Kupo CT40M 40” C-Stand with Turtle Base


Century Stands, or simply known as “C” Stands, have been one of the most common types of grip equipment used by the filmmaking industry for decades due to their strength and flexibility. Used on its own or in combination with a grip head and grip arm, the C-stand is used for mounting lighting equipment and a whole variety of light shaping tools and accessories. All Century Stands feature a unique base specially designed with three varied leg heights. This enables the user to position, or “nest” the stand bases so that the risers are just inches apart from one another for use in close proximity mounting of lights and other grip equipment or easy storage.

The Kupo Master C-Stand with Turtle Base features a unique innovation in the world of C-Stands that enables the still or moving image-maker to open and collapse the legs of the base in under two seconds! The Master C-Stand is outfitted with a patented spring ring locking system that removes all tension from the legs so that gravity does the work for you. The removable base also separates from the main riser section for easy transport. Another advantage of a turtle base is that once you remove the main riser section, you have a junior 1-1/8’’ (28mm) receiver to accept any junior stud or accessory to get your lighting or accessory securely close to the floor.



  • Zinc casting alloy makes the leg base holders solid and sturdy.
  • Stainless steel heli-coil gives protection to the aluminum riser to prevent being damaged by stainless steel bolts or knobs.
  • Unique hollow design of the junior pin receiver on the base also makes dust, sand, and water pass through easily for better cleaning and easy maintenance.
  • Captive on the top of the thread prevents the knob from falling off the stands.


Load Capacity: 22 lb / 10 kg

Mounting Options: 5/8″ Stud

Number of Sections: 3

Column Diameter: 0.98″ / 2.5 cm 1.18″ / 3 cm 1.38″ / 3.5 cm

Maximum Working Height: 9.7′ / 295 cm

Minimum Working Height: 52.8″ / 134 cm

Collapsed Height: 52.8″ / 134 cm

Footprint Diameter: 39.37″ / 100 cm

Leg Shape: Round

Air Cushioned: No

Detachable Base: Yes

Finish: Chrome

Material: Steel

Weight: 16.5 lb / 7.5 kg

Additional information

Weight 22 lbs
Dimensions 53.2 × 14 × 3 in