I bought this boom pole without the intention to use it for booming a mic. I have used this boom pole to attach a small 30cmx30cm flexible led panel to it. A separate operator is now able to walk alongside the cinematographer, and being able to light a subject from above while being on the move. There are a couple of things I wished were different, but in all honesty, for the money, I can't really complain. It's sturdy, it locks up tight, it's not too heavy, and when fully expanded it can easily hold the weight of my flex led. Definitely a multifunctional item!