Flash stands are critical for wedding and event photography. Without them, you’re stuck with flat on-camera flash that, even when bounced, doesn’t compare with the quality of imagery you can get with angled light direction.

The primary challenge for wedding and event photographers is that moving a flash stand around the room can be difficult, especially if the room is crowded. The three legs of typical flash stands can be hard to squeeze in between chairs and people, bumping into shins and objects as you move around the room.  This is where the Cheetah Stand C8 comes in handy. The three legs collapse when you lift the stand, making it easy to move around the room and then automatically expand when you set it down on the ground.


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This makes good lighting convenient as you maneuver around the room in critical wedding moments such as Speeches, Indoor Ceremonies, First Dances, Parent Dances and More.  Below are a few images.

Cons of the Cheetah Stand C8:

The primary drawback of this type of system is that the automatic retracting feature doesn’t work on uneven surfaces like grass or sand. This is why we recommend having one or two Cheetah Stands and one or two other traditional stands like the Manfrotto 5001B0s. This allows you the flexibility to use your off camera lighting setups indoors or outdoors, regardless of the terrain.

Favorite Cheetah Stand C8 Video Review:

Below is my favorite video review of the C8 stand. The presenter might be the most likable man on the internet.

Other Online Reviews and Ratings of the C8

Adorama customers give the Cheetah Stand C8 a respectable 4.4/5.0

Amazon Customers give the Cheetah Stand C8 a respectable 4.1/5.0

Summary and Conclusion:

The Cheetah Stand C8 is a well-built, innovative stand that can help you achieve better lighting for your event and wedding photography by making off camera flash more convenient and portable.  What are your thoughts?  Would you buy this?