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This review is from: CowboyStudio Boom Stand Extension 7 feet Arm with Grip Head (Electronics)Was hoping for something light to support a 580exII flash and a light modifier. This boom stand is rather heavy-duty and can support far more than that. As a result, it's also heavy -feels too heavy to support for my speed-light stands at a reasonable height.
That being said, if you're looking for a studio set up, this could be a perfect fit.
If you're looking for something portable to support a speed-light and modifier, this is definitely more than you'll need.
Either way, it's solidly constructed, fairly easy to use, and it won't be breaking anytime soon.
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Initial post: Mar 21, 2012 4:09:54 AM PDT
Matthew Wong says:
Hi, any idea what is the weight of the stand itself? Will it support a strobe like Elinchrom?
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2013 1:42:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 5, 2013 1:44:16 PM PST
The boom and clamp weight 3lb. The issue with weight isn't the boom, it's the counter balance that will be required. If the boom is extended with a strobe and modifier, a 10-20lb counter balance weight is required bringing the whole assembly (boom, counter weight, strobe, modifier) into the 20-30lb range.
You need a half way decent light stand to work with it, the cheap 7' stands that are widely available under various brand names will not work at all. The 9' & 12' Cowboy studio ones work, as do the 10' PBL and Ravelli stands. Even with those you will likely exceed it's rated capacity but they seem to take it okay. Just make sure you have the base of the stand weighted or anchored.
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