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A high-quality, medium-sized air-cushioned light stand. Perfect for most lights and mid-sized modifiers.

Product Highlights:

  • Solid Metal Collars - Aluminum locking collars provide high confidence hold
  • Air-Cushioning - Keeps your gear safe from sudden drops if the locks are open
  • Aluminum Build - Offers the maximum durability and lightweight portability
  • Heavy Duty Support - Provides up to 11 lbs of support, perfect for monolights and medium-sized modifiers

The Studio Essentials line of Premium Light Stands is designed for the working photographer. With solid metal locking collars and air-cushioning that won’t fade, you’ll never have to worry about the security of your lights.

The Studio Essentials 8’6” Premium Light Stand is a solid, medium sized light stand. At maximum height, this stand is perfect for most portrait and headshot applications, and can easily support speedlights and most small flash units with small modifiers at maximum height.

Metal Locking Collars

Traditional lightweight stands use plastic locking collars to save cost and weight. Studio Essentials Premium Light Stands use solid metal collars for added strength and security. Metal locking collars will also support more weight than plastic collars, making them ideal for larger lights and modifiers.


Air-cushioning is a safety feature that prevents your light from crashing down and ensures your light slowly descends should you forget to tighten the section locks. This helps prevent damage to your lights as well as your fingers.

Maximum Height:
8’6″ (2.6 m)
Minimum Height:
35" (89 cm)
Base Diameter:
30" (76 cm)
Closed Length:
31.75" (81 cm)
Cushioning: No-Fade Air Cushion
Mount: 5/8″ Stud with 1/4″-20 Thread
Shaft Material: Aluminum
Shaft Diameter:
19 mm, 22 mm, 25 mm, 29 mm
Maximum Load: 11 lb (5 kg)
Collar Material: Aluminum
Weight: 3.6 lb (1.6 kg)
  • [1x] 8'6" Premium Light Stand