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Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp

B&H # MA386B Mfr # 386B
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Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 8.82 lb
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Female Threads
  • Clamping Range 0.5-1.37" (13-35mm)

Small and light enough to carry in a jacket pocket, the Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp is like a mini version of the popular Super Clamp. Weighing in at just 3.8 oz, the 386B Nano Clamp can support a payload of up to 8.8 lb. It also features a redesigned gripping surface that is optimized to work with pipe, poles and tubes. This, and the fact that it incorporates 1/4"-20 and 3/8" female taps, makes it well-suited for use with a wide variety of lighting gear.

Material Aluminum
Load Capacity 8.8 lb (4.0 kg)
Head Attachment 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 female threads
Clamp Range 0.5-1.37" (13-35 mm)
Weight 3.8 oz (110 g)
Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
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    Manfrotto386B Nano Clamp
     
    4.5

    (based on 55 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (27)
    • Lightweight (27)
    • Easy to use (25)
    • Attach securely (15)
    • Compact (13)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (5)

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (16)
    • Indoors (8)
    • In the studio (8)
    • Independent films (6)
    • Outdoors (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (14), Enthusiast (7), Professional (7), Semi-pro photographer (7), Professional artist (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (35)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Do what its suppose to do

    I use this product for clamping into monopod and short tripod as support for flex arm or any small accessories that has 1/4" or 3/8" male thread. Very useful in macro...Read complete review

    I use this product for clamping into monopod and short tripod as support for flex arm or any small accessories that has 1/4" or 3/8" male thread. Very useful in macro photography.

    Pros: lightweight, sufficient loading (feels safe at 1 kg any angle)

    Cons: limited clamp range for tubge - 32mm tube is the ultimate limit. Not strong enough and impossible for clamping cameras (see warning) - except point-and-shoot. Price alittle too high.

    Warning: When opening up approximately half-way, the top surfaces where the 1/4" and 3/8" threads are begin to point toward each other, make threading flat surface impossible - basically any ballhead with larger than 2cm base diameter will not work. (mini-head for flash-only may work)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    BEWARE >>>HAZARD<<<<

    First of all, I agree with all the previous reviews and comments about this product. Unfortunately due to my personal experience with it I no longer have confidence in it.
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    First of all, I agree with all the previous reviews and comments about this product. Unfortunately due to my personal experience with it I no longer have confidence in it.

    Second, I own many Manfrotto products. Its my preferred brand for lighting equipment (Super Clamps, Light Stands, Flex Arms, Magic Arms, etc.).

    Bought 2 of these clamps and found them very useful, seemed to offer countless uses. Bought 6 more immediately. The Nano Clamp seemed to be a must have in the camera bag...

    I thought they would compliment the magic arm (with Super Clamp) when mounting remote DSLR cameras. They were to be used to mount Pocket Wizards(with pre-trigger cables) on magic arm and off camera strobes.

    The defect? Female thread area is glued in place and the 90 deg connection. At first it seemed that the 2 metal pieces were riveted together. At closer inspection, I found the although machined in close specs, it was the glue that seem to hold it together. SO, as you ratchet the clamp down to ensure that your gear is properly secure, you are most likely stressing the glued connection little by little until failure as I experienced.

    This was within a FEW weeks of owning this item. This item is rated at 4KG/8.82 lbs load capacity. It failed as I was tightening it to a bar. Nothing was attached to it, never got that far! I got lucky. Still in shock, no confidence left in this product and obviously very disappointed.

    Trying to return to B&H for exchange for the although the more RELIABLE super clamp. Awaiting RMA approval...

    Reviewed by 55 customers

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    5.0

    Excellent design

    By Steve 2490

    from Sydney, Australia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

      Well made and fit for purpose!

      I use as a mount for LED Lamps on a Still Life Shooting Table. The Nano clamp is a good choice for mounting light weight LED lamps.

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      5.0

      Worth it. a++++++

      By NØWAR

      from Loveland, Colorado

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

            i dont have to tell you about the quality. its manfrotto! i got two of these to mount some ham radio faceplates in my mobile. perfect!!!! i am a photographer and ham radio operator. these things are awesome. i went to purchace them locally and they did not have them and i told them they should get some of these on the shelf.
            de nØwar

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            5.0

            Great Clamp

            By Photo Guy

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

              I needed to attach my Pocket Wizard TT5 to my stand to separate my flash to reduce RF interference. Works very well and it is a stabel clamp that holds my equipment securely.

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              5.0

              The one to get

              By Dave

              from Las Vegas, NV

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                I've ended up buying this one after trying the cheaper brand which are not as sturdy. Ended up stripping the clamps on the cheaper stuff whilst this one is built for the field.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love this for macro photography!

                By Ricksp

                from Avon, Colorado

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Quick To Adjust
                • Stable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Macro At A Low Level

                  Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                  I clamp it on the leg of a tripod and use the Manfrotto 3/8 + 1/4 Adapter Spigot to attach a small ball head. This allows me get really low without having to mess around with collapsing my tripod and removing the column. It is super stable and quick to adjust.

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                  5.0

                  Sturdy Construction

                  By Patio

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                      I bought the Manfrotto Nano to attach a monopod to a steadycam. The clamp is surprisingly sturdy and strong with a trusty grip.

