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

B&H # WIQRCC12 Mfr # C-12
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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.
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)
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 31 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (29)
    • Solid/sturdy (28)
    • Fits well (27)
    • Improves tripod function (24)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (15)
      • Wildlife (15)
      • Sports/action (14)
      • Night shots (13)
      • Portraits (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (14), Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
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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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              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

                    See all my reviews

                    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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                          • No

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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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                                  5.0

                                  simple and it works

                                  By xtranch

                                  from Crystal Springs, Ms

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Cant lock up
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fits Well
                                  • Improves Tripod Function
                                  • Simple mechanism
                                  • Solid/Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots

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

                                    I have a large Manfrott ball head. The standard quick release was akward and got stuck a lot. I decided to try the Wimberley clamp and plate. It has proven to be fool proof and effective with only a single thumb screw. this saved the ball head and put the standard quick release in the trash.

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect for monopod

                                    By Dougj718

                                    from Juneau, Alaska

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Solid/Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Wildlife

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

                                      I bought this clamp to use with my Canon 500mm lens on a monopod. I feel much more confident that with the quick release type attachments for this relatively large lens.

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                                      5.0

                                      First class clamp

                                      By photomc

                                      from Pasadena, TX

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Wildlife

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

                                        This is a first cass clamp and works just as it was intended to.

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                                        5.0

                                        great product

                                        By owyn

                                        from Israel

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Travel
                                          • Wildlife

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

                                          I use the winberley c-12 along with a Feisol monopod. The combination is great. I connect the canon 1D mark III to it in a breeze.

                                          The Quick release is easy to use and setup.

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent product as I expected....

                                          By Randy

                                          from Lenexa, KS

                                          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
                                            • Video
                                            • Weddings/Events
                                            • Wildlife

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

                                            The Wimberley C-12 worked as expected and locks down tight with perfect size tightening knob. It is responsible for taking care of my Canon 500mm F4 IS and it's doing an outstanding job.
                                            Great Product from Wimberley and purchasing it from B&H makes it that much better.

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                                            5.0

                                            works great!

                                            By Rich

                                            from Waters

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            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):

                                              I use this clamp on a monopod (Gitzo GM5541). The main reason is so I can quickly switch my 400mm 2.8L IS from monopod to tripod. The screw clamp is great. It stays tight!

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                                              5.0

                                              Great Product!

                                              By J-Fed

                                              from Denver, CO

                                              About Me Casual Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home
                                                • 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 works great! Locks down my camera and lenses. Very solid.

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                                                5.0

                                                Just what I needed

                                                By madecov

                                                from Houston, Texas

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                • None

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home
                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Night Shots
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Travel
                                                • Wildlife

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

                                                I ordered this to replace an Arca style lever style release on a Vanguard ABH series head.
                                                Perfect fit, wonderful quality and construction. The STAR shaped locking knob is easy to use and positive. very pleased

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