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Manfrotto 425B Mega Boom - 12' (3.6m)

B&H # MA425B MFR # 425B
Manfrotto 425B Mega Boom - 12' (3.6m)

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Product Highlights

  • Four-Way Geared Control
  • Junior and Baby Locking Receptors
  • Saddlebag Style Counterweight Bag

You Pay: $987.18

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The Manfrotto 425B Mega Boom is the largest boom in the Manfrotto line. Movements -- including pan, tilt and rotation, as well as the telescopic extension of the boom arm -- are controlled by smooth-operating geared crank handles. This two section Mega Boom has a 12' (3.6 m) maximum extension. It has dual receptors -- Junior (1-1/8") and Baby (5/8").

This item replaces old catalog #3098. It is a boom only with empty counterweight bag. See the Accessories Tab for suggested Wind-Up Stands to complete your order.

A geared tilt system allows precise settings of +30 to -40°.
To assure maximum safety the Mega Boom comes complete with a specially designed counterbalancing sand bag that can be filled with sand or shot to hold up to 77 lbs.
Black zinc steel and black anodized aluminum construction
Dimensions Minimum extension: 19.7" (48.25cm)
Maximum extension: 12' (3.7 m) from stand mount
Closed: 7.1' (2.2 m)
Tube Diameters: 2.2" (55.45mm)
Weight 33 lbs (15.3kg)
Maximum Load Maximum extension: 13 lbs (5.9kg)
Attachment Size 5/8" locking socket with 5/8" double threaded stud
1-1/8" locking female receptor
Manfrotto 425B Mega Boom - 12' (3.6m)
  • Empty Counterweight Bag
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Manfrotto425B Mega Boom - 12' (3.6m)
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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          5.0

          Bigger is sometimes better......

          By Cajun

          from Lafayette, La

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Manfrotto 425B Mega Boom - 12' (3.6m):

                Suspending a profoto head with a 3x4 soft box over a pool for an underwater shoot... I wanted to make sure that nothing electrical fell into the water - good underwater models are hard to find. I already owned a Manfrotto Super Boom - the Mega Boom was definitely a move up. Solid Secure Safe and no one electrocuted...

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                5.0

                MEGA BOOM!

                By Alex

                from oakland, ca

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Manfrotto 425B Mega Boom - 12' (3.6m):

                  Seriously amazing! we use our boom day in and day out, we had a dinky one before and this is the real deal.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Expensive but solid, does the job.

                  By HMW

                  from Colorado, USA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Manfrotto 425B Mega Boom - 12' (3.6m):

                    I have a Mola Setti beauty dish with Dynalite flash head mounted on this boom. Though expensive, it does the job. Wish I had bought one a long time ago. I have the rig mounted on a Manfrotto 087NWSH Short Wind Up Stand, which is also expensive for a light stand, and a monster, but this combination allows me to fine tune the light position and not worry about dropping a heavy piece of grip on a model. I also use it with a large Chimera softbox for still life work.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Mega Boom

                    By Repartist

                    from Washington DC area

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Manfrotto 425B Mega Boom - 12' (3.6m):

                      This is one of the best booms I've every purchased. I was planning on buying yet another super-boom and after looking at the specs on the Mega Boom I decided to give it a try. It's worth the extra money!

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                      4.0

                      Heavy but worth it

                      By Jeff (Photograjph)

                      from Melbourne, Australia

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Heavy duty
                      • Versatile
                      • Well built quality

                      Cons

                      • Travel in gears

                      Best Uses

                      • Beauty
                      • Commercial studio
                      • Fashion

                      Comments about Manfrotto 425B Mega Boom - 12' (3.6m):

                      The Manfrotto 425B Mega Boom is not a light piece of kit. Combine it with a decent stand and that's quite a bit of weight to drag around the studio! But the flexibility is absolutely worth it!!

                      I use it to hold high lights (such as hair lights and beauty dishes). It can hold an Octo no problems (I've not tried at full extension though), and it is fantastic for mounting a camera and shooting high perspectives and from above.

                      It's not completely perfect though - there's a little bit of travel in the various gearings, so it can take some tweaking to get it into just the right spot. At full extension it is also quite bouncy, but I suspect that's unavoidable given the length.

                      Overall, highly recommended!

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