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Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Convertible to Boom
  • 4 Sections, 3 Risers
  • Leveling Leg
  • 3.7' Max. Boom Extension
  • Empty Counterweight Bag

This Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 is a black-anodized support that can be used traditionally as a light stand or converted to a boom via a pivot in the second riser. The A4041B also features a leveling leg for rough or uneven terrain. An empty sandbag counterweight is provided and strongly recommended (filled) when using the stand in boom mode.

Material Black aluminum alloy
Minimum Height 4.56' (1.4 m)
Maximum Height 13.5' (4.1 m)
Closed Length 4.0' (1.24 m)
Footprint Diameter 4.25' (1.29 m)
Risers 3 Risers, 4 sections
Leg Tube Diameters 35 / 30 / 25 / 20 mm
Leg Shape Square, 20 x 20 mm
Accepts Wheels Yes
Attachment Size 5/8" (16 mm) male stud
Boom Length 3.7 - 7.0' (1.13 - 2.13 m)
Maximum Load Boom at minimum extension: 33 lb (15 kg)
Stand at max extension: 22.05 lb (10 kg)
Weight 10.1 lb (4.6 kg)
Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black)
  • Empty Sandbag Counterweight
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    AvengerA4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (17)
    • Easy to set up (15)
    • Durable (12)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Consistent (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (22)
    • Photography (17)
    • Strobe lighting (17)
    • Artificial lighting (11)
    • Studio (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (5), Professional (4), Semi-professional (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent, but needs air cushioning

    This combi-boom is built like a tank, compared with the much lighter-weight Manfrotto. Spending the extra $40 on this one was definitely a good investment.

    The one downside -- and...Read complete review

    This combi-boom is built like a tank, compared with the much lighter-weight Manfrotto. Spending the extra $40 on this one was definitely a good investment.

    The one downside -- and it's a big one -- is that the stand is not air cushioned. Put a light and softbox on one end of the boom and a 20-lb. counterweight on the other end, and you're lifting and lowering a considerable amount of weight, with nothing to help you slow its descent. You've got to keep your grip very firm and use your strength to prevent gravity from bringing the whole thing plummeting down. I learned that the hard way the first time I used it. Also, to swing the boom around, you've got to loosen that same clamp that's used for raising and lowering; it can still come crashing down.

    If this stand was air cusioned -- even if it cost $15 more to do it -- it would be worth it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good but not amazing.

    All of its built really well. I am a little disappointed with the knob to tighten down the boom arm. You really have to crank it around. And the boom arm will slip...Read complete review

    All of its built really well. I am a little disappointed with the knob to tighten down the boom arm. You really have to crank it around. And the boom arm will slip and swing down to the ground if you have enough weight on it. Which could be a good and bad thing I guess. I find it sort of annoying. Its pretty heavy but that's what you get with quality. It will hold up a beauty dish just fine but I wouldn't trust it too much with anything but a small soft-box on the end of it. But if your looking for a stand for lightweight modifiers here is your guy. Works great for hair lights. Also keep in mind that its a 3 section stand and you loose 2 sections of height when using it as a boom. So where the boom starts is just above 6'.

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    5.0

    GREAT STAND!!

    By Yanina May

    from New York, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

      Really wonderful stand. Very Durable. I feel very comfortable putting my profoto light, with 36" octogon soft box on without any fear of it falling : )

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      4.0

      Solid Stand with Compact Design

      By Tim K

      from New York, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

        I love the boom/stand combo. It feels pretty sturdy. Keep in mind that the counter-weight (sand bag) is a must if you are using the boom. I would like it if the hinge was a little more robust. However, overall a great product. C-Stands are definitely more durable, but this was a better option for my apartment. I use my Profoto D1 Air (mono-lights) with this stand. You can boom out the mono-light, BUT again, you have to use a counterweight or it will not support it. Overall, I am very happy with this product. It is also super easy to set up.

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        3.0

        Avenger Combi Boom

        By NJUser

        from North NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

          I would likely have given this 4 or 5 stars because it is sturdy and seems to be a well built, but the hole for the couterweight was machined a little too far back. Still works fine but the supplied couterweight bag is a little hard to get on. I have an easy work around for it but its just an extra one time hassle.

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          5.0

          Works great!

          By JB

          from Columbia, MD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

            Very sturdy and heavy duty boom, worked beautifully for a product shot I just completed.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great all around boom stand

            By DPGreg

            from Manhattan NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

              I had the slightly smaller version of this stand & it went missing while on assignment. So off I went to b&h and purchased this slightly beefier one. I use it to hang either a Kino Diva 400 or a panel light for video interviews.

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              5.0

              Strong Stand

              By Fred721

              from Butler, PA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                Using this to support an overhead strobe for portraits. Nice sturdy stand.

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                4.0

                Excellent Multipurpose Device

                By JKM

                from New York, NY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Sturdy
                • Tall

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Long

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                I haven't owned it long enough to speak about long-term durability, but so far I have been tremendously happy.The boom is very solid and, thus, slightly cumbersome to transport. It doesn't fit in a standard gear bag and has more moving parts than a simple stand combination. It's also about as big around as a gitzo studex.That said, if you're looking for an all-in-one option, this seems to be the best out there. It's a million times better than the impact boom stand and definitely worth the extra price.I would highly recommend this to any mobile/semi-mobile photographer. If you're setting up a studio, i'd go with the tried and true steel boom arm and stand route. If you need to lug a stand and boom around to shoots -- preferably in a car -- this is what you want.

