October 14th, 2013
The reason this is important for real estate photographers that use small flash for lighting, is that you want to put small flashes on light stands that can be made short, or tall and be folded down into a small package.The Aiptek is ideal, it goes from 49″ fully extended and folds up into a package only 16″ long, and it includes a canvas case.
The primary reason a little tripod like this makes a better light stand that the more traditional light stands is that a small tripod can be made to have a smaller footprint and be tucked into smaller spaces.
And the most amazing part is that it’s only $5.95 on Amazon! But it costs $8.77 to ship it so all tolled it is $14.72 USD. I the chocolate truck (that’s what my grandkids call the UPS truck) just brought my yesterday, and it’s a pretty cool light stand, but I wouldn’t use it for a tripod… it’s not sturdy enough.