Change from a traditional, straight-up light stand to a boom stand and back again in just seconds. The top two sections of this stand's main column can become a tiltable, sliding boom arm with a long reach. A fabric, zippered weight bag with clip is included. You add the weight to it and then the boom can be properly counterbalanced. The PROMASTER 4374 Studio Boom Stand is a highly versitile tool. And it is finished in flat black to reduce the chance of glare in your shots. A bras double-sided spigot is also included for connecting your lights and other gear.