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ImpactMultiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m)
 
4.2

(based on 372 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (171)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (145)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (182)
  • Easy to set up (150)
  • Reliable (118)
  • Durable (71)
  • Consistent (64)

Cons

  • Flimsy (8)
  • Weak (8)
  • Not durable (6)
  • Short lifespan (5)
  • Poor instructions/manual (4)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (167)
  • Photography (140)
  • Artificial lighting (101)
  • Strobe lighting (65)
  • General purpose (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (126), Pro photographer (56), Photo enthusiast (50), Professional (23), Semi-professional (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (204), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Little but Astute

Every boom needs to be counterweithed, and incidentally sanded at its base, if you work with gravity, like everyone.
Don't ask yourself were is the counterweight, This stand is made to...Read complete review

Every boom needs to be counterweithed, and incidentally sanded at its base, if you work with gravity, like everyone.
Don't ask yourself were is the counterweight, This stand is made to be as light as possible. there is a hole at the end of the boom, to hang a hook or a very small carabiner,they even managed to fix a fat female scew at that same end.

This boom is perfect for on location shootings, I use it for my Canon Speedlights with a lightbox or umbrelas, I use it inside as well.
The culumn can go up prety high and the boom is long enought half its way (you cant pull it to far when using cobra strobes + accesories at the end). I "sand" it with my bags and on location stuffs.

You have to admit this isn't heavy duty so don't overcharge it. Overscrewing, could deform the tubes. I only regret the stud-end's of the Impact stands aren't full metal, don't screw hard on them as you could do on big fat coper studs.

Last but not least, the cool feature of this boom is that it folds up in itself. All in all the shifting part is prety strong and realy well made. It folds and unfolds in no mater of time and space, it's the most lovable little boom I've seen, for small flashguns use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sent it back

This stand broke before I could use it. The design is poor. Before I was able to actually use the stand, the threads in the body of the stand that a tensioning screw...Read complete review

This stand broke before I could use it. The design is poor. Before I was able to actually use the stand, the threads in the body of the stand that a tensioning screw threads into, stripped out.

As a mechanic I feel that I am qualified to comment on the durability of fasteners and threading a metal 'T' screw into plastic is only going to last so long. The screw threads that failed are the ones used to tighten the legs into position. If you plan on buying and using this stand, do so only if you plan on leaving it in one place. If you plan to open and close it more than a few times, pass.

I found this stand heavier than I expected, which for me detracted from its value.

The reflector arm is more complex than it needs to be to attach a reflector. Since I was able to return the item to B & H and exchange it for the Norman stand with arm, I can assure you, the Norman is more secure and many times less complex. Lighter too.

The arm clips are a conundrum. While they are substantial from a clamping (spring strength) point of view, since they are 3" long and straight, they don't hold the curved reflectors properly. The faces of the clamps are rubber (or silicone) and grooved but can't be made to completely grip the curved edge of a reflector. In my initial examining of the stand and reflector set, I found the clamps awkward and too close to the arm itself making it hard to attach a reflector.

To summarize, I originally found the cost of the stand, arm and reflector set too irresistible to pass up, and while the package seemed too good to be true, I bought it anyway. I sent it back (it is so great to shop at B & H because of great policies like theirs for returns) and ordered the Norman equivalent. Better arm and stand. Spend the extra and buy it once.

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1.0

No Impact for this Impact

By Joe

from Melbourne , Australia

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

So disappointed to get this, it pretty much broke the second time I used it. Very flimsy , I can't believe a company who claims to sell pro level lighting gear would sell something like this. Warning to all to Stay truely away from this.

 
5.0

A stand that gets the job done!

By Alicia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

One thing I like about this stand is that it already has clips on it. I did buy a 20lb sandbag to help with support.

 
5.0

yes i would buy it again

By Luisrestrepo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

its light and useful, not for much weight though

 
5.0

Very good

By Darren

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

Sturdy, very capable stand. No flaws or complaints.

 
5.0

I probably will buy this product again

By Quynh

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

Very portable tool. Works well for the $.
Will be a problem if work under a light windy day.

 
5.0

Stable with sandbag

By Joe

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

Definitely need to buy sandbag with this

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Light but good

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

Light weight but easily collapsible. Easy to use. Do recommend counterweight or base sandbag.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic

By Myke

from Undisclosed

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

Was going to get a c-stand but decided to get this as a cheaper alternative and I love it. It does everything I need it to.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is awesome!

By Courtney

from Australia

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

This boom arm is exactly want I was wanting to be able to be one man band on a shoot when I want to do an interview and require a longer arm than my regular microphone stand can supply.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Boom mic...check. OR reflector/diffuser...check.

By Jonathan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

I delayed for some time buying a boom, I did not realize that they (at least in this case) are truly multipurpose. There is a thread for a mic on the end, which means I can boom sound in, YAY! But I primarily intend on using this for reflection and diffusion.

Put on a sandbag and call it a day.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well made. Worth the price.

By Patrick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

Well constructed. Solid. Worth the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great buy

By Sherwin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

I have two of these. They last me a while and able to hold large reflectors and backgrounds and such. Good buy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Convenient

By Aggie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

Easy to set up and take down. Be sure to have weights to hold it in place. Lights easily attach.

 
5.0

Si recomimiendo y compraria el producto nuevamente

By Jose

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

Muy util y ligero

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would recommend this product

By Ellen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

Quality is extremely good very pleased

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must Have Accessory, Sturdy, Adjustable

By Floyd

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

This boom stand is a must have accessory for the Lastolite 4x6 reflector for be able to work alone. It seems sturdy, and is very adjustable. It's a good weight unless you are working in a strong breeze but the leg braces allow for a sand bag. However the reflector is a sail if you are working in a breeze.

 
1.0

very poor quality

By kaan

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

I bought this product to use a light stand for my speed light, boom for both reflector and speedlight. although I attach my speedlight by itself, boom arm bends a lot. Handles are hard to use. They are filmsy and bend. it is impossible to know if they tighten or not beacuse you can keep tightening them forever. handles and screws also jam a lot. It is very hard to use. The only thing you can do it set it for a certain position and leave it forever to use basic light reflector (less than 0.5kg)

 
4.0

Fairly durable it does the trick

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

Fairly durable it does the trick.

 
5.0

I would buy this again

By Steve

from Tracy, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

Holds a reflector at any angle and height that I need. Pretty compact folded. Seems like good quality.

 
5.0

Great stand , easy to use

By mike the photographer

from Canton, GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder - 13' (4m):

This stand is great to hold reflectors and frees up my hands. I always need more reflectors to get the perfect light and this stand helps.

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