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PhotoflexMulticlamp with Shoe Mount
 
4.5

(based on 112 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (68)
  • Attach securely (61)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Long-lasting (22)
  • Lightweight (19)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (62)
  • Indoors (40)
  • Outdoors (29)
  • Outdoor events / games (27)
  • Low light (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (33), Photo enthusiast (20), Pro photographer (18), Professional (15), Enthusiast (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works Very Well For Me

I use these clamps to hold my Nikon SB-600, SB-800 and SB-900 speedlights with and without umbrellas. I use them on heavy duty and lightweight light-stands with and without booms. ...Read complete review

I use these clamps to hold my Nikon SB-600, SB-800 and SB-900 speedlights with and without umbrellas. I use them on heavy duty and lightweight light-stands with and without booms. This is the second one I purchased - I purchased the 1st one about a year ago and have used it extensively. They are sturdy, reliable and versatile. Some have expressed concern that the hot-shoe adapter itself is made from metal and worry about the possibility of shorting out a flash. I can tell you that there is not a concern with the Nikon SB-600, SB-800 and SB-900 as there is plenty of distance between the flash contacts and the bracket when the flash is mounted. Excellent product in my opinion - 5 stars all the way.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap but it Works!

This is priced cheap and it is cheap. I don't see it lasting. The hot shoe does not hold my 580EX II stable. You have to crank up the screw and a little...Read complete review

This is priced cheap and it is cheap. I don't see it lasting. The hot shoe does not hold my 580EX II stable. You have to crank up the screw and a little movement loosens the crank. I bought one to try it out, now I know. I never used it! I did'nt say Photoflex is bad, just these type of umbrella swivels are. Photoflex makes other great products. For $16 more though, the Manfrotto 026 Swivel Umbrella Adapter is worth every penny! I bought one to test it out as soon as I laid my hands on the first one I didn't even try it, I bought 3 more. And for $34 more the top of the line is Chimera Double Axis Stand Adapter. Give these guys a look! You do get what you pay for...

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5.0

perfect fit!

By b young

from firestone, CO

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

      I bought this to work with a Canon speedlite 600EX. Honestly, I was not sure which light stand I was going to use with it... I just hoped I could make something work. Well, I was GREATLY impressed with the versatilitly- you can thread two different thread sizes or just screw clamp it on if threading is not an option. From the first time I attached my flash, it was intuitive on tilting and adjustment. I did not have to think anything else about this and could focus on my photo shoot- EXACTLY what you want with your utility devices on a shoot.

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      5.0

      Handy Clamp for Speedlites

      By Manny

      from Chicago

      Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

      This clamp adapter is very handy to turn speedlites into additional lighting for both studio and on-location shoots. The clamp can be adjusted & rotated in several ways & fits most stands. Definetly recommended to have handy.

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      4.0

      Not for large/heavy umbrella

      By Shannon Lynn

      from PA

      Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

      Product is great for smaller umbrellas. Hot shoe mount works fine. Bought to use with 7ft umbrella and it has a hard time keeping it tilted since the umbrella is so heavy. I'm sure it would be perfect for a smaller/lighter umbrella.

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      5.0

      I got three of these

      By mike

      from Bourbonnais Il.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

          I'm using these for heavy duty 18" diameter lights

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          • No

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          5.0

          Multiclamp

          By Kimmie

          from Maryland

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

            Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

            I just bought this product and it was very easy to use and so far I have been completely pleased with it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Work Like it Should

            By Lmurphy

            from Delmar, DE

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

              Works great and seems to be well made does that is supposed to do.

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              • No

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              5.0

              GREAT PRODUCT!!!

              By Bernard

              from Linden, NJ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                This Multiclamp by Photoflex is very sturdy and well built. I will probably order more!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By BRN

                from Linden, NJ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                  This Shoe Mount is very well made and versatile.
                  You can attach your flash by itself or with a receiver and umbrella. It is very sturdy. I will probably get another one!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Good solution

                  By dr2003

                  from NYC, NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                    Works perfectly.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Tough & versatile clamp!

                    By pjonlocation

                    from Upstate NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                        Very well made, lasts forever! I especially like the solid aluminum hotshoe mount - indestructible! I like to file the inside surface down to make a bit more space between strobe contacts and the aluminum material. The two included studs are also metal - very useful for mounting all sorts of stuff to the clamp. I have many of these clamps in my location kits.

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                        4.0

                        Affordable and versatile

                        By devvindad

                        from san diego

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                          This multiclamp was affordable and very versatile. It allows for easy adjustment atop a light stand or tripod.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Seems to be exactly what I wanted.

                          By Big Jimmy

                          from Detroit MI

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Off site portraits

                            Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                            I have only used this once so far, but it seems to be good quality. I lost the plastic foot that came with my flash to mount it off camera and couldn't find a replacement so I bought this. Which is really much better anyway. This will let you tilt the flash to any angle which the plastic foot won't. I think I will buy another one so I can use both flashes on light stands. Thank you.

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                            5.0

                            NICE!

                            By Kumori1030

                            from Union City, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Weak Construction

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                            I love this. It holds my umbrellas and my softbox.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Easy to use

                            By Jun

                            from Olathe, KS

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Night Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                              It's easy to use with good price.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Works

                              By jcdovala

                              from Thousand Oaks, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                                  This multiclamp works well for the $$. There are lots of configurations you can setup. Not sure about long term capabilities and there's a fair amount of slop in the female receptacles of the clamp. However, it's working for me. I actually took the coldshoe and installed it on my Lastolite M2 bracket for a much better speedlight holder.

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                                  5.0

                                  Multiclamp

                                  By Mike W

                                  from St. Louis, MO

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fill Flash
                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                                    Excellent value for the money. Very solid construction.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works as advertised

                                    By Mr B

                                    from Belleville,Mi.

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                                          I have had no problems with it.
                                          I like Photoflex products.I like the way it is made.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          nice piece of equipment

                                          By Retinaa

                                          from new york

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use

                                            Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                                            very easy to use. the best thing to use with your flash

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • Yes

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                                            5.0

                                            Great clamp

                                            By Rob the Photog

                                            from Lansing, MI

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Sturdy

                                            Cons

                                            • Bulky

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use
                                            • Portraits

                                            Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                                            This is a great little clamp. Sturdy, good locks (including the tilt lock, which I find to be secure when locked tightly), and really a must have for "home studio" setups.

                                            I use this with my speedlights on radio triggers. Allows me to get just the right angle, as well as mounting an umbrella.

                                            I don't love the shoe that comes with it, and I find the comments by other reviewers about the possibility of shorting out the contacts on your flash because it's made of metal to be of concern. Because I screw my radio receivers directly into the stud, I have no use for the shoe anyway. If you need the shoe I believe that Photoflex makes a plastic cold shoe that you can buy (if you want to spend more money, that is).

                                            Since I don't use the shoe, I personally do not have any complaints about this product.

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                                            • No

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                                            3.0

                                            nice product

                                            By kneel

                                            from nyc

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Fill Flash

                                              Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                                              works well. wish the flash shoe mount was plastic b/c it can short out the contact on bottom of flash. need to add electrical tape to it to prevent this.

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                                              • No

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