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Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5'

B&H # WEBA6.5K Mfr # 6017
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You Pay: $99.90
Product Highlights
  • 6.5' Length
  • Includes Counterweight

This is a complete Westcott Boom Arm that includes a tilt bracket to fit the top section of a heavy duty stand (diameter 1-1.25") stand. It also includes a 6.6 lb (3 kg) adjustable counterweight.

Extends from 3.9' (1 m) to 6.5' (2 m)
Counterweight adjusts along the boom to balance each load applied
Length 3.9' (1 m) to 6.5' (2 m)
Weight Boom: 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
Counterweight: 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
Maximum Load Depends on stand used
Attachment Size 1-1.25" Diameter stand section
Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5'
  • Tilt Bracket
  • 6.6 lb (3 kg) Counterweight
  • 1- Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    WestcottComplete Boom Arm - 6.5'
     
    4.6

    (based on 73 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (48)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (45)
    • Easy to set up (32)
    • Consistent (26)
    • Easy to setup (20)
    • Lightweight (17)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (53)
      • Photography (50)
      • Strobe lighting (48)
      • Artificial lighting (41)
      • Weddings (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (35), Pro photographer (28), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (51)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      reach for the stars

      this thing is beautiful. affordable, excellent quality. I used a sandbag in combination with the weight on one side-- this allowed me to suspend a 4' diameter softbox with three speedlights...Read complete review

      this thing is beautiful. affordable, excellent quality. I used a sandbag in combination with the weight on one side-- this allowed me to suspend a 4' diameter softbox with three speedlights inside, no problem, with the arm fully extended. there are two segments to the arm. super strong. a pleasure to use.

      I have heavy as a con, but ironically that's due to the weight itself, which makes the unit function. so it couldn't really be lightweight. That said, I think the weight is detachable should you want to put lightweight stuff on the end, or use sandbags instead...

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      middle of the road

      The aluminum pole seems very light for how heavy the counter weight is. The joint where it connects to the tripod also clicks to adjust the angle of the arm instead of being smooth...Read complete review

      The aluminum pole seems very light for how heavy the counter weight is. The joint where it connects to the tripod also clicks to adjust the angle of the arm instead of being smooth so I have already had problems with an art director wanting a MINOR adjustment because it's difficult to change the lighting ever so slightly.

      That being said... there's nothing as good for the money so I'm not bummed about it. A perfect stand can run 500+ bucks.

      Reviewed by 73 customers

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      5.0

      Great boom!

      By imageman

      from Redlands, Ca

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

        This is very sturdy and stable piece of equipment. I have always wanted one and the price was great!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Sturdier than it looks

        By Blinding Color

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

          I'm pleased with this boom arm. It appears to be pretty sturdy. I don't shoot with big, heavy studio strobes. I shoot with shoe mount flashes and I have no worries about putting a couple or three flashes and most any size softbox or umbrella or other modifier on this boom. Honestly, the counterweight is probably heavier than I'll ever have use for, but 6.6lbs is good if I ever use a heavier light setup.

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          4.0

          Sturdy & right length

          By RM the OCD

          from Parsippany, NJ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Short Lifespan

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

          Perfect for portraitures, & easy to use. But, I'm not sure if that boom's head bracket ( the part that connects to the stand) will last long because it's made of hard plastic, & i heard some cracking sound when i was rushing setting up.

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          4.0

          Just What I Needed

          By mrb2450

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Has Some Plastic Parts

          Best Uses

          • Hair Light Support
          • Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

          I use this arm to support small fixtures overhead.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Solid Item

          By Leena

          from Augusta, GA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Plastic Bracket

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

          I bought this boom arm in order to have an overhead hairlight in my home studio. The overall design is well built and solid. You will need a heavy duty light stand in order to support the weight when it is extended out level to the ground. You will also need to use sand bags to weigh the base of the ligt stand down properly. The center bracket that adjusts the arm up and down is made out of plastic. This is the only part that concerns me but it does seem like it holds up well. Another thing to note: being a small female, it does take most of my strength getting the whole unit, including the light, modifier, arm, and counter weight, lifted up where I need it but this has nothing to do with the quality of the item.

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          5.0

          Amazing product

          By Gerald

          from Abingdon Virginia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

            At first I was concerned that my elinchrom dlite strobe was going to be to heavy for this boom but the boom is a lot heavier than I thought it would be. It took me a minute to realize it has different holes for different sized poles and when I found the right one it attached to my stand with out any problems. I just wish the attachment part was metal and not plastic.

            great product.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Boom

            By Marcus

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

              Nice alternative to other much higher priced options. Very sturdy and works well with my Einstein and soft box setup.

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              4.0

              works well for interviews

              By hscully

              from Hawthorne, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography

                Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

                I had been schlepping C stands and gobo arms for putting up a hair light for interviews, which necessitated taking a sandbag. This takes the place of that, is longer, fits in a smaller stand bag and generally does a very good job. I have tried it with a 300w Fresnel or an inBetweenie and it works just great. I just pop it on a a beefy stand and it's good to go with the counterweight.

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By Megan

                from Overland Park, KS

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

                  We use this in our commercial studio to mount a softbox overhead. It's great, and has gotten utilized quite a bit since we received it. I don't have anything bad to say about it.

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                  5.0

                  I was skeptical but am very happy

                  By Jackie

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

                    What I intially wanted was a C-Stand as I do a lot of work with beauty dish lighting. The C-Stand was impractical for portability (I do a lot of on location work) and I am interested in as much simplicity as possible. Upon recieving this I shrugged as it was heavey and seemingly complicated. I used it for the first time today and was very happy with it. I got over the heaviness and found it to be the tool that really completes my lighting set up. I recommend using some sandbags if you are using a standard heavy duty light stand. I didn't today but if it isn't balanced well it could easily be knocked over due to top heaviness.

