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PhotoflexMulticlamp with Shoe Mount
 
4.5

(based on 117 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (72)
  • Attach securely (61)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Long-lasting (23)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (65)
  • Indoors (41)
  • Outdoors (29)
  • Outdoor events / games (27)
  • Low light (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (34), Photo enthusiast (21), Pro photographer (20), 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

Satisfied

By Calypso

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

    Great product. Very durable and versatile. Easy to work with... Everything I expected.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Inexpensive but not cheap

    By Stuey

    from Kansas City, MO

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Low Light

      Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

      On my out shoots (away from the studio) I use flash strobes or small studio lights for illuminating portrait shots. This multi-clamp allows me to secure the flash strobes and small umbrella as highlight or back-fill light.
      It is manuvuerable and adjustable to fit light stands or tripods with an adapter.
      I believe it is a good value for the prices.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Customer Service Great

      By Amy

      from Indiana

      Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

      This was missing parts and B and H were very accommodating in letting me return it. Will shop here again

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      5.0

      As advertised

      By Big Rick

      from Corona, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

          Simple and effective design. Easy to use. Some comments regarding aluminum hot shoe "shorting" the flash resulting in misfire can be dealt with by applying electrical tape to clamp or simply replacing metal clamp and using stand that came with flash (preferred).

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          4.0

          Works Good!

          By Jeff

          from Altoona,PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Portraits

            Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

            Don't have any others to compare with, but it works great with the 30" Photoflex umbrella.

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            • No

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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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                            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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                                    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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