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Looking for a good boom stand...

 
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Nov 21, 2012 01:15 |  #1

I have never owned one.. and I usually shoot alone (and outdoors mostly).. so just wondering which one would be the best option.

Please guide me in the right direction, i'm basically looking for:

- Stand to use with beauty dishes outdoors
- Must have a boom arm (to get the beauty dish placed above the subject facing down)
- Something strong and sturdy outdoors in the wind (I use Kacey 22'' BD with Einstein 640W)
- Possibly comes with a sandbag (weight isn't an issue, I wouldn't mind even a 10-15kg sandbag as long as it doesn't fall over in the wind)
- Money isn't an issue (unless it costs more than an L series lens lol) please provide me with the absolute best stand out there.

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Nov 21, 2012 02:25 |  #2

Time to search the board for "boom", "grip" or "TMR"...

Some quick thoughts are to seperate a great leveling leg steel stand from a great independant boom arm. Research "drop down pins", safety cables and 40 to 50 lbs of dead weight. And think about a Dolly or cart to move it all!

I've got both a "steel combo" Avenger A4039CS stand as well as a D600 boom arm. I'd pick the boom arm over the combo stand 90% of the time...




  
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Nov 21, 2012 08:29 as a reply to  @ MrScott's post |  #3

You might consider C-type leg base with sandbags.


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Nov 21, 2012 09:03 |  #4

I am actually going to pick this one up next week.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …20B_Combi_Boom_​Stand.html (external link)


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Nov 22, 2012 08:41 |  #5

Lencarta have 2 boom stands. Try their site.


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