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MatthewsMinigrip Mounting Kit
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Attach securely (5)
  • Reliable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (6)
    • Artificial lighting (5)
    • Photography (4)
    • General purpose (3)
    • Indoors (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Buy two sets - They are that good....

    Designed & made to Matthews normal high standard - these mini-grips are indispensable tools for the discerning photographer. 101 uses for all most any photo task - either at the camera, at the...Read complete review

    Designed & made to Matthews normal high standard - these mini-grips are indispensable tools for the discerning photographer. 101 uses for all most any photo task - either at the camera, at the subject or anywhere in between these mini-grips help to mobilize from small light-weight lights to scrims, reflectors, flags, dots & fingers. I bought mine along with the B&H fast flag set and already am placing another order for mini-grips. Bear in mind these do not have - and are not intended to have the strength of the classic 'C' stand components - rather the mini's are intended as scaled down beautifully made flexible support grips for a multitude of tasks around the studio or in the field.

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    Light & Compact

    Fast and easy to set up. Nice for tight spaces, a variety of possible configurations and is very light. Haven't used it for very long and with very light equipment only.

    Fast and easy to set up. Nice for tight spaces, a variety of possible configurations and is very light. Haven't used it for very long and with very light equipment only.

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    5.0

    Sturdy Lightweight Grip Kit

    By Bryan S.

    from Pennsylvania

    Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

    This kit is perfect for when you have to stay lightweight for shoots that require a quick location change. Also great for camera rigs that need to have a small footprint. It's a great addition to any grip kit.

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    5.0

    What I was looking for

    By No nickname, thanks

    from Rancho Murieta, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Good for travel
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

        After a couple of shoots:
        This kit does its job well, holding Matthews RoadRags, and it's easy to pack and transport. It's small, and there's a lot of plastic, which keeps it light. For me, light is Job 1. Despite the plastic, the kit does not seem flimsy, but only time will tell.

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        4.0

        Great for use with the Road Rags II kit

        By travelight

        from London

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Location
        • Powerful
        • Travel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Location
          • Travel

          Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

          I bought this kit to use with the Matthews Road Rags II kit. At the time only one kit was available so I bought an extra set of 4 heads and two rods and put the whole lot into the kit bag.

          I'm very happy with the product, it's more than strong enough to handle the road rags flags, and is quick and easy to set-up. I've been using it with lightweight Manfrotto light stands to keep the weight down.

          With the mini-matthelini clamps - I can mount two arms onto a single stand. One on the top of the stand, and one clamped onto the stand riser. This has proven handy in ganging a couple of road rags flags together to make a 6' vertical flag.

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          4.0

          Good Kit

          By Ben

          from Oklahoma City, Ok

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

          This is a nice kit. My only complaint is I figured the clamps would be metal, but they are made of plastic. They are very light weight, and the plastic seems durable. Time will tell if it's a good trade off.

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          5.0

          Best gear for a studio or on the road

          By Barta IV

          from Wake Forest, NC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Portraits

            Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

            I purchased these to go with the Matthews RoadRags II Kit and I've already thought of many more helpful tasks for them.

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            • No

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            4.0

            For everything in between.

            By Chris R

            from Flemington, NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Limited Pin Acceptance

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting
            • Testimonials

            Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

            I got this kit because the regular sized grip equipment was not feasible for single man operation working out of a small sedan. This little slew of gear is great for travel. I had to bring a lightweight studio package on a cruise ship and this was IDEAL!

            My only qualm is the fact that the grip heads have only one side that accepts baby pins.

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            5.0

            Buy two sets - They are that good....

            By Simon S

            from New Zealand

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Well designed
            • Well made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

              Designed & made to Matthews normal high standard - these mini-grips are indispensable tools for the discerning photographer. 101 uses for all most any photo task - either at the camera, at the subject or anywhere in between these mini-grips help to mobilize from small light-weight lights to scrims, reflectors, flags, dots & fingers. I bought mine along with the B&H fast flag set and already am placing another order for mini-grips. Bear in mind these do not have - and are not intended to have the strength of the classic 'C' stand components - rather the mini's are intended as scaled down beautifully made flexible support grips for a multitude of tasks around the studio or in the field.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Tremendous

              By Vanishot

              from Chatham, MA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

                Light weight, strong, compact, dynamic, perfect for flags!

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                • No

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                3.0

                Light & Compact

                By No. 41

                from Schaumburg, IL.

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

                  Fast and easy to set up. Nice for tight spaces, a variety of possible configurations and is very light. Haven't used it for very long and with very light equipment only.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Need to have

                  By Retro 8 Films

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

                    Amazing on set, get me out of trouble, weird circumstances, I've got an idea piece of gear. Go buy it now.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Compact and Awesome

                    By Romney

                    from New Orleans, LA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

                      Table top photo sessions

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                      • No

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I love these

                      By Tom

                      from Washington DC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

                        Super lightweight, but sturdy. I use them to mount small LED lights or 150 watt lights to stands. Also good for lightweight audio mounting. Great for travel, because they weight almost nothing. Don't expect to mount heavy gear on them.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for simple grip work.

                        By tpl

                        from asheville, nc

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Night Time
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

                          Really convenient and useful tool for shooting in small spaces, or gripping inside someone's house.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good lightweight kit

                          By Hav

                          from New Zealand

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Light weight
                          • Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

                              Used to mount my matthews road rags on light stands
                              Light weight.
                              Don't grip as well as metal grip head.

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                              4.0

                              Sturdy and Lightweight

                              By Mark out of KS

                              from Lawrence, KS

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Made for small frames

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Mathews Road Rags

                              Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

                              A great addition to our Arri D4 light kit. We have used the minigrips on three shoots so far and they are quite versitile with the Mathews Road Rags and our Arri light stands. Strong enough to also hold our boom pole.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Lightweight and strong!

                              By DoP Randulff

                              from Norway

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

                                I bought 2 of these kits for special mounting of small cameras. When I opened the package it struck me how light the gear was, but then how strong it all seemed! It held up great during our shoot!

                                The only thing that made me a bit weary was the "plasticky" feel of some of the parts, however, the seemed strong in use, so I will hold my critisism...

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                                5.0

                                Just one set was not enough.

                                By Joe

                                from Atlanta, GA

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Matthews Minigrip Mounting Kit:

                                    Flying with grip, lighting, and camera gear has gotten so expensive that I look for ways to cut weight w/out losing capabilities. Because these are so much lighter than the 2 Superclamps, 4 Grip Heads, and/or 2 short Grip Arms that they replace, the weight/cost saved is amazing, not to mention, they're smaller and take up less room in a case.

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