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AvengerD600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated)
 
4.9

(based on 168 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (147)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (82)
  • Easy to set up (59)
  • Durable (56)
  • Consistent (52)
  • Long-lasting (23)

Cons

  • Heavy (14)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (84)
  • Photography (74)
  • Strobe lighting (73)
  • Artificial lighting (55)
  • Indoors (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (85), Semi-pro photographer (47), Photo enthusiast (8), Photography student (7), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (127)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it! Easy to use, must have!

I'd been debating getting a boom for sometime now. I learned the hard way that I had to get one ASAP. I fell in love with it right out of the box. It's...Read complete review

I'd been debating getting a boom for sometime now. I learned the hard way that I had to get one ASAP. I fell in love with it right out of the box. It's super easy to use and setup. I'm not sure why some other people had issues with their lights not staying in the position they wanted them to. My lights didn't budge one inch after setting them in place in at least 4 positions.

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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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5.0

Bam Bam Boom Boom

By CHK

from Indiana

Verified Buyer

Comments about D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

Nice heavy duty boom. No concerns about shakiness here. I like my boom and hope to never have to call on it to get me out of a tough joint but I know it'll be there if I do.

Very nice piece of equipment. Well designed, good materials.

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5.0

Boom boom boom boom

By seymour templar

from NYC

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors

    Comments about D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

    I use it on a 11' Impact 40" C Stand with Sliding Leg, works weel. I've attached a 60" Octa softbox with Profoto D1, fully extended, horizontal, with a 10 Lb Impact Counter Weight on the rubber grip and a 15 Lb Impact Saddle Sandbag on the hook, and it didn't complain.
    I think i was over the stated weight limit, and I was careful about moving it.
    Please balance your boom and remove the weights before unmounting the strobe ;)

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    5.0

    Very stable arm.

    By Jim

    from Nc

    Comments about D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

    Very nice boom arm. Very stable and easy to use. I think the heaviest thing I have used on it is the D1 with a beauty dish. I also got the Matthews Hollywood Baby Jr. Triple Riser Stand as the stands I had were no stable enough about two weeks later.

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    5.0

    Realy sturdy

    By OldPhil

    from Goleta, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about D600CB Mini Boom (Black):

      A nice piece of gear at a good price. I'm using it to support a Profoto D500 with a Mola Demi beauty dish. The combination does really call for a C stand along with a sandbag as well as counterweight.

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      • No

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      3.0

      perfect but

      By Alaa Bayer

      from ny

      Comments about D600CB Mini Boom (Black):

      its perfect but the only thing bother me its getting scratches marks since the first use, I'm talking about the black one i wish i got the silver.

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      5.0

      Solid Build

      By Dave

      from Acton, MA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about D600CB Mini Boom (Black):

      This is the second Mini Boom that I own. Solidly made and great for flying lights for interviews.

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      5.0

      STURDY!

      By Andrew

      from Colorado Springs

      Comments about D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

      I bought a boom that was not strong enough to hold the strobe I have, and before I tried it out, had someone from B&H tell me what I REALLY needed. Bought this one, install was easy, and it hold my lamp! Love it!

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      5.0

      A Great Addition to Rolling Stand

      By Beth

      from NYC

      Comments about D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

      A simple and effective way to keep your light out of the picture and accommodate shifting it around. Well made, sturdy, and dependable. A welcome addition to my studio setup.

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      5.0

      Best overall Boom

      By wmkphoto

      from Greater Chicagoland area

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about D600CB Mini Boom (Black):

        This is my second one. First is still going strong , working perfect. Well made, strong, supports a lot of weight. Really good with a B1 or D1 and beauty dish. Awesome for a hairlight. You can take it on location.
        I use them with c-stands. Bagged most times. Just nothing to say except it works.

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        4.0

        Solid Piece of Equipment

        By PAM

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about D600CB Mini Boom (Black):

          Good solid piece, Only option for supporting overhead lights off a C-stand. It should be noted that for large lights, there is some slippage, unless a counter-weight is used. I'm using a large softbox, and definitely need a counterweight. Otherwise, with medium to small lights, no counterweight is needed.

