The Phottix Multi Boom 16″ are finally back in stock at Adorama. They were in stock for all of 2 days last time, so if you’re after a Multi Boom from Adorama with free local shipping, the time to get em is while they’re there!
Its not often you get to say a piece of gear is “exactly” what you wanted, but I was lucky enough to design the Multi Boom with Phottix, and having made flash brackets for quite a few years now, I knew exactly what I wanted.
The Multi Boom provides easy tilt motion for fast pop up Apollo style umbrellas softboxes, while mounting one or two speedlights aligned nicely in the center of the softbox for even coverage.
But the important things were not just the ease of use, but also the ease of set up, and not having anything that’s going to separate from the bracket and get lost. The Multi Boom folds flat quickly for transport, and just as quickly swivels into position ready to mount and use.
Taking that a step further the Multi Boom even acts as a base stand, allowing the flashes to be placed on a flat surface like a table or floor. Its even a great hand held light.
The Apollo style umbrella softboxes give just about the nicest soft light you’re going to get out of a speedlight. See Zack Arias blog for lots of great work with the Apollos. Also see full details on the Phottix Multi Boom here.
So what exactly do I need for a complete off camera light set up ? –
28″ Apollo Softbox –
43″ Apollo Orb Octobox
- 43″ Apollo Orb Softbox with Lightstand
- Phottix Multi Boom 16″
- Manfrotto extension
- Umbrella Swivel or here
Then all that is needed is one or two flash units, and possibly some wireless radio triggers. Working inside, the inbuilt master or commander in your camera will generally allow full control of the flash wirelessly in manual or TTL.
For Canon Phottix have the Mitros speedlite for $299 which is a full power, and full featured, quality option that will stand up to professional use as well as the rest of the kit.
The Phottix Odin Radio triggers are also a solid reliable option for firing the flash with full control in manual and TTL outside and at grater distances and where line of sight to the flash is not possible. Odin for Canon $329 , Odin for Nikon $329, and Odin for Sony $329. Strato II $99 are a good simple manual radio trigger option.
Also see the full details on the Phottix Multi Boom here.