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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 301 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (128)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (125)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (9)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (158)
    • Easy to set up (123)
    • Reliable (104)
    • Durable (71)
    • Consistent (56)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (144)
    • Photography (119)
    • Artificial lighting (87)
    • Strobe lighting (55)
    • General purpose (45)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (170), Yes (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (117), Pro photographer (48), Photo enthusiast (36), 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.

    Reviewed by 301 customers

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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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Haven't used it yet

                By Aspiring Filmmaker

                from Norcross, GA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      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!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • 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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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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!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • 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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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • 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

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • 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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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                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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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  A multi use stand and boom

                                  By The Badchek

                                  from Vermont

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Strobe Lighting

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

                                    Bought this since it's capable of being used as a boom stand and a normal light stand. I used it as a boom stand with a speedlight and strip soft box on a shoot the other day. It allowed me to positon the light over head and this was a plus. On the down side, its not the most sturdy stand and you will need sandbags. I used one on the feet and two more as counterweights on the boom. Wish it came with a hook for the sandbags but you have to supply your own. It does have a hole for the hook however.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    seems very sturdy

                                    By cameracrazy

                                    from Brewton Al

                                    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):

                                      used it to high light baby's feet to take pic

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      I WAS IMPRESSED ....

                                      By Windwalker

                                      from Monticello,Ga

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

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

                                        A very quality built and versatile piece of equipment.

                                        I looked at several less expensive reflector holders and they all seemed just that..cheap. I ran across this hoping for just what it was described as ...a "Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder" to use with both my reflectors (round and oval) and an Apollo softbox. This stand has exceeded all my expectations for it. Just make sure you have a couple of sandbags handy if using outdoors or in a busy studio.

                                        If your looking for a versatile stand I can't see you being disappointed in this Impact product.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Good affordable stand

                                        By sbchic1999

                                        from Florida

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            I use this to hold a huge reflector which it does well, though it needs counterweight. But it has a nice long reach and moves in many directions. I would recommend this.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            A must have

                                            By Rose of Louisiana

                                            from Louisiana

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

                                            Sturdy flex able and a great addition to my equipment.

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                                            5.0

                                            Highly Functional

                                            By Roger

                                            from Goleta, CA

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent
                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

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

                                              Unlike the 2 piece Westcott stand/arm ,the Impact stand is a better choice. I previously purchased the Westcott and it was received broken. I also discovered that it could not secure the weight of the of the collapsable disc it was designed to hold.

                                              Surprisingly the Impact stand is self contained with a telescoping boom arm which has two clamps that hold discs firmly in place. Placement of the disc is easy and it maintains placement very well. Highly recommend a sandbag to anchor the stand for safety.

                                              I paid a little more for the stand than the Westcott but it was well worth it.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Nice Stand.

                                              By mkratz

                                              from clarkesville ga

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent
                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Artificial Lighting
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Strobe Lighting

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

                                                Awesome background stand. I use collapseable backgrounds with this stand and it works great.

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                                                • No

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