather than opening the legs to less than 180 degrees. 
Basically, is full de-tent position 180 or does it only open to ~150-160 degrees from the vertical extension pole?

In looking for pictures of either stand set up this way (fully open to 180 degrees from the main pole), I find none.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2019, 10:29:22 AM »
Users of the Promaster LS-CT Compact Travel stand and the Photek 3-Section Folding Light Stand: can either of these stands be opened where the legs are at 180 degrees from the vertical extension pole?

My question goes to versatility.  If the legs can be fully opened to parallel with the main extension pole, then I would be able to gaff tape it to my seat at a show (if necessary) rather than opening the legs to less than 180 degrees. 
Basically, is full de-tent position 180 or does it only open to ~150-160 degrees from the vertical extension pole?

In looking for pictures of either stand set up this way (fully open to 180 degrees from the main pole), I find none.

I have the Photek and I just used it the way you describe - legs folded all the way down parallel to the extension section and gaff tapes to ta theater seat arm rest. I realized later that it probably would have been the same if I didn't open the legs at all since I only had to go up to standing head height around 6.5 ft.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2019, 12:17:22 PM »
Users of the Promaster LS-CT Compact Travel stand and the Photek 3-Section Folding Light Stand: can either of these stands be opened where the legs are at 180 degrees from the vertical extension pole?

My question goes to versatility.  If the legs can be fully opened to parallel with the main extension pole, then I would be able to gaff tape it to my seat at a show (if necessary) rather than opening the legs to less than 180 degrees. 
Basically, is full de-tent position 180 or does it only open to ~150-160 degrees from the vertical extension pole?

In looking for pictures of either stand set up this way (fully open to 180 degrees from the main pole), I find none.

I have the Photek and I just used it the way you describe - legs folded all the way down parallel to the extension section and gaff tapes to ta theater seat arm rest. I realized later that it probably would have been the same if I didn't open the legs at all since I only had to go up to standing head height around 6.5 ft.

Thanks! Good to know.  This feature is the key to my purchase.
I am leaning toward the Promaster, but only for one additional reason: the threaded adapter doesn't look like its sticking out when fully collapsed for travel.
So looking to hear from a Promaster user too.

Both look great for travel.  My girlfriend jams the truck with camera gear.  As small as a footprint as I can have is key for on the road or flying and both these stands seem to fit the bill.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2019, 12:07:30 AM »

I haven't used the Promaster but from the dimensions it is much smaller when collapsed. It also only goes up to 6.5 feet high which is not enough for me.

One thing to note about the Photek is that the thread on top looks like a regular stud but it does not come out so the top of the stand is permanent 1/4 thread. I didn't realize that so I just picked up some 3/8 adapters at the camera shop.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2019, 04:44:04 PM »
Lil bump- just wanted to say thx for this thread. I have been running the exact micro stand you compared the new stand to in the OP- and this looks like a perfect uprgade for every reason you describe.

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2019, 11:20:08 AM »
Went with the Pat Stand (Photek LS-8122).  Sections with closures that tighten via screws sealed the deal for me.  Its folded/closed bulk is greater than the Promaster LS-CT, but I think that is balanced by possibly not needing an extension for *most* applications.  You can't fly too high, but it seems sturdy.

Measurements from ground to mic bar:
1st de-tent position, where legs are flat and parallel with the ground: ~7 feet
2nd de-tent position with legs in the shaft: 95 1/4" (nearly 8 feet) / with legs extended out of shaft: 105 1/2" or just under 8'10"
3rd de-tent position with legs in the shaft: 104" or 8' 8" / with legs extended out of shaft: 120 1/2" or just a half inch over 10'

3rd de-tent would be the most common position for taping (footprint with a balance of stabilty and mic height) .  20" between the feet with legs in the shaft/ ~32" with legs extended fully.  Obviously adjustable depending on how far you want to extend the legs.  2nd de-tent position is SUPER wide, especially with the legs extended.

Stand also de-tents to fully open for gaff taping to seats.  However it does not lock beyond 3rd de-tent.
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