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Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long)

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The Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long) replaces the former model, the C-10. This clamp comes with a selection of fasteners to allow you to securely attach the clamp to a wide variety of equipment. Installation instructions are included to help you determine which fasteners are needed for your particular needs.

Compatible ball heads are:

  • Arca-Swiss B1, Z1
  • Gitzo 1780, 2780, 3780
  • Cullmann 40200, 40170, 40180, 40190
  • Linhof Profi II, Profi III
  • Manfrotto 468MG, 468MGRC0, 468MGRC2, 468MGRC3, 468MGRC5, 488RC0, 488RC4, 490RC4, Proball 468
  • Feisol CB-50D
  • FLM Centerball 58 FT
  • Giottos M-H 1000, M-H1001, M-H1300, M-H2000, M-H3000, M-H3300
  • Gitzo 1177M, 1277M, 1278M, 1377M, 1378M, 1780, 2780, 3780
  • Novoflex Ball 30
  • Really Right Stuff BH-40, BH-55 LR

Tongue-in-Pocket Design
Wimberley clamps have a unique tongue-in-pocket design that protects internal parts from dust and grit. The tongues are nearly twice as long as those on conventional Arca-Swiss style clamps. This added length counteracts the tendency of the moving jaw of the clamp to hinge backward during clamping, thus keeping the jaws aligned with the geometry of the plate and eliminating unwanted bending forces on the threaded stud.
Captive Knob
There is a stop screw located on the end of the stud. This screw keeps the knob and internal workings of the clamp captive.
Special Grooves
Two shallow channels extend from the sides of the clamp and stop just short of the central tapped hole. These channels allow greater fore-aft adjustment when using the safety stops on Wimberley quick release plates.
UPC: 753182834429
Mount Diameter 3/8"-16 (hole is countersunk for flat head fasteners)
Dimensions (L x W x D) 2.5 x 0.63 x 3.4" (6.35 x 1.6 x 8.6cm) including knob
Weight 4.5 oz (127.5 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 4.1 x 1.0"
Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long)
  • M6 x 30mm Flat Head Screw
  • 1/4"-20 x 3/4" Flat Head Screw
  • 3 x M3 x 12mm Screws
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Brass Reducer Bushing
  • 2.5mm Hex Key
  • 5/32" Hex Key
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    WimberleyC-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long)
     
    5.0

    (based on 39 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (35)
    • Solid/sturdy (35)
    • Fits well (34)
    • Improves tripod function (30)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (19)
    • Night shots (17)
    • Sports/action (17)
    • Wildlife (17)
    • Portraits (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (17), Pro photographer (10), Semi-pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Great quality

    By Pete

    from Australia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fits Well
    • Improves Tripod Function
    • Solid/Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Delayed Action Shots
      • Macro Close Up Work
      • Remote Shutter Release

      Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

      I use the Wimberley P5 to secure my cams to the tripod, or to secure them to my stackshot (which is secured to the tripod, when in use).

      It's a straightforward, clean design - very secure - great build quality.

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      4.0

      ARCA Converter for non-standard threaded tripods

      By Zambukbooi

      from Hoboken, NJ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

      • A little expensive

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits

      Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

      This item was helpful for me to be able to convert my Sunpak tripod to an ARCA compatible tripod.

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      5.0

      Sturdy Plate

      By SD Bob

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

        Bought a Wimberly P-20 plate so I could use on of my 80-400 Nikons on my Wimberly Gimbal Mount. To be able to still use my monopod, I needed this clamp plate. It has a strong grip and comes with more hardware than you will need to mount it to any type of monopod I have ever seen.

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        5.0

        Easy to use and worth the price

        By Deborah Penney

        from Huntsville, Texas

        Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

        This is my second clamp. Hubby bought the first one for the Manfrotto monopod he gave me. Bought this one for the tripod. Super easy to use and very sturdy.

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        5.0

        Easy to install to convert a tripod head to Arca Swiss

        By Joe

        from Golden, CO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits

          Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

          I purchased this clamp to convert my Vanguard SBH250 Tripod Head to an Arca Swiss Clamp. The Wimberley C-12 included everything I needed to make the conversion. It allows me to use my existing Vanguard Head with my RRS L-bracket at less cost than purchasing an entirely new head.

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          5.0

          solid & well built

          By 'T "

          from Michigan

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

            I use this on a monopod

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            • No

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            5.0

            Strong mount

            By taow2350

            from Sydeney, Australia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

              Very well made and strong

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Clamp Works Awsome

              By Andres Cuellar

              from Miami, Fl

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Video

                Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

                Purchased this to mount on my K40x Sirui Ballhead to holddown a p-40 plate mounted to a Nikon 600mm f4 lens Sturdy quality product

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                5.0

                Fits nicely on SBH-250 using stock screw

                By Lets.Be.Reasonable.

