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Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head

You Pay: $28.29
Product Highlights
  • Aluminum Construction
  • 5/8" Stand Mount
  • Includes T-Top

The Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head is designed to hold grip arms, scrims, flags, etc. The head has a non-slip T-Top rubber grip handle cover to give you a firm grasp on it. It has a 5/8" Baby receiver for light stands and an automotive-quality brake pad for a secure hold on accessories.

Construction Polished aluminum
Mount 5/8" (16 mm) Baby receiver for stand
Grip Head accepts 5/8" (16 mm), 3/8" (9.5 mm), 1/2" (12.7 mm), 1/4" (6.35 mm) diameter accessories
Weight 1.21 lb (0.55 kg)
Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head
  • T-Top Handle Cover
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    AvengerD200 2.5" Grip Head
     
    4.7

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (39)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (26)
    • Easy to set up (23)
    • Consistent (16)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Lightweight (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial lighting (19)
      • Photography (19)
      • Portraits (15)
      • Strobe lighting (15)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (15), Semi-pro photographer (11), Professional (7), Photo enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (32)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Quality and Useability

      I just received three of these. The quality is superb and the things are very customizable. Remember, Avenger is now owned by Manfrotto. You can stick any 5/8 pole, rod, whatever...Read complete review

      I just received three of these. The quality is superb and the things are very customizable. Remember, Avenger is now owned by Manfrotto. You can stick any 5/8 pole, rod, whatever through the baby pin side. There are two threads on the baby pin side, which means you can mount a top on the other end too. You just need a set screw you can get at any hardware store. I mount two of these on top of each other using that technique.

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      Excellent and well made, limited use

      While the construction is first rate, I purchased it to attach a boom arm to my Avenger Stand. Well, there is absolutely no need for it if you order a boom arm which...Read complete review

      While the construction is first rate, I purchased it to attach a boom arm to my Avenger Stand. Well, there is absolutely no need for it if you order a boom arm which comes with a socket to attach to the top of the stand. In fact, until I found a use for it, and the lovely people at B&H were a bit clueless as to what boom to recommend, never having recommended the Kupo boom which fits into the jaws of this perfectly, I though I had purchased an almost useless product for my purposes.

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      5.0

      Great Grip Head

      By Harry

      from Austin

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

            First of all Joe McNally and Scott Kelby use Avenger, and they can easily afford the very best. But Avenger is not that pricey. This grip head is sturdy, very well built, heavy, and looks good. Nice big cushioned T handle that easily secures your boom or grip arm. Connects solidly to your stand and has two openings so you can choose which position is best for tightening to your stand. Rock solid and easily worth the price. I also have a cheap plastic version which is going in the trash. Buy this.

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            3.0

            Excellent and well made, limited use

            By mdjak

            from new york city

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                  While the construction is first rate, I purchased it to attach a boom arm to my Avenger Stand. Well, there is absolutely no need for it if you order a boom arm which comes with a socket to attach to the top of the stand. In fact, until I found a use for it, and the lovely people at B&H were a bit clueless as to what boom to recommend, never having recommended the Kupo boom which fits into the jaws of this perfectly, I though I had purchased an almost useless product for my purposes.

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                  4.0

                  I chose Avenger grip heads for 2 reasons

                  By MattinSTL

                  from Saint Louis, MO

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • 2 Stud-locking Choices

                  Cons

                  • Stated Weight Is Wrong

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography

                  Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                  I'm a professional sound man and professional photographer using much of the same grip gear in both roles.

                  I already have Matthews and American Grip heads and stands. I bought Avenger grip heads for the two threaded hole choices for locking to various studs... AND FOR THE WEIGHT specified.

                  I expected to save nearly a quarter pound from the top of each stand, but Manfrotto's listed spec is wrong. The grip head weighs 1.377 lbs, not 1.21. Specifically, it's 625 grams.

                  The MSE (Matthews) Grip heads (black ones, chrome may be a gram or two less) weigh 635 grams. So what's the weight savings here? A third of an ounce! 10 grams... or in laymen's terms, nothing.

                  The MSE Grip heads also have a smart way to fit any stand, by simply flipping the stud side over. Compare the rubber boot and Avenger knob to the wonderfuly ergo knob on the MSE grip head. The MSE knob is a tactile work of art. From fully loose, try to "spin-down" each of these grip heads. The MSE head will spin down with a flick. The Avenger head must be turned like a hose spigot.

                  The Avenger Grip Head would deserve 5 stars for the weight savings over the competition, IF THAT WAS CORRECT, but the trade-offs, for 10 grams? I appreciate MSE's design choices much more. The rubber boot on the grip doesn't compare to the ergonomic comfort and leverage of the robust grip on the MSE Grip Head.

