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Matthews Hollywood Head and Arm - 40"

B&H # MAHWHA40 MFR # 655040
Matthews Hollywood Head, Arm - 40"

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The head on these arms now feature two holes 3/8" and 5/8", eliminating confusion. New castings offer positive lock in all directions. The strongest and most popular Grip Head in the industry.

Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 40.0 x 6.5 x 3.0"

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MatthewsHollywood Head, Arm - 40"
 
5.0

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Long-lasting (6)
  • Attaches securely (5)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (5)
  • Portraits (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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5.0

Get me an arm and a head and I can rule.

By FrizzleFry

from Long Island City, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Long-Lasting
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Matthews Hollywood Head, Arm - 40":

      Matthews is worth the money. Not that I know if there are cheaper ones but don't waste your time. The latest iteration of a long line of head and arm combos, these are essential on any set. I've used some for as long as 15 years and with the new metal washers, these will likely see use by my kids. Or they'll bury me with a couple just to get me out of any jams I may encounter in the afterlife.

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      5.0

      The real deal

      By SMP

      from Florida

      Comments about Matthews Hollywood Head, Arm - 40":

      It's the same stuff Ive used on every motion picture. I trust it and it with stands a beating.

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      5.0

      Even More Flexibility

      By Howard the Human

      from Mount Laurel, NJ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Matthews Hollywood Head, Arm - 40":

        Once you start using Matthews stands, it's hard to stop, and the Hollywood Head with the 40" arm works great on top of a C-stand or other heavy duty stand.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Heavy Duty Grip Essential

        By Mike from Nashville

        from Nashville, TN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 1000w Arri Type Lights
          • Large Flags
          • Large Reflectors
          • Steadycam Sled Wcamera

          Comments about Matthews Hollywood Head, Arm - 40":

          Attached to my old C-Stand it holds my flags, reflector and work clothes for drying (not all at the same time).

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          5.0

          Another Great Matthews Product

          By NRG

          from Toronto Canada

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Photojournalism
            • Portraits

            Comments about Matthews Hollywood Head, Arm - 40":

            I bought these for a shoot I am working on, The quality of Matthews is amazing.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Get the Best

            By Doug

            from Richmond, VA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video production

              Comments about Matthews Hollywood Head, Arm - 40":

              I bought this head/arm combo to replace a cheaper one I got with an off-brand C-Stand. The cheaper arm & head refused to stay locked, regardless of how the stand was used, oriented, or whether I had a 3rd party friction plate installed.

              This combination locks solid, and is easy to use with nice, big handgrips. Should have gotten them the first time around...

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              • No

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              5.0

              It works.

              By The Grumpy Shamrock

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Matthews Hollywood Head, Arm - 40":

                  Easy to review stuff that is simple and just works. What else is there to say.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Arm on the Market

                  By Bob

                  from Milford, CT

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Cut To Length If Needed
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Matthews Hollywood Head, Arm - 40":

                    I love the Matthews Hollywood arm because it is made of stainless steel. Not only will it take a beating and last forever, you can cut the bar.

                    I have a Tenba 38" rolling bag. I cut my arms to 36" and keep the remaining 4" piece as a pencil point for the other end.

                    Love these bars!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A Fine Product

                    By Marlin S

                    from St. Louis, MO

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Matthews Hollywood Head, Arm - 40":

                      The product works as expected with good flexibility and solid locking.

                      If you are using this for a strobe head don't forget to order the pin.

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                      5.0

                      Works great with Alien Bee's and boxes.

                      By FR8Dog

                      from Dallas, TX

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Matthews Hollywood Head, Arm - 40":

                        Use it to hold alien bee's with modifier on my light stands. Very light but strong. Was ready to work when it arrived. Make sure you buy a pin for it if you want to use it with Bee's.

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                        5.0

                        Same excellent quality

                        By Mike A

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Matthews Hollywood Head, Arm - 40":

                          Bought this to replace and arm that was lost/stolen on set. Same quality Matthews always puts out.

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