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

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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 317 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (141)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (128)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (9)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (165)
    • Easy to set up (133)
    • Reliable (111)
    • Durable (71)
    • Consistent (60)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (154)
    • Photography (127)
    • Artificial lighting (94)
    • Strobe lighting (60)
    • General purpose (45)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (183), Yes (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (120), Pro photographer (51), Photo enthusiast (41), 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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    4.0

    Does what I needed

    By Jason

    from Silver CIty, NM

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • High Reach

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

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

      I bought this stand to hold a hair/back light for portrait photography. I got a 1/4 inch threaded ball head mount and attached my Yongnuo 560iii and it worked great. It got high enough, and with a sandbag on the opposite end of the boom I felt that it was secure and would not fall. It was easy to set up and take down.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Nice Stand!

      By Christy

      from Mississippi

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

      I use this to hold reflectors when I'm doing portrait work without any help. It does the job!

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      5.0

      Great Product, Great Price

      By Jaucenet

      from Southbury, CT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Weddings

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

        I have no complaints with this product. Great quality, great build, and a price that doesn't break the bank. The clamps are great quality and hold up my large reflector with ease. The legs are stable enough to hold it up on one side without any weights or sandbags. Does a great job, super easy.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good Quality Stand

        By Darilov

        from New York

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Strobe Lighting

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

          Works flawlessly, you can turn it into a boom arm or straight stand. That's pretty awesome. The stand is lightweight and made of quality materials. I'm happy with my purchase!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good quality light stand

          By Cris

          from Fort Collins, CO

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Weddings

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

            Good quality light stand. I use it both for holding my flash and sometimes to hold a circular reflector.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great for My Needs

            By Suzi M.

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits

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

              I am a hobbyist who uses this for portraits when I am solo. It does what I need it to - hold a reflector. Put a sandbag on it to make it more sturdy and try to avoid super windy situations and it will be just fine. For the price, you can't go wrong. This is absolutely perfect inside a studio or a house, but is not built for rough terrain or heavy usage. Just make sure you have the reflector clamped in such a way that there is a lot of counterweight from the back of the pole going through the stand and it will hold the larger reflectors just fine. If you try and clamp the reflector on the very end, of course it is not going to be able to hold the weight.

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              4.0

              Still hanging

              By spiritphoto

              from Plainsboro, NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

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

                  It was a challenge to figure out how to work the legs. Directions would have helped. Haven't had a chance to really put the stand to much use but it seems to work fine.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Easy to use

                  By dnoss

                  from Avon Lake, Ohio

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

                  This light stand is made more functional with the wasy to set up boom. It can also be used for light-weight lights and mics. For the price, it is good quality.

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                  5.0

                  Great Purchase

                  By Jauna

                  from NY

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

                  Good for a background for a 3/4 portrait or shorter. Easy to fold and store background.

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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!

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                          • 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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                              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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