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                      4.0

                      Solid, but watch out for the lining

                      By Dan the Camera Man

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Business Owner, Media Maker, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Has Two Screw Threads
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Becomes Slightly Loose
                      • Grip Lining Comes Off

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio
                      • Monitor Arm Clamp

                      Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                      I use this to clamp a cine arm to camera rails in order to be able to move a monitor along my camera support system. It's sturdy, strong, and solid. However - the first time I used it the clamp kept sliding and I couldn't understand why - I thought I had a dud. Upon further inspection I realized there was a lining tape of sorts around the clamps that was coming off - I'm guessing this was someone's idea to better the grip? Either way, I took the tape off and the clamp has been fine since. It does slide ever so slightly whenever I go handheld for long hours, but nothing a little elbow grease can't cure.

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                      4.0

                      Get a stud-less clamp

                      By Victor S

                      from West Orange, NJ

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • All around

                      Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                      The item is very little andversatile. Manufacturing quality is excellent. I personally find the little stud pretty much useless and hard to use. If it gets tight - you need a wrench or pliers to unscrew it.I recommend to buy stud-less version of camp and by something like 'Manfrotto 013 Double End Stud 1/4-Inch 20 and 3/8-Inch Adapter Spigot - Replaces 3094' separately.

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                      5.0

                      Looks good, works good

                      By Starry eyed birder

                      from Oklahoma

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                      I use flashlights for macro photography set-up. This is the perfect size to hold a MiniMagLite from a Giottos MH 1004 ballhead on a Manfrotto 237 flex arm anchored by a SuperClamp.The clamp also holds rigid reflectors, subjects...magnifying glasses....anything requiring a clamp at the end of a stick.It is an attractive clamp - almost elegant.The only con is the price.....

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                      5.0

                      Manfrotto Nano Clamp work like a charm.

                      By Newflame

                      from Australia

                      About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Home Movies
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                        I have brought 4 of these of B&H and love them. I shoot dslr stills and Vid and find them extremely handy on my shoulder rig and tripod set up. The easy tighten and realise, the weight and strength! Fantastic, it has become stranded to Manfrottos built quality. Top stuff.

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                        5.0

                        Versatile Clamp!!

                        By SLR Enthusiast

                        from Walnut, CA

                        About Me Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                            This clamp is simply a very versatile tool! Very sturdy and can be used in a variety of situations. Granted, just make sure you do not over load it. Aside from that, great tool to have on hand.

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                            5.0

                            Fantastic for light items

                            By Carl

                            from New Zealand

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Attaching Battery Pack

                              Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                              I use this product primarily to attach a Canon CP-E4 battery pack to a lighstand or monopod. Its light weight is perfect for this, and also mounting a small camera to pretty much anything (including to a bike or bike helmet). I have the larger Superclamps for heavier work, and the Nano Clamp is perfect for when light weight is important.

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                              5.0

                              Perfect

                              By JCHPIX

                              from Ilulissat, Greenland

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                                  perfect for tightening small things with.
                                  Uses a lot for small cameras

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                                  5.0

                                  Nano Clamp

                                  By Brice in Alaska

                                  from Anchorage, Ak

                                  About Me Business Owner, Filmmaker, Professional Artist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Independent Films
                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                                    Great to have in your kit. Combine with an arm and it's a great problem solver. Pick one up. You won't regret it.

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                                    4.0

                                    Great little clamp

                                    By Gabb3r

                                    from Levis, Qc, Canada

                                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Independent Films
                                      • In The Studio

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                                      Great sturdy little clamp that does exactly what it's supposed to. Works very well with magic arms with 1/4" screws and a plethora of accessories like LED lights, mics or monitors. When tightened, the clamp stays where it is.

                                      I gave it 4 stars because of the price and also because I'm not really sure the glued rubber will last in the long run.

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                                      4.0

                                      I Love it... but...

                                      By Mabou2

                                      from Darien, CT

                                      About Me Business Owner

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Complex Projects
                                      • In The Studio

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                                      Why does this little thing cost so much more than the big brother super clamp?

                                      Aside from the fact that this is overpriced, It really is a great little accessory with about a thousand potential uses...

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                                      5.0

                                      Awesome versatile clamp

                                      By Cloak & Scythe

                                      from Taunton, Ma

                                      About Me Hobbyist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Complex Projects
                                      • Everything
                                      • Home Movies
                                      • Independent Films
                                      • In The Studio

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                                      I needed a clamp that could be used for a tripod, drum kit, lighting and everything i could throw at it. Well build and great quality. Very heavy duty and built to last. Im going to pick up more of them in the near future.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great multipurpose clamp

                                      By Smith

                                      from Waterford, MI

                                      About Me Hobbyist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Needs the Manfrotto stud

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                                        I finally found an inexpensive device to hold a flashlight on a standard tripod. The larger Manfrotto super clamp works well, too, but is heavy. Works best (as a flashlight holder) with a stand-off post (stud).

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                                        4.0

                                        Good and solid, but not perfect

                                        By Vixter101

                                        from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                        • Lacks Functionality
                                        • Limited Compatibility
                                        • Poor Performance

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Complex Projects
                                        • Home Movies
                                        • Independent Films
                                        • In The Studio

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                                        I use this in conjunction with an articulating arm to hold a monitor. It's a solidly constructed device. Only thing is that the rubber washer is cheap, and tends to squish when used with anything heavy (such as my monitor). Also, there's a lining inside the clamp jaws that slips. Basically, the metal construction is solid and lends confidence when you use to hold your gear, but the company should have paid more attention to the non-metal parts. I think I'll be able to work around the problems, and the clamp's sturdiness makes it useful.

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                                        5.0

                                        Nice quality little clamp

                                        By matt hedt

                                        from durham nc

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attaches Securely

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Small rigging

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 386B Nano Clamp:

                                          Good quality, positive locking action. Will open large enough to barely fit around the main column on a c-stand (1-1/4"). Easily clamps to camera handles, tripod legs, and 3/8" tubing.

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