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Apr 30, 2012 19:45 |  #1

Does anybody Have any suggestions for a reasonably prices boom/stand to hold a AB1600 with a 22'' beauty dish or softbox? Any thoughts on this one? http://www.adorama.com​/BG3398B.html (external link) Thanks


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Apr 30, 2012 20:00 |  #2

A boom isn't something you want to skimp out on. I have that boom and I can absolutely not recommend it for use with large studio strobes and heavy modifiers. I use it with a speedlite and 24" softbox at most - even then I do not always feel confident with it. I use a Manfrotto 085BS with B1600 (well, just sold that...now waiting on an Einstein to arrive) and beauty dish and softboxes.


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Apr 30, 2012 20:27 as a reply to  @ v35skyline's post |  #3

I use an Avenger with a HD rolling light stand. I've had some pretty heavy lights on mine. Don't forget to use a counterweight.

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Apr 30, 2012 21:08 |  #4

I'll second the D600 on a good steel stand... It seperates the tilt adjustment from the boom arm slide to adjust the balance. Since the adjustments are seperated, it makes changing positions much easier and safer IMHO.

$175 for a stand OR $200 for a roller stand and $100 for the boom and you've got a forever solution...




  
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Apr 30, 2012 21:09 |  #5

MrScott wrote in post #14356940 (external link)
I'll second the D600 on a good steel stand... It seperates the tilt adjustment from the boom arm slide to adjust the balance. Since the adjustments are seperated, it makes changing positions much easier and safer IMHO.

$175 for a stand OR $200 for a roller stand and $100 for the boom and you've got a forever solution...

Have any links to that? Thanks


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Apr 30, 2012 21:36 |  #6

Sure - Foodguy posted the boom.

Here are some stand options.

Steel stands w/ leveling legs, great for unlevel support.
Avenger A0030CS Baby Steel Stand 30 (external link)
Avenger A0045CS Baby Steel Stand (external link)

Wheeled - limited outdoor use...
Avenger A420 - Baby Roller Double Riser Light Stand (external link)
Matthews Baby Jr. Steel Wheeled Stand (external link)




  
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Apr 30, 2012 21:46 |  #7

gtrrocker02 wrote in post #14356410 (external link)
Does anybody Have any suggestions for a reasonably prices boom/stand to hold a AB1600 with a 22'' beauty dish or softbox? Any thoughts on this one? http://www.adorama.com​/BG3398B.html (external link) Thanks

One of the things to consider is if you are going to use the boom for location work. There are booms that have a "Leveling Leg" that can be set up on uneven ground. I recently picked up an Avenger A4039CS and I am quite happy with it.

Hope this helps,

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May 01, 2012 10:48 |  #8

I just got my Avenger 4039CS yesterday.......good god the thing is an absolute beast. Solid as a ROCK. Very confidence inspiring. You'll be able to boom modest lights and mods without a sandbag.




  
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May 02, 2012 21:30 |  #9

It will mainly be used for location work.. What about this one here? Maximum load is 11 lbs VS. the 13 lbs for the 4039CS, but It has the leveling leg. It would be use with the 22'' BD and AB1600 about 95% of the time with a vagabond mini.. and most likely never fully extended. http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …475B_Baby_Combi​_Boom.html (external link)


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Jun 26, 2012 09:41 |  #10

WoodworthPhoto wrote in post #14370070 (external link)
It will mainly be used for location work.. What about this one here? Maximum load is 11 lbs VS. the 13 lbs for the 4039CS, but It has the leveling leg. It would be use with the 22'' BD and AB1600 about 95% of the time with a vagabond mini.. and most likely never fully extended. http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …475B_Baby_Combi​_Boom.html (external link)

I'd also like to know thought on using the stand WoodWorth posted, I'd be using a beautydish on a b800 and if possible a large PCB Softbox.




  
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Jun 26, 2012 10:44 |  #11

If you don't need much reach them just use 40" grip arm on a C stand or a wheeled stand. I use 40" grip arm on Avenger A420 with Kacey dish or 37" octa with my AB800 or Einstein. Also need drop down pin.


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Jun 26, 2012 10:46 |  #12

There is plenty info in the boom thread. Do a search.


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Jun 26, 2012 19:10 |  #13

acevesf wrote in post #14633772 (external link)
I'd also like to know thought on using the stand WoodWorth posted, I'd be using a beautydish on a b800 and if possible a large PCB Softbox.

According to the decsription, you'd be right about at the limits of the stand. The 4039 is only 60 bucks more and is a BEAST. Unless you really didn't like the weight of the 4039, I'd get it. You'll never outgrow the thing. Spend 60 bucks more and buy once.

Be sure you get a drop down pin, it's almost useless as a boom without one.




  
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