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Smith-Victor MB150 2 Section Heavy Duty Boom

B&H # SMMB150 Mfr # 401297
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You Pay: $57.49
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 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (19)
    • Attach securely (10)
    • Attaches securely (7)
    • Long-lasting (6)
    • Good power output (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (11)
      • General purpose (8)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Outdoors (5)
      • Portraits (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

      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 24 customers

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      4.0

      A Sturdy Boom Arm

      By baianojack

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

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

        I use this arm to support a 28" soft box with a flash setup for portraits and it really does the job well. I use it with a 8' light-stand and it is a lot heavier than I thought originally. The counter weight easily supports my flash and soft box. I would suggest using sandbags though if using it outside. A good arm and more affordable than the same product locally.

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        5.0

        perfect for what I do

        By Sam

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Metal

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Some Plastic

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Low Light
        • Portraits
        • Speedlights

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

        I bought this product to hold an umbrella and a speedlight for my lighting. It will hold my apollo orb, umbrella bracket, Photix Mitros, PW TT5, and a battery pack. the boom is metal with plastic joints, plastic clamp and a 5lb counter weight.
        for the price it is a nice little boom. like the metal parts. the only con that I can think of for this boom is that there are plastic parts on this boom that make this a little weak.

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        5.0

        Works Well

        By Crossway Photography

        from Mt. Laurel, NJ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Studio lighting

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

          I purchased this to use with my Einstein studio light & beauty dish. Does a great job holding it steady.

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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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                    • No

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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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                        • No

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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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                          • No

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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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                                  • No

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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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                                  • No

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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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                                    • No

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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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                                                • No

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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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