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Manfrotto FAST GimBoom Carbon Fiber (1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Mounting Stud)

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Manfrotto FAST GimBoom Carbon Fiber (1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Mounting Stud)
Key Features
  • Carbon Fiber Extension Arm for Gimbals
  • For Overhead/Low-Angle Movements & More
  • 20" Collapsed Travel Length
  • Maximum Length of 3.8' in Three Sections
The Manfrotto FAST GimBoom Carbon Fiber is a length-adjustable extension arm designed and optimized for handheld gimbals. The GimBoom supports gimbals with either a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 threaded mounting hole, and it allows you to comfortably perform jib-like overhead and low-angle movements. Featuring Manfrotto's FAST Twist-Lock technology, the GimBoom unlocks via a simple twist motion to let you extend it to a maximum length of 3.8' in three sections.
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Manfrotto MVGBF-CF Overview

The Manfrotto FAST GimBoom Carbon Fiber is a length-adjustable extension arm designed and optimized for handheld gimbals. The GimBoom supports gimbals with either a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 threaded mounting hole, and it allows you to comfortably perform jib-like overhead and low-angle movements. Featuring Manfrotto's FAST Twist-Lock technology, the GimBoom unlocks via a simple twist motion to let you extend it to a maximum length of 3.8' in three sections.

When fully collapsed, it measures only 20", so it's easy to travel with—and even at this collapsed length, it functions as a useful extension handle for your gimbal. The GimBoom is made of lightweight yet durable carbon fiber and supports up to 14.3 lb loads at full extension. Large rubber handgrips allow for a comfortable and secure hold, especially when considering their patterned design.

Key Features

  • Length-adjustable extension arm optimized for handheld gimbals
  • Allows for jib-like overhead and low-angle movements
  • A combination 1/4"-20 mounting stud with a spring-loaded 3/8"-16 threaded sheath allows you to mount a gimbal with a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 mounting hole, as the stud is spring-loaded and the 3/8"-16 sheath retracts when you mount a gimbal with a 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole
  • FAST Twist-Lock technology for extending or collapsing the pole
  • Three-section pole with a maximum length of 3.8'
  • Travel-size compact collapsed length of only 20"
  • Carbon fiber construction
  • Supports up to 14.3 lb loads
  • Large rubber handgrips
  • Accessory mounting threads near the top
  • 3/8"-16 bottom threaded hole
  • Protective rubber cap on the bottom
UPC: 719821462958

Manfrotto MVGBF-CF Specs

Material of ConstructionCarbon Fiber, Aluminum, Rubber
Load Capacity14.3 lb / 6.5 kg
Collapsed Length20" / 51 cm
Maximum Length3.8' / 1.15 m
Sections3
Top Mount1/4"-20 Male
3/8"-16 Male
Bottom Mount3/8"-16 Female
Weight1.76 lb / 0.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.4 x 3.2 x 2.9"

Manfrotto MVGBF-CF Reviews

Light and Compact

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

This isn't quite as long when fully extended as I thought it would be, but it is very useful and extremely easy to setup and break down.

this to go with my Ronin RS2 and it is a truly great additio

By Marcelo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

It gives me a sturdy reliable extension so that I can get more dynamic shots. If you need to see your shots, just add a phone holder and clamp it to GimBoom.

Easy to use

By Kyota
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-08

A durable and quick stretchable boom. Good design. Although it is made of carbon fiber, it has a certain weight, so muscle strength is required.

Terrific piece of kit!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-22

I really love this simple device. It's well made, easy to use and oh so clever. With my gimbal attached, if suddenly I see a shot that would make a great jib arm shot, rather than taking 20 minutes or more to get out my jib and set it up, I just extend the GimBoom all the way, lock the gimbal and lift the GimBoom up or down. Voila, quick jib shot.

Works well - but watch your fingers

By Richard
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-04

The GimBoom is made well, as you would expect from Manfrotto. It is solid yet relatively light. It allows you to extend a stabilizer or a just a camera for an interesting above-the-head shot which can be very helpful when there are people between you and the action. I have used it so far only with a DJI Pocket 2 camera with the DJI extension rod. Beware that when you loosen the top rod to extend it, it automatically releases the bottom rod. If you only want to use the top rod -- which would be the usual - you then need to push up the bottom rod and twist it. That leaves the top rod in place. Somehow I pinched a finger between the base and the bottom rod. It was quite a moment. Nevertheless, I do recommend this for your camera regimen especially if you want interesting shots and to be above the crowd.

Create jib-like shots with your gimbal

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-14

I purchased the GimBoom to pair with my DJI Ronin-SC gimbal. I use it to get dynamic jib-like shots, going from ground level to above 10 feet and vise-versa. The GimBoom has also been helpful to get continuous ground level shots without having to walk or run in an awkward bent over position. I had been using a Manfrotto monopod for this purpose, but upgraded to the GimBoom because it is lighter, more comfortable, and has 1/4 20 holes that allow me to mount a lightweight Atomos Shinobi monitor. Using the monitor has be very helpful in allowing me to frame my shots while the camera is well up above my head or down near my feet.

Does as it describes!

By Nicholas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-12

Does as advised, a welcome addition to my gimbal!

It was used. I will return it.

By Nobuteru
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-10

I talked to your customer service already, and she was very nice. But please do not send me the one with dirt and fingerprint. Obviously, somebody used it for a while. It was so disappointing. This was the first time I ordered a product from B&H, and I had a good image to your company. But, it was very sad when I opened up the box and saw the product. I cannot trust you anymore because of this matter. Please understand how you are wasting my time for the process of returning this product to you.

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