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Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m)

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Product Highlights
  • Wall Mount Bracket, Double End Spigot
  • Replaces #3077, 3077B

This is the Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounted Black Boom Arm. Unlike the Auto Boom, which may be attached to a wall or a stand, this boom arm must be attached to a wall. It telescopes out from 47.2" to 82.6" long (1.2 - 2.1 m).

This item Replaces #3077, 3077B

2 Telescopic sections
160° Vertical and 180° horizontal rotation.
Black finish
Length 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m)
Weight 5.07 lbs (2.9kg)
Maximum Load 9.92 lbs (4.5kg) @ max extension
Attachment Size 5/8" socket and double ended 1/4-20 and 3/8" stud
Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m)
  • 013 Double-ended Spigot
  • Wall mounting bracket
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Manfrotto098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m)
     
    4.8

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (10)
    • Reliable (9)
    • Durable (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Attach securely (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (11)
      • Portraits (9)
      • Strobe lighting (6)
      • Indoors (5)
      • Artificial lighting (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Wall Mounting Boom Arm

      I've used one of these for 6 years and have really liked it. It saves a lot of space in my studio--virtually all the space that would be taken up by a floor...Read complete review

      I've used one of these for 6 years and have really liked it. It saves a lot of space in my studio--virtually all the space that would be taken up by a floor stand is available for something else, it moves easily, and there's not the hassle of running over cords. I like that the extension bar is now much sturdier than the one on my old boom.

      I wish movement on the x-axis could also be tightened with a handle like on the y-axis so the mounting plate could be attached to the wall horizontally, since the studs behind the desired location on my wall only run horizontally.

      It could also be much improved with a ball joint or universal joint and more clearance for the handles, because it can be quite complicated and challenging to point an attached softbox at certain angles the way it is currently designed.

      Ty

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Nice, but didn't meet my expectations

      I bought this for my school's tv studio to hold a flourescent light so I could eliminate a stand in my classroom. Without any weight on it, it works perfectly smoothly but put any...Read complete review

      I bought this for my school's tv studio to hold a flourescent light so I could eliminate a stand in my classroom. Without any weight on it, it works perfectly smoothly but put any weight on it and it is difficult to extend and retract.
      I had planned on getting one for my photography studio if it worked well, but I'm reconsidering it now that I have one.

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      5.0

      Perfect for small spaces

      By Shannon

      from Bel Air, MD

      Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

      I shoot every day in my small woodshop and I kept tripping over the tripod. This mount allows me to position my camera at an infinite number of positions to capture every corner and angle of my shop. The long, telescoping boom arm is really stable and the included clips capture your cords and keeps them organized. I paired this with a ball and socket tripod head to allow even more adjustability to the camera angle

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      5.0

      Sturdy, convenient

      By Andrew Gillis

      from Ithaca, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

        This is strong enough to hold a White Lightning Ultra 1600, which is exactly what I needed it for. My new studio is a bit smaller than my old one, and a regular free standing boom is a little too big to be convenient.

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        3.0

        Nice, but didn't meet my expectations

        By Teacher/Photographer

        from Delaware

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

            I bought this for my school's tv studio to hold a flourescent light so I could eliminate a stand in my classroom. Without any weight on it, it works perfectly smoothly but put any weight on it and it is difficult to extend and retract.
            I had planned on getting one for my photography studio if it worked well, but I'm reconsidering it now that I have one.

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            • No

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            5.0

            HEAVY DUTY

            By SSSITO

            from Toronto

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

              Amazing ! i think im gonna end up buying another one ! Super easy to set up ! Im using it on my autopoles and it works flawlessly ! glad i found this !! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ! B n H also shipped it to Toronto real quickly ! Im impressed !

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              5.0

              perfect for small studio applications

              By Steve

              from Portland, Oregon

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Free Floor Space

              Cons

              • Mount Hole Spacing

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Semi-perm Bg Light Mounts

              Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

              We've mounted 2 arms in our 25' wide shooting area as primary BG light mounts. These arms allow a very wide adjustment range and are strong enough to easily hold a monobloc and medium soft box - perfect for high key.

