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Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom

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The Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp is a pivoting clamp for use with all Super Booms and Heavy Duty Booms. Pivoting clamp for 35mm diameter boom shafts. 1-1/8" male, and 5/8" female receptor.

Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom
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    Manfrotto123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom
     
    4.9

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (12)
    • Reliable (9)
    • Attaches securely (7)
    • Long-lasting (7)
    • Easy to set up (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (11)
      • Indoors (6)
      • Strobe lighting (6)
      • General purpose (4)
      • Outdoors (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

      Reviewed by 22 customers

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      5.0

      Great Piece of Equipment!

      By Chris Tucker

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

        This pivoting boom clamp is well built and easy to use. Seems to be able to handle quite a bit of weight. Great product all around.

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        5.0

        Both strong and light

        By Sxygrizzly

        from Indianapolis, IN

        Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

        It seems well suited for its purpose. Just one observation, despite having a 5/8 stud socket (aka baby) i STRONGLY reccommend only using it with a light stand that has a 1 and 1/8 (aka 28mm and Junior reciever) as even when properly counterbalanced a boom can exert alot of torque from a slight breeze or light bump.

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        5.0

        Rugged Boom Arm Clamp

        By Ed

        from Mundelein, IL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Special Events

          Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

          I use this clamp in conjunction with an heavy duty light stand and a Gitzo CF Boom Arm for suspending microphones out of sight for video. With a 15# counterweight, I can use three of the five extensions on the arm, to reach over 8 feet from the side. The base fits into a 1-1/8" medium socket, for heavy duty applications. It supports a stereo bar and two microphones, or up to 4 microphones with an additional 10# counter weight.

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          5.0

          Tough Clamp for Controlling Light Boom

          By Cameraman5052

          from New Jersey

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • In studio
            • Portraits

            Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

            I needed this clamp and adjuster tool to use with my heavy duty light sand and boom arm which I received without a clamping device. This clamp and boom adjuster works great. It doesn't appear to be heavy duty from the picture, but looks are deceiving. It is made tough and works well to adjust the boom arm working with the light at one end and the counter weight on the other,and when the adjustment has been made - then to lock it all down. I haven't had it a long time but it is a keeper which will work for a very long time. It is an excellent REQUIRED piece of equipment for the purpose. Highly recommended.

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            5.0

            Huge upgrade!

            By jlinder

            from Cocoa, Fl

            Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

            Replaced my plastic hair light boom clamp with this one. It built very well and super easy to use.

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            5.0

            Typical Manfrotto Quality

            By Eastgate

            from Loudoun County, VA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                Got this to replace grip that came with Westcott boom arm which required two hands (and other body parts) to make simple angle adjustments. This thing is rock solid and fits stand & boom like a glove. Just like most everything Manfrotto makes, this is five star-quality...looks good too!

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                4.0

                Great Bom pole holder

                By The Dobber

                from Riverside, CT

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                  Excellent for Interviews

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  BOOM! Works beautifully!

                  By LotsaShots

                  from Lynn, MA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                    I use it to elevate and maneuver a beauty dish and also a hair light in the studio. I use a 10lb bag as a counter weight on a wheeled heavy duty light stand. Works great and is tight.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent, very strong

                    By 51ck80y

                    from Guayaquil, Ecuador

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                      This is a MUST product... works fine and supports heavy equipment

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                      5.0

                      Studio Essential

                      By Aaron Hall Cain

                      from Alaska

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Intuitive Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Grip Work
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                        I switched to Manfrotto boom clamp from a double grip head. The main reason being ease of use. Before I felt like it I needed another pair of hands if I was going to make an adjustment to my beauty lighting. The pivoting clamp is essentially one-hand operation. Pair this with a good counter weight and you can achieve highly precise control over your boom. It doesn't sink a few inches when you lock it down so there isn't any guess work. I use this with some beauty lighting attached, fairly close to my subject and I really appreciate just being able to reach up over a camera stand and make fine adjustments to the height and angle of my boom. The build quality will stand up to professional applications.

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                        5.0

                        Studio Essential

                        By Aaron Hall Cain

                        from Alaska

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Intuitive Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Grip Work
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                          I switched to Manfrotto boom clamp from a double grip head. The main reason being ease of use. Before I felt like it I needed another pair of hands if I was going to make an adjustment to my beauty lighting. The pivoting clamp is essentially one-hand operation. Pair this with a good counter weight and you can achieve highly precise control over your boom. It doesn't sink a few inches when you lock it down so there isn't any guess work. I use this with some beauty lighting attached, fairly close to my subject and I really appreciate just being able to reach up over a camera stand and make fine adjustments to the height and angle of my boom. The build quality will stand up to professional applications.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent

                          By Lopezzito

                          from NYC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                            Very strong grip, strong build!!!!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            A helping hand/ make my indie film- yeah

                            By Seth

                            from New York City

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                              Wow, a real helper. It's so hard to find film crew people to hold a mic, sometimes. Now i can have my mic propped and not worry about if I'm paying a mic person, who just is standing there. This 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp is like have an extra hand. I use the extra staff launch to by extra light bulbs, gaffers tape or whatever. What a find.-Seth

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                              5.0

                              Excellent quality and build

                              By Tom

                              from Denver

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Reliable
                              • Solid secure well built

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                              Very solid and secure. Easy to use.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works Well - Great Value

                              By markie_d

                              from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                                Good Quality, good price.I shouldn't worry about my equipments when using this boom clamp.

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                                5.0

                                Nice!

                                By TSC

                                from Albany NY

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Size

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                                Sturdy. Better than the one I had. Only issue is that it doesn't support different size poles. If a pole from another manufacturer is just a bit smaller than the standard Manfrotto pole, it won't clamp down on it. Will need to get a spacer of sorts.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Quality 5 Stars!

                                By MalerbaPhotography

                                from Benicia, California

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • NONE

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                                Excellent Quality 5 Stars! This is very solid and made from aluminum. You can secure an overhead boom without worring about it slipping or falling on the subject below. I do not a plastic clamp for any boom application.

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                                4.0

                                Manfrotto 123 pivoting boom clamp

                                By Greg K

                                from Mission, KS

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Affordable
                                • Durable
                                • Easy assembly

                                Cons

                                • Boom grip too loose

                                Best Uses

                                • Easierboom arm adjustment
                                • General Use

                                Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                                I bought this clamp because I needed to be able to hold my boom arm with one hand and adjust the clamp with the other. This has worked perfectly for me, Very easy and just as I hoped it would be. I would like the part that you insert the boom arm into to have a thicker pad or coating to it. I had to wrap my boom arm with some gaffers tape for it to be tightly held.

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                                5.0

                                Good Solid Clamp

                                By Ryan O. Hicks

                                from Monticello, IN

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                                  Runs a little big on the adapter diameter, but is a solid/great boom clamp.

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                                  5.0

                                  A clamp that holds

                                  By GRW

                                  from Jacksonville, FL

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Heavy duty
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Outdoor portraits
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 123 Pivoting Boom Clamp for Super & Heavy Duty Boom:

                                  This is a super clamp. I am using it with a non-traditional boom, the boom is really a painters extension handle from a local home improvement store. The clamp works perfectly and the boom is a "frugal photographers" tool. The clamp really holds the boom in-place.

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