Rode's Boompole provides up to 10.6' of extension for shotgun microphones. The pole uses a 3/8"-16 industry-standard screw and is designed to fit SM3 shockmounts, RMS stand mounts (NT5/NTG1/NTG2), and the VideoMic. The five-section pole collapses down to 2.8' for easy portability.
The Professional's Source Since 1973
- Extends to 10,6'
- Five Collapsing Sections
- Fits NTG1, NTG2 & Video Mic
- 3/8"-16 Threaded Screw
RODE BOOMPOLE Overview
- 25 Sections
- 33/8"-16 Thread
RODE BOOMPOLE Specs
|Maximum Length||2.8' / 85.5 cm|
|Minimum Length||10.6' / 323.2 cm|
|Thread Type||3/8"-16 Male|
|Weight||2.1 lb / 950 g|
|Package Weight||2.5 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||34 x 2 x 2"|
RODE BOOMPOLE Reviews
The tip is loose
The pole is pretty sturdy. But the tip where your mic holder screws into is loose and just swivels around. You can never lock it into place. So if you twist the pole the mic doesn't follow. Any minimal movement and the tip shakes because there is no way to tighten it.
Love it so far!
Simply put...Rode makes excellent products! This boompole feels solid and looks totally professional. It has great extension, and a comfortable grip, although it could be just a little lighter. Otherwise, awesome!
Does the job.
I don't have sufficient experience to say a lot. I have used it strictly on a C-stand in a cradle. For those purposes probably the least expensive boompole you can find will do the trick. I did have to order adapters to mount mics but I think that is a normal and modest expense.
Not good a medium-term investment
We've had the Rode Boompole for little more than 2 years, during which it's been used sporadically (a few times per month, not even close to daily) along with a Rode Blimp and an NTG-2. I will cut to the chase: Pros: The 10' length works well, even for relatively wide shots. Weight has never been an issue, even for extended periods of time. It's less expensive than other similarly sized boompoles. Overall construction quality is good, except for... Cons The section joints/locks require lots of tightening or else it slides closed. The joints eventually fail, even with careful tightening. After approx. 1.5 years of use the threads on the first joint became stripped, followed by the second one some months later. The only way we've been able to keep the stripped sections open is by wrapping gaffer's tape around their base. A less than ideal and elegant solution that's also unsafe and lengthens setup. In conclusion: if this is what fits your budget, it does it's job well... until it suddenly stops doing so. At that point you'll come to B&H, leave a review here and shop for a better boompole.
Sturdy and well built
It's not the lightest ever, but the trade off is that this is very sturdy and does a good job. We had a shorter pole before, but this lets you do more. Glad we paid a little more to go with this one.
Good Boom Pole Solution
First boom pole purchased, used it on a stand so we did not have to hold it. For this purpose it works well as designed.
Sturdy, lighter than you'd think and boy, does it get long! Yeah, I know, that's what she said, but seriously it's designed cleverly, with a way to thread a whole XLR cable through the length of the boom, once both ends are disassembled. I plan on using it with RDE GO units and an NTG, however, and it holds them in place wonderfully, with two thicknesses of mounting washer pads provided.
Works for me!!!
Quality construction, light, and nicely designed.
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