Just wondering why more people don't use a tripod as a lightstand instead of an actual lightstand (talking more for outdoors)....or is that what people do and I'm just late to the game. I have a normal lightstand that I've used for awhile, but it is always a pain outdoors if the ground is unlevel. So...I figured out that I can use my cheapo $30 Sunpack Tripod as a lightstand. Benefits: -The legs are adjustable for un-level ground -It came with 2 quick release plates. This lets me mount a straight hot shoe mount to one and a umbrella/flash mount to the other....quick and easy to change. -The tripod has a "crank" that will let me raise and lower the tripod/flash head by about 2 feet. -Not much (if any) more costly than a normal lightstand -Can double as a camera tripod if needed (suprisingly sturdy for the price) etc.... Am I just late to the game on this? Does everybody else use a tripod outdoors instead of an actual lightstand?