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Old 09-25-2005, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone own or use the Boom from Alien Bees???? it seems to be in my price range...but is it safe? heavy duty enuff for a 30x40 softbox??
Alien Bees claims it its safe with all thier accessories..

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Old 09-25-2005, 10:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Scared me, Don. From the subject line I was afraid you were playing with firecrackers again and hurt yourself! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Yep, I have and use the AB boom. It does the job okay for the most part and can hold their softbox fine. Gets a little dicey with the beauty dish though. Not to the extent that it fails or anything -- just that I'm really leery about it when I've gone that route.

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Old 09-25-2005, 10:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I know what you're thinking; "Is that able to hold 5 lbs or 6?"

"Now, being that it's Mmtal and heavy and able to take your head CLEAN off, you have to ask yourself one question"

"Are you feeling lucky? well are you punk?"

Consider the differences in a Boom hiting a Model you will never see again vs hitting your Wife, I would not reccomend a cheap Boom.

I had my Alien Bees/White Lightnings and asked a friend (photographer) who owned the Alien Bee Boom Arm and he said he did not like it at all and recommended the Amvona Boom Stand (w/Arm) which I bought (for approx. $130) and used it for a year until it broke down continually, so i trashed it a month ago and bought a great Bogen Set-Up, sure it's heavy, sure it was expensive, but had I bought it the first time, I would not be out $130...

Look at the Avengers at B&H, I think they are around $190...

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Old 09-25-2005, 10:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Have it, don't like it, enuff said. Get what you pay for.

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Old 09-25-2005, 10:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Doesn't win any prizes. My suggestion would be if you do it to heavily weigh down the base and keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best, and if it falls apart and destroys your equipment take comfort in knowing you did all that you could [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Boom arm - cheap solution
Old 09-25-2005, 11:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Looking for a cheap solution? I bought a cheap 8-foot piece of 3/4" galvenized pipe from Home Depot and mounted it on a light stand with a circular clamp (see similar clamp from B&H Photo below). On one end I mount my Norman strobe head (heavier than my Ailien Bee) inside of a 24" softbox. On the other end I counterbalance it using my leg weights (I never exercise with them) or a 10lb sandbag. The thing has been through 30 or 40 shoots and has never let me down.

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The Amvona boom kit has good tubes and latches. However, the boom-to-upright pivot mechanism is plastic. You could buy the Amvona kit and upgrade to the B&H clamp. I'm really NOT liking the Amvona clamp, so that one from B&H is probably in my near future.

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Re: Boom arm
Old 09-25-2005, 01:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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No help here, but I've been thinking I need to get something similar. I want to be able to suspend a soft box over my subjects' heads.

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Old 09-25-2005, 03:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I use the Manfrotto superboom 3090 and 3071 stand. Great system, you can move the head in two axis. And I'm not worried about is falling over. Bought mine on e-Bay for half the price.

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Old 09-25-2005, 04:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I've used a couple but my current and fav is the Avenger Mini Boom mounted on an Avenger 40" C-stand. It's steel and stable, why waist money with a cheap boom. You can put the boom on a regular light stand if you want but the C-Stand is great for this.
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