You might have thought that the Manfrotto 5001 or LumoPro LP605Â were the most portable, lightweight stands for location photography. However, LumoPro have taken the concept even further with the new LP734 Ultra Compact stand, dubbed “one of the worlds lightest and smallest light stands”.
It has a similar reflex folding design to its bigger brother (the LP605) but collapses down to a positively tiny one foot (30cm) in length, weighing in at under a kilogram. At full extension it’s only 1 metre tall but this makes it well-suited for background lighting, tabletop set-ups and other applications. With the legs fully spread out it can hold flashes as low as 30cm off the ground.