Manfrotto 420NSB Convertible Boom Stand - 12.8' (4m)

Manfrotto 420NSB Convertible Boom Stand - 12.8' (4m)

Manfrotto 420NSB Convertible Boom Stand - 12.8' (4m)

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Manfrotto 420NSB overview

  • 1Description

Extend the second riser of this Manfrotto 420NSB Combi-Boom Stand to its maximum, press a lever, and you have a stand with a two section boom arm. When used as a boom stand, this black aluminum stand's maximum load is 11 lbs (5 kg), strong enough for a small light fixture with a small softbox or umbrella. At minimum extension as a stand, its weight capacity is 19.8 lbs (9 kg).

Bogen's old catalog number was 3389B.

Includes reversible short stud
Sets up easily in a matter of seconds
Column extension locking collars made from pressure die cast aluminum
Boom telescopes from 44 to 84 inches
Double leg bracing provides extra stability giving the stand more strength.
UPC: 719821284536
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Manfrotto 420NSB Convertible Boom Stand - 12.8' (4m)
  • 013 Double-ended Spigot
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Manfrotto 420NSB specs

    Minimum Height 51.5" (1.3 m)
    Maximum Height 12.8' (4 m)
    Closed Length 44.5" (1.13 m)
    Footprint Diameter 43" (1.3 m)
    Weight 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
    Maximum Load Stand: 19.84 lbs (9 kg)
    At maximum extension: 1.98 lbs (0.9 kg) w/o optional counterweight
    Attachment Size 5/8" male stud
    Accepts Wheels Yes- (018)
    Air Cushioned No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 46.8 x 4.7 x 4.5"

    Manfrotto 420NSB reviews

    420NSB Convertible Boom Stand - 12.8' (4m) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 64.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from great product, but specifications wrong Great boom, definitely durable and solid. I needed a boom arm to support 3 - 5 kg (monobloc + beauty dish) at its maximum extension by reading the specifications on this website I thought this boom stand would be great. However it didn't feel very stable when I set up. I looked in the manual and it states that the load at max extension boom length is only 2kg (not 5kg as suggested). So please take note of the specifications. It is very heavy and not worth it for me to return as I am an overseas buyer.
    Date published: 2009-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, Verstatile Stand This is a great stand, I love how easy it is to convert from a stand to a boom. The stand feels very sturdy, great build quality. I wish that the stand had a built in clip for a weight in the boom position but not that big a deal. This stand compliments my current set up well as it is a 13ft stand and I only had 10ft stands before. The knobs feel like they are good quality, I don't feel like i need to worry about breaking them, though the lever for the boom section does stick out at a slightly awkward position. All in all a stand I would recommend to anyone looking for a versatile stand for studio or travel use.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well build, innovative design but short I saved myself almost a hundred and got this instead of the Avenger A475B Combi-Boom, which I believe is also made by the same company, its just a little more sturdy. The build is strong enough to support my Alien Bee SB 400 for a hair light. Its also light enough to bring to events. I liked how the boom folds inside the stand. Complaints: 1) Its not 13 feet high!!! It would only be that height if the boom was set vertical (who is going to that). The true height with the boom horizontal is 5 feet 10 inches. What this means is if you put a softbox on it you wouldn't have enough height for a standing subject. You can put the boom arm at a 45 degree angle to give yourself more height, but the arm can get in the frame for group shots. I have shoots with dancers who want to jump up in the air and this doesn't give enough clearance. 8 ft would have more to my liking but its hard to tell looking at the specs what boom stands would meet that requirement. 2) A minor issue that has less to do with this product is its tricky to unfold and fold. You also have to very careful with the boom arm, loosening it to adjust the length also allow the pole to rotate. So if the strobe is set to angle it will turn down unless you grip the pole. 3) While the boom storage inside the stand is nice it makes it longer than a normal stand and more difficult to pack for on location shoots since it won't fit in standard light stand bag.
    Date published: 2010-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-have for a one-man shooter! I'm a one-man shooter with a strong dislike for lav mikes, so I wanted a good option for a boom mic without having to bring along an extra set of hands. This is perfect for that. Great extension, stout base, the only issue I found upon initial setup was imbalance on longer extensions, but a counterweight fixes that. The counterweight I bought didn't fit the back portion of the boom pole, but it does fit onto the back base leg, which works just as well - if not better. I'll mainly use this as an audio boom, but the fact that it can be used in many more capacities is just icing on the cake.
    Date published: 2012-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for a Home Studio I have a home studio and I was looking for reasonably priced boom stand. This stand works very well for product shots and portraits. I use it with an AB800 and beauty dish which it handles easily when used with a counterweight. I didn't get the sandbag but I use an S hook with cheap exercise ankle weights from .... The stand is very stable and I have found it easy to adjust.So far I haven't encountered any problems.
    Date published: 2010-03-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice boom stand, well made I bought this to use with a Lastolite EzyBox (76x76 cm). I particularly wanted to use it in boom configuration to suspend the soft box over my table for product photography. This is a really nice combo boom/vertical stand. It's sturdy, and with the proper amount of counterweighting in boom mode, very stable. At full extension in vertical configuration, it's a bit wobbly if you have a bit of weight on the top. I'd recommend placing a sandbag or two on it, even indoors. Not really cons, but this stand is pretty heavy to carry. And the minimum height is fairly tall. Remember that the purpose of it is to a get light or mike up there and over that, so that's understandable. The hole in the bottom for hanging the counterweight could stand to be little larger in diameter. Right now, I'm using a cheap not for climbing carabiner as my counterweight hook, and it binds a little. I might have to find a smaller carabiner.
    Date published: 2012-02-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from No Photographer should be without one! This product is amazing! You have a light stand and a boom, all in one!!! The Boom Stand is a 3 riser compact stand that can be quickly & easily converted into a stand with boom arm. The pivoting collar on the stand permits the top two extensions to be tilted for use as a telescopic boom arm.
    Date published: 2008-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy It If you need a high quality boom stand at a reasonable price, this is for you. It sets up easily and is very stable. Great for hair light and background fill. I would recommend a the 10 pound weight for most applications using a strobe head and small soft-box at full extension.
    Date published: 2008-08-24
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