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Smith-Victor MB150 Heavy Duty Boom Arm with 80" Maximum Extension

Smith-Victor

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About Smith-Victor MB150

The Smith Victor Heavy Duty Boom Arm of anodized aluminum construction is a 2 section lightweight boom arm with a 5 lb counterweight that holds light heads weighing up to 4 lb. Ideally used as a hair light. The Arm extends from 42 to 80 in, and comes with a 5/8" brass top mount.



The Smith-Victor MB150 is commonly used for General purpose, Indoors, Portraits and more.The Smith-Victor MB150 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro photographer among others.The Smith-Victor MB150 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Smith-Victor MB150: Attach securely and Durable

Summary of Customer Reviews

(9)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (10),Attach securely (5),Long-lasting (3)
Best Uses:
General purpose (6),Indoors (4),Portraits (4),Outdoor events / games (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (5),Pro photographer (3)

Smith-Victor MB150 Specifications

Boom Load
4 lb /1.8 kg
Arm Extension
42 - 80 in /1 - 2 m
Weight
7 lb /3.2 kg
Attachment
Size: 5/8 in stud

Smith-Victor MB150 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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  • 3 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very secure for hairlight

I purchased this boom to hold a hairlight. It is very much heavy duty and gives me confidence that it will never drop a light on anyone. I secured it to a heavy duty stand having a wide footprint and I don't have to weight it. Excellent choice.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
5.0

This Is A Great Boom Arm!

By

from San Antonio, TX  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I needed a boom arm for my home studio and did not want to spend a lot of money. Saw this one, read the reviews and decided I give it a try. Glad I did! Best bang for the buck. It is heavy duty. The attached weight is a definite plus. Attaching it to my light stand was a little tricky but no problem. I've attached a 300 WS light w/metal barn doors and still had a solid setup. Even extended all the way It still was sturdy. Key is attaching to at least a medium weight light stand, w/legs extended all the way and of course good balance. For heavier light set ups use a heavy light stand and add weights as needed. Bottom line it exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend this to others. You won't go wrong...try it!

 
5.0

Solid light weight performer

By

from Northern California  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This boom is great for a hair or rim light and not much more. Because it is light, it's easy to move around and reposition. Do not over load it, it is just not designed for it.

 
5.0

Solid Purchase

By

from NJ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I am very happy with this purchase. I was on the fence on whether or not to get the cheaper option also available at Adorama however I'm happy to say that i made the right choice. I use this on an Adorama air-cushion heavy duty light stand to hold my Alien Bee with beauty dish and the whole set-up is extremely sturdy. I use a couple of sand-bags on the base too just to really lock it down. The reach and adjustability of the arm is perfect and I have not come close to it's limits yet. I give this an A+.

 
5.0

Reasonable Cost, Great Workhorse

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Pro Photographer

Very reasonable price, well constructed, does a great job.

 
4.0

Well made product

By

from Atlanta Metro  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It is a strong arm. It took me a time figuring how to connect it to the light stand. Now, I have it adjusted it is easy to connect. Two things I would purchase, a heavier counter weight, and a light stand sandbag to secure the stand The counter weight that comes on it is not heavy enough to counter the weight of a studio light with softbox. At full extension using a speedlight with umbrella the attached weight may be okay; still I add extra weight. This is arm has been a pleasure to use and has served me well.

 
4.0

Great Boom

By

from Orlando, Fl  -  Pro Photographer

It work like it should. it's nice to have products work as they were designed.

 
5.0

Works as advertised

By

from boston, ma  -  Photo Enthusiast

Seems sturdy and reasonably priced - casual user

 
5.0

Sturdy

By

from Los Angeles  -  Pro Photographer

The range of extension is what I needed. Sturdy, stable - great flexibility.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very secure for hairlight

By

from Lincoln, NE  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I purchased this boom to hold a hairlight. It is very much heavy duty and gives me confidence that it will never drop a light on anyone. I secured it to a heavy duty stand having a wide footprint and I don't have to weight it. Excellent choice.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
RON C  I got this to suspend a large Octobox in a small studio. In retrospect, I probably should have opted for a larger, more sturdy set-up. This performs well but I think I have somewhat overwhelmed it. I believe that it would be more stable coupled with a smaller load.
Ken S  is there a grip head included?
MELISSA H  Yes there is, comes with everything except the light.
André G  Hi guys! How much weight can this boom handle? Thinking of using it with a elinchrome 300 s style and a softlighter mounted on it. : ) Thanks
ROBERT W  Actually the boom is rated for a 4 lb. maximum load, because it comes with a 5 lb counterweight. I attach a profoto acute D4 head weighting 4.8 lbs and a profoto 3x4 softbox weighting 4.2 lbs with no problem.
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