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Matthews Quacker Clamp

B&H # MACQ Mfr # 429042
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Product Highlights
  • AKA - Duck Bill or Platypus Clamp

The Quacker Clamp from Matthews is also known as the duck bill or platypus clamp. It's an ideal solution for positioning foam core, reflector, or bead board.

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MatthewsQuacker Clamp
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Attaches securely (4)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (5)
    • Indoors (3)
    • Outdoors (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    This is not a Quack!!

    By Jeeves

    from Dallas, TX

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Matthews Quacker Clamp:

      Very valuable tool to have on a set when dealing with reflective material.
      They are much quicker to use and very flexible to adjust than the arms on CStands!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      quacker clamp

      By CSFILM

      from BROOKLYN

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Matthews Quacker Clamp:

      A necessity

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      5.0

      Platypus Clamp gets the grip

      By IndieVisual

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Matthews Quacker Clamp:

        Quality built clamp to hold a bead board, bounce, or basically anything it can fit in it's mouth

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Works 100% of the time, all the time.

        By DBrickel

        from Boston, Ma

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Matthews Quacker Clamp:

          Holds beadboard like a champ.

          I haven't had any issues with it at all.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          A quacker good job

          By Dickon

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Matthews Quacker Clamp:

            Very versatile tool. Well made.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great, versatile grip tool

            By ianswork.com

            from NY, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Powerful
            • Stable
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Not good if windy out

            Best Uses

            • Film sets
            • Photography sets

            Comments about Matthews Quacker Clamp:

            Holds big pieces of foamcore, beadboard, etc. in place on set with it's visegrip-meets-duckbill type design. It handles a 4x4 ' piece with ease, at whatever angle you can rig it up a C-stand/arm/grip head. It can also handle a 4 x 8 piece of foamcore well...at more symmetrical or balanced angles. Don't forget to sandbag it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent!!!!!

            By DP

            from New York, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Special Events

              Comments about Matthews Quacker Clamp:

              I was able to use this with a C-Stand & foam core to really load bounced light for an important interview. Set up was seconds & held perfectly 1/2 foam core well.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Perfect for what it does, but bulky

              By David

              from Charleston, SC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Matthews Quacker Clamp:

                If you're willing to dedicate a boom or light stand to it, this gizmo will hold a piece of reflective foamcore in whatever position you need a reflector. Holds well, but it's really good at only one thing and due to its bulk and weight you may find different clamps more deserving of space within your light kit. Worth having in a well-stocked studio. Better known as a "quacker" clamp (note additional c, given the duckbill clamp section). Not particularly complex, it just does what it does without fuss. If you're handy welding you could make one yourself from vice grips, a baby pin, and some sheet metal.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great for holding bounce

                By threecolorcollective

                from San Francisco Bay Area

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Quick Setup

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Matthews Quacker Clamp:

                    These are great for holding foam/gator board. Easy quick set up. Just attach a grip head to a c-stand. Mount the quaker clamp in the grip head and your ready to go.

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