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C-Stands Make Great Light Stands And Booms – I Personally Love KUPO

Kupos Black 40 Inch Turtle Base C-Stand
Most C-Stands have an awesome build quality. They are not light weight and can be a bit bulky to carry on location.

The C-Stand pictured to the right is a Kupo Master 40" C-Stand with Turtle Base Kit that can be found on Amazon.The downside to this C-Stand is that it doesn't always seem to be readily available. After picking up one at the local camera store, the next one was on backorder and took 3 to 4 weeks to show up. Currently both Amazon and Adorama don't have these readily available. However, if you are not in a rush, I think it's worth the wait. The C-Stand with boom is around $180 +/-, but it should last you for a number of years. If you see a price in the $140 +/- range, you will likely note that it's without the boom arm attachment.

If you are in need of a C-Stand sooner than you can put your hands on a KUPO, Interfit Photographic makes one for about $40 less with the boom arm that you can find on Adorama.  I own two Interfit C-Stands but only plan to buy KUPO if at all possible moving forward. The turtle base demonstrated in the video below along with the build quality are two things that are worth the extra $40 in my opinion.

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David Williams

Short Bio About The Author: I'm David Williams a professional commercial photographer focusing on corporate and business clients with some personal branding, lifestyle photography in the mix. My love for photography began in late 1981 while still in High School. I started making money with his camera in 1982. Brenda, my wife, and I started working together in photography in 1988 shortly after we met. Brenda and I married in 1989 and have two adult daughters. Please be sure to get a quote for services if needed. Call or Text: 919.723.8453. Please reach out to connect with me on LinkedIn.