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ImpactCombo Boom Stand - 12.95'
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Attaches securely (7)
  • Long-lasting (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (9)
  • Indoors (8)
  • General purpose (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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5.0

Great addition to my studio

By rennisk

from Los Gatos, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Combo Boom Stand - 12.95':

    I do product photography as well as head shots and needed a boom light stand for overhead/rim lighting. The Impact stand is very study and easy to set up. Can double as a standard light stand if needed.

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    4.0

    Performs as Expected

    By Shaun of the Dead

    from Trinidad

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Combo Boom Stand - 12.95':

      A combination boom isn't as good as a real boom. That being said, this Impact combination boom works very well and reminds me of the Manfrotto one I've used before. Heavy, stable. Use sandbags of course.

      Not quite tall enough to use comfortably if your subject is standing (again, the trade off for using this as opposed to a real boom pole), but works perfectly if the person is seated.

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      4.0

      Better than I expected it would be.

      By FhvnEd

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Impact Combo Boom Stand - 12.95':

        I've have a collection of Impact lighting products, mostly for propping up Paul Buff lights. I needed to add an additional stand and boom for a hair light I just bought and started searching my favorite B&H web site. I saw many combo stands, some with much higher price tags which promised to carry much more weight than I needed. My light and soft box only addeed about 7 LBS to the end of the boom. This rig is sturdy and handled the weight without a problem, but.... and this is a BIG but... You MUST use the lincluded sandbag and fill it to the max to keep the unit from falling over. You'll have that problem with whatever brand you buy. The stand can be used as as regular light stand as the boom hides itself in the center shaft. It took me a minute to figure that out. All in all a good addition to your lighting equipment and an excellent value.

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        5.0

        Very sturdy

        By NEPA Pro

        from NEPA

        Comments about Impact Combo Boom Stand - 12.95':

        I've used this for portraits and it works great. I attached an alien bee with a softbox and as long as you use the sand bag as a counter weight you'll be fine. Great for over head light.

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        5.0

        Well built boom stand

        By Bill K

        from New Braunfels, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact Combo Boom Stand - 12.95':

          This stand is sturdy and well built.

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          5.0

          GREAT COMBO BOOM STAND

          By MR. B

          from VERO BEACH, FL.

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Impact Combo Boom Stand - 12.95':

            HEAVY ENOUGH. ALLOWS IT T BE PORTABLE. SAND BAG WEIGHT WORKS FINE. I'D BUY ANOTHER IF NEEDED.

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            4.0

            Good deal for the money

            By domeboy

            from Plattsburgh, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Small Size
            • Well built

            Cons

            • Weak Sandbag

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Combo Boom Stand - 12.95':

            I use this boom for location portrait shoots. Good construction. A touch flimsy when extended out to max. I like how small it folds up- good design.

            Not so great- the sand bag. Zipper broke within seconds of filling it. Needs a better design or more robust construction on the zipper. Velcro alone would have been fine.

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            4.0

            Two in one with half the weight!

            By draudio2u

            from New York, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Professional Qlty Build

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Audio Stand
              • General Use

              Comments about Impact Combo Boom Stand - 12.95':

              Use this for professional audio both in the studio and on location / stage. live events. Would give it 5 stars but the studio counter weight bag it comes with is WAY to ugly for live events where visual is important. SO I picked up a couple of Manfratto counter weights. The Impact Combo was suggested to me by sales when they saw me checking out the manfratto version. THis on is much better due to the built in smiley. It is a much stronger clamp for the boom, even though it is "slightly" more bulk. Still, first use was having a DPA stereo bar with two MKH 800 Sennheisers boomed out over a stage as mains and a two pound counter to balance. Overall I had at least seven pounds up there worth $[$]. Not a problem and gave me the reach into the stage image where I usually am just straight up from the stand. This is a game changer.

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              5.0

              The best

              By Emerson

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact And Light
              • Durable
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • No cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Impact Combo Boom Stand - 12.95':

              Easy and practical for use for shooting outside or inside the studio, it's compact and light.

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              5.0

              Very durable and easy to set up.

              By Drives

              from Miami, FL

              Comments about Impact Combo Boom Stand - 12.95':

              I purchased this stand over the Manfrotto Combi Boom and I'm very happy with my purchase. It's sturdy and does not seem like it will tip over. Highly recommended!

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              5.0

              This boom doe the job

              By Art

              from Tucson, AZ

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Impact Combo Boom Stand - 12.95':

                I need to have soft boxes in certain positions, and this boom does the job. It is very stable using the counterweight.

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                5.0

                Great reach

                By Pretty Puppy Photography

                from Derby, KS

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Long Reach
                • Sturdy
                • Versitile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Combo Boom Stand - 12.95':

                  I use the Impact Boom stand to get a beauty dish or softbox up close overhead without it being in the shot. The best thing is it is actually two stands in one. It can be a boom or the boom arm can go down the center support and now it is a regular stand.

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