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                    5.0

                    Just what I needed

                    By Marc

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Heavy-duty
                    • Reliable
                    • Solid
                    • Well-balanced

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Lighting Modifiers

                      Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

                      I had been trying to go the "cheap" route on boom arms. I figured, how difficult would it be to produce an extending arm durable enough to hold a few pounds? and went the ebay route.

                      Boy, was I wrong. They were complete junk and I never had any confidence in using them safely. Maybe for a speedlite now and then, but not much more. Certainly, not under the weight of my monolights and I really needed something to hold them, plus modifiers, comfortably. And if not "comfortably", at least "better".

                      When the Westcott arrived, I think actually said, "Whoa...!"

                      This boom is perfect for my needs. It's heavy, solid, and holds an AlienBee fitted with a 32"x48" softbox like they were meant to be together. No extra counterweight is needed and it looks like it can be adjusted to take even a bit more of a load and still balance out fine.

                      The swivel mount holds the arm snug and firm to the lightstand and I can hear the click-locking of the gear teeth as it tightens into place. It doesn't move. I feel like I can put the light and softbox in any position I need to, and it's also a setup I would feel safe about putting a model under.

                      Very happy with the purchase of this item. Looks like it's going to last a while too.

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                      5.0

                      Works Beautifully

                      By Kelly Rae

                      from San Francisco

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

                        I use the boom arm for a 22 inch beauty dish. It has performed perfectly for the job.

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                        5.0

                        Why didn't I have this before?

                        By Buttondown Photography

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

                        I've been using this boom for a few weeks now. It's changes my on-location lighting for the better in so many way! Sometimes an assistant isn't always available, but having this on hand, heavy thought it is, makes setting up and adjusting my lights worlds easier and more accessible.

                        I highly recommend getting one to anyone using off-camera lighting or any other accessory you may attach!

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                        5.0

                        Affordable and reliable.

                        By clic studio

                        from Miami Beach, FL

                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

                          Can't go wrong with this boom arm. Not too heavy and easy to handle.
                          It holds all my big softboxes without a problem.

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                          5.0

                          Complete Boom Arm - 6.5' by Westcott

                          By Jefe

                          from Roanoke, VA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

                            I got this boom arm to use with my Alien Bees b1600 and 22" beauty dish.
                            This boom arm allows me to get the beauty dish up and over my model.
                            I can place it very close to the subject and sill be comfortably out of frame.
                            It is very sturdy.

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                            5.0

                            Great boom arm!

                            By Steve

                            from Grafenwoehr, Germany

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Great Price To Value
                            • Heavy Duty
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Stand Clamp Is Clunky

                            Best Uses

                            • Hairlight
                            • Photography

                            Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

                            I bought this arm at the suggestion of my Paul C. Buff representative when I inquired about buying a boom arm to work with my 4x Einstein 640 studio setup. I just used the arm yesterday for the first time to hold an Einstein 640, along with the Paul C. Buff 10"x36" softbox, as a hairlight. I mounted the boom to a Paul C. Buff 13' Heavy Duty (non-air damped) stand. I didn't extend the stand to it's full hight as the ceiling limited my maximum height, but nonetheless the boom worked perfectly. I would recommend that sandbags be used on the legs of the stand, as I did not have them extended out fully (lack of floor space) and the stand wobbled a bit.My only complaints are that this is DEFINATELY a two person job to setup properly. The weight, as the stand is extended, gets very heavy and ungainly to handle as you are trying to balance the system and without an air damped stand, the boom comes down VERY quickly when you release the stand clamps. I recommend doing all the balancing at about 6 feet in height and THEN raising the light up. Second, the stand clamp is a bit clunky and does not like to move easily, even if the clamp is opened quite far.... again, the need for a second person to hold the arm while the clamp is adjusted is invaluable.However, this is the ONLY boom arm I have seen that didn't require the additonal purchase of sandbags solely for the counter balance. Again, I HIGHLY recommend sandbags for the legs of the stand itself, along with putting two of the three stand legs in the same direction as the light, with one leg in the direction of the weight. This will make the light stand tip towards the counterweight instead of in the direction of the light.

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                            5.0

                            Well built boom arm

                            By Christian Russell

                            from Tulsa, OK

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Good Price
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Good for screen work
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Removes floor shadows

                              Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

                              I'm a photographer that does full body shots with green screen, blue screen, black and white screens for portraits, maternity, pet, and commercial work. I got the boom arm to hook on my 13 foot tall stand and extend a soft box hanging above my model to light their hair and help get rid of floor shadows. It's nice because it can extend six feet out past it's regular length and it has a built in weight to balance and keep it from falling over on your talent. So far there is nothing I don't like about it.

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                              4.0

                              liked it alot

                              By David

                              from Albuquerque, New Mexico

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

                                Really good and strong.

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                                4.0

                                simple and straight forward

                                By danny danger

                                from san jose, ca

                                About Me Pro Photographer

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

                                  I use the boom arm to hold a soft box for a hair light during photo and video work. Lightweight, adjustable counter-weight, does the job well. I do find the clamp does "bite" the light stand, making it awkward to disassemble after use. A third hand would be helpful during assembly

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                                  4.0

                                  Good Solid Boom!

                                  By jhmatthews

                                  from Washington, DC

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Beauty dishes
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Westcott Complete Boom Arm - 6.5':

                                    With bigger lights come bigger booms! My old hot lights boom didn't cut it for my large strobes and beauty dish. The Westcott boom fit perfectly onto my existing heavy duty stand. I was very happy it came with the built in counter weight so I didn't have to fill a bag with sand or rice.

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