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    Booming a Elinchrom head

    While I'm at it....on environmental portrait

    I also think about moving away from staging a rigid set - softbox on stands with sandbags setup - and going handheld with something lighter, like a Softlighter.

    Can anyone recommend a good boom arm, and a thingie for securely mounting a Elinchrom RX head on it?
    Preferrably something that can rest on a stand in-between takes?
    And when not mobile, I could park it on a C-stand and still have some reach for stationary butterfly lighting...

    I would always have an extra set of hands on set anyways, and it would probably free things up a bit...

    thanks again....

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    Re: Booming a Elinchrom head

    For your location work a painters pole with a Kacey Ind. adapter sounds like the ticket. Now, I think I can envision a combo to use it as an in studio boom, but it's not something I'd really recommend and it might do in a pinch.

    Use a super clamp with a baby pin and an Avenger D200, or equivalent head.
    Mount D200 on C-stand. connect super clamp to head with baby pin (snap in or collared). Close the jaws on the pole then find some way to put some counter balance weight on the pole. The Manfrotto clamp on weights might work.

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    Re: Booming a Elinchrom head

    Try the Avenger D600.
    Strong, not to heavy, good price.
    I bougth one in LA and I had to pay for a 2nd bag at the airline. It worth every buck.
    Im getting another 2 in may.

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    Re: Booming a Elinchrom head

    Quote Originally Posted by Aztecaphoto View Post
    Try the Avenger D600.
    Strong, not to heavy, good price.
    I bougth one in LA and I had to pay for a 2nd bag at the airline. It worth every buck.
    Im getting another 2 in may.
    +1.

    When it comes to boom set-ups, do not scrimp on the arm or the stand ... or you will just be buying the whole thing all over again.

    -Marc

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    Re: Booming a Elinchrom head

    Amazing

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    Re: Booming a Elinchrom head

    Quote Originally Posted by KieraH View Post
    Amazing
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    why-bob

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    Re: Booming a Elinchrom head

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
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    why-bob
    Hopefully it's because folks that know all the do-dads needed to solve lighting problems seem ... amazing!

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    Re: Booming a Elinchrom head

    or..hopefully...

    that, out of sheer desperation, he threw a dart and ended up at getdpi,
    and there it was - yet more gear talk, and nothing about Art or the luminous sanctity of Photography. Certainly no hints of Sontag or French chain-smoking deconstructionists anywhere...

    amazing.

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