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Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black

B&H # MA173B Mfr # 173B
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You Pay: $20.99

The Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only is made of black anodized aluminum, and is a boom arm only, with no swivel mount or counterweight. Provided with 5/8" stud with 1/4-20 and 3/8" threaded tips.

Comes with a 5/8" standard stud 1/4-20 tip on one end and 3/8" on the other.
Length 43" (109 cm)
Weight .8 lbs (.34 kg)
Load Capacity 2 lbs (0.9 kg)
Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Manfrotto173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Reliable (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (4)
      • Strobe lighting (4)
      • Artificial lighting (3)
      • General purpose (3)
      • Photography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      4.0

      Good

      By arm

      from California

      Comments about Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black:

      Good light weight arm, good for light items.

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      5.0

      Great for the price!

      By Jtomas

      from Garden Grove CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black:

        for all purpose! I use them for my speed lights! Love it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply great product

        By Harry

        from Chicago

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting
          • Weddings

          Comments about Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black:

          It's light durable for holding Lastolite reflectors , speedlites, include softboxes
          Superb Quality and value

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Cheap Price / Good Quality

          By markie_d

          from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black:

            Lightweight, Well Built,Good Price

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Light and strong

            By Big Arm Digital

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black:

                I use this for both lighting support and mic support. I've only mounted smaller LED light panels and shotgun mics on this boom, but it works great.
                I use the additional 3 pound weight for counterbalancing and they make a great little system.
                It has thread adapters at both ends, which is nice.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Well made

                By Stern Richards

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography

                  Comments about Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black:

                  Simple cost effective way to get the light where I needed it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Boom

                  By Make Your Mark Photogarphy

                  from winchester, VA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black:

                  This is a very sturdy boom. Each end is different which can be used for different size equipment.

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                  5.0

                  Okay but not great

                  By Tim

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black:

                        It's okay - not as rigid as other boom arms but this one doesn't cost much - it's just a little extra reach.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great for Strobists

                        By Tim J

                        from South Africa

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • No nonsense
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black:

                          This is a great boom arm for using with strobist-style lighting. It's about 1 meter long, strong, but lightweight. With a lightstand and the right brackets it gives you a lot of flexibility getting your flash where you want it. More solid than the illustration might suggest.

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          It's what it is

                          By Beaupix Studio

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black:

                            There is no secret. It's just a boom arm with studs. It's a reasonably high quality product. Useful with grip handles.

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                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            I own 2 of these

                            By shootfilm

                            from bay area ca

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Manfrotto 173B Mini Boom Arm Only - Black:

                              solid rod, can hold my profotos easily, but you would need a counter weight or sand bag. i own 2 and i like them a lot. nice black finish!

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                              • You Pay: $41.88
                               

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                              • You Pay: $20.99
                               

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                              • You Pay: $27.95
                               
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