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Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated)

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Product Highlights

  • Chrome-plated Steel Construction
  • 5/8" Pin and Receiver

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The Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin is used on the end of a boom arm to maintain a constant downward angle of a mounted light fixture as the angle of the boom arm is changed. The 5/8" diameter pin has a 5/8" female receiver.

Construction Chrome-plated steel
Mount 5/8" (16 mm) Spigot
5/8" (16 mm) Receiver
Weight 1.37 lb (0.62 kg)
Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated)
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    AvengerE700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated)
     
    4.6

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (16)
    • Attaches securely (11)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Long-lasting (5)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (9)
      • Portraits (9)
      • Indoors (8)
      • Outdoors (7)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Like a third hand.

      The E700 supports a Mola Demi mounted on an AlienBees B1600. The two wing nuts on the E700 can be tightened to position the said modifier at a slightly different angle. The E700 is...Read complete review

      The E700 supports a Mola Demi mounted on an AlienBees B1600. The two wing nuts on the E700 can be tightened to position the said modifier at a slightly different angle. The E700 is finished well like the Avenger D600. There is nothing negaive that I have experienced with the E700 with my modifier. It is a good accessory to have when needed.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not too happy with this one

      I was looking for a Mathews 45 degree. Drop down and no one seem to have it. So this was suggested and I purchased it. It's very hard to turn and tighten. Very...Read complete review

      I was looking for a Mathews 45 degree. Drop down and no one seem to have it. So this was suggested and I purchased it. It's very hard to turn and tighten. Very hard!!!
      Strobe moves after tightening.. It's just really not what I expected at all!

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      5.0

      Just what I needed

      By Jai

      from Tampa Fl

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

        I bought this to hang my beauty dish mounted monohead on a boom. I use to have the problem of trying to put my monohead and cause of the weight of the beauty dish, it would turn downward and be a pain to constantly adjust and tighten. With this pin I can just hang it and it's 100% more manageable.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Must have!

        By 1DProphet

        from USA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Complete Strobe Adjustmen
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Lets Stobe Float On Boom

          Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

          If your purchasing a boom then you'll want this!

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          5.0

          Nice Addition to the Boom

          By AJP jim

          from Fairfield, PA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Special Events

            Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

            Used this yesterday with boom arm. It gives you a bunch of extra space by inverting and and pulling back your light once extended. It is easy to move and take off as well.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect

            By Jsean

            from Baltimore MD

            Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

            Exactly what I was looking for. If you use paul buff lights then the light will not mount fully on a stud of an avenger d600. This allows it to fully grip while having the option to hang upside down to take away the strain of having the light hang on its side with bigger light modifiers

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Like a third hand.

            By jp1958

            from Ontario, Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

              The E700 supports a Mola Demi mounted on an AlienBees B1600. The two wing nuts on the E700 can be tightened to position the said modifier at a slightly different angle. The E700 is finished well like the Avenger D600. There is nothing negaive that I have experienced with the E700 with my modifier. It is a good accessory to have when needed.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Accessory

              By Shorthandedgoal

              from Detroit, Michigan

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                This allows me to hang my mono light upside downfor better light control. It is strong and fits perfect on my Avenger D600 boom Arm.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                seriously

                By Chris in WI

                from Weyerhaeuser, WI

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                    If you have an Einstein and a large Octabox from PCB you NEED this. It will allow you to use it upside down on a boom without rotating down. You NEED this (period).

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works like a charm with my Mola Euro

                    By Archie

                    from Billings, Mt.

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                      I needed a way to balance my Mola Euro on my Avenger D600 and prevent the whole BD from slipping downwards. The E700 drop Down Pin worked like a charm and now I can control the angle on my Mola securely and with much greater control. This pin is a must have.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Work better that the $ pin in a C Stand

                      By AndyS

                      from San Diego, CA

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                          I use a C-Stand with Turtle base on locations all the time. C-stand is handy because I don't need sand bags.This is much faster changing left and right setups vs. the $ pin that goes in boom arm on a C stand...Speed and simplicity is better than cheap pin by far...

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Simple and Effective

                          By Stan the Man

                          from New Joisey

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Studio Boom Lighting

                            Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                            ....The Baby Drop Down Pin allows your studio head to hang upside down thereby making tilt adjustments much more secure. Otherwise you would have to tilt your head sideways and rely on the side knob which is not designed for that purpose. As an experiment I tried turning my Einstein sideways but it would not stay without slowly slipping. The drop down pin solves this problem easily and is a must have item.

