The image or description doesn't explain how an umbrella bracket would attach to the end of the boom. Does it have the normal stud just like a light stand does, so that a bracket can then attach to it? Also - which stand clamp do you folks recommend? I am just using speedlights and umbrellas on a Paul Buff stand. Thanks!
I just bought this arm a few weeks ago. The end of the arm has a standard/normal stud like most light stands with a smaller male tip so you can attach a base mount for a flash. The stud is removable.
The weight bag, just so you know, is split in two sides and each side is divided closed with velcro only. This makes it impossible to use sand as a weight but you may need to purchase small weights that fit into the 4 pockets.
I bought the Adorama Adapter Dual Grip Clamp (SKU: LTBAC) to attach the boom arm to my light stand (the description says it will hold your umbrella but the holes just aren't small enough so I wouldn't recommend this particular clamp for umbrella use.) There are NO instructions that come with either the clamp and the boom arm. It definitely takes some practice to use and find which holes work best for your stand and the arm.