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Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom

B&H # SMMB150 Mfr # 401297
You Pay: $57.50
Product Highlights
  • 42-80" Range
  • Holds up to 4.0 lb

The Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom is a lightweight boom arm with 5.0 lb counterweight holds light heads weighing up to 4.0 lb. It is ideal for a hair light. It extends from 42 to 80" and has a 5/8" in brass top mount.

Anodized aluminum construction
Length 42 - 80 in (1.0 - 2.0 m)
Weight 7.0 lb (3.2 kg)
Maximum Load 4.0 lb (1.8 kg)
Attachment Size 5/8" in stud
Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom
  • 5 lb Counterweight
  • Swivel Mount
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Smith-VictorMB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom
     
    4.6

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (16)
    • Attach securely (10)
    • Long-lasting (6)
    • Attaches securely (5)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (10)
      • General purpose (7)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Outdoors (5)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Boom Arm!

      No complaints whatsoever - great boom ( I paired it with 9.5' Impact Heavy Duty Light Stand).
      5 lb counterweight it's perfect and much better than dangling sand bag.
      I'm a...Read complete review

      No complaints whatsoever - great boom ( I paired it with 9.5' Impact Heavy Duty Light Stand).
      5 lb counterweight it's perfect and much better than dangling sand bag.
      I'm a Strobist guy so it holds my Beauty Dish w/SB800 or one of softboxes - and it holds well.
      I've checked a lot of boom arms, before I got this one and this is the best boom arm for the money.
      Highly recommended

      btw. mine is BLACK

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great boom arm

      relatively small when folded. It really extends to about 6ft or 72 inches in total

      relatively small when folded. It really extends to about 6ft or 72 inches in total

      Reviewed by 21 customers

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      5.0

      Heavy Duty

      By mbevphoto

      from St. Louis

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

          This is for serious work. Very heavy duty, so well built that I feel need to buy a heavier duty stand to mount it on. Good quality and materials for the price. If you are looking for a boom that can hold some heavy gear, you found it.

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          5.0

          this is a nice boom

          By Tom

          from Long Island

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

              works great with my nikon sb-800,700 and 600 flash. It is strong enough to hold my 500w monolight.

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              5.0

              Great boom

              By Dave

              from Lancaster Wi

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                This boom is great cam in back not silver counter weight is great can not beat the price at all will buy another

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                • No

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                5.0

                A sturdy & functional boom

                By Roll Me Away

                from Salmon, ID

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits
                • Special Events
                • Weddings

                Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                Good tightening mechanisms. Solid construction and I feel at a very good price for the quality. I like the counterweight on the back of the boom. The boom has a solid feel to it when it is extended. Thanks to the sales person at B&H for the great advice.

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                4.0

                Nice boom!

                By Sarah G Creative

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                    It's easy to attach to my existing light stands, and the ability to vary the extended length is great. Love having the counterweight attached, and it's been very sturdy. Good so far!

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                    5.0

                    Great boom arm!

                    By Marr17

                    from Ontario, CA

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                      Very nice arm.Heavy duty and great constuction. I have bought another cheaper arm on a popular online auction site, and that arm could not hold a medium softbox sideways without turning and facing downward. The Smith-Victor arm holds my softbox sidways perfectly.

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                      5.0

                      Good Value... It does the job

                      By nandyv

                      from southern Cal

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Can take on location
                      • Good extension
                      • Good value
                      • Not too heavy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hair light
                        • Key Light

                        Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                        I needed a boom for my Elinchrom Quadra head with a Deep Octa 39" Softbox attached. I wanted something that I could take on location (not too heavy) but heavy-duty enough to hold the head and Deep Octa. From my searches, this was the one that would work for my purposes. The price is right, hence the 5 Stars--good value. Too bad shipping was not free.
                        Since I have only had it for a few weeks, I don't know how durable the product is.

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                        3.0

                        Great boom arm

                        By Allan

                        from Philadelphia, Pa

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                          relatively small when folded. It really extends to about 6ft or 72 inches in total

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Does The Job

                          By Oboist

                          from New York

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                              The concept of boom arms is not complicated, I mean it's a big stick to hold your light up high. Once you start actually rigging the little sucker, though, problems can arise ranging from annoying to downright dangerous/expensive. This unit is sturdy, rigid, and stable, and the adjustable counterweight guarantees that it will stay that way no matter what you hang on it (within reason of course). It has plenty of reach and mounts securely to any good heavyweight stand. I use an Impact 13 footer and I've been very happy with that set-up. Normally in use as a hair light, it has done emergency stand-in work at the local theater with a Fresnel on the end, which is pushing the envelope a bit but speaks well for its durability, stability, and general build quality.

