Manfrotto has a new Nanopole light stand and Snap tilthead designed specifically for speedlight shooters. The Nanopole stand has a main column that is easily removed from the legs to quickly convert the stand into a boom pole.
It has an adjustable leg that aids in leveling the stand, as well as a hook for hanging a sandbag.
The Nanopole light stand retails for $79.99. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Snap tilthead has a counterbalance in the tilt mechanism to prevent the speedlight from tilting over. It also just “snaps” onto a light stand with a flip-lock switch. The built-in cold shoe accommodates speedlights and other cold shoe accessories.
The Snap tilthead retails for $39.99. Check it out here at B&H Photo.