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Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m)

B&H # IMLSRH Mfr # 3218
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Product Highlights
  • Convertible

This is an Impact Convertible Boom Arm/Light Stand. As a light stand, it can support a small or medium light head to a height of 13' (4 m). Raise the second section completely, click, and it is a boom stand.
As a boom, it can hold a small light head to an extension of almost 3' from the center of the stand.
It is a reflector holder by means of its two clips, which can support an Impact, Flexfill, or Photoflex light disc as large as 60".
A hole at the end of the arm allows an optional counterweight to be hung, for greater stability.

Instructions for Using This Stand as a Boom
1. Loosen the large long handle in the middle of the stand.
2. Loosen the top-most section of the stand. Pull that section all the way up.
3. Pull! - swing it horizontally for the boom feature, and lock it for the desired setup.
Minimum Height 40" (102 cm)
Maximum Height 13' (4 m) as light stand
9'(2.7 m) as boom stand, with boom @ 90 degree angle
10.5'(3.2 m) as boom stand, with boom @ 135 degree angle
Closed Length 40" (102 cm)
Footprint Diameter 36" (91 cm)
Leg Tip 20mm
Weight 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
Maximum Load 5 lbs (2.3 kg) as light stand
3 lbs (1.4 kg) as boom stand
Attachment Size 5/8" stud with 1/4"-20 threaded top
Accepts Wheels Yes
Air Cushioned No
Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m)
  • 2 x Integral Reflector Clips
  • Integral Locking Pivot Lever
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ImpactMultiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m)
     
    4.2

    (based on 308 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (135)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (125)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (9)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (161)
    • Easy to set up (128)
    • Reliable (107)
    • Durable (71)
    • Consistent (58)

    Cons

    • Weak (8)
    • Flimsy (6)
    • Not durable (6)
    • Short lifespan (5)
    • Poor instructions/manual (4)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (149)
    • Photography (122)
    • Artificial lighting (90)
    • Strobe lighting (58)
    • General purpose (45)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (177), Yes (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (117), Pro photographer (51), Photo enthusiast (38), Professional (23), Semi-professional (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Stand is a bit light for bundled screen.

    I was in search of an inexpensive green screen that was portable and found this bundle of a collapsible, reversible green/blue screen that seemed to fit my needs, and it came with its...Read complete review

    I was in search of an inexpensive green screen that was portable and found this bundle of a collapsible, reversible green/blue screen that seemed to fit my needs, and it came with its own stand, how perfect.Well the stand wasn't designed specifically for the green screen. [...] The handle seemed easy but did not tighten enough to secure the boom. That's when I went through the box in hopes of an instruction sheet and instead found a spring and a knurled insert that apparently belonged in the cavity in the handle. Once I figured this out the handle worked correctly.Next was discovering how the boom arm had to come out all the way before it could be pivoted and ajusted. I'm sure this would be second nature for a seasoned professional but I'm a newbie and this was not immediately apparent.The clips don't easily grasp the green screen. This is because the screen's frame is flex-steel that is about 1/2" wide, but, with a little effort it is doable. I quickly realize that the screen is too heavy for the stand to support from the side. That's when I realize that the hole on the other end of the boom is probably meant to be an anchor point for some type of counterweight (again, a newbie issue).The stand appears to be well made and is probably excellent for the use it was designed for. I expect to find it usefull for a number of things. It would be great if there were a bag for carrying it or perhaps an optional case.The cons were [...] the lack of an instruction sheet with a parts assembly and breakdown diagram. The user is left to discovery everything on their own.Had there been an instruction sheet and a fabric storage bag I would have considered giving it 5 stars.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sent it back

    This stand broke before I could use it. The design is poor. Before I was able to actually use the stand, the threads in the body of the stand that a tensioning screw...Read complete review

    This stand broke before I could use it. The design is poor. Before I was able to actually use the stand, the threads in the body of the stand that a tensioning screw threads into, stripped out.

    As a mechanic I feel that I am qualified to comment on the durability of fasteners and threading a metal 'T' screw into plastic is only going to last so long. The screw threads that failed are the ones used to tighten the legs into position. If you plan on buying and using this stand, do so only if you plan on leaving it in one place. If you plan to open and close it more than a few times, pass.

    I found this stand heavier than I expected, which for me detracted from its value.

    The reflector arm is more complex than it needs to be to attach a reflector. Since I was able to return the item to B & H and exchange it for the Norman stand with arm, I can assure you, the Norman is more secure and many times less complex. Lighter too.

    The arm clips are a conundrum. While they are substantial from a clamping (spring strength) point of view, since they are 3" long and straight, they don't hold the curved reflectors properly. The faces of the clamps are rubber (or silicone) and grooved but can't be made to completely grip the curved edge of a reflector. In my initial examining of the stand and reflector set, I found the clamps awkward and too close to the arm itself making it hard to attach a reflector.

    To summarize, I originally found the cost of the stand, arm and reflector set too irresistible to pass up, and while the package seemed too good to be true, I bought it anyway. I sent it back (it is so great to shop at B & H because of great policies like theirs for returns) and ordered the Norman equivalent. Better arm and stand. Spend the extra and buy it once.