          Either way, very solid construction, easy to use and wonderful design.

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          5.0

          Supported a Kino Flo Diva 400

          By Jodi

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • More Lighting Options

            Comments about D600CB Mini Boom (Black):

            I was a bit worried that the arm would be overwhelmed with my Kino Flo Diva 400. I placed the arm atop of a 40" C-stand. I used a 15lb sand bag as a counterweight on the arm and got a really nice balance. I bought two of these for two to three camera interviews. They are a nice addition to my kit.

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            5.0

            Serious Piece of Commercial Quality Gear

            By Riffo

            from NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good value
            • Quality
            • Well made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boom Mic
              • Lights

              Comments about D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

              I use this for mostly commercial jobs. I've used a boom mic, and for lights-both video and still. This is a heavy piece of equipment. I'm not saying that as a con, I'm simply letting any prospective buyers understand that this is not light. This boom will surely last for many many years.

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              5.0

              Great value boom

              By Rand

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                  This holds my Mola Demi on location shoots with ease which is all I needed it for. Great buy for the price, no complaints so far.

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                  5.0

                  excellent product

                  By Bruno

                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                    It's perfect for flying lights. I use two to fly my LEDs as key light for a two camera interview

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                    5.0

                    Simple and works

                    By DJ

                    from Green Bay wi

                    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 D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                      Does exactly what it's supposed to. well constructed.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Strong and sturdy

                      By brandin photo

                      from los angeles,ca

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                          Heavy duty workhorse. Only complaint is that it is a little long on the hook side. Luckily I have a large studio so it does not get in my way.

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                          5.0

                          A very sturdy product

                          By Schnauzer

                          from Excelsior Springs, MO

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                            A very sturdy mini boom. It attaches to a light stand very well. It is easy to lower and raise and swivels very easy too. It is quite heavy and at times I need help adjusting it. It will hold a 580 EXII and a flex with a small rapid box just fine. I think it is capable of holding much more than that.It does a wonderful job with clam shell lighting. It would be perfect with someone starting out with speedlites and plans on adding studio lighting someday.

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                            4.0

                            Good product

                            By JayScottPhoto

                            from Las Vegas NV

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about D600CB Mini Boom (Black):

                              I use this boom arm for photography with my alien bee strobes. Works well when you need a back light or when you can't get the stand in right place.

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                              5.0

                              Great boom to go with turtle-base Cstand

                              By PeterWashHghts

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about D600CB Mini Boom (Black):

                                This is an amazingly sturdy and well constructed boom arm. Sorry but 83" is not "mini" where I come from. It is easy to adjust for different lighting situations. It is such a joy to work with and it should last a very long time. It is no surprise that Avenger has such a good reputation among professionals. Even semi professionals like myself benefit enormously from a quality C stand and boom.

                                One tip: I saw a photographer using an old tennis ball to protect the end of the boom with the hook, to lessen the chance that someone walks into the hook and gets injured. Obviously, a counterweight is necessary when using heavy lights or light modifiers or when the arm is far extended.

                                Another tip: when mounting my Elinchrom studio strobes on the 5/8" stud of the boom, they didn't fit snugly. A very helpful sales person at the light department solved this problem with a female 5/8 to 5/8 converter socket and an adapter spigot. Apparently the grip manufacturers don't talk much with the people who make studio strobes but they should. I use my Avenger C-stand and mini boom all the time in the studio.

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                                4.0

                                It's a mini beast!

                                By Dawn DeMeo Photography

                                from Groton, MA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                • Heavy

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about D600 Mini Boom (Chrome-plated):

                                I had this in my "wish list" to go with my avenger stands. While attending a lighting workshop in my area, they had one of these slick puppies in the studio. It is extremely sturdy, and it was designed intelligently enough to have a hook for holding sandbags built in. I have others that just provide a hole you can stick your own hook through. The two very minor downsides (and it won't stop me from buying a second one of these) are that 1) it is quite heavy, and 2) the stud is just a tad too big. It is right at the upper limit of the 5/8" spec, so some lights might be hard to mount without a little filing of either the stud or the receptacle on the light.

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