              Clients have mentioned how they feel less "closed in" now that the c-stands are gone from the sides of the shooting area.
              Re-configuring from High-Key to std portrait, accent or even noir style lighting is very quick and easy.
              Swiveling and feathering the lights is also fairly easy to accomplish using a step stool.

              Be aware: The mounting plates are drilled for 2 optional widths of bolting to the wall, and neither one is suitable for a standard stud width - you'll have to angle the mount bolts slightly towards stud center to get a complete bite on all 4 bolts using the narrower set of holes. However, doing so makes for a rather rigid mount. If you can manage it, put 2 studs together and use the wide spacing pattern to mount.

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              5.0

              Un indispensable !!!

              By MiLaR Photographie

              from Montréal, Québec

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                Because a lot of my french canadians friends already bought at BH, I will do a french review.Pour un installation studio permanente, ce boom est indispensable, avec son extension, il offre une excellente portée et que dire en hauteur.Pour cela je vous suggère de ne pas l'installer trop haut. Il se replie complètement, et il peut être très discret.

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                4.0

                Good alternative to light stand

                By spectru

                from Fort Myers, Florida

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                    Good build quality. I use it for a hair light to free up floor space in my small camera room. No regrets.

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By Rob

                    from Tampa, FL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                      This boom arm is great for a small studio. Keeps the stand off of the floor and out of the way, and allows me to position the light almost anywhere that I need it. I will probably be adding another one to the opposite wall.

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                      5.0

                      Clutter buster, Nomore tripping on light

                      By the lonely photographer

                      from Los Angeles

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Its a manfrotto
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Would like a heavier duty

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                      I saw a version of the Manfrotto wall mount arm, actually the Auto version with a spring loaded balancer, I did some research and found the 098B wall mount boom arm. This item was much cheaper, and had the features I needed up/down horizontal.
                      the length of the boom is adjustable though theres a maximum weight limit on the end of the boom. I use an manfrotto autopole to support the boom arm though it's probably not recommended, but it gives more options to locate different light sources. I would use a pack/head light setup with umbrella. The profoto D1 I have seems to be a bit heavy at max. extension

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                      5.0

                      I'm pleased with this boom.

                      By spectru

                      from Fort Myers, Florida

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                            This wall boom is a great replacement for a light stand. It really frees up a lot of floor space. Also it eliminates the need for counterweights and the possibility of tipping. (I had a gymnast doing acrobatic poses who was really anxious about knocking over light stands - no worry now) The diameters of the boom segments are larger than I expected - larger than the stand-mounted boom it replaced. Quite sturdy, adjusts smoothly and easily.

                            The instructions are meager - no suggestion for mounting height. I figured it should be high enough to walk under but low enough to reach easily. I held it up at arms length, holding the boom horizontally in my clenched fist to determine how high to mount it. I removed the base plate from the boom arm to mount it and then re-attached the boom arm. About four inches lower would have been better for ease of adjustment without having to stand on tip-toes. I intend to lower it when I get around to it.

                            I use the boom for my hair light, a small mono-light. It's cord is too short to reach from the end of the boom to the wall plug, so I mounted a surge protector extension cord on the wall near the base plate of the boom. This provides the convenience of a remote on-off switch.

                            I'm pleased with this boom. It's an excellent alternative to a stand-mounted boom. I'm considering getting more, perhaps the shorter model, for a couple of background lights.

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                            5.0

                            Great space saver!

                            By Mike Mahoney Media

                            from Lakeside, AZ

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Heavy Duty
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                              My studio space is limited, so the wall mounted Manfrotto boom arms allow me to put up a light without the clutter of another light stand. They are especially good for hair and background lights.

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                              5.0

                              Great product

                              By Mike S.

