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Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp with Baby (5/8") Pin

B&H # MACS58 Mfr # 429678
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The Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp attaches to the dropped ceiling tile support rails found in many offices, allows the mounting of small lighting instruments on the pin without the need of a stand. It comes with a Cable Holder to keep cables near the ceiling and out of the shot.

Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp with Baby (5/8") Pin
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    MatthewsDrop Ceiling Scissor Clamp with Baby (5/8") Pin
     
    4.9

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (7)
    • Long-lasting (4)
    • Attaches securely (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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      5.0

      Makes lighting in offices easy!

      By Creative Jedi

      from Des Moines, IA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Office Shoots

        Comments about Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp with Baby (5/8") Pin:

        A must-have if you ever shoot in office environments or other areas with dropped acoustical tile ceilings. With lightweight LED lighting fixtures, you can rig them directly to the ceiling with no problem. And, they fit in the lighting bag so easily. Excellent!

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        5.0

        Excellent Quality

        By Irish_Luck

        from Missoula, MT

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp with Baby (5/8") Pin:

            For the price, these are really nice and heavy build quality.

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            5.0

            Drop Ceiling Clamps Save Time and Money

            By BrekanArts

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Weight Limit

            Best Uses

            • Grip Tool
            • Indoors
            • Light Instrument Rigging
            • Low Light
            • Movie Production
            • Night Time
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp with Baby (5/8") Pin:

            The Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp is a very convenient product that allows a videographer or film maker to utilize the rail supports between the drop ceiling tiles (found commonly in commercial office spaces and store fronts).

            The clamp affixes to the drop ceiling rails in a "scissor-like" fashion, simply expand the clamp and tighten it snuggly around the floated ceiling tile support rail.

            The Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp creates an instant rigging point for small light-weight lamps like a Mole Richardson Inky or Tweenie.

            I like the portable, simple, but secure design, and the universal 5/8" Baby Pin that allows for common grip rigging.

            There are very few draw backs to having a few of these Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamps in your grip or light rigging kit.

            The only drawback for the Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp is more of a limitation in drop ceiling design and not the clamp itself. The Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp is NOT poorly made. Rather floated ceilings are generally suspended to the structurally load-bearing beams by multiple points using bailing wire. This reality limits the amount of additional weight that can be hung from each point. I always check to make sure I'm not more than a few feet from a structural rigging point to be certain the floated ceiling will not fail.

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            5.0

            useful in small spaces

            By Spirit Juice Studios

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

            • Rarely Need

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp with Baby (5/8") Pin:

            If you have a drop ceiling in a small space, this can be a very useful tool. Only use small-to-medium sized lights, drop ceilings are not very strong. Careful not to mount the light too close to a fire detector either, heat can set them off.

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            5.0

            Grip's Delight

            By Hardcore Harley

            from Central Arkansas

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Location Lighting
              • Suspended Lighting

              Comments about Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp with Baby (5/8") Pin:

              You may have heard the old adage "You can't have enough of these." That proved true on my last shoot. For years I've carried a handful of these scissor clamps for suspending lighting on basic interviews in office spaces or rooms with a drop ceiling. My last shoot . . . I needed more--a lot more. Whatever you think you're going to need, double--even triple--your order to cover your bases. You'll be glad you did when the need arises. Matthews Scissor Clamps are well made, easy to use and they get the job done. Can't live without them.

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              5.0

              Must-have accessory!

              By brynsank

              from Texas

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp with Baby (5/8") Pin:

                    I always keep a bunch of these in my toolbox for quick setup on location or temporary sets. These are the first ones I have bought in a long time to replace some old ones that were getting a little stiff in the sciccor clamp. These seem to be built well. I bought 8 of them and it looks like they came from 2 or 3 different batches as there are slight variations in some of them - for example, two of them have texturing in the recessed area of the pin for added grip, but the others do not.

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                    4.0

                    great product

                    By kitedemon

                    from canada

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp with Baby (5/8") Pin:

                      Used correctly this is an excellent product.

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                      5.0

                      solid. heavy

                      By haluro

                      from Lee's summit, MO

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Matthews Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp with Baby (5/8") Pin:

                      this thing will last forever!
                      the wire holder is a nice add on. at first I though it was broken, as the thing wouldn't spread open. Since it doesn't have instructions, it took a while to figure out that you need to unscrew the spigot to unlock it. it's a vlever idea, I just didn't expect it.

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