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                              4.0

                              Just what I need

                              By mizzc2008

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                              • Questionable attachment

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Portraits
                              • Special Events
                              • Studio lighting

                              Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                              Does exactly what I need it to do--strong enough to hold most monolights without additional counterweight. I found that it was a little annoying to attach to the stand, and I don't trust it for more than a few hours with a monolight attached on a stand, but so far so good.

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                              5.0

                              A workhorse

                              By BSim

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Night Time
                                • Outdoors
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                                Just what it promised. Solid - use for my softboxes, and more.

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                                4.0

                                Solid

                                By CiaoPaparazzi

                                from St. Petersburg, FL

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                                  Sturdy, good counterweight.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Heavy Duty?

                                  By Dave

                                  from Houston, TX

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                                        Obviously "heavy duty" is a relative term, so B&H solved it by calling this "heavy duty" and "lightweight" in the product description. So, it's a great "midweight" boom arm. It's perfect for my use as a hair light with a flash and umbrella. Works very well with the 9-6' light stand. Can be extended with no flex or wobble.

                                        It did arrive with one bolt out of the piece that holds the counterweight. Fortunately I found the bolt and nut before throwing the packaging away. They might want to tighten up the quality control.

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                                        4.0

                                        Does the job

                                        By Evildad

                                        from West Virginia

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Extends easily
                                        • Sturdy

                                        Cons

                                        • No Instructions

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                                          I bought this for photographing 3D artwork using a speedlight with a 24" softbox attached. I wanted something light but, since I was buying mail order and sight unseen, I wanted to make sure it was sturdy enough. This did the job fine, and it may even handle a monolight. I was disappointed there were no instructions; you might think they're not needed, but sometimes instructions give you tips about the best way to attach or use the counter weight.

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                                          5.0

                                          A 'Best Buy" for the money!

                                          By timbo762

                                          from Lake Havasu, AZ

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attach Securely
                                          • Durable
                                          • Works well

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Indoors

                                            Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                                            This boom can't be beat for the money, No complaints what so ever.

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                                            4.0

                                            Good Medium Weight for the Price

                                            By WNYimages[@]

                                            from Buffalo, NY

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Convenient counterweight
                                            • Price

                                            Cons

                                            • Not for heavy items

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Small lights

                                            Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                                            This is a good medium to light weight boom, especially since it includes a built-in counterweight. Don't use it for items over 3lbs. unless you're ready to add some additional weight and keep an eye on your support stand.

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                                            5.0

                                            Great, but not perfect

                                            By Steve

                                            from Aston, PA

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attach Securely
                                            • Durable
                                            • Reasonably priced

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • General Use
                                              • Indoors
                                              • Outdoors
                                              • Special Events

                                              Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                                              I use this to help with hair, rim, and background light. It works great when just holding a mono light, but as soon as you start to add modifiers the counter weight is not heavy enough to support them. I use a 4lb mono light with a 17"x50" stripbox and had to use an extra weight just so it wouldn't tip over. (the weight it comes with has two parts - one is permanent, and the other is removable. So, I took the weight off one and doubled it on the other! Still not enough weight though)

                                              The price is dead-on, but you should look into buying an additional sandbag or two to support the whole rig. It could def. hold it!

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                                              5.0

                                              Great heavy duty product

                                              By SmithB

                                              from Rhode island

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attach Securely
                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy to Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                                                  A really nice boom that holds a good amount of weight. I've used it outdoors as well as indoors and it stands up well to a stiff breeze. I mostly use it with speedlights and softboxes, but recently used it with a monoblock and it held just fine. Highly recommend.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great Boom Arm!

                                                  By Mariusz

                                                  from Laguna Niguel, CA

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Best bang for a buck
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Long-Lasting
                                                  • Well made
                                                  • Worth every penny

                                                  Cons

                                                  • NONE

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • General Use
                                                  • Indoors
                                                  • Outdoors

                                                  Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                                                  No complaints whatsoever - great boom ( I paired it with 9.5' Impact Heavy Duty Light Stand).
                                                  5 lb counterweight it's perfect and much better than dangling sand bag.
                                                  I'm a Strobist guy so it holds my Beauty Dish w/SB800 or one of softboxes - and it holds well.
                                                  I've checked a lot of boom arms, before I got this one and this is the best boom arm for the money.
                                                  Highly recommended

                                                  btw. mine is BLACK

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                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Great Product - Excellent Value

                                                  By Ron

                                                  from Trenton, NJ

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Indoors

                                                      Comments about Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom:

                                                      Great Boom - I attached it to a standard light stand and use it as a hair light for portrait work. I only use it with my Nikon SB-600 flash and slave adaptor. I have not used anything heavy attached to the boom

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