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PhotoflexMulticlamp with Shoe Mount
 
4.5

(based on 111 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (67)
  • Attach securely (61)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Long-lasting (21)
  • Lightweight (18)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (62)
  • Indoors (40)
  • Outdoors (29)
  • Outdoor events / games (27)
  • Low light (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (32), 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

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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                    • No

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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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                              • No

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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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                                          5.0

                                          Good price for an excellent product

                                          By saiki

                                          from nagoya, japan

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Output
                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Powerful Output
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Fill Flash
                                            • Portraits

                                            Comments about Photoflex Multiclamp with Shoe Mount:

                                            I am a professional photographer and use a lot of multiclamps on my studio and outside. The durability of this product is awesome, my first one has 7 years. The bad thing is the screw of the shoe mount, it easily come out of its place and could be a double screw.

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                                            • Yes

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