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Manfrotto 025BS Super Boom with 008BU Stand - Black

BH #MA025BS • MFR #025BS
Manfrotto 025BS Super Boom with 008BU Stand - Black
Key Features
  • Replaces # 3390, 3090
The Manfrotto 025BS Super Boom features coaxial geared controls at the end of the boom, which permits movement of 180°.
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Manfrotto 025BS Overview

The Manfrotto 025BS Super Boom features coaxial geared controls at the end of the boom, which permits movement of 180°.
The 008BU (a.k.a 3071B) two section stand has black painted aluminum construction, with wheels. The stand section supports light fixture loads up to 66 lbs (30kg), to a maximum height of 7' (2.1 m). The boom supports loads of up to 15 lbs (6.8kg) fully extended.

Double leg bracing provides extra stability, giving the stand more strength
Fitted with a universal mount with 1 1/8" (28mm) Junior socket plus either 5/8" socket or "pop-up" 5/8" Baby spigot
One leg section may be independently extended to level the lightstand on uneven terrain.
This stand and boom are black painted aluminum.
UPC: 719821288046

Manfrotto 025BS Specs

Stand Type1 x General Purpose Stand with Boom Arm / Combo/Universal Head
Maximum Working Height7' / 2.2 m, without Boom Arm
Minimum Working Height46.4" / 117.9 cm
Load Capacity15 lb / 6.8 kg, with Boom Arm at Maximum Extension
Closed Length45.7" / 116.1 cm
Arm Mount (to Light/Accessory)5/8" Stud
Arm Mount (to Stand)Clamp with 1-1/8" Stud
Stand/Column Top Mount5/8" Receiver, 1-1/8" Receiver
Included Adapter1 x 5/8" Stud with Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Male
Accepts Second RiserNo
Air CushionedNo
Arm Length8' / 2.5 m
Footprint Diameter46.4" / 117.9 cm
Weight46.4 lb / 21 kg (Overall)
24 lb / 10.8 kg (Arm)
9.3 lb / 4.2 kg (Stand)
15 lb / 6.8 kg (Counterweight)
Packaging Info
Package Weight59.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)107 x 7 x 7"

Manfrotto 025BS Reviews

Classic Studio Lighting Tool

By Bill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-22

The super boom is the classic tool for positioning a softbox/strobe over a tabletop setup.

Add braked casters

By suzanne
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-12-24

The standand boom works well. To make this good boom great just add the: 110 Braked Caster Set for 3370 & 3071 Stands. I can confirm that they fit and resolve the runaway boom that another reviewer complained of. Factor in another 15% above the superboom price to buy the locking casters.

Great grip

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-02-21

This is great for getting a modifier up around the subject but being able to fine-tune the angle and distance, etc. Only two complaints are 1) I wish it would hold larger modifiers. A giant softbox is hard for it to hold at an angle without slipping, and I have the crank maxed out on tension! 2) the wheels need brakes. I have a couple uneven parts to the floor I shoot on, so it 'settles' about a foot or so away from where I leave it. Brakes seem like they should be standard for a $ stand.

Love it ... Love it!

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-01-23

Portrait and product photo in studio. Used with 25-30 lb load and additional balance weights. Very well made and sturdy. Easy to adjust. Con: large foot print; med. heavy, but large capacity

A great boom

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-01-19

I am using this in my home studio. The boom is 8 ft long so it is a mammoth stand for my studio however it make moving the boom around easily and making adjustments to the orientation of the stobe/modifier is easy and effortless. Getting up on a ladder to change angles is not fun at all. Although this boom comes with a 15 lb counter weight, it should come with another 15 lb counter weight to balance the boom. I will be purchasing another 15 lb weight for the boom. The laws of physics hasn't change: Having a 5 lb strobe/modifier and extending the boom 6 ft means you need 22 Ibs of counterweight. This boom is designed for 15 Ibs which means you need 37 Ibs of counterweight. Due to the aluminun alloy of the gears and spigot, I would only put a max of 10 Ibs for the Strobe/modifiers. Use the second counter weight for fine adjustment along the boom to balance strobe and counterweight. With the weight and the strobe attached extending the stand (height) is difficult as there is alot of weight that you must lift (counterweight plus srobe and boom). It would be very useful to have a crank to raise/lower the stand. My recommendation is that you set the height first and then attach the strobe and counter weights.

Manfrotto nailed it with this one!

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-01-16

A great boom with mobility, versatility and ease of control. The Manfrotto Super Boom and combined 008BU Stand on wheels with bottom-end crank handles controlling the head is a great asset to any studio that permits room for this unit to roam. The counter weight is easy to adjust accommodating for varying flash heads with light modifiers. One could easily justify the usefulness of multiple units in a studio if the room permits.

Boom 5 Stand 3

By Sudesh S
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-03-18

The boom is amazing. Smooth operating cranks on on heavy 30x60 soft box with heavy PCB Einstein strobe. 5 stars there no doubt. BUT, the stand that comes with this set up could have been more robust and makes the setup way too top heavy. I decided to mount the boom on my Mathews Junior stand. I should bought it that way for around $$.

Great Piece of Equip

By jakidesign
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-04-24

Very sturdy, great equipment, although received scratched and wheels are poor quality. However would recommend purchase anyway. But wheels do not lock and fall off easy

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Has anyone had to repair the cables as one is now ...

Has anyone had to repair the cables as one is now broken or slipping?
Asked by: charles
Please Contact [Manfrotto-] Vitec Imaging Distribution Inc is authorized to service and ship equipment within the United States only. For all service, in or out of warranty, a valid U.S. shipping address must accompany the repair. CRIS is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (MST) Monday through Friday. All packages should be shipped to: Manfrotto Service @ C.R.I.S. 250 North 54th Street Chandler, AZ 85226 Phone: 480.940.1103
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-02-14
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