Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m)

Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m)

Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m)

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This is an Impact Convertible Boom Arm/Light Stand. As a light stand, it can support a small or medium light head to a height of 13' (4 m). Raise the second section completely, click, and it is a boom stand.
As a boom, it can hold a small light head to an extension of almost 3' from the center of the stand.
It is a reflector holder by means of its two clips, which can support an Impact, Flexfill, or Photoflex light disc as large as 60".
A hole at the end of the arm allows an optional counterweight to be hung, for greater stability.

Instructions for Using This Stand as a Boom
1. Loosen the large long handle in the middle of the stand.
2. Loosen the top-most section of the stand. Pull that section all the way up.
3. Pull! - swing it horizontally for the boom feature, and lock it for the desired setup.
UPC: 847628012042
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Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m)
  • 2 x Integral Reflector Clips
  • Integral Locking Pivot Lever
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Impact 3218 Specs

    Minimum Height 40" (102 cm)
    Maximum Height 13' (4 m) as light stand
    9'(2.7 m) as boom stand, with boom @ 90 degree angle
    10.5'(3.2 m) as boom stand, with boom @ 135 degree angle
    Closed Length 40" (102 cm)
    Footprint Diameter 36" (91 cm)
    Leg Tip 20mm
    Attachment Size 5/8" stud with 1/4"-20 threaded top
    Accepts Wheels Yes
    Air Cushioned No
    Maximum Load 5 lbs (2.3 kg) as light stand
    3 lbs (1.4 kg) as boom stand
    Weight 4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 42.0 x 4.8 x 4.8"

