The Gel Clip Extension Spigot has been designed to transform a relatively inexpensive paint roller extension pole into a photography lighting boom with an industry standard 16mm or 5/8th inch spigot which will accept the majority of off-camera flash, hot shoe flash and Strobist accessories with the compatible 16mm or 5/8th inch fitting.
It is machined from a solid bar of aluminum and mounts either in line or at 90 degrees and secured with a thumb knob to prevent twisting or movement.
As well as fitting standard painters extension poles, the Gel Clip Extension Spigot will also fit 19 mm tubing, including the kind you buy in DIY stores for making clothing rails.
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Which poles are suitable?
It is strongly recommend that you ONLY buy a pole with a metal thread, the less expensive plastic variety will break under load.
Painters extension poles are available from many outlets, both on the ground and online - here are some UK suggestions:
Further information is available on Ian's Gel Clip Blog.