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Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Convertible Boom Stand
  • Includes Sandbag Counterweight (Empty)
  • 12.8' (3.9m)
  • Reversible Spigot

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This is a Manfrotto Combi Boom Stand.  Extend the second riser of this medium duty black aluminum light stand to its maximum, press a lever, and you have a stand with a two section boom arm. When used as a boom stand, its maximum load is 4.5 lbs (2 kg) -- strong enough for a small light fixture with a small softbox or umbrella. A sandbag counterweight is supplied (empty) and recommended whenever boom is extended.

Sets up easily in a matter of seconds
Column extension locking collars made from pressure die cast aluminum
Boom telescopes from 44 to 75.2" (111.7 - 191 cm)
Double leg bracing provides extra stability giving the stand more strength
Minimum Height 54" (1.4 m)
Maximum Height 12.8' (3.9 m)
Closed Length 44.5" (1.1 m)
Maximum Extension 75.2" (191 cm)
Footprint Diameter 43" (1.3 m)
Weight 6 lbs (2.7 kg) without filled sandbag
Maximum Load Stand: 19.84 lbs (9 kg)
At maximum extension: 4.5 lbs (2 kg)
At maximum extension w/ 6° inclination: 2 lbs (0.9 kg)
Attachment Size 5/8" male stud
Accepts Wheels Yes- (9945, 110)
Air Cushioned No
Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black)
  • 013 Double-ended Spigot
  • Sandbag Counterweight (Empty)
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Manfrotto420B Combi Boom Stand (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 101 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (71)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (51)
    • Lightweight (41)
    • Reliable (38)
    • Easy to set up (28)
    • Attaches securely (21)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (47)
      • General purpose (29)
      • Indoors (28)
      • Photography (27)
      • Strobe lighting (20)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (39), Pro photographer (36), Photo enthusiast (9), Professional (6), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (75), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Gets the job done

      I needed a hair light stand for interview shoots. I had a limited budget but wanted something reliable and sturdy. You can never go wrong with Manfrotto!

      This stand does...Read complete review

      I needed a hair light stand for interview shoots. I had a limited budget but wanted something reliable and sturdy. You can never go wrong with Manfrotto!

      This stand does the trick. It extends to a decent height and length and the includes weight gives the stand the extra support it needs.

      You won't be dissapointed

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Almost excellent, but with limitations

      The "boom" clamp has a lock hole (for a pin) for holding vertical position (no boom rotation), BUT in boom position, there is only one secure rotation position and...Read complete review

      The "boom" clamp has a lock hole (for a pin) for holding vertical position (no boom rotation), BUT in boom position, there is only one secure rotation position and clamped in place. The problem arises in attempt to hold and balance a heavy load. (I have the Spider TD6+2-4' soft box: heavy). There is only one hole at tip of boom shaft. Assuming you can attached a sand bag to it, one only has one option for balance (moving in and out the boom shaft!). This is very difficult to do. I have my unit mounted on a Smith-Micro dolly; when trying to balance, I pull the feet out of the dolly (a dolly fault). My rating is based on the boom optional use; else, a 4 star rating is desered.

      Reviewed by 101 customers

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      4.0

      420B Boom Stand by Manfrotto

      By Teresa

      from Salem, va

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

          I will be using this for my portrait photography. I have set it up and test shot with a speed light attached and it works well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          just okay

          By hi_immiles

          from new york

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

          i wanted a lightweight boom stand and his one is good but i think i'll return it and just stick to a cstand.

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          4.0

          Well built and well priced for Manfrotto

          By nycfotos

          from NYC, NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to pack
          • Easy to set up
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

            well built and well priced for a Manfrotto made unit
            very sturdy when used with sandbag for counterweight
            good and durable
            easy to set up and pack up
            comes with its own carrying case

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Combi Boom Stand

            By Sam the Runner

            from Lviv, Ukraine

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light

              Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

              Great for food and interview lighting. The boom is very light and easy to set up.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome stand!

              By AJ Brann

              from Holland MI

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                I use this stand for basically everything, its very adjustable, and extremely solid!

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nice Boom

                By Drowning

                from State College, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                  Good build quality as usually. Manfrotto means quality.

                  The only thing is when I use it as a horizontal boom, it doesn't go very high.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Stand!

