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Grip 101: Show your booms and grip hardware in action!

 
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Dec 07, 2012 23:14 |  #1051

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Some of the stuff I use to do.


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Jan 10, 2013 15:11 |  #1052

I cant seem to match model numbers from posts here with boom stands. I use an einstein and a 37 inch octa most often. Is this the 420 everyone is speaking of? http://www.adorama.com​/BG3399.html (external link)


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Jan 10, 2013 15:18 |  #1053

JakAHearts wrote in post #15471640 (external link)
I cant seem to match model numbers from posts here with boom stands. I use an einstein and a 37 inch octa most often. Is this the 420 everyone is speaking of? http://www.adorama.com​/BG3399.html (external link)

Indoor or outdoors? I would go for beefier avenger:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …11471&is=REG&Q=​&A=details (external link)

I don't know how this smaller avnger compares to the Manfratto 420 model:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …475B_Baby_Combi​_Boom.html (external link)


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Jan 10, 2013 15:18 |  #1054

Shane, no, the A420 is a light weight Baby Roller Double Riser stand (not a boom stand) and has been replaced by the Avenger A5029.


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Jan 10, 2013 15:21 |  #1055

bobbyz wrote in post #15471674 (external link)
Indoor or outdoors? I would go for beefier avenger:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …11471&is=REG&Q=​&A=details (external link)

I don't know how this smaller avnger compares to the Manfratto 420 model:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …475B_Baby_Combi​_Boom.html (external link)

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Shane, no, the A420 is a light weight Baby Roller Double Riser stand and has been replaced by the Avenger A5029.

Excellent, thanks guys. I didnt even see that 4039 in my search results.

Oh, thats because Adorama doesnt carry it. :( I have a 300 dollar adorama credit.


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Jan 10, 2013 15:28 |  #1056

Or get A420 and put a grip arm on it. That is what I am using so far.


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Jan 10, 2013 15:28 |  #1057

Sorry, you must have been referring to the Manfrotto 420b. I wasn't sure what you were referencing, but we've often mentioned the A420 as an excellent light weight location stand with wheels. It is aluminum though, so I would not put a steel boom arm on it (like the D600), but it is fine with a grip arm, as Bobby notes.


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Jan 10, 2013 15:30 |  #1058

Bobby, you use that outdoors as well? Id like something with an adjustable leg, I think.


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Jan 10, 2013 15:30 |  #1059

Dave Jr wrote in post #15471728 (external link)
Sorry, you must have been referring to the Manfrotto 420b.

No worries, Dave. :D


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Jan 10, 2013 15:33 |  #1060

There is/was an Avenger A470 combi boom stand (with adjustable leg) that is a beast (I have one), but it has been discontinued. I don't remember which model is the direct replacement.


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Jan 10, 2013 15:35 |  #1061

Dave Jr wrote in post #15471751 (external link)
There is/was an Avenger A470 combi boom stand (with adjustable leg) that is a beast (I have one), but it has been discontinued. I don't remember which model is the direct replacement.

Well, figure it the hell out! :lol:


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Jan 10, 2013 16:33 |  #1062

JakAHearts wrote in post #15471736 (external link)
Bobby, you use that outdoors as well? Id like something with an adjustable leg, I think.

Lazy leg is over rated IMHO. So far I haven't had the need to use it and most of my shots are outdoors (though on relatively level ground). I mainly shoot in parks, downtown, sidewalk and so on. Wheels on A420 rock, lot better than any C-stand. Being handicapped it so much easier for me to roll the A420 with Einstein/BD or 37"octa. I have also done two rolling stands. So much easier to manage IMHO. Other might disagree.


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Jan 10, 2013 16:43 |  #1063

Bobby (and others) recommended the A420 to me, and I have been very happy with it. I use it for location senior portrait shoots. The wheels are very good. Long grass might be an issue, but it's light enough that it's not bad to carry, when needed.

I would be much less likely to take the A470 combi boom on location, it is a heavy beast.


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Jan 10, 2013 20:03 |  #1064

I've got the A4039 and it sux in boom mode with weight on the ends. It does not have separate tilt, yaw and length controls like a D600 does. I'm 6'4" and have no issues muscling around the 18 pounds, but grrr to any type of finessing or balancing 8 to 10 lbs on the 4039... I'm sure people love the lighter combi-boom for 2 or 3 lbs. I'd much rather use an A420 with wheels and a D600.




  
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Jan 10, 2013 20:06 |  #1065

bobbyz wrote in post #15471984 (external link)
Lazy leg is over rated IMHO. So far I haven't had the need to use it and most of my shots are outdoors (though on relatively level ground). I mainly shoot in parks, downtown, sidewalk and so on. Wheels on A420 rock, lot better than any C-stand. Being handicapped it so much easier for me to roll the A420 with Einstein/BD or 37"octa. I have also done two rolling stands. So much easier to manage IMHO. Other might disagree.

I mainly wanted the lazy leg for stairs. That would work, right?

Also, thanks everyone for your help!


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