Nissin — addressing the diminishing weight of LED lights, but not their stands — has introduced what it claims is the world’s lightest weight stand.
Nissan LS-50C Super Light Stand
The Nissin Super Light Stand LS-50C uses carbon fiber for its central column to keep its total weight down to just 1.2 pounds. However, it can still hold lights weighing up to 3.3 pounds and extends to a maximum height of 79 inches.
Packed away, it stores at a minimum length of 19 inches.
Carbon fiber is used to make these stands lightweight when traveling and carrying gear to and from a shoot. The more effectively fit micro-sized LED lights being used today.
The center column uses a collar-style rotary locking mechanism often seen on tripods, which the company says makes tightening easier and more effective than standard locking nuts and handles on stands.
Nissin designed the leg clamps so they can be extended to a flat position on the ground for added stability.
The Nissin LS-50C is priced at $130.
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