                  By StunnerJ

                  from New York

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • A bit pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                  This is the best light stand I have ever bought! It's a bit pricy but it is worth every penny so far. I was looking for a boom stand that could hold my AlienBees monolights and modifiers, I wanted something strong, durable but not too big and bulky. This stand delivered on all three points. It is easy to setup and can be converted into a regular stand and a boom stand when required. My only regret is that I wasted money buying other stands before this one lol!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Solid Stand

                  By Soli Lama

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                    Easy set up, went out to Lowes and bought some sand and filled a few ziplock bags for the counter weight. Works great

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good purchase

                    By trhodes-3-2

                    from Cranston, RI

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                    Pretty solid boom stand combo. It's pretty much, you get what you paid for. It doesn't the most solid stand but it isn't flimsy either.

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                    4.0

                    Sturdy and strong!

                    By Taz

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                    • Stiff Sandbag

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                    Like all Manfrotto products, this boom stand is built to last!
                    Easy and smooth to operate and extend to any length as needed.
                    I've only attached an Ice Light (from Westcott) in boom mode, and it worked great! This weekend, I will attempt to add heavier lights to it, but I'm confident that will work too! (I will update my review if it fails)

                    The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is, because of the sand bag. Maybe it needs a break in period, but the bag is so stiff, it is difficult to manipulate. I've been placing dumbbell weights inside, instead of sand, so it might be the problem, but the stiffness of the bag, makes it hard to manipulate.

                    Either than that, I have no complains and happy to have ordered from B&H!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great Stand

                    By Sean

                    from California

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                      It's a boom stand with a counter weight bag (you have to provide the weight in the bag though). It's well build and sturdy.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic Boom Stand!

                      By Rica

                      from New York City

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                        This is fantastic boom light stand at a reasonable price. It is sturdy and easy to use. It is a breeze to place the light where you want it! I highly recommend it.

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                        5.0

                        A+++++++++

                        By Jeff

                        from Tn

                        Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                        Great product ...top quality as always from Manfrotto.

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                        4.0

                        Very good

                        By Clint

                        from Australia

                        Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                        Well designed, and looks built to last. Everyone should have one of these in there kits..

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                        5.0

                        Best Portable Boom - Highly Recommended.

                        By Bachrach Photography

                        from Philadelphia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                          I have had one of these for years but needed a second one for two set ups on the same day. I have used it repeatedly putting a flash head and strip bank at the end, probably more than the recommmended weigh limit. It has held up beautifully. I put some weighs on the leg crossbars in addition to the "sand bag" to make sure it doesn't tip.
                          If you are planning on adjusting it's placement often during a session, you may consider adding wheels to the legs. They make it so much easier to adjust its position on the set with everything all attached. You'll need a larger case to accomdate the addition of the wheels as compared to no wheels. I compared it to the Avenger version which in my opinion had very little advantage. I use lead and iron weights in the "sand bag." There are other boom stands but none as easy to transport as this one.
                          I take the large lever handle off for transportation so it won't break. I keep the little plastic tab washer on the bolt where the lever handle goes all the time with no trouble, even though they recommend taking it off. It keeps everything in place during trave.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          So Versatile

                          By Ben Jobe

                          from Arcata, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                            I use this boom stand on almost all my shoots. It's great for holding a heavy shotgun/blimp mic above an actor's head, or holding a 500W light behind an actor's head for a hair light. I've even used it to hold reflectors. It's light weight compared to the alternatives. It's durable as I've broken other stands in the same time that I've had this one. It's a must have in my kit.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Gets the job done

                            By JBP

                            from Huntington Station, New York

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                              I needed a hair light stand for interview shoots. I had a limited budget but wanted something reliable and sturdy. You can never go wrong with Manfrotto!

                              This stand does the trick. It extends to a decent height and length and the includes weight gives the stand the extra support it needs.

                              You won't be dissapointed

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              awesome stand!

                              By Jizzy P

                              from Lake Havasu, AZ

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                                I use this primarily for on location shoots and it does not disappoint! I don't have to worry about anything because it feels very sturdy and well made (like most manfrotto products). The only thing I wish is that it came WITH a counterweight instead of just the bag..

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                It just works.

                                By jbratteson

                                from Fair Haven, NJ

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                                  Very solid stand for lightweight to medium use. Nice that it comes with counter weight bags.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great solid stand that doubles as boom

                                  By K Young Photography

                                  from Toronto, Canada

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Good value
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Portable
                                  • Solid

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • On Location
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black):

                                    I was in the market for a nice solid boom arm and came across the 420B. It's a great light stand that double as a boom arm. The stand converts to a boom easily and is a great concept. I no longer have to carry two separate pieces (stand and boom) anymore. It's not as strong as a dedicated boom arm.. but it's perfect for what I need.

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