Nissin LS-55C Carbon Fiber Light Stand (79in max height)
Nissin LS-55C Carbon Fiber Light Stand (79in max height)
Nissin LS-55C Carbon Fiber Light Stand (79in max height)

Nissin LS-55C Carbon Fiber Light Stand (79in max height)

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2020 Hot One

The Nissin LS-55C Carbon Fiber Light Stand was selected by Professional Photographer Magazine as a 2020 Hot One.

Nissin LS-55C Features:

  • Carbon fiber stand weighs just 22 oz (1.4 lbs)
  • Compact design collapses to 19”
  • Adjustable height 19”- 79”
  • Maximum load 3.3 lbs when fully extended
  • Fits in carry-on luggage and most gear bags

Compact Lightweight Design

The Nissin LS-55C lightweight carbon fiber light stand weighs only 22 oz. (1.4 lbs), making it ideal for travel.  The stand’s 5-section center column and 3 foldable legs are made from strong yet lightweight carbon fiber tubes.

Fits in Carry on Luggage

When not in use the Nissin LS-55C collapses to only 19” long, making it short enough to fit in carry-on luggage and most gear bags.

Adjustable Height

With 5 sections in the center column, the Nissin LS-55C is adjustable from 19”-79”.  Adjust the stand’s height to position your light where it is needed.  

Nissin Super Light Stand Comparison: LS-55C vs LS-65C

  Nissin LS-55C
Nissin LS-65C
Sections 5 5
Materials Carbon-fiber Carbon-fiber
Central Pole Lock Twist
Bottom Lower Legs Reverse folding (3 legs) Reverse folding (3 legs)
Panhead UNC 3/8" screw (with a UNC 1/4" screw adapter)
UNC 3/8" screw (with a UNC 1/4" screw adapter)
Folded Length 19.1 inches/485 mm
23.6 inches/600 mm
Minimum Operating Height
19.1 inches/485 mm
23.6 inches/600 mm
Maximum Operating Height 6.5 feet / 2m 8.85 feet / 2.7m
Safety Payload Weight 3.3 pounds / 1.5kg 6.6 pounds / 3kg
Net Weight 22 ounces / 625g 28.7 ounces /815g
Accessories Nissin strap
Nissin strap

Adjustable Leg for Uneven Surfaces

One of the carbon fiber legs is adjustable allowing for use on uneven surfaces.

Attaching Lights

The top attachment of the Nissin LS-55C includes a 5/8” stud with a 1/4", and 3/8" screw thread tip. This versatile design makes it easy to quickly and securely attach umbrella brackets, speedlights, soft boxes, LED lighting, and most standard lighting accessories.

Maximum Load

The Nissin LS-55C can support a maximum load of 3.3 lbs.

Durable, Stable, and Strong

The Nissin LS-55C features 3 folding carbon fiber legs that connect to the carbon fiber center column providing strength and stability.  To further improve stability when shooting outdoors or in high traffic areas, a weight such as a sandbag or water bottle can be attached to the legs (not included).

Minimum-Maximum Footprint

The length of each leg from the center column is 18”.  When placed against a wall, the min-max distance from the wall to the outside leg is 20-27”.