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Matthews Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2"

You Pay: $28.26

The strongest & most popular Grip Head in the industry. Guaranteed to hold. Set it and forget it! Will not slip. Plates feature two holes 3/8" & 5/8", eliminating confusion. New castings offer positive lock in all directions.

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MatthewsHollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2"
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial lighting (3)
    • Photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Just what i expected

    what a great product [...] this grip head can have so many uses its unbelievable. i have no negative comments at all. thanks B&H.

    what a great product [...] this grip head can have so many uses its unbelievable. i have no negative comments at all. thanks B&H.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Hollywood Grip Head

    This is a necessary item when using it with a lamp pole and boom holder. It works good, and is made of sturdy material, so I suspect it will last a long time. ...Read complete review

    This is a necessary item when using it with a lamp pole and boom holder. It works good, and is made of sturdy material, so I suspect it will last a long time. The only thing I found a bit annoying was angle setting. It was clumsy to adjust, but with time I will get the hang of it I am sure.

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    5.0

    Bullet proof

    By Max Logan

    from Orange County, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Matthews Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2":

        You can never have too many of these laying around. Rock solid, bullet proof design and a multitude of uses make this item a staple for film production or photography.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Grip It

        By Stevie Render

        from St. Louis

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Matthews Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2":

          Just purchased a Boom Pole and Mount. I needed a Grip Head for a regular stand rather than waste a C-Stand for Boom. Works great. Probably last forever.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Best on the market!

          By D

          from Sacramento, Ca

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Matthews Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2":

              Ive used these for years and have never had one fail on me. By far the best built grip heads out there.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect Piece

              By Nick the Lighter

              from Grand Rapids, MI

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Matthews Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2":

                Using this to attach a flag and Hollywood Gobo Arm to a Matthews Studio Drop Hanger and Stirrup. Works great. Holds up to the pressure and fits nicely in the grid.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Next Best Thing To A Pro Boom Op!

                By Hardcore Harley

                from Central Arkansas

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Built Like A Tank
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Field Location Audio
                  • General Grip Tool

                  Comments about Matthews Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2":

                  As a Field Location Audio Soundman, I finally needed to purchase an additional MSE Hollywood Grip Head after adding a second boom pole to my audio kit. Most of my interviews on video shoots I'm able to lock down the boom pole for the duration of the interview while I monitor and mix the sound. I already have plans for adding a third boom pole in the near future, which also means adding a third MSE Hollywood Head as well. These heads are built to last. The quality and durability are so good I wouldn't even consider buying another brand. Add a K-Tek Boom Cradle and you've got the next best thing to a professional boom op. I mount these on heavy duty ARRI light stands with a boom cradle and one or two MSE BOA shot bags, and either a K-Tek or Loon Penta boom pole, and I'm good to go.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Industry standard head!

                  By yipDog

                  from Mesa, AZ

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time
                    • Outdoors
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Matthews Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2":

                    simple device but built like a tank and should last forever.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great product

                    By Matt

                    from Red Bank, NJ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography

                      Comments about Matthews Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2":

                      some heads ive worked with also have a 1/4 inch hole. this one does not. it has the standard 2 and 1/2 inch.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      strong like bull

                      By stazka

                      from boston MA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Matthews Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2":

                        An old standard for a reason , very strong and built to last . Buy a bunch just once in your career. You will never run out of new uses for them .

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Just what i expected

                        By Markus M

                        from NEw York, New York

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Matthews Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2":

                          what a great product [...] this grip head can have so many uses its unbelievable. i have no negative comments at all. thanks B&H.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Hollywood Grip Head

                          By Scheffler

                          from Newport News, Virginia

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Matthews Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2":

                            This is a necessary item when using it with a lamp pole and boom holder. It works good, and is made of sturdy material, so I suspect it will last a long time. The only thing I found a bit annoying was angle setting. It was clumsy to adjust, but with time I will get the hang of it I am sure.

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                            5.0

                            Good Head

                            By Tackleboy

                            from Muldrow, OK

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Matthews Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2":

                            Strong, works as advertised.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Rugged Matthews Quality

                            By Michael

                            from Austin, TX

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Portable
                            • Quick Setup

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Hold things in place

                            Comments about Matthews Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2":

                            Grip heads are grip heads. These torque down fast and built to last. Must haves for setting up C Stands and car mounts.

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