    Impact 3218 Reviews

    Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 388.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for my purposes Once set up, it works just fine. In setting it up, however, I noticed the pole sections and leg assembly parts don't slide very smoothly and tend to get stuck at times. If I was a working professional, I could see how this might slow me down. I am not a working professional though. I am a hobbyist who will likely use this only on occasion when I want good photos of family, friends, etc. So, it is of no consequence to me if I need to spend a little extra time setting this stand up. If I ever make a transition to using photography to make money, I would want something better than this that I know I could set up and take down quickly and smoothly.
    Date published: 2015-03-01
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Previous owner disappointed I bought this stand years ago and besides my lowel light stands, it has been my favorite stand for holding soft boxes, reflectors, etc. I reordered this item based on this past experience, but when I opened the box I could instantly tell the stand uses subpar parts that the original one did not. The boom nut is smaller and flimsy, the stand weighs less than the original one, and overall feels like other cheap stands I've tested in the past. I don't expect this stand to hold up long term. This used to be the cheapest stand I would use for work, but it has been removed from my list. Over the course of a few years, you will probably buy three of these for the price of a nice light stand.
    Date published: 2018-08-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from light weight and light duty stand This stand is very versatile. It's light weight and also light duty. Will hold a reflector with no problems. It comes with 2 clamps long the pole so you can mount it at the very end or the middle without having to move the clamp. The bad side is its also very light duty. With the boom extended, It will barely hold a flash mount, Nikon SB-800 flash and pocket wizard unit without wanting to tip over. You will need a sandbag to anchor the base, but the boom is also light duty and it will bow just a bit trying to hold it up. For the price, i will keep it but will eventually get something more heavy duty. If you plan on mounting a light to the boom, dont buy this.
    Date published: 2012-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect I am mostly a nature photographer using natural light in most of my compositions. However, I have recently moved into outdoor portrait photography. Since I have not had a need for a reflector up until now, I decided to go with the combo kit that B&H had to offer. I will have to say I was rather impressed with the quality of the stand and how lightweight it is. I have used it several times now without any issues. The only suggestion I have is that you use sandbags with this stand as you would with lighting. Although the stand seems to have a wide enough stance, it still needs some weight to it to prevent it from falling over even in light wind with the reflector attached.
    Date published: 2010-09-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sent it back This stand broke before I could use it. The design is poor. Before I was able to actually use the stand, the threads in the body of the stand that a tensioning screw threads into, stripped out. As a mechanic I feel that I am qualified to comment on the durability of fasteners and threading a metal 'T' screw into plastic is only going to last so long. The screw threads that failed are the ones used to tighten the legs into position. If you plan on buying and using this stand, do so only if you plan on leaving it in one place. If you plan to open and close it more than a few times, pass. I found this stand heavier than I expected, which for me detracted from its value. The reflector arm is more complex than it needs to be to attach a reflector. Since I was able to return the item to B & H and exchange it for the Norman stand with arm, I can assure you, the Norman is more secure and many times less complex. Lighter too. The arm clips are a conundrum. While they are substantial from a clamping (spring strength) point of view, since they are 3 long and straight, they don't hold the curved reflectors properly. The faces of the clamps are rubber (or silicone) and grooved but can't be made to completely grip the curved edge of a reflector. In my initial examining of the stand and reflector set, I found the clamps awkward and too close to the arm itself making it hard to attach a reflector. To summarize, I originally found the cost of the stand, arm and reflector set too irresistible to pass up, and while the package seemed too good to be true, I bought it anyway. I sent it back (it is so great to shop at B & H because of great policies like theirs for returns) and ordered the Norman equivalent. Better arm and stand. Spend the extra and buy it once.
    Date published: 2009-09-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boom ...That's the perfect name for it. This product Is awesome. I used to struggle with my reflector trying to stand it in a corner to bounce my light. It always fell. Then I couldn't always find someone to hold it for me . I was watching a video on how it works and I said to myself this might be of great help for me . This is my independent arm. Nice to bounce light , whether ambient or flash . I shoot most natural light photography (flash sometimes )and found this arm to be very helpful . It's height is great and very flexible usage . Flip it and raise it up and I use it as a background stand also . I would definitely recommend this to ALL. Thank you arm .
    Date published: 2013-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for My Needs I am a hobbyist who uses this for portraits when I am solo. It does what I need it to - hold a reflector. Put a sandbag on it to make it more sturdy and try to avoid super windy situations and it will be just fine. For the price, you can't go wrong. This is absolutely perfect inside a studio or a house, but is not built for rough terrain or heavy usage. Just make sure you have the reflector clamped in such a way that there is a lot of counterweight from the back of the pole going through the stand and it will hold the larger reflectors just fine. If you try and clamp the reflector on the very end, of course it is not going to be able to hold the weight.
    Date published: 2015-01-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK for the casual user I am far from a professional and I don't like to spend too much for things I'm not use if I'll use. This reflector holder fits my needs. It's not the most expensive but it does what I want it to do. I can play around with it and see if it's something I want to spend more money on in the future. That's what I did with my ebay radio transmitters. They were inexpensive but now I know I want to spend the money and get Pocket Wizards. Some people will say that's a waste of money but I think it saves me from buying things I'll never use. The quality of the holder isn't what a professional would want. But if you an amature or just a hobbyist this this will definitely fill the need.
    Date published: 2008-06-02
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    The bottom collar on this lightstand has broken. I purchased a Porta Stand PS-3 collar to replace it but it's 1/8 too small in diameter for both the lower and upper leg sections. Are there any replacement parts available?
    Asked by: Allen K.
    To obtain the replacement part you need, it would be best to contact Impact directly for assistance. The following link would be to their contact information:
    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Will this stand hold on the horizontal end a Westcotte Strobelite Plus monolight and soft box ?
    Asked by: Daniel D.
    Instructions for Using This Stand as a Boom 1. Loosen the large long handle in the middle of the stand. 2. Loosen the top-most section of the stand. Pull that section all the way up. 3. Pull! - swing it horizontally for the boom feature, and lock it for the desired setup. These instructions are misleading. The instructions in #2 should say: Loosen the section JUST ABOVE the large long handle.......
    Answered by: ROBERT M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I can see that the boom can be configured at 90 degrees, and I am wondering if it is possible to have the reflector end of the boom angled downwards, with the other end angled up? Thanks for any insights!
    Asked by: melanie m.
    The clips on this boom stand can be rotated a full 360 degrees, so you can have one angled downward while the other end is angled up.
    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    There sint any instructions, How do I make this stand go Horizontal ?
    Asked by: David
    Just fiddle with it, as I did, and you'll get it!
    Answered by: Beverley C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Will the boom support a 5 pound light, like the ...

    Will the boom support a 5 pound light, like the Aputure 300d?
    Asked by: Tim
    The only way it will do that is if you have a counterweight. The arm itself can hold it, but the whole stand is so light that any extension at all will send the entire thing tipping over. I mainly use it for a reflector and it is unsteady even with that.
    Answered by: Jesse
    Date published: 2019-06-06


    Can I attach a mic on the end of this instead of a light?
    Asked by: Luke S.
    Yes as long as you have a way to attach your Mic to the lighting stand mount that is at the end of the boom arm.
    Answered by: Brad S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Is any reflector compatible with this?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    When you say any reflector that leaves a myriad of options, some of which, because of their sheer size, will not fit on this holder, but it is very adjustable and will hold pretty much any reflector that isn't larger than 48 .
    Answered by: Underwood S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    I need a boom to mount a 5 lb. compact projector at an approximate height of 7' to send the images to a screen slightly below that. what booms would you recommend under $150. ?Thanks in advance
    Asked by: Rosendo M.
    I own the Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder , and find it to be quite sturdy and versatile.
    Answered by: Beverley C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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