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4.0 out of 5 stars This does the job, December 1, 2011
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This review is from: CowboyStudio Boom Stand Extension 7 feet Arm with Grip Head (Electronics)
A great value. This gets the job done. If you need a quick boom to clamp on a stand and don't have a lot of money to spend then look no further.
You will need a sturdy stand - physics are at play here...
But with the clip for the counter-weight you can play with physics and balance that load.

I held back a star because of the lack of separation of concerns between angle adjustment and boom or stand clamping. It's an all or nothing thing. If you want to take the angle up or down a click - then the grip on the stand and boom are gone. This makes adjustments during a shoot a little clumsy. Ok. Really clumsy. Keeping the price in mind, I understand that it represents some functional compromise else it would have been 2 stars.

In short - If you need one, and are on a budget - this will get you going. It did for me.
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Initial post: Aug 30, 2012, 12:06:18 PM PDT
I also thought the whole clamping action loosened when adjusting one side. But it actually has a feature that will allow loosening one side without loosening the other. Between the two clamps is a spring and a nut. If these are installed correctly, the clamps will perform like this:

The side with the nut will only loosen the clamping on its side
The side with the spring will loosen the clamping action on its side and also the angle adjustment.

The clamp becomes much more useful and much less irritating when set up this way. I only know this because it worked correctly on one of several of these clamps I have. All the others loosen the clamping action on both as you state. But with the nut solidly installed in one of the clamps, it behaves correctly. Of course, there are no instructions about this nor is there anything to tell you how to be sure the spring and nut are installed correctly.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2013, 1:48:09 PM PST
ZEric says:
To clarify what Alice said, I posted some pictures. It works much more easily when setup correctly.
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