Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black)

Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black)

Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Convertible Boom Stand
  • Includes Sandbag Counterweight (Empty)
  • 12.8' (3.9m)
  • Reversible Spigot

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Manfrotto 420B overview

  • 1Description

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.

Sets up easily in a matter of seconds
Column extension locking collars made from pressure die cast aluminum
Boom telescopes from 44 to 75.2" (111.7 - 191 cm)
Double leg bracing provides extra stability giving the stand more strength
UPC: 719821289135
In the Box
Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black)
  • 013 Double-ended Spigot
  • Sandbag Counterweight (Empty)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Manfrotto 420B specs

    Load Capacity 19.84 lb / 9 kg
    Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Male Thread
    3/8"-16 Male Thread
    5/8" Stud
    Maximum Working Height 12.8' / 3.9 m
    Minimum Working Height 54" / 1.4 cm
    Collapsed Height 44.5" / 1.1 cm
    Footprint Diameter 43" / 130 cm
    Arm Length 75.2" / 191 cm
    Accepts Wheels Yes
    Air Cushioned No
    Detachable Base No
    Leveling Leg No
    Reverse Legs No
    Finish Black
    Weight 6.0 lb / 2.7 kg
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    Package Weight 8.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 46.5 x 4.8 x 4.3"

    Manfrotto 420B reviews

    420B Combi Boom Stand (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 122.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost excellent, but with limitations The boom clamp has a lock hole (for a pin) for holding vertical position (no boom rotation), BUT in boom position, there is only one secure rotation position and clamped in place. The problem arises in attempt to hold and balance a heavy load. (I have the Spider TD6+2-4' soft box: heavy). There is only one hole at tip of boom shaft. Assuming you can attached a sand bag to it, one only has one option for balance (moving in and out the boom shaft!). This is very difficult to do. I have my unit mounted on a Smith-Micro dolly; when trying to balance, I pull the feet out of the dolly (a dolly fault). My rating is based on the boom optional use; else, a 4 star rating is desered.
    Date published: 2012-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value; a bit clumsy This boom is excellent for top-down lighting with tabletop and portrait photography. The counterweight is essential to support anything like a large strobe head, especially if you extend the boom (i.e., most of the time). It's also handy that it converts to a normal light stand, but be aware that the tilt is limited - it won't go horizontal. (The photo shows nearly the lowest angle it'll do.) If I've got a gripe, it's with the combined angle / boom clamp release lever - this really needs to be 2 separate controls. It takes agility or 3 hands to keep the boom from sliding (and throwing a heavy rig off-balance) when you're just trying to adjust the boom's tilt, and vice-versa. Overall, I recommend it highly. It's solid and durable, but it could be more graceful.
    Date published: 2008-11-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The best tool in my lighting arsenal. There are times when I need a light way up high. There are times when I need a boom stand to stand far left and out of the shot. This one stand can do both. What the product shot doesn't show is how the boom can be telescoped into the main stand and become a vertical shaft which makes for a 12' 8 tall light stand. Manfrotto even includes an empty sand bag for counter balance when using the boom aspect of the stand. If there is a downside, they could have designed the stand with one more telescoping section in the vertical main shaft. In other words, when used as a boom stand the vertical part should allow for more height. Otherwise, I love this device! - John
    Date published: 2012-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clever Design/Useful Tool As a professional photographer this is one of the best additions I have made to my lighting/grip equipment in a long time. It doubles as a fairly tall and stable medium weight stand and quickly converts to a boom perfect for holding cards, flags, reflectors, or even a head. When used as a boom you don't get all of the height and the cross bar does not go to full horizontal (a minor quibble). With the supplied sandbag you could mount a head-softbox combination but with limited extension on the boom. Overall a great and well made product.
    Date published: 2008-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not too heavy. Not too light. Just right. I've used it once, but it was the very scenario I bought it for: Had to hustle in to a client's offices and conduct a testimonial series of interviews. This was the boom that held the backlight/hairlight for my 3-point lighting. With my backpack as counterweight, the boom worked perfectly. Light enough to not add killer weight to my stick bag (my previous boom was twice as heavy). Not so light that it feels cheap and breakable. It's such a relief to me when something just works like advertised. This stand can be used in vertical config or boomed to reach across open space. It has become a permanent part of my light kit.
    Date published: 2016-03-04
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2017-05-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job done I needed a hair light stand for interview shoots. I had a limited budget but wanted something reliable and sturdy. You can never go wrong with Manfrotto! This stand does the trick. It extends to a decent height and length and the includes weight gives the stand the extra support it needs. You won't be dissapointed
    Date published: 2013-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional Quality! Every once in a while, along comes a piece of gear that is just TOO COOL, a gotta own one item! This is one of those items. Incredibly high build quality and VERY versatile. Solid!!! If you have a need to get a flash or a modifier out into the scene, this is the stand that will do it. The sandbag is a must as a counterweight when using the boom arm. It is similarly well constructed. This item is indispensible in my on-location kit.
    Date published: 2010-11-21
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