Adorama has a new series of heavy duty, lightweight light stands that they call the AutoStand. The stands are easy enough to set up and reposition with one hand and versatile enough that you can use them across all of your gear.
The reversible mounting stud can accommodate lights or accessories with a ¼” or 3/8” thread. The stud is also side mountable when you tilt it at 90 degrees.
If you are looking for an affordable yet sturdy light stand you can’t go wrong. The Flashpoint AutoStand comes in two sizes – 7 foot (which folds down to 30”) and 9 foot (which folds down to 40”) – which easily fit in the trunk or back seat of compact cars like my Honda Civic. Both stands also come with a carrying case.
The 9 foot stand, sent to me for review, held up well during my short time testing it in the field and traveling to and from the studio. For as low as $59.95 for the 7 foot AutoStand or $79.95 for the 9 foot AutoStand you can’t go wrong when compared to competitor name brands that are almost double the price. Watch the video below to see just how easy the Adorama Flashpoint AutoStands are to use.