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Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle

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Product Highlights
  • With 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Sockets
  • Fits 0.59 - 1.37" Pole Diameters
  • Fits Flat Surfaces up to 1.37" Thick
  • Textured Non-Slip Jaw
  • Ratcheting Handle
  • Supports Over 15 lbs
  • Weighs only 4.0 oz

The Impact Atom Clamp is a smaller version of the popular Impact Super Clamp. Weighing in at a mere 4.0 oz, the Atom Clamp can support a payload of over 15 lb. This, and the fact that it comes with 1/4"-20 and 3/8" female sockets, makes it ideal for use with most standard camera and grip accessories. It's ideal for small sets or tabletop photography.

The Atom Clamp is made of lightweight aluminum and features a textured, non-slip jaw grip that is optimized to work with poles or flat objects.

Light and compact enough to carry around in your jacket pocket or camera bag
Material Aluminum
Head Attachment 1/4"-20 and 3/8" (6.3 mm and 9.5 mm)
Clamp Range Poles: 0.59 - 1.37" (15 - 35 mm)
Flat objects: 1.37" (35 mm)
Load Capacity 15.4 lb (7.0 kg)
Weight 4.0 oz (113.4 g)
Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactAtom Clamp with Ratchet Handle
     
    4.4

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (11)
    • Attaches securely (10)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Good power output (4)
    • Long-lasting (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (6)
      • Indoors (4)
      • Outdoors (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (24)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great little clamp

      I was looking for a versatile bracket to mount a medical monitor to a variety of locations including round poles and rectangular rails. I also needed some flexibility for attaching my device to the...Read complete review

      I was looking for a versatile bracket to mount a medical monitor to a variety of locations including round poles and rectangular rails. I also needed some flexibility for attaching my device to the clamp.
      Most of the options I found were very expensive without providing exceptional functionality. Most also required additional modification to allow my device to attach I then found this clamp, and it literally checked every box I needed. It attaches securely to both round and rectangular pieces. I can attach to it with either a 3/8" or a 1/4" screw without having to modify the part. The ratchet handle allows for use in tight spaces. And on top of it all, the price is about 1/3 of any similar clamp I found.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      The weak link

      Seemed like a great substitute for the pricier Manfrotto Nano Clamp, but the bolt that attaches the threaded clamping pin is way too small for the job. Moderately tightening the clamp, the little...Read complete review

      Seemed like a great substitute for the pricier Manfrotto Nano Clamp, but the bolt that attaches the threaded clamping pin is way too small for the job. Moderately tightening the clamp, the little bolt snapped under the tensile load. Looks like the Manfrotto doesn't use a bolt to attach the pin, so it looks more robust.

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      5.0

      Solid construction

      By Empire Studios

      from New York, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Special Events

        Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

        Heavy-duty, solid construction. This thing will outlast me. Works well, recommended if you need a trusty clamp.

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        • No

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        5.0

        My 10th Clamp

        By R MacDonald / New Media

        from Richmond, VA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

            Awesome Awesome clamp. I use this for mounting timelapse cameras outside in the rain to mounting monitors on a jib and the MoVI M15. All around great clamp.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Half the price of competitors

            By Leo

            from Brooklyn

            Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

            Good quality with half price of other brands

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            5.0

            Cheaper Alternative

            By Votawgrapher

            from Peoria, IL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Well built

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                I bought this clamp because I use a lot of flashlights and I wanted something than the superclamp to hold one to a tripod. This one is just as well built as a Manfrotto and cheaper also. I recommend it.

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                • No

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                3.0

                Okay, but needs tweaking

                By Chris Rakoczy

                from Manchester, CT

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                    This would be a very handy little clamp, but there is one glaring flaw with the unit I got: the hex cap screw that holder the threaded bolt (that opens and closes the clamp) to the pivot on the jaw opposite the handle is too short, and barely grips in the threads on the bolt. Thus as soon as you exert any sort of clamping pressure, it pulls fee and the whole clamp flops apart. I'll have to get a longer cap screw from the local hardware store. Once I do that, and add a little thread lock, I'm sure it will be a great clamp.

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                    • No

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                    1.0

                    broke after a week

                    By Axel

                    from New York City

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy
                      • Weak

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                        I used to this clamp to mount a Teradek video receiver on top of
                        a monitor - aka no weight.

                        The rod that pulls the clamp together snapped in half after like 5 uses.

                        Lame.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        worked perfectly

                        By Pete

                        from Salinas CA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                            it works

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            tiny light weight

                            By brad

                            from new york, ny

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                              I love this things size and weight especially when compared to the super clamp.

