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Manfrotto 420CSU - Convertible Boom Stand with Sand Bag - 13.4' (4m)

B&H # MA420CSU Mfr # 420CSU
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You Pay: $208.95
Product Highlights
  • Steel Base
  • 11 lb Load Capacity

Extend the second riser of this Manfrotto 420CSU Combi-Boom Stand to its maximum, press a lever, and you have a stand with a two section boom arm. When used as a boom stand, this steel-based stand with 2 aluminum risers has a maximum load capacity of 11 lbs - strong enough for a small light fixture with a small softbox or umbrella.

Includes reversible short stud and empty counterweight bag
Sets up easily in a matter of seconds
Column extension locking collars made from pressure die cast aluminum
Boom telescopes from 44 to 84 inches
Double leg bracing provides extra stability giving the stand more strength.
Minimum Height 54" (1.4 m)
Maximum Height 13.4' (4 m)
Closed Length 44.5" (1.1 m)
Footprint Diameter 43" (1.3 m)
Weight 12.35 lbs (5.6 kg)
Maximum Load Stand: 22 lbs (12 kg)
Closed Boom: 33 lbs (15 kg)
Extended Boom: 11 lbs (5 kg)
Attachment Size 5/8" male stud
Accepts Wheels Yes- (018)
Air Cushioned No
Manfrotto 420CSU - Convertible Boom Stand with Sand Bag - 13.4' (4m)
  • Double End Stud
  • Empty Sandbag Counterweight
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Manfrotto420CSU - Convertible Boom Stand with Sand Bag - 13.4' (4m)
     
    4.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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          • Semi-pro photographer (3)
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        4.0

        I consider this a survival piece of gear

        By Tito Trueba

        from México City

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Should Come With Casters

        Best Uses

        • Commercial
        • Editorial
        • Fashion
        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto 420CSU - Convertible Boom Stand with Sand Bag - 13.4' (4m):

        this is a very useful piece of equipment to get your light right were you needed, I use this at the studio or on location, very sturdy, and fits on my car's trunk, Manfrotto it's not cheap but always delivers good equipment

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        5.0

        The best stand!

        By Sevenstar

        from Saskatoon SK

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reliable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Manfrotto 420CSU - Convertible Boom Stand with Sand Bag - 13.4' (4m):

          Most incredible and versatile stand in my arsenal. Well worth the price! Make sure to get the 10 pound weight and wheels.

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          4.0

          Sturdy, But not a good Boom Stand in MHO

          By 2much2cary

          from Monterey, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Hard to balance boom

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Manfrotto 420CSU - Convertible Boom Stand with Sand Bag - 13.4' (4m):

          Lift and extend strobe + med. Softbox. It uses heavy weight components and in general very sturdy. But the "Boom" arm has no suitable stops in which to anchor a counterweight. It does have a hole at the very end, but that is it. Sandbags have to be attached to this end (only). I must use my 25lbs weights (that clamp to the extended arm) from my Manfrotto 025 Super Boom, or extend the arm back to get the mechanical advantage. Otherwise fine product.

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          3.0

          Solid Stand

          By Bob

          from Vilseck, Germany

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Manfrotto 420CSU - Convertible Boom Stand with Sand Bag - 13.4' (4m):

            I like the dual use of this stand (i.e. light or boom) and the durability. Although, adding my Einstein and the 47" Octabox (P.C. Buff), the stand had trouble holding the light/box up. After tightening as much as I could, I was worried that the handle would strip or break on the stem connected to the stand. I'm sure there is a better way to fix this issue but the stand is worth it.

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            4.0

            Good sturdy stand, NOT air cushioned

            By AllanF

            from Norfolk, VA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Not air-cushioned

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 420CSU - Convertible Boom Stand with Sand Bag - 13.4' (4m):

              I'm basically very happy with this stand. It's sturdy and has good extension. I have an AB800 and with that on one end and a 15 pound counter weight on the other it can go out to full extension without getting bendy or anything. It is a bit heavy, so it's not something I think would try and take on location, but for studio work it has been great.
              Beware though, this stand is NOT air cushioned, as I found out the hard way, while moving the stand around a bit the top tier for some reason suddenly came crashing down and I came a couple inches away from getting a 15 pound weight to the head.

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              5.0

              A Great multi-tasker

              By Colin

              from Clearwater, FL, USA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • 1 piece instead of 2
              • Durable
              • Multi-tasking

              Cons

              • Not air cushioned

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Studio
              • Traveling studio

              Comments about Manfrotto 420CSU - Convertible Boom Stand with Sand Bag - 13.4' (4m):

              This is a double-duty product-it can serve both as a stand and as a stand with a boom, which makes it a great value. It is especially great to carry on location, as you only have one thing to carry or lose, instead of a stand, boom clamp, boom arm, etc.

              It is stronger than it appears in the picture, and the boom arm can hold quite a load-I use my Speedotron brown line M11 heads with a snoot or reflector without worry. I have also used a small softbox on the M11 without a problem.

              If you are planing on using it as a boom, I would consider adding a second weight to the stand, down low, for safety reasons. The sandbag (which comes empty, BTW) is meant to counteract the weight on the boom arm. I would also recommend adding the caster/wheel kit if your intended use is as a hairlight, as they need more frequent repositioning than do lights on stands alone in my experience, and the setup can become quite heavy to lift or slide around.

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