CowboyStudio Pro Video Counter Weight Boom Set with Light Stand, Boom Arm and Counter Weight
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- One (1) high Quality light stand
- One (1) telescoping boom arm
- One (1) Counter weight (12 lb)
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|Item Dimensions||31.5 x 31.5 x 31.5 inches|
|Item Weight||6.61 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||17.5 pounds|
Height is adjustable from 2ft 8in to 6ft 8in; Boom arm extends up to 7ft; Footprint is 38 inches; Versatile, Hardworking & Lightweight; Stable & Quick Setup; 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
Style: counter weight boom
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Package arrived totally banged up, presumably because if the counterweight. Only one piece came off in transit but it fell out of the hole in the box on my front porch. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This broke after three uses. I was using it to hold a microphone, so no heavy lights were ever used. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Searcher
Exactly what I expected. Good product and works well for me. Would buy this product again.Published 2 months ago by Gary Kahler
The locking mechanism for the main extension on the stand gave way on the first shoot. It can no longer support any weight. Read morePublished 2 months ago by nkcarroll
I am disappointed with this product. I'm not sure if something inside is broken, but it doesn't stay up when I pull it up and lock it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marci Neighbors
Just put it all together today notice that around the nipple it slipped.Published 3 months ago by Jerry A. Barnes
perfect for studio use ... not so if your workflow is on location... I purchased this one because i have a 5foot and 7 foot umbrellas that i use as main lights and the weight and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Frank N.
I feared that the tripod will be unstable, but it is very strong. I'm not afraid to use it with flashes AlienBees.Published 3 months ago by Sergey