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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 327 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (144)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (134)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (9)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (170)
    • Easy to set up (137)
    • Reliable (111)
    • Durable (71)
    • Consistent (61)

    Cons

    • Weak (8)
    • Flimsy (7)
    • Not durable (6)
    • Short lifespan (5)
    • Poor instructions/manual (4)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (155)
    • Photography (128)
    • Artificial lighting (95)
    • Strobe lighting (60)
    • General purpose (45)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (189), Yes (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (122), Pro photographer (52), Photo enthusiast (43), 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 327 customers

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    5.0

    Helluva deal

    By Surlyoldart

    from Chemainus, BC, Canada

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Portraits

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

      Used pretty well for all kinds of situations/subjects. Great for holding backgrounds and/or lights, reflectors.
      Comes complete with sufficient clamps to get you started. Outstanding value.

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      • No

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      2.0

      Very disappointed

      By AJ

      from Little Rock, AR

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

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

        This was just too flimsy. I know it's only designed to hold a reflector but I'd like something sturdier even for that. Specifically, the clips were quite narrow and so there was litle contact with the reflector, and the lever/mechanism to cinch down the boom was inadequate. I couldn't get it tight enough and was afraid it would break with more tightening. The arm and reflector flopped around.

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        • No

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        5.0

        All around solid mutual purpose stand

        By Paul

        from Nyc

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

        Very happy with the construction of the stand and its versatility.

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        4.0

        Nice stand

        By Rorahunter

        from Wasilla, Alaska

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

        I purchased this stand for a portable background. It works great but buy the counterweight. Overall, it's heavy duty. It's a bit confusing to set up and comes with no instructions.

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        5.0

        Well built and great value

        By Mike - videographer

        from Mount Dora FL

        Verified Buyer

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

        Very pleased with these stands which I'm using to hold some reflectors. But they are sturdy enough to use for other purposes. Arrived on time and in great condition. Good buy.

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        4.0

        Not bad

        By JS Photo

        from Warrenton, VA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            The pieces that hold the reflector are a little flimsy.

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            • No

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            4.0

            I like it!

            By Frankie

            from New York City

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I actually bought this to use it with a shotgun mic and place it overhead the person being interviewed. It's all in one piece, and it's not heavy.

                Not 100% sure how durable it is, but seems pretty good quality and good enough for my use.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Working great

                By Sherwin L

                from San Diego CA

                Verified Buyer

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

                It seems strong and well-made. Best of all it's affordable.

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                4.0

                Great Stand!

                By srfilm

                from new york city

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Film Interview
                  • Photography
                  • Reflector Holder

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

                  Great stand - lightweight and it collapses nicely. I would recommend sandbag to counter weight even with reflector. Don't be too forceful because it will come apart or break easily. But fixable.

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                  4.0

                  Good for my purposes

                  By Kay4401

                  from Twin Cities area, MN

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Once set up, it works just fine. In setting it up, however, I noticed the pole sections and leg assembly parts don't slide very smoothly and tend to get stuck at times. If I was a working professional, I could see how this might slow me down. I am not a working professional though. I am a hobbyist who will likely use this only on occasion when I want good photos of family, friends, etc. So, it is of no consequence to me if I need to spend a little extra time setting this stand up. If I ever make a transition to using photography to make money, I would want something better than this that I know I could set up and take down quickly and smoothly.

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                      • No

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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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                        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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                                    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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