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AvengerD600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated)
 
4.8

(based on 111 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (62)
  • Consistent (41)
  • Easy to set up (40)
  • Durable (32)
  • Easy to setup (19)

Cons

  • Heavy (13)

Best Uses

  • Photography (56)
  • Portraits (55)
  • Strobe lighting (54)
  • Artificial lighting (44)
  • Indoors (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (59), Semi-pro photographer (35), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (81)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid Boom

Was looking for a solid boom for my white lightning 1600's as well as mola beauty dish. A pretty heavy combination

This with an avenger c stand did the trick.. love it

Was looking for a solid boom for my white lightning 1600's as well as mola beauty dish. A pretty heavy combination

This with an avenger c stand did the trick.. love it

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Solid, but not perfect

While this is a solid piece of gear, it's not perfect. Presently, it's being used to support a hair light (Ultra 600 with barn doors and grid) with a total weight of...Read complete review

While this is a solid piece of gear, it's not perfect. Presently, it's being used to support a hair light (Ultra 600 with barn doors and grid) with a total weight of about 8 lbs. At its present extension of 28", there is no slippage. However, at extension lengths beyond this, there is increasingly more slippage to the point of total slippage at full extension. Although the product description indicates support of up to 15.4 lbs at maximum extension, I don't find this to be accurate. Accordingly, I think this boom functions best with shorter extensions and lighter loads.

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3.0

Solid, but not perfect

By steevo

from Long Island, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

        While this is a solid piece of gear, it's not perfect. Presently, it's being used to support a hair light (Ultra 600 with barn doors and grid) with a total weight of about 8 lbs. At its present extension of 28", there is no slippage. However, at extension lengths beyond this, there is increasingly more slippage to the point of total slippage at full extension. Although the product description indicates support of up to 15.4 lbs at maximum extension, I don't find this to be accurate. Accordingly, I think this boom functions best with shorter extensions and lighter loads.

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        5.0

        Strong Mini Boom

        By Viking Boy

        from Columbia, SC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

        I needed a strong stand and boom for a 32 inch softbox. This one has been great to use.

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        2.0

        Almost crashed a light with this

        By PictureGroove

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

        I understand the weights and balances concept of this boom, but when you have a $ moonlight on the other end, and the balance id s just a BIT off during setup, you can almost lose a light like I did! Thank goodness I had a soft box on the moonlight to protect it! I would have gone with another mini boom had I known what I was in for.

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        5.0

        Solid mini boom

        By Al Santos

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

            I use this for rim and back lighting. Works great!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Allows me to do Clamshell lighting

            By JJJJ

            from Cranston, RI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

              My standard light stand was always in the way when I wanted to do over/under clamshell lighting. The boom allows me to set my top light and and have a straight on view with my camera between the top and bottom light with a stand in my way.

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              5.0

              Excellent Boom for Studio

              By Joe Drago

              from Nederland, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

              I bought this for use in my studio with Einstein strobes. It is a very well built, high quality boom. Yes it is heavy but I have no doubt it will be reliable for years to come. I would recommend this for anyone needing a good heavy duty boom for their studio.

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              4.0

              works pretty well and is well made

              By hscully

              from Hawthone, NY

              Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

              This boom is really well made. I'm particularly glad that it has a real baby pin on it instead of the cheesey ones on some others. Like all Avenger hardware, it's a bit heavy but that's what you want here. The hook at the back for a sandbag is what makes it work so well. I have had it on a beefy stand without any problems.

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              5.0

              Typical Avenger high quality

              By jmvdigital

              from Fort Collins, CO

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Studio

                Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                For a chrome metal pole, it does everything with style, durability, and functions perfectly. Sandbag hook is handy. Adjustable length, angle, and balance point make positioning easy. No complaints. Will last forever. It's heavy, but for this type of gear, that's a bonus to me.

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                4.0

                Solid boom

                By BH

                from Toronto, Ontario

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                    Good multi-purpose boom. Decent build quality for the price paid.

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                    5.0

                    For Total Flexibility

                    By Carol

                    from Roscoe, il

                    Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                    I purchased this boom to use with the Avenger stand and am so happy I did as it puts the light exactly where you want it. And, of course, it's solid as a rock.

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                    5.0

                    The perfect boom! Yeah, I think so.

                    By GrizzlyAK

                    from Eagle River, AK

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Doesn't Bend
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Heavy Duty

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anything Overhead

                      Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                      I paired this with the Avenger A5034 11' Roller Stand 34 with Folding Base (Chrome-plated/Black)and am extremely happy with it. It is strong, doesn't bend under load, has good reach, and is well-designed. Researched these a lot before purchase, comparing to (mostly) Matthews gear. I'm very please with this equipment and would buy it again.

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                      5.0

                      Well Made

                      By Kyle J

                      from Mesquite, NV

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                        Works great for on location shoots. I have used this with my Stobs and beauty dish on location many times and have never had any problems with it.

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                        5.0

                        It's the best

                        By Alattar Photography

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                        This thing is built to last, doesn't bend, and it can be used on other light stands if you don't have the Avenger's C stand.

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                        5.0

                        exactly what I was looking for!

                        By BT

                        from Fort MYers

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                          After trying to boom heads and modifiers with 40" C-stand arms this thing is the right tool for the job! Rock Solid on a c-stand with a 10lb sand bag to counter balance it.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          The mule

                          By Photone Photography

                          from Toronto, Canada

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Safe
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Studio photography

                          Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                          If you are looking for a heavy duty boom arm that's it. It's a mule for fundamental versatile studio work. There are few more other options that are either fancier (like with a rotation arm etc.) or for heavier equipment (e.g., movie equipment), but they are more expensive. If you are a studio photographer looking for a boom arm which is simple, durable, safe (make sure that your strobe does not fall down in the middle of the shoot) and for a plausible price this is it. You can use it for outdoor, too, if you have strong arm muscles and don't care too much carrying around—or have a strong assistant who will do it for you without complaning.

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                          5.0

                          works! high quality!

                          By b

                          from maryland

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                            long reach. durable. wont flex. good solid construction. a little heavy . use sandbags..it comes with a hook for them!

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Quality!

                            By Rick

                            from Sioux Falls, SD

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                              This is a very well made boom arm that will handle the stress of location photography. My previous booms have bent, dented, and failed with the weight of a strobe and beauty dish on a windy day. This one is built to handle the load.

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                              5.0

                              Strong Arm

                              By Rasul

                              from Portland, Oregon

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                                This is a great boom and so far has been very reliable. I have not extended to the full length with loading it, but at the half length that I am using it now it is very stable with a strobe and softbox. I use a Manfrotto counter balance 10 lbs. weight instead of sandbox. It was an experiment and worked well for me. I can move the weight along the arm to get the perfect balance.

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                                5.0

                                Very good

                                By Checo

                                from new york city

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                                  I use this product for my portrait hobby its been a big help.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Solid

                                  By OlderThanDirt51

                                  from Indy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                                      This is one solid boom. More than I expected. I am not concerned with the weight of an Elinchrom BRX-500 with softbox or beauty dish dangling at the end of the arm, even fully extended. You can't go wrong with this boom.

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