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Manfrotto 085BS Heavy Duty Light Boom Includes 008BU Stand with Casters (Black)

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This Heavy Duty Light Boom comes complete with stand and casters. A boom is a great addition to your lighting stand set ups. Allowing much more positioning of your lighting you will be able to have more creative lighting set ups. Arm tube diameters: 35mm.; attachment: type25 + spigot art. 013; color: black; column cross- section: round; counterweight: 44.09 lbs.; load capacity at maximum extension: 13.23 lbs.; material: aluminum; maximum extension: 110.24 in.; minimum extension: 39.37 in.; 3 section boom arm.

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Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2010
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4.0 out of 5 stars LOCK AND LOAD
By B. Worded on October 23, 2010
This is a monster. The little wheels are a must. I have no worries about it holding up my monolight and softbox. I am however concerned about the arm sections not locking in place. They slip into one another and have small holes on the ends for some type of screw. I contacted (email only option) the maker Manfrotto but they have not responded. The stand can be used as a regular stand aside from a boom stand so I can at least work with the lighting. But I really need to know how to lock the arm in place before I place my light at the end of the boom. I took a photo of the arm but this site only allows one to upload video. I need help.
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Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2012
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Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2012
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Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars A piece of paper that looks like instructions? YES
By Mark G. on May 23, 2017
I knew this was the right stand for my needs - right function, right capacity, right price. I got scared though, man! All these reviews about no directions, having to go to the hardware store because some pieces didn't ship, and not being able to figure it out, etc. When I finally decided to purchase it, I thought, "I'm going to photograph everything I do and my process of putting this thing together." I wish the format for this review would allow me to add photos as I type, but let's try it this way.

The shipping tube - Dang - a bit less than 5 feet long, 6-8 inches in diameter. Mine wasn't damaged. Oh, and the weight - 47 freaking pounds. Not a typo.

I pulled everything out of the tube. The counterweight did do a bit of damage to the Styrofoam packaging at the bottom of the tube, but the weight didn't appear to be scratched (it's painted orange). Wait - What's that? There? In one of the plastic-wrapped packages? A piece of paper that looks like instructions? YES!

NO! - a crummy flimsy flyer that basically tells you to be careful and not do anything dumb (like hanging an expensive strobe on the end without counterbalancing the boom). Dang again!

The boom - hollow aluminum tubes with couplers to connect the three sections. Make sure the connector is secure in one of the tubes before trying to insert it into the other (do this early on - and DO NOT let the connector slip down into the tube! You'll REALLY hate yourself...). Also after securing the first screw, remove the second one at the other end of the connector before sliding the tubes together (it's a rather tight fit). The screw spreads the connector apart to secure them together. Nifty.

The wheels - on each leg, there's a hole on the underside that receives a round tab from a small metal plate/spacer - it kind of acts as an index point for the plate and keeps it in place. While holding the plate in place with one hand, slip the wheel over the stand leg with the other hand and secure it with the threaded screw they provide. Some folks have said they needed to bore out the hole on the stand leg a little bit in order to get the plate to seat properly. I didn't have that issue.

The pivot bracket that holds the boom is pretty nice and well-made. Get someone to help you if you're going to hang any gear - balancing everything by yourself would get sketchy in a hurry.

I posted a lot more images than those which are showing up (unless I figure out how to access them), and I suck at making videos. I really wanted to bring the experience of the assembly to people who may be considering this stand. For reference, my stand is supporting a Bowens Gemini 400r with a Bowens beauty dish and grid. The cantilever is about 1/3 to 2/3 (giving my boom an effective length of around 6 feet or so). Space is at a premium in my available shooting area. I have been dying to get the vertical stands out of my way while doing portraits! Thanks for letting me ramble this out-
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Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2014
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Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2012
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