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                4.0

                Great product!

                By Sarah J

                from Chanhassen, MN

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                  I've been needing a boom for lighting headshots and this is perfect!

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  i would recommend this to a friend.

                  By MRod

                  from virginia beach

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                    I use this product for my alien bees for my beauty dish..and it works great very easy to put together while in a different location.

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                    5.0

                    Great boom stand

                    By Ben

                    from Burlington, VT

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                    Well built, heavy but does the job

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                    5.0

                    Best light stand I have

                    By John

                    from Long Island, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                      I love this stand, it is very versitile, it will help my lighting

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Avenger Light Stand (or Mic Stand)

                      By Toad - the sound engineer

                      from Arizona

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Well engineered

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • As microphone stand
                      • Photography

                      Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                      This stand is one of the best deals in audio and lighting. Buy two small Manfrotto parts and you have a killer microphone stand with height up to 13 1/2 feet.

                      Without the Manfrotto parts mentioned above, you have a very nice light stand. Included is a very well made sand bag (provide your own sand) for balance when using the boom. There is a lot of value. I now have 3 of them for my lighting and microphone needs.

                      One little knit picky problem is the clamp at the boom elbow. It does what it is supposed to do. It just needs more tightening than the other clamps. Actually, it really is a clever piece of engineering.

                      Truth be known, I use these more often for mic stands than light stands.

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                      4.0

                      Great all in one stand!

                      By T. Couture

                      from Portland, ME

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Reliable
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                      At first I went with the A0040B's but exchanged them after I discovered these. For a little more $ (and 1 extra pound in weight) you get more versatility to convert the stand into a boom. The footprint is also larger and can also shrink down just as much as the A0040B. No brainer for me. The boom is a bit difficult to tighten and I do wish Avenger would make the square shaped legs slightly rounded so they're easier on the hands to grip like Matthews.

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                      5.0

                      Great boom for small lights

                      By Oskar

                      from Luxembourg

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                      I was looking for a boom stand for my Elinchrom Quadra. I looked at the other booms offered by Avenger but they were a bit too much for such a small light setup as Quadra. This stand is perfect for it. :)

                      Just have to use more sandbags and heavier counterbalance.

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                      5.0

                      More substantial then I thought

                      By Cacdaddy3

                      from Boston, Ma

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Very substantial

                      Cons

                      • Larger then I thought
                      • No Instructions

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting

                      Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                      Stiff boom arm extension required unscrewing during initial setup but all set after that. Use with a Ezybox 24 and flash with no problems.

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                      5.0

                      Baby Boomer!

                      By phanzy

                      from atlanta, ga

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                        Heavy, sturdy, well-built monster! Like the others have said, you really need to crank on the clamp for the boom to stay but I had no trouble with it slipping. You really need an assistant for shooting outdoors but if this is for a studio... perfect!

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                        5.0

                        Heavy duty

                        By 3 Rack Kodak

                        from Fredericksburg, Virginia

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                              I am very pleased with this stand. I only wish that there was a knuckle or swivel connector at the end of the boom, so that the light fixture could be swiveled and adjusted to face every direction. This would reduce the amount of room required behind your subject when using the boom to support your rim light.

                              Since BH was not aware of such a swivel being made by anyone, maybe this is an opportunity for a lighting company to develop a new product.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent combi stand!

                              By Tar Heel Mike

                              from Greensboro, NC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Build Quality
                              • Convenient flexibility

                              Cons

                              • Still long when collapsed

                              Best Uses

                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                              I previously owned a manfrotto boom kit and wanted the flexibility the combi stand offers. This stand is exactly what I was looking for.

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                              4.0

                              Very helpful and functional

                              By PaulC

                              from Gardner, MA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy Setup
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                                Great functionality and ease of use in my studio.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great mid-size boom setup

                                By BVG

                                from North Carolina

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Convenient
                                • Easy Setup
                                • Leveling leg
                                • Quality construction
                                • Versatile
                                • Wide base

                                Cons

                                • Long collapsed length
                                • No air cushioning

                                Best Uses

                                • Location lighting
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Avenger A4041B 13.5' Alu Boom Stand 41 (Black):

                                I use the stand in the studio and in the field, mostly for portraits, with up to medium size monolights or speedlights.

                                This stand will hold an Alien Bees 1600 or Photogenic Powerlight 1250 monolight with the boom fully extended, but at full extension it doesn't inspire confidence. With the 7' boom extended to 5' the stand is solid with the above lights. Speedlights are no problem.

                                The stand has a wider base than other 13' standard stands that I use, which I like.

                                My only complaint, and this is a big complaint for me, is that it is not air cushioned. When you have the boom extended with some 20 pounds of light and counterweights on it, it would be nice to know that the second riser isn't going to just drop if you don't have the think tight enough. It seems like a simple feature to include in a stand like this, if only with the bottom riser. Oh, well, I just make sure I tighten everything down well.

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