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    5.0

    absolutely perfect

    By new society

    from Braidwood, NSW

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

      This is a great unit with reflector attached.
      I prefer this kind of fill light on wilderness walks with friends. An off camera flash attached to the same boom bounces the light for a more naturalistic look...

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Stand

      By Creeburd

      from New Orleans

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

        Great gear for the money

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Wow!

        By Southern Lantern Films

        from Raleigh NC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast Accurate
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

            Innovative, packs up well, lightweight and versatile. Really a stunning product, The only downside is I didn't purchase it earlier!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Amazing stand

            By Angel

            from Pacoima, ca

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

              I love my new stand I have not actually used it for my reflectors, but I have used it as a flash stand, and also it came in handy as a tripod for my camera, since I forgot my actual camera tripod. Its a little overweight compared to my carbon fiber camera tripod, but it got me out of an emergency. Overall construction is solid. I do have a small problem, when trying to unfold and setting up the legs, its a little hard to maneuver, as you may need additional hands, and/or your feet.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great quality, Strong build

              By fhagan15

              from Louisville KY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Quality build

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                Love this for holding circular diffusers. Easy to use. Easy to set up and tear down. It also has a threaded 1/4 top for use as a regular light stand.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nice stand

                By David

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                      Stand is good quality, and nicer than I expected.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Reflector Holder

                      By PJLaw

                      from Baton Rouge, LA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                        Perfect for use with the reflector discs.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        It works

                        By Mike

                        from Lancaster PA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography

                            Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                            Used a couple times so far both as a light stand and reflector holder. Paired with sandbags, using the boom was easy to adjust to where you need it. Feels sturdy enough to last if taken care of and not abused.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great product and reasonable price

                            By The Big Kahuna

                            from Flat Rock, MI

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                              Used for portrait photography

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Sturdy AND lightweight

                              By ed

                              from denver

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                                Great for holding light reflectors-it has a flexible height, sturdily built and very easy to carry around.

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                                • No

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                                2.0

                                lightweight & cheap

                                By Journeyman Pollack

                                from Halifax, Nova Scotia

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                                    You get what you pay for, which isn't very much. It seemed like a great product online, but when I got it it can barely hold up the 5x7 foot folding green/blue screen, yet the two were packaged together.

                                    This might be fine for amateur use, but it's very cheap for professional video production

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                                    5.0

                                    Haven't used it yet

                                    By Aspiring Filmmaker

                                    from Norcross, GA

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                          Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                                          Haven't used it yet but I'm sure it will work very well!

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great General Purpose Stand

                                          By ButOfCourse

                                          from Orange County, CA

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable
                                          • Versitile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Photography
                                            • Portraits

                                            Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                                            One can never have too many stands as far as I'm concerned because you never know what the situation will dictate. Having said that, I think that this stand is perfect for just about anything given it's height and articulating arm.

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                                            5.0

                                            Made very well

                                            By Jim

                                            from Nc

                                            Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                                            You will need something to use as counter weight or sand bags. I am using a 40 inch disc and it is right at it tipping over weight when fully extended.

                                            It is very well made and see myself using it for years to come

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                                            5.0

                                            Look No Further

                                            By Rickie G.

                                            from NYC

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Photography
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Weddings

                                              Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                                              It gets the job done! But as always, the elements might not be in your favor if it's windy. So make sure to purchase those sand bags!

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Pretty Good Stand

                                              By Mehran Moin

                                              from Atlanta, GA

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent
                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Filmsy
                                              • No air cushion
                                              • Poor Build Quality

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Artificial Lighting
                                              • Photography
                                              • Portraits

                                              Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                                              This is the second stand I bought. I use the first one to setup Lowel Pro lights to use as a backlight for interviews. The stand works great for the backlighting purposes. I use the second one as a mount for a shotgun mic. It works splendidly as a shotgun mic boom as well. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the design and ease of use of this product, but I wish the build quality were better. I feel like it's a bit flimsy and I'm afraid to be rough with it. Also, I wish the stand were air-cushioned so that my pro light and shotgun mic wouldn't come crashing down everytime I loosen the stand. Other than those crituques, I'm quite satisfied with the stands and I've had the first one for over a year now with no problems.

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                                              5.0

                                              Great functional stand

                                              By Karen

                                              from Guayaquil, Ecuador

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent
                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Artificial Lighting
                                                • Photography
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Strobe Lighting

                                                Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                                                Great compact stand to work very well with my reflector and the clamps are perfect!

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                GREAT STAND

                                                By tyler

                                                from oklahoma

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Consistent
                                                • Easy To Set Up
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Photography
                                                  • Portraits
                                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                                  Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                                                  great

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                                                  • No

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                                                  4.0

                                                  ok solution

                                                  By mike

                                                  from menlo park, ca

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                                    • Photography

                                                    Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                                                    Ok stand, a little lightweight, worried about stability

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Not a piece of junk.....

                                                    By JF

                                                    from Miami, FL

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Portraits
                                                      • Strobe Lighting

                                                      Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

                                                      i needed a boom to hold an strobe with a beauty dish in a rush and I thought since this stand was cheap it would fall apart and I would die of an aneurysm. To my surprise it worked extremely well. I then was asked to do some portraits with no notice and was able to hold a cheap black cardboard background to the stand and save the day.

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