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Matthews Quacker Clamp

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Matthews Quacker Clamp

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  • AKA - Duck Bill or Platypus Clamp

You Pay: $76.00

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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
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Attaches securely (7)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Long-lasting (6)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (8)
    • Indoors (5)
    • Outdoors (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Way to handy not to own at least one.

    I'm telling you guys this thing is amazing. Saves so much time when wanting to bounce bead board, foam core, as well as using them to flag light. I do suggest buying the...Read complete review

    I'm telling you guys this thing is amazing. Saves so much time when wanting to bounce bead board, foam core, as well as using them to flag light. I do suggest buying the Modern Studio brand because they have indents in the bill so it prevents it from bending when closed. Quality is fantastic in these things. I bought one and have 1 more on the way. I'm obsessed with making grip easier on me and i'm telling you this is worth its weight in gold. Don't bother making one yourself either you will be wasting your time trying to weld the 5/8 inch pin on there as well as the bills to the vice grip. Can't speak better about it if I tried.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Perfect for what it does, but bulky

    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...Read complete review

    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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    5.0

    Clamping

    By HMAN

    from New Mexico

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Matthews Quacker Clamp:

        Be sure to put foam core all the way to the back. The baby pin is excellent.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Don't actually quack.

        By Roger Deakins

        from Albuquerque, NM

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Night Time

          Comments about Matthews Quacker Clamp:

          I haven't used any other brand of quacker before because these have always done a great job. Would highly recommend.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Works GREAT!

          By aliensteve

          from Arkansas

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Matthews Quacker Clamp:

            It's from Matthews, that's all that needs to be said.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Way to handy not to own at least one.

            By photoILove

            from Austin Texas

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • A little bulky

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Hang Board Hold Anything
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Matthews Quacker Clamp:

            I'm telling you guys this thing is amazing. Saves so much time when wanting to bounce bead board, foam core, as well as using them to flag light. I do suggest buying the Modern Studio brand because they have indents in the bill so it prevents it from bending when closed. Quality is fantastic in these things. I bought one and have 1 more on the way. I'm obsessed with making grip easier on me and i'm telling you this is worth its weight in gold. Don't bother making one yourself either you will be wasting your time trying to weld the 5/8 inch pin on there as well as the bills to the vice grip. Can't speak better about it if I tried.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • 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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        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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