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

B&H # MA425B Mfr # 425B
You Pay: $987.29
Product Highlights
  • Four-Way Geared Control
  • Junior and Baby Locking Receptors
  • Saddlebag Style Counterweight Bag

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)
     
    4.7

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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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            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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