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I just picked up an older light stand that is on casters. It looks to be in very good condition, but is old as dirt (well maybe not that old) ... the base is 3 legged and made of cast iron. I could have picked up a more modern version with 4 or 5 casters, but for the price difference, it was a "no brainer"
My question is regarding the stability issues of using this with a boom (picked up my first boom as well).
It would seem that as long as I position the boom directly "in line" with one of the legs, I'd have maximum stability ... OR
should I be concerned to modify with an outrigger/additional counter balance ... OR
dismiss the notion of using a three legged base with a boom?
My head tells me that booms were used with 3 legged bases long ago, so it should be fine (with some reasonable understanding of physics) as long as I don't try to get too crazy and pay attention. I'm not a huge studio shooter, but am thinking it will come in handy to venture into some tabletop ... and who knows, maybe even a portrait (hair light, etc.) one day.
FYI ... my "large" SB is only about 36x24 on B400 (i.e. lightweight) and about a 20" beauty dish and a globe are my modifier toys, so nothing too industrial just yet.