Dont know if this is the best place to put this - but her it is anyway.......
I use an elinchrom octa at work (the big one (7ft?)) and I am thinking about getting one for myself. I dont like the Manfrotto boom stand we are using it on, I don't know the model, it works but is a bit weak IMO. So I want to know what would be the best stand to use for such a large light bank. I think a boom would be ideal so it can be used directly above the subject from time to time. I need another stand also, so again something that would support the big octa easily would be best. It will be used both in studio and for location work, so this is something else that will need to be considered.
I am also after a tripod for use both for some studio/location work and for landscapes - thinking about the Gitzo GT 3530 LS legs, with either Arca Swiss Z1 or RRS BH-55 head. Any advice, or alternatives to look into - or experience with these products that you can share with me?
Hope someone can help.