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AvengerD800KIT Grip Kit and Bag
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (13)

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    (2)

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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

    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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    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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        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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        1.0

        Boom a better choice

        By swedehiker

        from NYC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              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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                  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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                      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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                              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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