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Re: boom poles

Subject: Re: boom poles
From: "Aaron Ximm" aaron_gmail
Date: Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:40 pm ((PST))
On Dec 29, 2007 11:30 AM, Kim Cascone <> wrote:

> I searched the naturerecordists archives but didn't find anything
> specifically on boom poles
> but I'm looking for a good inexpensive boom pole ~$100 - 150 USD
> a 3 section carbon fiber
> something suitable to location recording
> anyone have any suggestions?

I have a K-Tek Avalon Traveler which I like, it collapses down well, but
it's only a bit over 6" when extended. It can be found for about $170.

Are you sure you need CF? Note that the carbon fiber version of the Travele=
lists at $325...!

And are you sure you want a boom rather than a portable tripod?

I have found that a good quality collapsing tripod for mobile field
recording is [often, much] less expensive than a good boom; the latter can
run many hundreds of dollars. (I'm thinking of things in the 3-6' range btw=
not long booms or high tripods.)

I still harbor hopes of finding folding tripod legs that I could attach to
my boom as needed to convert it into a tripod... I was really surprised tha=
this didn't exist as a product category...



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