This hand held pole stand is perfect for your assistant to carry around with your lighting gear etc attached or attach it to a railing etc using a super clamp.. It extends 7.5 feet and can hold up to 9lbs when fully extended (more when shortened). It has 2 padded areas to grip the stand so that you can hold it reliably. This is great for those times when you are on the go and moving from point to point.. no need to buy adapter etc.. The spigot can be mounted on top or to the side to allow for perfect positioning of the light. This is a must for wedding photographers, videographers and more.