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Must-have item for boom lighting

                            By Motionblur

                            from Oslo, Norway

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                            • Big

                            Best Uses

                            • Boom Stand
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                            Earlier reviewer "Gee" obviously purchased the wrong item, and the E700 is not to blame for this. It is a perfect match for the Avenger line of booms, which is what it is intended to work with, and as such it is pretty much perfect for larger studio lights - its intended function.The drop down pin is intended, as the name implies, to position flash heads in a hanging position, so the flash head hangs from the pin mounted at the end of the boom, rather than attaching the head to the end of the boom and then attempting to force the head in a sideways position by tightening the thumb screw on the flash head to its max - which will fail with any large and heavy modifier mounted on the flash head.Likewise, attempting to use a drop down pin as a 45 degree yoke is doomed to fail - the thumb screws on the drop down pin are not intended to secure the pin at upward angle, they are far too weak for that. It is only intended for hanging. It's like forcing a square peg through a round hole. Use the right tool for the right job.I only wish Avenger/Manfrotto would make a "Nano" line equivalent of this one for use with Elinchrom Quadra and speedlites with lightweight modifiers, as the E700 defeats the purpose of lightweight location lights by being so big and, relatively speaking, heavy. Which, in other contexts, with bigger lights, is it's force. There is a gap in Avengers/Manfrottos product line that needs to be filled.

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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Solves Einstein Problem

                            By BSim

                            from Los Angeles

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                              Have Avenger C-stand and mini-boom. Einstein would slip at any angle. Contacted Paul C Buff, they suggested rubber bands--didn't work. I stumbled across a forum discussing the drop down pin as a solution to this problem - absolutely THE answer. Problem solved for only $ , good deal!

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                              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Not too happy with this one

                              By Gee

                              from Brooklyn,NY

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                              • Weak

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                              I was looking for a Mathews 45 degree. Drop down and no one seem to have it. So this was suggested and I purchased it. It's very hard to turn and tighten. Very hard!!!
                              Strobe moves after tightening.. It's just really not what I expected at all!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great product - larger than expected

                              By bdeckert

                              from Fort Worth, TX

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                                I purchased this to more easily achieve clam shell lighting with an Einstein and beauty dish. I don't know what I was expecting, but this was a much bigger attachment than what I thought it would be. It is solid and fairly heavy. It might be about a foot long. I had to get an extender for the stud on my boom in order for this to work, but it is definitely worth it for me.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Perfect for hanging a beauty dish

                                By Francis

                                from Asheville, NC

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                                  I purchased this to help mount a monolight on a 5/8" grip arm to hang a beauty dish out just a bit, like a very short boom. Keeps the center of gravity directly under the boom or grip arm. Works like a charm, feels very solid. Reasonable price (as far as grip and photo gear goes).

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Must have to mount a beauty dish

                                  By Love_For_Light

                                  from Toronto, Canada

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                                    The tube that attaches to the boom is solid, it is made of stainless steel. The locking knob is solid too. The drop down pin is made of soft aluminum and it is plated. The fastener that joins the tube and the pin is very mediocre. I wish it were made of one strong knurled thumb screw.

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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    makes positioning of light on boom easy

                                    By sight3

                                    from Seattle area

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                                        -I have profoto lights. If I attach the light directly to the boom, It is difficult to keep the head from rotating on the stud (downward with gravity), if there is a heavy modifier on the light. This item helps limit that effect, and helps maintain the angle of the head if the boom arm is rotated up or down.

                                        -If you have a standard length 5/8" light stand stud on the end of your boom, you will need to add an extension or change to a longer stud, because the locking knob is not close enough to the end to lock properly in that configuration.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL

                                        By The Judge

                                        from Atlanta Georgia

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                                            I cannot imagine using the D600 Mini Boom and hanging any kind of lighting fixture without this essential piece of hardware. It allows precession adjustments.

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                                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great product

                                            By Cuervo79

                                            from Guatemala Central America

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attach Securely
                                            • Durable
                                            • Long-Lasting

                                            Cons

                                            • A bit of a learning curve

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use
                                            • Indoors
                                            • Outdoors

                                            Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                                            The drop down pin is designed to keep the strobe leveled no matter how the boom is angled, I think that is why the other reviewer had problems with it, its designed to move at all times, the only screw that has to be tight is the one with the big handle, the small ones don't have to be tight.
                                            The only thing you have to take into account is the angle you want your strobe to be, everything else you control with the boom angle or rotation.

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                                            4.0

                                            Great Drop Down Pin, But...

                                            By Chris

                                            from Saint Louis

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Good Color Value
                                            • Long-Lasting
                                            • Powerful

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • General Use
                                              • Indoors
                                              • Low Light
                                              • Night Time
                                              • Outdoors
                                              • Special Events

                                              Comments about Avenger E700 Baby Drop Down Pin (Chrome-plated):

                                              But... make sure you are going to use it. I thought it would provide some extra use for my boom and monolight - but I haven't found a reason to use this yet! The screws are hard to tighten down enough to where it won't change positions when you add a monolight.

                                              Not to mention I haven't found much use for it. I put a light on a boom and boom it over the heads of my subjects! To use this you'd have to take down the light and adjust the position and use a pair of pliers to lock it down. Or it seemed that difficult to me!

                                              Very sturdy and strong though, great steel... it would definitely work if you know what you need it for.

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