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CowboyStudio Photography Video Studio Premium Pro Boom Set W501 with Light Stand, Boom and Weight Bag

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w501boom
  • One (1) high Quality light stand
  • One (1) telescoping boom arm
  • One (1) sandbag

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Product Details

Style: w501boom
  • Item Weight: 8.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 20 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001SVJUPG
  • Item model number: W501boom
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 13, 2009

Product Description

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From the Manufacturer

This CowboyStudio Premium Pro Boom Set with Light Stand and Boom is easy to assemble and would be a great addition to your studio. The W501 boom stand is very useful when positioning your lights more directly above your subject. Twin to our counter weight boom, the 501 boom instead utilizes the more traditional sandbag technology for extra control.

The black anodized aluminum finish gives this boom a professional look without the expensive price. The quick release locks makes adjusting the height of the stand and the length of the boom arm simple and quick.

Specifications:

  • Sandbag has 2 9”x10” zipper pouches, attached by carabineer clip (Disclaimer: not for climbing)
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty

Light Stand:

  • Height is adjustable from 2'8"-6'8"
  • Footprint is 3’2"
  • 48" long and 9” wide (at widest point) when closed
  • 5/8" stem
  • 1/4" screw tip on stem
  • Spring cushioned
  • Folds up quickly and easily

Boom Arm:

  • Length is adjustable from 3'11"-7'
  • 5/8" stem

Directions:

  1. Open the legs to form a tripod and fasten it in place to make sure it doesn’t move.
  2. Then you are going to want to attach the light to the stand and make sure it is secure and applied correctly.
  3. Attach the boom to the top of the stand and make sure it is secure to avoid any damage.
  4. Your boom and light stand are ready to use.

Product Description

The 501 boomstand is our most durable and versatile boomstand, useful in positioning your lights more directly above your subject. The sandbag allows you to easily control the counterweight and better stabilize your lighting setup. The black finish is durable and professional.

Height is adjustable from 2ft 8in to 6ft 8in; Boom arm extends up to 7ft; Maximum capacity is 19.9 lbs; Footprint is 3ft 2in; Quick release locks makes adjusting the height of the stand and the length of the boom arm simple and quick; Finish is black anodized aluminum; 5/8" stems.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Well built and sturdy.
Dennis Kakacek
Since the boom can hold a substantial anchor weight, it's reach is very impressive.
R. Tomlinson
Also, I'm never sure which way to turn the clamp levers to loosen or tighten.
Kris Hunt

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Jesse King on March 8, 2010
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I have to say, this stand is quite a value for the price. It's BIG, the components are chunky and seem to be of decent quality, and I'm not afraid to put relatively heavy lighting gear on it. I'm not using monoblocs or heavy AC powered studio light or anything, just multiple flash strobes and modifiers - softboxes, brollies, etc, but I have no fears about putting a good bit of weight on this stand.

The main tube is faux-air-cushioned (meaning, it appears to have a simple spring in the main vertical tube to dampen the shock of the weighted boom arm dropping after you loosen the tilt head). The spring scrapes a bit on the inside of the tube, making a slight noise but otherwise working quite effectively. Personally, I'm not complaining - they could've left that out entirely at this price point, but it's a welcome addition.

There is an aluminum screw-in O-ring at the short end of the boom for an (included) weight bag, and there is a cheap little carabiner included in the package. This is great, because you can stick a camera bag, reflector kit, etc on that ring to act as a counterweight, or use the included bag, or whatever else you feel like. Pretty convenient.

The boom arm has one telescoping extension that goes out pretty darn far. The end of the telescoping extension has a metal stud locked in place with a clip-tensioner that feels quite secure. Once you have the end weighted down there is a small amount of flex in the arm, but that's to be expected. The diameter and weight of all the tubing is actually quite impressive, especially at this price point.

The tripod legs extend quite far out and are surprisingly stable, though if you have any significant weight on the (extended) boom you are at risk of tipping.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By M. Ashley on November 8, 2009
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Don't let the price fool you - this is a SOLID stand worth far more. The construction is very strudy. The included sand bag is tough as nails. I've since ordered two more of the bags for stand anchors.
The boom is significant enough to handle an Alien Bees B800 with a full-size beauty dish mounted on it.
An excellent deal. Cowboystudio ships extremely quickly and you won't find better customer service.
All around I highly recommend buying this boom and doing business with Cowboystudio.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By dm on February 23, 2011
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I wasn't looking for Bogen quality in a 60.00 boom stand, but after 7 months of ownership the mechanism for adjusting the attachment and angle of the boom failed due to a stripped bolt. After I contacted the company they quickly sent me a whole new mechanism, albeit a used one (indicated from the worn threads and marks) it too had already begun suffering from inadequate machining, as the threads on one end of the bolt were already showing damage, indicating that failure is imminent. Added to this, the arm for the boom has lost its ability to hold lightweight equipment due to the inadequacy of the locks.

Even if the parts were adequately machined, and the bolt enlarged to deal with the strain of operation, the mechanism is rudimentary at best. Even when working properly, don't expect easy or fluid movements. Lastly, note that the height of operation includes the boom extended. Meaning that the center support has one height adjustment to roughly 6.5 ft. It is not a sufficient height for a horizontal extension of the boom for lighting over an individual, say as a hair-light.

As of now, I use the boom arm (separated from stand) as a "round-the-studio" piece that comes in handy here and there. And I put casters on the stand and use it to roll around an extra large studio light/umbrella.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sridhar K. Nemani on June 16, 2011
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It looked great when I opened it up. It did seem like I got a used one though it was supposed to be a new or I dunno why, but there were scratches on the boom arm already. When I used it the first time, I extended the stand to a little more height and locked it to find that the locks are so cheap and not so greatly designed, which meant I just cudn't lock the stand at an extended height. After I extend and lock it, it just slips off with ease slowly. So, I just wasn't able to use it all successfully even once because the locks were so bad. I noticed the boom arm also had same kinda locks for extension, which means you would see same problem sooner or later. Everything else seemed fine, but this flaw with the locks just made it completely useless.
Maybe mine was a defective piece and arrived broke, but after seeing the problem and looking at the mechanism and design of those locks, it is clear that they are deemed to fail like this sooner or later. They are spring locks, and maybe it was cos of the springs were loose or whatsoever. Change these locks and have better tightly holding locks, then you have got a very good boom stand. Else, forget it.

I am really upset, because after all those good reviews; I was really excited and it disappointed me big time.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard C. Drew TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 13, 2011
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There were several problems / concerns with this unit. It is cheaply made. The leg cross supports are the thinest I have ever seen. The legs themselves are flimsy. The tubes used for the upright and boom are also thin and flex way too much. When the base is fully extended it tops out at 6 feet - but at this height the top tube wobbled by the clamp about 3/8" - the clamp did not hold well at all. I attached a 3 lb weight to the end of the boom (my flash weighs closed to 8 lbs) - The stand almost snapped in half! The top tube popped right out of the base. Had this been my flash, I would have been looking at a hefty repair bill.

There is not enough reach to put a hair light or beauty dish above a standing subject. Sitting, yes - no way standing.

All the hardware was cheaply made, from the clamps to the screws. Reminded me of a really cheap light fixture made in China - you know, where they use the thinnest parts possible for the job. It brings back memories of an old pickup truck I used to have - looked great, but was useless.
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