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Joel Dalls
Boom Pole? Recommendations?
on May 4, 2012 at 5:08:00 am


I am looking to buy a sturdy boom pole for use with both a AT shotgun mic housed in a RODE blimp, and at other times a Lowell mini pro back light (around 2 lbs). This would be used for location shoots, so I need it to be relatively light and collapse down to around 40" or so.

I have tried the $100 manfrotto boom and it bends.

I was looking at the low end Gitzo carbon Fiber pole (around $200), but not sure if I should pull the trigger.

I want a pole that is rugged (can take a super clamp, if need be) and will not a price that won't kill me (hopefully around $200. I have been using the steel pole from my C stand, but do not like the weight of it when I am on location.

Thanks in advance!

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Brent Dunn
Re: Boom Pole? Recommendations?
on May 9, 2012 at 4:08:57 pm

You'll need a graphite pole to keep the weight down.

Here is one with the cable inside. If you do this alot, you need to invest in quality equipment. I don't have experience with a boom pole, but here is one I was looking at for a future project.

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