CheetahStand C10 automatic light stand announced

The CheetahStand C10 is ten feet tall and has automatically-folding legs to aid event photographers.

CheetahStand C12

A new auto-folding light stand, the CheetahStand C10, has been announced. The stand, produced by the American photographic supplier of the same name, adds to a series of light stands designed specifically for event photographers.

Edward Tang, founder of CheetahStand, said: “Hanson Fong has been asking me to make this for two years. Now it is here!”

The C10 complements the existing the C8 and C12 CheetahStands. All three have the same clever mechanism which opens and closes the legs automatically when the stand is lifted up and placed down on hard surfaces.

CheetahStand C12

“The automatic legs collapse making it easy to move safely and easily through a crowded room without putting down your camera,” says the company. This advantage has made the series especially popular with wedding photographers, who can move their lights through churches and reception venues more easily.

Able to support speedlights and small studio lights or LEDs, the C10 extends to about ten feet (3m) in height and has a footprint around half that of the larger C12 model. Priced $104.95, it is available exclusively from and authorised CheetahStand resellers.

Full specifications and product photos will be published next week.

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.