78.75 INCH ALUMINIUM PHOTOGRAPH LIGHT STAND KF34.099 REVIEW
Light stands are an essential part of any portrait photographer's kit bag. We’d never get the final shots if we didn’t have anything to hold all those flashes, strobes, umbrellas and soft-boxes.
The light stand is made of aluminum alloy and is very sturdy, and states it can hold up to 4Kg. The legs were something new, compared to standard light stands with their folding legs, the K&F light stand has solid legs which fold back over the main stock, much like a travel tripod. This feature makes set up super quick, just fold out the legs and they immediately lock into place with the spring-loaded locks. To fold again, simply press the thumb button. There are 2 settings to position the legs.
At the full height, the light stand measures 78.75”, a little over 200cm, a large enough range to cover even the tallest portrait subject. Extending the light stand is achieved with 3 quick lock plastic buckles.
I did the first shoot with the light stand earlier to grab a few new headshots of my own children. I used my 60cm softbox and Canon Speedlite in an S-Type flash bracket which attaches to the standard 1/4″ mount on the stand.
Here are a couple of the final shots from the shoot
The KF34.099 is going to be part of my portrait kit bag going forward, and it’s very likely I’ll add a couple more going forward. A highly recommended stand if you’re looking for one.