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AvengerD800KIT Grip Kit and Bag
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to setup (7)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Artificial lighting (7)
  • Portraits (6)
  • Photography (4)
  • Strobe lighting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best in this price range

Bottom line: A versatile and reliable kit to use as an addition to or starter for your C-Stand. Highly recommended.

Avenger D520B (40" Extension Arm)—performs...Read complete review

Bottom line: A versatile and reliable kit to use as an addition to or starter for your C-Stand. Highly recommended.

Avenger D520B (40" Extension Arm)—performs just as it should to hold lights up to 8lbs., flags, reflectors, and gobos. The black finish will wear the more it's used, but it's a solid piece.

Avenger/Manfrotto C1575B (Super Clamp)—Super strong! The jaws open up wide to 2.5" and then lock like a bulldog's jaw using the twist handle. It includes a wedge to clamp onto flat surfaces (clips onto the tightening knob for the stud receptor when not in use—very handy). The 1/4-20" female threads in it's base are useful for screwing a stud in there for small lights and extension arms while the 5/8" hexagonal female receiver locks studs and arms in place using a tightening bolt and spring-loaded push pin.

Avenger D200B (2.5" Grip Head)—Does its job like a champ to hold just about anything that will fit its jaws and female stud receptor. Put this kid onto the top of a C-Stand and tighten it up using the very comfortable rubber grip pads (not shown in pictures). Fits 5/8" studs and stand top as described.

Avenger/Manfrotto E600 (Aluminum Snap-In Pin)—Does its job as expected, though this guy is a little on the light side and will get banged up easier than the steel versions. The hex end pops into a Super Clamp to stop it from twisting while the opposite end accepts light fixtures with a 5/8" female receptor.

Get this kit and get to work!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Boom a better choice

suggested as an alternative to a boom but the rod is fixed in the grip head so a counter weight is not applicable and the combination with even a light weight subject hanging from the...Read complete review

suggested as an alternative to a boom but the rod is fixed in the grip head so a counter weight is not applicable and the combination with even a light weight subject hanging from the rod is too heavy for light stands.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Light Where You Need It

By kaitorge

from Norway, Trondheim

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Performance
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

    Ever had a hard time trying to get the light into the right position without the light stand showing up in the picture?

    Love how the grip kit gives you more freedom in placing the modifier right where you need it - placing that hair light just out of frame.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Nice kit

    By Don

    from New Orleans, LA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In The Studio

      Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

      Nice addition to package. The bag is a bit small though. You have to stretch it to fit the grip arm.

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      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Can't beat Avenger

      By Ryan A Randall

      from Toronto

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Professional Work

      Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

      It starts here... you can't beat Avenger for quality and strength!

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      • No

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      (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Boom a better choice

      By swedehiker

      from NYC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

      suggested as an alternative to a boom but the rod is fixed in the grip head so a counter weight is not applicable and the combination with even a light weight subject hanging from the rod is too heavy for light stands.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great kit

      By Blake

      from Gainesville, VA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Good Color Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

        Grips onto anything and holds tight.

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        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best in this price range

        By Nick Mathis

        from New York, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Price
        • Reliable
        • Rubber covers on handles
        • Solid

        Cons

        • Black finish on arm wears
        • Stud is aluminum

        Best Uses

          Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

          Bottom line: A versatile and reliable kit to use as an addition to or starter for your C-Stand. Highly recommended.

          Avenger D520B (40" Extension Arm)—performs just as it should to hold lights up to 8lbs., flags, reflectors, and gobos. The black finish will wear the more it's used, but it's a solid piece.

          Avenger/Manfrotto C1575B (Super Clamp)—Super strong! The jaws open up wide to 2.5" and then lock like a bulldog's jaw using the twist handle. It includes a wedge to clamp onto flat surfaces (clips onto the tightening knob for the stud receptor when not in use—very handy). The 1/4-20" female threads in it's base are useful for screwing a stud in there for small lights and extension arms while the 5/8" hexagonal female receiver locks studs and arms in place using a tightening bolt and spring-loaded push pin.

          Avenger D200B (2.5" Grip Head)—Does its job like a champ to hold just about anything that will fit its jaws and female stud receptor. Put this kid onto the top of a C-Stand and tighten it up using the very comfortable rubber grip pads (not shown in pictures). Fits 5/8" studs and stand top as described.

          Avenger/Manfrotto E600 (Aluminum Snap-In Pin)—Does its job as expected, though this guy is a little on the light side and will get banged up easier than the steel versions. The hex end pops into a Super Clamp to stop it from twisting while the opposite end accepts light fixtures with a 5/8" female receptor.

          Get this kit and get to work!

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          • No

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Such a Great Value That I Bought Two!

          By Stu in Wisconsin

          from USA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy Setup
          • High Quality
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Lighting Modifiers
          • Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

          After I began using this item as part of my on-location lighting kit for portraits, I immediately ordered a second one. I do not always have the benefit of an assistant. So I use them with stands to holding both lighting modifiers and flash units. The parts are SOLID and a great value. Now that I own two, I would not be without them. Not readily apparent in the photo is that the grip head screw can be positioned for either long or short studs--makes it more versatile that way.

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          • No

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Accessories!

          By ChrisP

          from Virginia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Setup
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

            These are great accessories to add to your arsenal. Any photographic lighting setup could use this addition. It makes your lights infinitely versatile!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Top Class Kit

            By Blue

            from Ireland

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Setup
            • Robust

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

              Look no further for a quality grip kit.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Multi-functional

              By rlafoto

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

                A million uses and well made...

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                "Many Uses"

                By Redpalm

                from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy Setup
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

                  This is a very versatile combo. I use it for mounting speedlights and tri-grips in different combination. Very sturdy when mounted on a c-stand.

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                  5.0

                  Industrial Strenght

                  By rlafoto

                  from Raleigh, NC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Setup

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting

                    Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

                    High Quality

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good kit

                    By lowell

                    from SD

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Setup
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

                      Grip heads are heavy duty. Works just like your basic grip head/arm set on a c-stand. was expecting all the pieces to fit easily into the included bag, but thats not the case..you really have to stretch it out to get it to close. annoying but only when you need to be mobile.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very useful addition

                      By Don

                      from Salisbury, MD

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting

                        Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

                        We have found this item to be very useful in our field and studio productions. With the many ways to attach other gear this item is ideal for back lighting and hanging other production gear from.

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                        4.0

                        Heavy Duty

                        By PH

                        from Minnesota

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Value
                        • High Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

                            Solid Construction. Works great, but heavier duty than what I was looking for.

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                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Flexible and Functional

                            By Photos by Joe

                            from Titusville, FL

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Flexible setup
                            • Portable
                            • Quick Setup

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • Weddings and portraits

                              Comments about Avenger D800KIT Grip Kit and Bag:

                              I got this kit to secure a handheld diffuser with a strobe or two behind it. it works just great.

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