                              If you don't need the pin attachment of the super clamp get one of these instead and save yourself some space.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent for creative flash

                              By ian_socool

                              from Brooklyn

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                I have been looking for a way to hold my speedlite in a custom umbrella. This is exactly what I was looking for. Also good for positing on poles or fences.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Very Handy Item

                                By Eddie Valiant

                                from Massachusetts

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                    This is one of those items that you should have in your toolbox when on a shoot. Maybe to hang an external recorder or extra monitor, whatever. Not very big or heavy, it just works. Next time I place an order I may add another. Having a spare can't be a bad thing.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works well!

                                    By Aspiring Filmmaker

                                    from Norcross, GA

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                      Cons

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                                          Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                          Works great, once tightened down it holds very well.

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                                          • No

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                                          2.0

                                          The weak link

                                          By Hawk

                                          from Redondo Beach, CA

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                                Seemed like a great substitute for the pricier Manfrotto Nano Clamp, but the bolt that attaches the threaded clamping pin is way too small for the job. Moderately tightening the clamp, the little bolt snapped under the tensile load. Looks like the Manfrotto doesn't use a bolt to attach the pin, so it looks more robust.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Good Clamp

                                                By BKK Photog

                                                from Thailand

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Attaches Securely
                                                • Durable
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                                    This clamp is small and very well made. I bought it for mounting a speedlite to a pole.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    works great

                                                    By quantumrider

                                                    from new york, ny

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                                          works as described

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                                                          • No

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Not Tied to 1/4 x 20 Anymore

                                                          By Crusty DP

                                                          from Colorado

                                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Attaches Securely
                                                          • Powerful

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • General Use

                                                            Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                                            I'm tired of everything being designed around a camera hot-shoe or a 1/4 x 20 thread, neither of which I typically use. This clamp and the arm I purchased with it are a secure, versatile way to attach a monitor or other light accessory to professional equipment, in my case a jib.

                                                            Since there are so many aks designed to use 1/4 x 20, the two threads included bridge the gap into that world.

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Atom Ant! Tiny but tough!

                                                            By Lameduck

                                                            from Triad, NC

                                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Attaches Securely
                                                            • Lightweight
                                                            • Powerful

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • General Use

                                                              Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                                              I did not use this clamp for photography, but instead a mounting clamp to attach a shooting table to my wheelchair. I shoot 10m Air Rifle with aspirations for making the Paralympics and needed a small quick-disconnect clamp to mount the extruded aluminum table. The Impact Atom clamp works perfectly for holding a stable platform and if I'm lucky, you'll see it during the Paralympics in Rio or at least in Tokyo 4 yrs later! Thanks, guys, for making a super-useful clamp!

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle by Impact

                                                              By Officer Martinez

                                                              from Fort Worth, Texas

                                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Attaches Securely
                                                              • Compact
                                                              • Durable
                                                              • Good Color Value
                                                              • Great Value
                                                              • Lightweight
                                                              • Long-Lasting
                                                              • Versatile

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

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

                                                                Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                                                This little guy has been a great time saving investment. It's easy on the pocket book and allows me to easily add or remove my LED lights from my monopod when shooting on the go digital stills or hd video. It takes just a few seconds to clamp down and works great. With the male to male 1/4" adapter screw, it easily held my 7" field monitor in place! It's built rock solid and I'm looking forward to picking up a few more in the coming weeks!

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                                                                4.0

                                                                I would buy this product again

                                                                By plege

                                                                from Toronto, Canada

                                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Attaches Securely
                                                                • Durable
                                                                • Lightweight

                                                                Cons

                                                                • NONE

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • General Use
                                                                • Indoors
                                                                • Link To Mini Magic Arm
                                                                • Outdoors

                                                                Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                                                I attach this product to a mini magic arm and a quick release plate at the other end for a field monitor.

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                                                                • No

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                                                                4.0

                                                                Nifty little gem

                                                                By Ernesto

                                                                from Tampa Bay, Fl.

                                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Attaches Securely
                                                                • Durable
                                                                • Lightweight

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • General Use

                                                                  Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                                                  Will clamp fast and smooth. Sure it's a lightweight for lightweight use but it's small size does offer the ability to clamp it where a Super Clamp doesn't fit.

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                                                                  • No

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                                                                  4.0

                                                                  Don't tighten too hard

                                                                  By Frank

                                                                  from Boston, MA

                                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                      • Low Weight

                                                                      Comments about Impact Atom Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                                                      Super useful clamp. I like the design, but don't tighten it too much. The first one I got snapped right in two the first time I clamped it on something. B&H sent me a new one no questions asked, but just be aware, it's not the most heavy duty clamp in the world.

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                                                                      • No

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