Manfrotto 085BS Heavy-Duty Boom and Stand (Black)

Manfrotto 085BS Heavy-Duty Boom and Stand (Black)

Manfrotto 085BS Heavy-Duty Boom and Stand (Black)

B&H # MA085BS MFR # 085BS
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  • Stand with Casters, Boom, Counterweight
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The sections of the Manfrotto 085BS Heavy-Duty Boom and Stand may be used individually, or with all the sections fitted and locked together. This stand has a black-painted steel construction, with wheels and a locking counterweight. The stand section supports light fixture loads up to 66 lb, to a maximum height of 7'. The boom supports loads up to 15 lb fully extended.

The old Bogen catalog numbers associated with this item are 3119 (boom), and 3071B (stand).

Double leg bracing provides extra stability, giving the stand more strength
Fitted with a universal mount with 1-1/8" socket, plus either a 5/8" in socket, or pop-up 5/8" in spigot
UPC: 719821284208
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Manfrotto 085BS specs

Minimum Height 46.4" (117.9 cm)
Maximum Height Stand: 7.0' (2.2 m)
Boom Length: 9.0' (2.7 m)
Closed Length 45.7" (116.1 cm)
Footprint Diameter 46.4" (117.9 cm)
Weight Stand and Boom: 36.1 lb (16.4 kg)
Maximum Load With Boom Extended: 15 lb (6.8 kg)
Attachment Size 5/8" (1.6 cm) stud and 1-1/8" (2.8 cm) female receiver
Accepts Wheels Yes, included
Air Cushioned No
Packaging Info
Package Weight 46.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 58.0 x 7.0 x 7.0"

Manfrotto 085BS reviews

085BS Heavy-Duty Boom and Stand (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Stand - No assembly info. My only complaint is that a product this good and so well made doesn't come with any assembly instructions. Nothing at all. Not only did I contact B&H; but also Manfrotto (still waiting over two weeks now) and the Gear Desk at NAPP. Who haven't heard back from Manfrotto either. I also did an extensive internet search. All to make sure I'd assemble this correctly. Why? because i'd really hate to miss something and have a light head drop on a client. Stan from Atlanta, gives more detail on the problems we both encountered. Read his review if you purchase this's really very helpful.
Date published: 2012-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product!!! Made really well. Well worth the price. Wish the Mfg shipped instructions how to put together. No instructions support on Mfg website. For the price it should have come with a carry bag. Wheels have to be taken off to fold up.
Date published: 2008-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected a bit more.. Usually love the manfrotto lightstands.. Definitely not portable.. boom arm comes in three segments.. but not telescoping.. just unscrew and detach to make shorter.. adjustments not as friendly... would recommend getting chrome matthews c stand w/ turtle base + baby boom matthews arm... about the same price, but definitely better quality.. c stands and sturdy and legs don't take as much space.. i'm definitely a matthews convert..
Date published: 2010-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Boom Stand! Excellent Price! This boom stand is heavy duty enough to support commercial lighting equipment while being small enough to be functional in the average room. From my experience, this stand is far better than many stands costing almost double the cost of this one. The stand is sturdy and the boom can be used in one, two or three sections. When I use the boom fully extended, I typically add an Impact sand-filled saddle bag to the stand base for extra safety. I also put a Super Clamp on the boom which I use as a fixture to secure a safety chain that also connects to the strobe at the boom's end. The universal adapter also allows the heavy duty stand to be used to hold most accessorie that accept a 1/4 - 20 thread. The casters are exceptionally smooth although I wish these had wheel locks. I typically use this stand with a monolight, grid and barndoors and have zero problems with balance or handling. This has not been my experience with smaller boom stands that tend to not support sufficient weight and are also not very sturdy. Finally, this stand does break down into small enough components to allow easy storage and transport.
Date published: 2009-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Substantial equipment Purchased this heavy duty boom to use in house studio . Assembly was simple and the wheels on the legs have made manoeuvring the unit so convenient. The counterweight requires care and attention when attaching and removing from boom, the screw connection and clamp plate go from secure to unsecure in an instant. I look forward to many years use out of this excellent product.
Date published: 2015-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding stand and boom! The quality of the material and construction of this boom and stand are unrivaled. It is incredibly solid, the casters are smooth and the boom doesn't budge. I am planning on replacing all of my stands with this stand and boom combo.
Date published: 2009-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid I purchased this on recommendation of a B&H associate. I wanted something that would be solid for my Elinchrom Ranger RX to be used ourdoors. Most of my work is done without a assistant so I wanted something that was heavy but manageable, that could be anchored if need be. The counter balance is nice and there is a hole at the top of the center post where I can add a ring and provide additional weight to the center to keep the stand even more solid. I have used the stand already around kids aged from 7-13 and never once worried about the stand tipping over and damaging my light or a kid. I thank the associate who recommended this stand, it has met my needs... and then some!
Date published: 2011-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent quality - assembly is a pain Once assembled, this thing is a tank. It's extremely well-made, solid, and moves easily on wheels. The boom is longer and the stand extends higher than I could ever need. The OTHER news, as many have noted, is that there are NO instructions whatsoever. Particularly painful is the way the boom assembles. Do not attempt this before thoroughly studying the mechanics behind it. You need to tighten the fit of each piece already connected and LOOSEN the piece you are adding each time. IF you fail to do this, the connector will get hopelessly wedged inside the arm never to be seen again. This ALMOST happened to me, so you have been warned. :) The wheels attach in a peculiar way. I had to drill out the holes in the legs to remove excess plastic covering the holes and preventing a plastic spacer from fitting there. I have never seen this type of design, but once together, it seems to work well. I would STRONGLY recommend that once your boom arrives, come back to this page and read the reviews and tips before assembly!
Date published: 2011-12-17
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