This is a Manfrotto Combi Boom Stand. Extend the second riser of this medium duty black aluminum light stand to its maximum, press a lever, and you have a stand with a two section boom arm. When used as a boom stand, its maximum load is 4.5 lbs (2 kg) -- strong enough for a small light fixture with a small softbox or umbrella. A sandbag counterweight is supplied (empty) and recommended whenever boom is extended.
- Convertible Boom Stand
- Includes Sandbag Counterweight (Empty)
- 12.8' (3.9m)
- Reversible Spigot
Manfrotto 420B Overview
Manfrotto 420B Specs
|Stand Type||1 x Convertible Boom Stand with Counterweight Bag|
|Maximum Working Height||12.8' / 3.9 m|
|Minimum Working Height||51.1" / 1.3 m|
|Load Capacity||19.84 lb / 9 kg|
|Closed Length||44.5" / 1.1 cm|
|Arm Mount (to Light/Accessory)||5/8" Receiver|
|Included Adapter||1 x 5/8" Stud with Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Male|
|Accepts Second Riser||No|
|Arm Length||75.2" / 191 cm|
|Footprint Diameter||43" / 130 cm|
|Weight||6 lb / 2.7 kg|
|Package Weight||8.5 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||46.5 x 4.8 x 4.3"|
Manfrotto 420B Reviews
This boom stand is great for smaller teams, sturdy and can also handle its fair share of lights
The big boy!
Great C-stand, its a beast. Im excited to finally have an assistant I can rely on instead of untrained interns-turned-boom-ops :-D
Well built in this price but there is design issue
The first boom stand I own, compared to premium grade Manfrotto light boom I used as a assistant, product from the same brand at this price range seems like a good deal for me, and the single clamp locking system for positioning the extension arm used as a vertical light stand, holding the swing boom arm angle, also adjust the boom arm left and right to do the balancing seems a fast and easy design... but actually it's not. I am using Elichrome D-Lite 4it mono head with traveler site soft box (not too heavy), before I bought this I know I can't extend the boom arm much which is fine with me, and I like the wider base of the clamp support to the boom arm compare to other brands' yet the actual clamp within to lock the boom arm is the same size. The worst part is when used as a boom stand, the clamp mechanism will first lock the swing angle, next to the left/right position, and last the arm rotation . When holding a light head and soft box the rotation of the arm does not hold until tighten the clamp lock extremely hard with that not too long lever, but when I need to fine tune only the counter balance or swing angels I have to repeat all three positions. Too often we can't try before buying now a day, and this is not what I want but too bad I can't return due to expensive ship back cost. I need to get use to it.
I would by again.
As advertised. Good boom stand I am using for my video camera to get the above angle I was looking for. Well made as Manfroto always is. Easy to use.
A decent stand if you understand it's limitations
This seemed like a good deal: a stand that functions as a boom stand as well as a regular stand. As a stand, it's great - its stable, extends to 12' and can can support almost 20 lbs. As a boom arm, it's not so great. The boom arm supports less than 2 lbs at maximum extension (most moonlights are at least 3 lbs. without a modifier). When used as as a boom stand, the stand height is less than 6 feet and the boom only adds another 44 inches at maximum extension. Aside from load and height limitations, its biggest problem is the pivot clamp, which controls both the angle of the arm and the extension of the arm. One tightener adjusts both (a better design would let you adjust each independently) so, unless you have three hands, the only way to safely adjust your lights is to make all adjustments before attaching your light and counterweight. This may be a great boom stand for tabletop photography using small lights and modifiers but I wouldn't recommend for anything else. Don't be seduced by the price. If you need more height or payload, you'll need to spend at least $300 to $500 more. I give it a low rating because of its pivot clamp design.
Best combination stand for the money
I like the simplicity of this stand, it's lightweight, easy to set up and tear down, storage is easy since it fits in my carrying case. I have two of them in my studio...
I use this for everything. I bought two of them. With the sandbag it’s perfect
Excellent usability and quality
Just what you'd expect from Manfrotto!
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