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Old August 4th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #1
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Is it Worth the $?

Is it worth paying the extra $40 for the turtle based C-stand? What exactly does turtle based mean?


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ck_Turtle.html

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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Century_C.html

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Old August 6th, 2008, 10:05 AM   #2
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According to the Grip Book, a turtle stands are low base stands used to mount lights low. Basically is just a shorter version of a regular C stand. The taller one also has a "Rocky Mountain Leg" which is adjustable upward. The sliding leg lets you mount the stand on a slope.

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Old October 10th, 2008, 12:02 AM   #3
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Actually the "turtle base" on a C- stand refers to the fact that the bottom portion (where the legs are) can be removed from the rest of the stand. You could in fact mount a fixture real low if you have a "plug" or pin. Having the legs removable is usually easier to pack and travel depending upon your situation.

I say spend the extra $40...well worth it.

any ?'s let me know

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