                  So, while I wouldn't recommend this grip head to a friend, it's only because I'd tell him or her to get the MSE Grip Head instead, for the same money.

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                  5.0

                  Well built

                  By Tundracamper

                  from Southeast, US

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting

                    Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                    Well built and fairly light weight.

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                    5.0

                    SOLID

                    By Jaron

                    from New York City

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                          Just as good as Matthews brand.

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                          5.0

                          Good Quality

                          By Migami

                          from Homosassa, FL

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                            Works as advertised. I use it with a California Sunbounce Micro Mini. It is flexible and has a very solid & firm grip.

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                            5.0

                            Works Great

                            By Noise is my Art

                            from Norfolk, VA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting

                              Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                              Does it job, holds strong. No issues

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                              5.0

                              Well Built - perfect

                              By BSim

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                                Works perfectly - use on the end of an Avenger mini-boom.

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                                5.0

                                Liking the rubber grip

                                By McSwain

                                from Asheville, NC

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                                    Pretty simple. Avenger added a rubber grip that won't last forever but seems pretty tough. Much more confortable to use and when it does wear out there's a normal metal handle underneath. Other than that it's a pretty standard quality grip head. Feels plenty solid.

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                                    5.0

                                    Rock SOLID

                                    By Matthew

                                    from Perth, Western Australia

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artificial Lighting
                                      • Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Strobe Lighting

                                      Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                                      A rock solid grip that I'm using to support a Sunpak 120J in a Westcott 28inch Softbox out on a 1.3mtr boom.

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                                      5.0

                                      Solid piece of gear

                                      By Blank Code

                                      from Detroit, MI

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artificial Lighting

                                        Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                                        Very well built and solid piece of gear. Works great for every task I've thrown at it so far.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great for the price

                                        By Andy48

                                        from Columbia, SC

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Boom mic

                                          Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                                          I've used the D200s for more than a year now and they have never failed me once. Great product for the price. I have purchased four.

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                                          5.0

                                          Build like a tank

                                          By Eddie

                                          from Sydney, Australia

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent
                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Photography

                                            Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                                            I have a number of these items and they have never failed me yet. I think they're the simplest, yet most versatile grip-head on the market.

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                                            5.0

                                            I would buy this product again and again

                                            By shooter

                                            from toronto

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                                                This grip head is great for holding up lights and a essential part of your grip kit

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                                                5.0

                                                Strong grip

                                                By Poly Woly

                                                from Rockville, MD

                                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Consistent
                                                • Easy To Set Up
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Photography
                                                  • Portraits
                                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                                  Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                                                  Good stuff. Very sturdy.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  AVENGER=GOOD QUALITY

                                                  By DOT ZERO

                                                  from Austin, Texas

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Consistent
                                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                                  • Reliable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Photography

                                                    Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                                                    Good quality, good finish. Try making your own at this price.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    good stuff

                                                    By cinematologist

                                                    from on the water

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Consistent
                                                    • Easy To Set Up

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                                                        Nicely made piece of eq. Smooth, solid locking

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Solid Piece of Gear, Good Price

                                                        By Bud D

                                                        from Toledo, OH

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Consistent
                                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                                        • Good price value
                                                        • Reliable

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Artificial Lighting
                                                          • Videography

                                                          Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                                                          I've been using the Avenger grip heads for awhile and they've never let me down. They always hold tight, and that's the most important thing you want an item like this.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Great quality, would buy again!

                                                          By Steevo

                                                          from Port Jefferson, NY

                                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Reliable

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Artificial Lighting
                                                            • Photography
                                                            • Strobe Lighting

                                                            Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                                                            This is a solidly built grip head. The rubber coating on the knob allows for super-tightening. Precision-machined, great quality, excellent price.

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                                                            5.0

                                                            D200 Grip, just what the doctor ordered.

                                                            By Corey Reese Photography

                                                            from Atlanta, Ga

                                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Consistent
                                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                                            • Reliable

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Artificial Lighting
                                                              • Photography
                                                              • Portraits
                                                              • Strobe Lighting

                                                              Comments about Avenger D200 2.5" Grip Head:

                                                              The D200 Grip Head added much needed flexibility to my lighting stands. Up until I purchased the grip head, I used my 40 inch boom arm on my c-stand that worked, but was not super stable. Often times I would need to super tighten the arm to keep it from lowering on it's own because of the weight on the other end of it. Offsetting the arm with the D200 Grip made things much easier and does a great job of helping to balance and boom lights overhead without it falling down.

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