                              from Kansas

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography

                                Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                                Perfect for what I needed! Frees up floor space - protects the flash from getting knocked around. Puts the light right where I need it.

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                                5.0

                                exceeded my expectations

                                By Jose Felix

                                from Charlotte NC

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                                  one friend recomended the wall mouting, I was thinking to look for in differents companies, then I looked for in B&H, I found it, very easy to install following the instructions

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                                  4.0

                                  Wall Mounting Boom Arm

                                  By Ty

                                  from Laurel, MD

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Sometimes hard to manage

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                                  I've used one of these for 6 years and have really liked it. It saves a lot of space in my studio--virtually all the space that would be taken up by a floor stand is available for something else, it moves easily, and there's not the hassle of running over cords. I like that the extension bar is now much sturdier than the one on my old boom.

                                  I wish movement on the x-axis could also be tightened with a handle like on the y-axis so the mounting plate could be attached to the wall horizontally, since the studs behind the desired location on my wall only run horizontally.

                                  It could also be much improved with a ball joint or universal joint and more clearance for the handles, because it can be quite complicated and challenging to point an attached softbox at certain angles the way it is currently designed.

                                  Ty

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect for hair light --- saves space

                                  By Ryuji @ Beaupix Studio

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Saves space

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                                    This boom arm is solidly built and easy to use. It is a bit more limited than a boom stand, but you don't have to use so much floor space, and you don't need to deal with a heavy counterweight. This boom arm can be mounted on an Autopole using two super clamps, and that's how I initially used it. It was very nice, takes much less space than a boom stand, but I screwed it on a column to get more space (since I use it mostly as a hair light for portraits). It's ideal for small studio.

                                    If I were shooting tabletop products more often, I'd keep one on an Autopole. This would be very useful, since lighting system around the table can get cluttered very easily. However, adjusting height of this arm on Autopole can be a bit tricky, especially if your head is heavy. So, test the setup thoroughly before using it on a real job.

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                                    5.0

                                    would buy this product again and again"

                                    By LeRog

                                    from Missouri

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                                      I use this in my studio and it saves me tons of space.. Don't have to worry about tripping over light stands--Very Sturdy!!!

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                                      4.0

                                      Better Have a Sturdy Wall!

                                      By B. Efficient

                                      from Minneapolis, MN

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely
                                      • Durable
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                                        I use this boom arm for both canon speedlights with umbrella modifiers & my White Lightning x1600 monolights. It's great. It does need to be anchored to something legit though. . . don't think this thing is gonna hold up any sort of load if you aren't anchored into a stud or some other sturdy anchor point. Also, the arm that controls the up/down tilt has a fixed tension, so it's not the kind of thing where you can just crank down harder to hold heavy loads. It either holds it or it doesn't.

                                        As always, Manfrotto's instructions are either non-existant or simply not there.

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                                        5.0

                                        glad I purchased product

                                        By ndlk2

                                        from North Dakota

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Hair light stand
                                          • Special Events

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                                          I have a small studio and it works great
                                          It mounts very easily on a wall and allows a wide range of light placement for hair lights, backdrops or special lighting effects without having to work around a floor stand.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great lighting support for large studios

                                          By fother

                                          from Melbourne, Australia

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attach Securely
                                          • Long-Lasting
                                          • Powerful

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Indoors
                                            • Studio

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                                            Installation is very simple. The arm extends smoothly, and has 4 clips to hold cables - preventing them from dangling and getting in the way - and especialy useful useful if you shoot children's portraits!

                                            The bracket is strong, and I've not noticed any movement/slipping even with large softboxes attached.

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                                            5.0

                                            Works great

                                            By shizam1

                                            from cumming, ga

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Manfrotto 098B Wall Mounting Boom Arm, Black - 47.2-82.6" (1.2-2.1m):

                                                I have two of these attached to my studio wall. I actually have them setup so they can be moved around quite easily. They are very sturdy and save me some floor space vs a boom arm.

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