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MatthewsMinigrip Mounting Kit
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Attach securely (5)
  • Durable (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 (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lightweight and strong!

    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...Read complete review

    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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    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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    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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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      • No

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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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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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                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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    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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