I am new to studio lighting and I just ordered some alien bee's I am wanting to use my 400 as a hair light, I am looking for a good enough boom to hold this light, I dont have $500 or $600 to spend on one. Does anyone have any suggestions....
I have used this stand with my ab400's for 2.5 years with no issues. It works as a stand or boom. Boom arm actually folds inside of stand. Just be sure to add weight bags to stand and arm for balance Cost $100.00
MP_DigitalStudio1 wrote: I have used this stand with my ab400's for 2.5 years with no issues. It works as a stand or boom. Boom arm actually folds inside of stand. Just be sure to add weight bags to stand and arm for balance Cost $100.00
Interfit COR754 99 Combination Boom Stand
Hope that helps....
I am looking on amazon right now, How do you add a counter weight to arm? picture not very good there
I have one and it's a great stand. It's for light duty though. It would handle the AB400 alone ok..... but I wouldn't trust heavy modifiers on it. Those that attempt doing that should sangbag it heavily. I love mine though and mainly use it for speed light softboxes.
I use a Mathews Junior Boom, but my requirements I need to be higher and have it boom out longer. You can get a boom that will go out 7 feet, and put it on a Mathews stand that will go up 11 feet for around 400.00. Be careful of going to light as we always seem to find ways to want to add beauty dishes etc to that light once you boom it. Buy it once and be done.
FKW Studio wrote: Manfrotto super boom, very strong, very long boom, wheels, solid, cheap. I use it to hold my B800 with 22" beauty dish, 32x40 softbox, 5 foot octabank with no problems, comes with counterweight.
Great boom but... you use a $500 boom to hold a $300 light?
AJScalzitti wrote: Great boom but... you use a $500 boom to hold a $300 light?
Yep, I do a lot of automotive and marine work and it really helps to have a boom of this size/caliber on location. I'm eventually picking up some einsteins but the B800s have proven to have the perfect power settings for both location and studio work, at least for me.
I agree that the Avenger 2030D is an amazing C-stand/boom arm kit. You can't go wrong with them. I've used mine with a White Lightning Ultra 1800 with a large Photoflex softbox attacehd outdoors on a windy day with only a couple of sandbags on the base and the thing was solid as a rock. Well worth the (less than) $200 investment!