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Is the cheetaboom strong enough for a Qbox24?

 
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Oct 27, 2011 21:28 |  #1

I am going to order the Qbox24 for my speedlite and am trying to pick out a boom stand for it. I want one that is affordable, can double as a normal light stand, and that folds up nice for transport. I'd like it to be capable of going tall enough to use the Qbox24 on a standing adult. It seems the cheetah boom is a good match but is it strong enough? I seem to be finding some conflicting info on this...


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Oct 28, 2011 08:45 |  #2

Should be. Qbox24" is not heavy IMHO. Though no personal experience here.


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Oct 28, 2011 09:17 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #3

Unfortunately, the Cheetah boom is not rated to handle the load of a Speedlight in a Qbox24.

It's intended for either a bare flash or something like the Qbox16 used as a hair or accent light.

I've owned both products and done this test for myself so I'm speaking from experience. Even with a counterweight on the back end of the boom, it's just not a good combination.

You're going to need something more substantial than the Cheetah Boom.


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Oct 28, 2011 09:20 |  #4

Can you recommend something else that fits my requirements? I see the century offerings they have but I am worried about how portable those are. Am I asking for something that isn't available?


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Oct 28, 2011 09:24 as a reply to  @ Dustin Mustangs's post |  #5

How far off axis do you plan on having your Qbox24. The type of stand and boom will depend heavily on how it's going to be used.


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Oct 28, 2011 12:13 |  #6

I am not sure as this will be my first boom. Primary use will be single person portraits and maybe the occasional small group as well (2-3). Kids mostly, but I would like the ability to light a standing adult as well. Seems like 3' would be enough for that if I had to guess???


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Oct 29, 2011 08:18 |  #7

Dustin Mustangs wrote in post #13320770 (external link)
I am not sure as this will be my first boom. Primary use will be single person portraits and maybe the occasional small group as well (2-3). Kids mostly, but I would like the ability to light a standing adult as well. Seems like 3' would be enough for that if I had to guess???

I don't know if you have a budget or are concerned with size or weight but an excellent stand/boom for what you're describing would be an Avenger A4039CS.


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