Matthews Black 40″ C-Stand w/Sliding Leg, Includes Grip Head and Arm


C-Stands are very sturdy, and the unique staggered leg design allows C-Stands to be nested and therefore be placed extremely close to one another for storage and when multiple C-stands are needed for use around tight spaces.


The Matthews Black 40″ C-Stand w/Sliding Leg including Grip Head & Arm is a great C-Stand kit with many features.The lower leg can be slid under many objects. The sliding leg allows for use on stairs, off curbs and even as high as a desk or countertop. It is also fast, easy opening and closing. This Kit includes a Matthews Grip Head and 40″ Arm which is great for positioning flags, reflectors or even smaller lights exactly where you need it.


  • Max Height: 126.5″ (321cm)
  • Min. Height: 53″ (135cm)
  • Capacity: 22lbs. (10kg)
  • Weight: 16lbs (7.2kg)
  • Footprint: 27.5″ (70cm)
  • Folded Base: 21″ (54cm)

The term ‘Century Stand’ goes back to the early days of motion picture production. Before there was artificial lighting the stages would revolve to allow for continuous overhead lighting from the sun. Large reflectors would be positioned to bounce or kick the overhead light up onto the stage and illuminate the set and actors. These reflectors were made in many sizes but it seems the most popular was the 100 inch, or ‘century’, sized reflector. In later years, studios, grips and gaffers began to manufacture the earliest versions of what we now call C-Stands. The original C-Stands had welded bases that did not fold up or adjust but the fact that they easily nested together made them invaluable on the stage. Century Stands or ‘C’ stands are an important component in the image maker’s arsenal of tools.

Additional information

Weight 16 lbs
Dimensions 53.5 × 22 × 3.75 in