Melbourne, Australia: A unique light stand has been released by Image Melbourne. The new Evo 2.3m is designed for outdoor use as it combines the features of a lightweight reflex stand with a collapsible tripod. Unlike most other light stands, the Evo can be stably positioned on slopes, steps and uneven surfaces by individually adjusting the telescopic legs. This is combined with the portability of Manfrotto Nano-style folding legs.
The ultimate EVOlution of light stand and tripod! The Evo can be raised to a handy 2.3m (7.5 foot) high yet folds to a tiny 50cm length making it very portable and great for strobist use. Each leg is adjustable in length making it great for use on sloped ground or stairs.
These exclusive stands were developed by Image Melbourne after seeing photographers stuggle with their stands outdoors at a Strobist meet.
The stands are all metal, even the knobs and clamps are solid aluminium. This gives the Evo a very useful 5kg capacity making it suitable for light weight studio use as well.
The legs can be extended to a massive 85cm giving a huge footprint for great stability.
Sandbagging is always recommended for outdoor use to stop a gust of wind from knocking the stand over and damaging expensive flash equipment.
With the legs running horizontally for ultra wide stability, the stand still reaches 1.55m high.
|Maximum height||2.3m (7.5 ft)|
|Height with legs flat||1.55m (5′ 1″)|
|Folded length||50cm (20″)|
|Load capacity||5kg (11lbs)|
|Leg length||50-85cm (20-33″)|
|Clamps and knobs||Aluminium|
|Maximum tube diameter||29mm (1.14″)|
|Weight||1.65kg (3.6 lbs)|
Courtesy of Image Melbourne
Where to buy
Evo light stands are available exclusively from Image Melbourne for 74.95 AUD each.