Matthews Junior Boom (5.6-10')

Matthews Junior Boom (5.6-10')

Matthews Junior Boom (5.6-10')

B&H # MABJM MFR # 427803
Matthews Junior Boom (5.6-10')

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The Matthews Junior Boom is largest and heaviest duty boom currently made by MSE. It measures 68" when collapsed, and extends to 10' (3.3 m). It has a Junior (1-1/8") mount and a 5/8" stud. A 25 lb counterweight is attached.

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Matthews Junior Boom (5.6-10')
  • Heavy Duty Tilt-Lock Mount
  • Counterweight (25 lb)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Matthews 427803 specs

    Length 67.5 to 120" (172 to 300 cm)
    Weight 41 lb (18.6 kg)
    Maximum Load 25 lb (11.4 kg)
    Attachment Size 5/8" (16 mm) stud and 1-1/8" (28 mm) Junior mount
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 43.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 68.0 x 8.0 x 7.0"

    Matthews 427803 reviews

    Junior Boom (5.6-10') is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forget all other boom arms! This is the real deal Holyfield. As title suggests, this boom is top grade. Built like an absolute tank and that's exactly what needed when purchased. The snap up baby pin (in particular the spring up mechanism to rise and lower) is too flimsy to trust with strobes and heavy duty equipment lighter weight accessories would work fine) so I highly recommend getting a Matthews Stand Adapter - 1-1/8 to 5/8 (or Matthews Magic Finger for extra versatility). An important aspect felt should add which isn't advertised is there IS an ability to remove the counterweight (socket rachet). I'm 6'3 230lbs and was not easy lugging this to car from the B&H Superstore. The 25lb counterweight is attached to the boom's end via two hex nut bolts screwed into matching drilled holes on the arm. (attached photos). Counterweight is very sturdy and only hollow 1 inch past the screw holes and solid afterwards.Most may be thinking why would you remove the counterweight. The answer is cause you can potentially use lesser counterweights when conditions are suitable for it; thus, transport and handling can be substantially easier in those situations (remember the combined weight of this boom is 41lbs). See attached photos for a DIY solution (two Manfrotto Superclamps connected by standard 03614 stud & sandbag). Don't get me wrong for studio work counterweight is staying on. Swear by Matthews and once again didn't let me down.
    Date published: 2015-08-17
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Read this review I had been struggling with getting a tall light stand and a 5' octo soft box up really high. 15' high. In my quest to figure this out I bought a series of great quality rolling stands from matthews. I also gradually bought about every boom arm and then this one. I thought it would be the end all. One day after using it (with a profoto B1 wireless head and a 5' octobox) two of the rods are bent and now it won't collapse. I don't THINK this is overweighted at full extension. Like Matthews stuff---love it actually. Wasn't thrilled w this at all.
    Date published: 2017-09-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy, but necessarily so, and with a really good reach. Heavy and awkward... But so much better and safer than using a turtle stand shaft and a cardellini mounted to a Jr stand. It *has* to be heavy and awkward to really work. The handle has a great brake in it...I was unfamiliar with it based on using other MSE products (it's kind of like the disc brake on the Arri T1 and other lights...) It seems to grip really strongly. Of course, having the boom, you have plenty of counterweight, so you're not over-relying on the strength of the handle or how tight you can snug it up.
    Date published: 2016-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I use the boom for recording audio, and specifically, for hanging a heavy decca tree microphone array. It is well balanced, and could handle much more than I use it for. I would highly recommend this product for any need for a heavyweight, quality boom.
    Date published: 2008-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heary Duty is right Great for holding any head of soft box etc. No worries while using it
    Date published: 2015-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from well made to last a lifetime perfect to mount a dslr for overhead shots
    Date published: 2018-05-24
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