C-stands In this video Karl talks you through his new order of C-stands and accessories for the studio. If you’re setting up a new studio or simply looking for some kit inspiration this is the video for you. Comments August 27, 2017 Log in to Reply kevin young i use c stand but seen to have a problem. How do you stop you light and soft box from turning when you put it on a boom. when i set up a large soft box on a boom it seems to trun like the screw of the light can’t tighten down enough to hold it in place. any ideas on how i can stop that from happening. August 27, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Kevin, this must be a faulty screw in the light, boom or C-stand as that shouldn’t happen with a proper set up. November 6, 2017 Log in to Reply Larry Goodwin What brand of C-stands do you use? There are many brands and price ranges. I want to get something that last. I am particularly interested in the rotators for the boom arms at (01:52 into the video). Yours look really strong versatile. Thanks Larry November 7, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Larry, Avenger is the best brand of c-stands we use. They are now owned by Manfrotto, so you can get 15% off them with our members code on the Manfrotto site. November 21, 2017 Log in to Reply Milton Reeder Karl, what is your favorite brand for C-stands? Matthews Century C+? Milt November 23, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Milton, I’ve got several different ones in the studio. Avenger, Century C and some cheaper Chinese ones. Most of them seem to work OK although ones that I’ve got wet have got a bit stiff and need some WD-40. December 28, 2017 Log in to Reply Daniel Smith I am curious as to why, when you are talking about what kind of kit you find essential, you don’t mention what brands, models or offer links to the gear you are showing (other than Broncolor). I understand that it is not the gear that makes the photographer, but when trying to upgrade a studio it would be nice to know what it is you are showing in case we see something in one of your videos we would like to add to our own. January 3, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Daniel, we generally list the equipment used in the ‘equipment list’ on each video page, I noticed on this page it has been omitted so I will get that updated. February 27, 2018 Log in to Reply François COLINET hello Karl, What is the arm you put into the Avenger rotule grip D200 over the c-stand ? Thank you very much François February 27, 2018 Log in to Reply François COLINET Hello Karl, What is the thinnish metal arm (pole) that you use to create your c-stand ? Thank you very much François February 28, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Francois, they are called grip and pole or grip and arm June 21, 2018 Log in to Reply Dennis Walsh Hi Karl: I am still not seeing the equipment list that was omitted on this video. (see your Jan 3, 2018 reply. Could you please direct me to the location? July 11, 2018 Log in to Reply Mikko Ala-Peijari Hi Karl! Let us know the list of equipment like Dennis requested too. Thanks. July 11, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Mikko, you should find it all listed in this chapter on stands https://www.karltayloreducation.com/class/lighting-stands-and-supports/ December 31, 2018 Log in to Reply GAUTHAM KUMAR I use tripod stands as compared to C stands. What makes these stands unique to each other? December 31, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Guatham, both are fine, C-stands are generally more sturdy and can be used for other things such as holding backgrounds, grips, arms and props etc as well as lighting. April 15, 2019 Log in to Reply Elizabeth Harrigan thank you! I was looking for this information! Leave a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.