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Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome)

B&H # IMKCP200 Mfr # KCP-200
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Product Highlights
  • Mounts Lights / Accessories on C-Stands

The Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome) mounts lights, light modifiers, scrims, flags, cutters, and other lighting accessories onto C-stands or butterfly frames.

When trying to get the perfect shot, you often have various lighting accessories such as flags, scrims and cutters set up around your subject. A grip head holds each in a precise position, making it a fairly common piece of equipment on most any set.

Wide compatibility with standard grip equipment; fits 5/8" baby-studs or stand top-studs
Mounting Size Up to 5/8" stud
Diameter 2.5" (6.35 cm)
Weight 1.75 lbs (800 g)
Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ImpactGrip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome)
     
    4.7

    (based on 77 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (60)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (59)
    • Attaches securely (42)
    • Good power output (33)
    • Long-lasting (29)
    • Attach securely (21)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (43)
      • Indoors (20)
      • Outdoors (14)
      • Portraits (8)
      • Outdoor events / games (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (40), Semi-pro photographer (18), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (58)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice grip head, bbeware - PHOTO IS WRONG

      So what you get is a "better-than-standard" avenger/matthews style grip head for a few bucks less, with first class milling and plating. It's better because you get a solid aluminum...Read complete review

      So what you get is a "better-than-standard" avenger/matthews style grip head for a few bucks less, with first class milling and plating. It's better because you get a solid aluminum washer (not sure if the big boys do that in all their heads - used to be fiber that would deteriorate,leaving you with a head that could kill lights or even people) AND the openings for booms and flags are ridged, giving great grip. And finally, the tightening knob... it's HUGE. This makes it much easier to torque it down (and release it)... but it will come as a shock when you first unpack it (I was like, "did they send junior gear??!?!"). It's a nice feature, but if your packing setup is tight, you may have to rethink - though most folks likely transport these in a box, dairy crate, or already on a stand (which means your stand bags could be a little stressed).

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good build

      Very weighty and has a great, solid build. I use it in conjunction with my boom pole holder when I'm recording interviews or when I'm doing recordings for long periods of time to save...Read complete review

      Very weighty and has a great, solid build. I use it in conjunction with my boom pole holder when I'm recording interviews or when I'm doing recordings for long periods of time to save my arms. It clamps onto my mic stand firmly and works great! The only problem I have with it sometimes is on occasion it tends to slip when the boom is extended out all the way (4.6m), so it requires careful counter-balancing with shotbags. When it is weighted like this, its a little difficult to make minor position adjustments. But over all I'm very pleased with it!

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      5.0

      simple, solid, it works!

      By davidp158

      from Bellevue, WA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boom Light Flag Support

        Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

        This is a simple but very useful device for attaching items to a C-stand. Build quality and finish is fine, no rough edges and looks like it would last longer than I will! I have seen similar items selling for much more, but I can't imagine why they would be better. It is the smaller 2.5" diameter mount, but seems to have great holding power. I currently use it to support a 10 foot boom mic with Rode blimp on a boom cradle, fully extended with no problems.

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        5.0

        Works Great

        By CB

        from Michigan

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

          I used this with a C-Stand and a boom pole holder and it worked great. No complaints.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Solid Grip Head

          By Oli

          from Washington DC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

            Solid. Works perfectly with my C-Stands.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very solid

            By Harbor guy

            from orleans, ma

            Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

            great piece of equipment.

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            5.0

            works well

            By willie dee

            from hagerstown md

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

              items securely holds a 22" beauty dish with a boom arm on a standard heavy duty stand. the beaty dish is easily adjusted while installed.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great grip head

              By Wes

              from Austin, TX

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                  Very happy with this guy, solid construction, works perfectly in conjunction with my C-Stands.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great feel, good quality

                  By Tim

                  from Philadelphia

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                      Everything I was hoping for and more.

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                      5.0

                      Great Grip Head for Great Value

                      By Wade The Wa

                      from Jackson, MS

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                          I use this Grip Head for a variety of shoots (i.e. on a short film, corporate videos, etc.), and I love it. I bought two and they both serve me very well. They fasten very securely and you get a 3/8 and 5/8 female connectors. I plan to buy several more once I purchase a few more lights. This will be my go-to grip head and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking to produce high quality content on a budget!

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                          5.0

                          Great value

                          By Keith Austin

                          from Austin, TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                            Very cost effective grip head. Very solid and works great for my initial application of holding equipment on top of a suction cup car mount. Should work great for basic light stand applications too.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Grip Head

                            By Harry

                            from Austin, TX

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                                The gold standard in grip heads seems to be the Avenger or the Mathews. Well, add Impact to the list. This product is every bit as good as my Mathews. Solid, well-machined, heavy duty, and nice looking. Impact products these days seem very good to excellent. I have no complaint about the Quik Box or any other items I've bought recently.

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Solid, a bit heavy

                                By TO Video

                                from Toronto, Canada

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                • Heavy
                                • Oversize Knobhandle

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Lighting Gear

                                Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                                Well this is a well built piece of gear, but chunkier and heavier than your typical Matthews head. Of course it's as strong as can be, so that's a plus.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Heavy duty, quality built

                                By Amy

                                from Michigan

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                                  Nice, quality grip head. I had purchased this and the vise grip to try and mount a diy scrim made from pvc. It would have done the job, but my light stand was not tall enough or really heavy duty enough for the job, so for now I am sending it back. Would work well with a heavy duty c-stand.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  A nice piece of kit

                                  By RPF

                                  from Brooklyn, NY

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                                      A very solid, heavy duty piece of gear. I usually work with Matthews grip gear, but I actually like the handle on this more.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Quality build

                                      By Mister Lynch

                                      from Manhattan

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Durable
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors

                                        Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                                        Quality Build & Durable

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Extra hand

                                        By Kaden

                                        from Western Wisconsin

                                        About Me Photography Student

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attaches Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Powerful

                                        Cons

                                        • Bulky

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use

                                        Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                                        I use this with my Auray boom pole holder on top of my light stand to double mic interviews. Not cheaply light weight and all metal feels very solid, but a little larger than I would have preferred.

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                                        5.0

                                        Works great!

                                        By zn

                                        from Houston

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attaches Securely
                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use

                                          Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                                          Sturdy! Works just like I need it to.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Works as Advertised

                                          By MD Photo

                                          from Bristol. WI

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attaches Securely
                                          • Durable

                                          Cons

                                          • NONE

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Indoors
                                          • Outdoors
                                          • Portraits

                                          Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                                          Heavy and solid. Works as advertised and you can't beat the price! I will end up buy more.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Simple, Hardy, useful

                                          By Tommy

                                          from Orlando, FL

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attaches Securely
                                          • Durable
                                          • Long-Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use

                                            Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                                            Bought 4 of these for a few cheap stands and they're all great.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Quality

                                            By Josh

                                            from Cape Coral, FL

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attaches Securely
                                            • Durable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                                                This is the only grip head I've ever purchased, so I can't really say I'm the greatest source of knowledge here. However, this is built super sturdy and does exactly what I need it to. I'm using it to hold some flags. I will probably never look at another brand for a grip head because I am completely satisfied.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                it gets the job done! !!

                                                By Tvision Productions

                                                from Chicago

                                                Comments about Impact Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                                                Great price ! Good. Quality! !!

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