I was recently on the market for a new light stand for my flash photography, so after searching vigorously for a few hours on the web, I think I finally found the perfect stand that fits my budget and needs? Upon arrival, I was pleased with the compact size and weight of my new Manfrotto light stand (Nano). The minimum height is just over 19 inches (closed) with a max height of just over 6 feet. Manfrotto did a nice job designing this compact aluminum black anodized stand with travel in mind. Opening and storing this 5 section and 4 risers is a cinch. It weighs in at 2.2 lbs. with a max payload of 3.3 lbs., perfect for my off camera flash projects. The top attachment is basic: 16 mm (5/8”) male top stud with 3/8” or 1/4” thread.
After testing my Manfrotto light stand, I came to the conclusion that I was spot on with my purchase and would certainly recommend this light stand to my fellow photographers. If your serious about off camera flash and don't want to carry the extra weight the 5001B is your choice. By the way, the cost for the 5001B Nano Light stand is approximately $60.00, which is another reason to be happy.