                from Phoeniz, AZ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

                  Bought this so I can use a Kirk L-bracket I got from somewhere else for a very, very good price. Installed it on a Vanguard SBH-250. I used the stock screw that came with it instead of using the reducer bushing & screw that came with it. A lot of people seem to think that the Vanguard 3/8-16x1 screw is unuseable but it worked fine for me. FYI: the Vanguard screw is not a normal 3/8-16. I went to Lowe's & HD to buy a 3/8-16x1 with continuous thread since the stock screw is only threaded on the lower half. I discovered that the Vanguard screw has the flat head of a 1/4-20 but the stem of a 3/8-16. So the American 3/8-16 head will not fit on the SBH-250 stem even if the screw fits. Although tightening it was enough...I still used the 3 screws that bite a little on the ball head stem to make sure it will never twist. Build-quality is very good. The clamp doesn't need to be excessively tightened. I also used a blue Permatex threadlocker for added security. When the knob stops moving, my L-bracket is secured. This is a very good product that I believe can outlast me in this lifetime if cared properly. And Wimberley made the mount versatile enough that I can transfer this product to future ball heads as long as companies will still make Arca plates. Which makes it a very, very good deal if you only need to buy this once in a lifetime. Some people think that its a con of this product for not having a spirit level. It doesn't affect me because most QR clamps that have built-in levels out there have their bubbles placed in awkward spots that get covered when the camera is already sitting on the clamps. And I prefer hot-shoe level because in my opinion is the best spot for a level. Great product!

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                  5.0

                  A Great Piece of Kit

                  By Icebear

                  from Northern Virginia, USA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

                      I use this on top of a big monopod to hold a D3s and 120-300 f/2.8 or 500mm f/4 lenses. It replaced a less expensive arca-swiss compatible QR. I now have absolute confidence that nothing is going to come loose. The best thing you can say about anything like a QR clamp is that you don't even think about it. Worth every penny. It is very smooth, both cosmetically and mechanically. The knob is huge and easy to operate, even with a gloved hand.

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                      5.0

                      Very good clamp

                      By GCGrizzly

                      from Harrisburg, PA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

                        This clamp is solidly built, and operates very smoothly.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent Device

                        By Glenn

                        from Westminster, MD

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Improves Tripod Function
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

                          I mounted this on my Induro monopod, to allow for quick access. It fit perfectly, and just like all Wemberley products, is strong, and very well-machined. Top quality; a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          rock solid

                          By mad_coder

                          from earth

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

                              on a gitzo monopod

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                              5.0

                              It doesn't get any better than this!

                              By Nick R

                              from Orange County, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fits Well
                              • Improves Tripod Function
                              • Solid/Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

                                  First off, B&H rocks! And if you're on their site, you probably already know that!

                                  Wimberley makes the best products. Solid, useful, and you can feel the quality when hold and using any of their products. I bought this QR Clamp for my off-camera flash. I like to use an off-camera flash so that I more control and can eliminate shadows created by the flash. I use the C-12 QR Clamp and P5 QR Plate on a light stand. This allows me to quickly and with one hand, mount and dismount the flash head as I move about the shoot. Great products!

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                                  5.0

                                  Smooth and secure!

                                  By Jumar

                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fits Well
                                  • Improves Tripod Function
                                  • Solid/Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                  • Somewhat Expensive

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

                                    Well-made, works very smoothly and securely. Somewhat expensive, but if you're hanging thousands of dollars of gear on it, worth it!

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect

                                    By Bernie

                                    from Arizona

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fits Well
                                    • Improves Tripod Function
                                    • Solid/Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

                                    The Quick Release Clamp works Perfectly with my Skimmer Ground Pod. It holds my 500mm lens securely and it keeps the lens close to the ground. I could not ask for more.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent clamp

                                    By Wingara

                                    from Wollombi New South Wales Australia

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fits Well
                                    • Improves Tripod Function
                                    • Solid/Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

                                      Clamp works perfectly with the new monopod I purchased through B & H. Great company to deal with

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                                      5.0

                                      Gimbal head portrait adapter, conversion

                                      By Floss Tycoon

                                      from Missoula, MT

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Pros

                                      • Fits Well
                                      • Improves Tripod Function
                                      • Solid/Sturdy

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

                                        I have screwed two back to back to use to attach a camera body to the Wimberley gimbal head for portrait mode if the lens does not have a collar mount. The mount is quick and secure.The release has a versatile mounting system so it can be used to convert monopods and a wide variety of ball heads to accept the arca-swiss plates. The release can be mounted on something with a stud up or something which needs a screw from the mount down.It holds as securely as the longer Wimberley quick release mount does for less money.

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                                        5.0

                                        Makes Monopod wimberley plate compatible

                                        By BillP57

                                        from Kingston, NY

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Fits Well
                                        • Solid/Sturdy

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Sports/Action

                                          Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

                                          With the C-12 mounted on my monopod I no longer have to remove the wimberley plate to mount a long lens. Lens is secure and plate is on for gimbal or monopod use.

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent Clamp

                                          By Atlanta Shooter

                                          from Atlanta, GA

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Fits Well
                                          • Improves Tripod Function
                                          • Solid/Sturdy

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Night Shots
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Sports/Action

                                            Comments about Wimberley C-12 Quick Release Clamp (2.5", 6.4 cm Long):

                                            I like the smaller size of the handle. I have another clamp and the handle is much larger. Probably a matter of personal taste but the smaller one functions just as well and it is more compact.

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