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Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp

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The Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp is a handy multi-purpose clamp that is handy to keep around in the studio. It can be used to hold gobos, flats, or reflectors with complete security. It has a clamping range of 0.2" to 1.6" (5-40mm), and includes a 5/8" male stud, and 5/8" female socket.

Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp
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    Manfrotto175 Spring Clamp
     
    4.5

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (28)
    • Good power output (16)
    • Long-lasting (15)
    • Attach securely (12)
    • Attaches securely (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (16)
      • Outdoors (14)
      • Indoors (13)
      • Outdoor events / games (10)
      • Low light (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Cool Gadget

      Yes there are cheaper "A" spring-clamp solutions, but this thing has some built-in goodies that make it mate better with lightstands, clamps and flash cold/hot shoes.

      It...Read complete review

      Yes there are cheaper "A" spring-clamp solutions, but this thing has some built-in goodies that make it mate better with lightstands, clamps and flash cold/hot shoes.

      It has large rubber feet inside the clamp so it is less likely to damage whatever it's clamped to.

      The photos of these make them look smaller than what they are ...

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Strong Clamp, too strong?

      Construction is good, but I wonder if the clamp is a little too strong. I've really got to squeeze hard to open to fully. I got this to solve an odd clamping concept...Read complete review

      Construction is good, but I wonder if the clamp is a little too strong. I've really got to squeeze hard to open to fully. I got this to solve an odd clamping concept (holding a pinhole camera in place, and I'm not sure if it wouldn't crush my camera!

      Reviewed by 31 customers

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      5.0

      Sturdy

      By mergus

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

        Very nice clamp. Larger than I imagined. Easily capable of holding a refector.

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        • No

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        5.0

        dag

        By gurion

        from nyc

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

          very handy

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          • No

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          5.0

          Manfrotto quality

          By sandipan

          from India

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Holding Backdrop Cloth
            • Holding Flash By A Stud
            • Portraits

            Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

            You cannot be wrong with this product .... superbly STRONG spring clamp ... seems that it will serve me next 20 years!.... One of the handles accepts the standard 3/8" stud. I purcased it to use as LASTOLITE 30" reflector holder ... I think this clamp is over kill for that purpose... simple boom with reflector holder with clamp would do the job. ... that is the problem of ordering online, without seeing the product on my own ! ... However, that is not related to the excellent quality of this product.

            ... Highly recommended.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Cheap alternative to Justin Clamps

            By Alfredo

            from Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

              I didn't know about the existence of these clamps and was using Justin Clamps to fix my collapsible background to two (2) Manfrotto 1051BAC lightstands. Super lightweight and portable kit. These do the same job and are much cheaper, highly recommended!

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              4.0

              handy alternative to a tripod

              By sil

              from new york, NY

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                  I use it to hold my speedlight for off camera shooting. practical and compact to carry when travelling

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good Versatile Clamp

                  By JP

                  from Atlanta GW

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                        Very strong clamp can be attached to a door, light stand, above head beam, small tree branch, etc.

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                        5.0

                        great piece

                        By avn

                        from exile

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • I Use For Mic Mounting
                          • Outdoors
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                          anywhere you can think of mounting it does

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great quality

                          By Crater

                          from Galloway, NJ

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                            Mounted a flash onto this and is attached my monopod. Very nice build quality. It is kinda difficult to open though.

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                            5.0

                            Buy one. Then buy more.

                            By Richard Harris

                            from Western PA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                              I bought one and made my own Justin Clamp by adding a small ball head with a tripod shoe. That was so usefl I bought another and made a second one. Then I used this clamp to hold a diffuser (Lastolite Tri-Grip) and that was perfect (I was surprised it held it so well -- this is a nice, strong clamp!). Then I started using them to hold muslin backgrounds tight and in place. I now have 5 of these clamps and will probably buy one almost everytime I order gear.

                              It's extremely versatile and grips much better than the cheap A clamps.

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                              2.0

                              Not very strong

                              By Daniel

                              from ottawa

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                  I was surprised that the thin metal of the handles bent the first time I used it. Usually Manfrotto is top quality.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Superb!

                                  By 4G

                                  from Caracas, Venezuela

                                  About Me Photography Student

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long-Lasting
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                    Y bought this for learnig how to use flashes and it's a great product. Whilst a little bit hard to open, it hangs very well.

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                                    5.0

                                    Very useful ...

                                    By zanypoet

                                    from Richmond, VA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                      I have several Justin clamps. They are very versatile but rather pricey! I took these Manfrotto 175 clamps (same as the ones used in Justin clamps) and bought some mini-ball heads and Stroboframe bracket shoe mount and made my own Justin clamps by enlarging the hole already present in the middle portion of the clamp. I secured the mini-ball head by using the 1/4 mounting screw that came with the flash bracket.
                                      Voila', my very own Justin clamp on the cheap!

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                                      5.0

                                      Does a Great Job

                                      By Denny

                                      from Chicago, IL

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely
                                      • Durable
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                          I like how you can attach this to the top of a tripod and it will hold a fairly large foam board. Great when shooting without an assistant.

                                          Combine with additional stands and super clamps to create your own temporary wall if need be.

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                                          5.0

                                          This Is "THE CLAMP"

                                          By MrHE

                                          from Caracas, Venezuela

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use
                                            • Outdoors

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                            Just wonderful. I use it to set background, to place small speedlihgt, to hold Collapsible Reflectors, collapsible backgraund, etc.. A unique accessory, essential in your lighting case.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Really versatile

                                            By James B

                                            from Atlanta

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attach Securely
                                            • Durable
                                            • Long-Lasting

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • General Use

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                              Very well build and versatile.

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                                              • No

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Who needs a light stand?

                                              By Helen

                                              from Albany, OR

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attach Securely
                                              • Durable
                                              • Powerful

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                                Using this clamp for areas I just can't get a lightstand into and yet I still need to use flash. Clamping to a chair, rails, tree, etc.

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                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                Good quality

                                                By Poncho

                                                from Monterrey

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Attach Securely
                                                • Durable
                                                • Long-Lasting
                                                • Powerful

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • General Use
                                                  • Indoors

                                                  Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                                  Its clamping mechanism is very solid, very tight

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                                                  • No

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Solid Clamp

                                                  By RumorMeThis

                                                  from Sunnyvale, CA

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attach Securely
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Long-Lasting

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Few available accessories

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Outdoors
                                                  • Special Events

                                                  Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                                  Very Solid Clamp. Holds on to whatever you clamp it to with no problem. I feel confident putting my quadra heads on it while clamped to a branch or a pole. Rubber feet in the clamp jaws make for better traction and wont scratch whatever you are clamping it to. Unfortunately not very intuitive for such a simple piece of equipment. You can attach the flash head in several ways, but most require additional hardware which doesn't come up in searches on bh. The main method of attaching the head works great though, so still a solid 4 stars.

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                                                  2.0

                                                  Strong Clamp, too strong?

                                                  By Metamichael

                                                  from London, UK

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Hard to open

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Studio

                                                  Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                                  Construction is good, but I wonder if the clamp is a little too strong. I've really got to squeeze hard to open to fully. I got this to solve an odd clamping concept (holding a pinhole camera in place, and I'm not sure if it wouldn't crush my camera!

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

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                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Good Clamp

                                                  By AlrightOk

                                                  from New York, NY

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                                      Sturdy and strong. I use it to hold up an off camera flash (285hv or 430e exii). It takes up a little more room than I'd like - about as much as a Vivitar 285hv or more - in my bag.

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