Hi, I would like to get a second opinion. I went to buy a light stand and boom in which I ended up with the Manfrotto 085BS. I told the sales guy that I was interested in a c stand and a boom. He had a lot of c stands but he asked me what I was gonna put on the boom. I told him the Elinchrom RX600 and the Elinchrom Deep throat 100cm. He then advised this combo kit. It sounded good and the price was comfortable with me. I noticed with the boom fully extended with the counterweight balanced, there was some flex and was a little nervous.
My question is that is the Manfrotto 085BS not enought to handle the head modifier combo? Also, can I use a sand bag instead of the counterweight that comes with it since I sometimes travel to other studios?
Any help would be appreciated.