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ChimeraSingle Axis Stand Adapter
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (3)
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      • Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Excellent Product and excellent serivce

    By DC

    from SC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Chimera Single Axis Stand Adapter:

        Due to a wedding gig, i required a Wescott 7 feet umbrella to take group shots. The normal flash and umbrella mounting could support the weight of it. So I knew B&H would offer me something that would do the job. I read from another review that this Chimera single axis stand would do the job. So purchased 2 units. Came shortly in 2 days. I found that one of the parts that was supposed to in was not there in one of the unit. Sent email regarding the matter and without hesitation B&H responded and sent the part. I am extremely happy, B&H you got yourself a loyal customer now! Cheers!

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        5.0

        love it

        By angel conesa

        from new york

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Chimera Single Axis Stand Adapter:

          beautiful umbrella adapter. i use to hold a Multiblitz MiniLight with 7' parabolic

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          • No

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          5.0

          As Rugged as it looks

          By Rod

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • location photography
            • Studio photography

            Comments about Chimera Single Axis Stand Adapter:

            I use this adapter to connect my Chimera Super Pro Plus Softbox to a boom stand. Rock solid is what I need and what this adapter delivers.

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            5.0

            Tank

            By Shooter McCannon

            from Florida

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Photojournalism
              • Portraits

              Comments about Chimera Single Axis Stand Adapter:

              This thing is built like a tank. What stand adapter is more robust or heavy duty than this one? And for the price? I love it. A little heavy but worth the extra few ounces and extra few dollars.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent!

              By Bhakti-rider

              from Buckingham County, VA

              About Me Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Professional Quality
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • For Heavier Lights
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Chimera Single Axis Stand Adapter:

                I have a 30"x30" softbox, and the adapter I had before wasn't up to the weight. This one handles it without even blinking. It's heavier than the other one, but I don't mind that; if it weren't, it probably wouldn't be stronger.

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                5.0

                Truely Professional Grade

                By Paul

                from St Marys, OH

                About Me Business Owner, Cinematographer, Photographer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • In The Studio
                  • Location lighting

                  Comments about Chimera Single Axis Stand Adapter:

                  The Chimera Single Axis Stand Adapter is truely professional grade at a price not much higher than the Asian plastic and pot metal adapters so widely in use. I have no doubt my adapters will be around and functioning decades after I am gone.

                  After purchasing my first, I was totally convinced on how well engineered and constructed the Chimera adapers are. I now always have several of both the single and double adapters in my kit when I am lighting. I totally trust them to easily handle my larger fixtures, monolites and expensive Quantum strobes even with heavy light modifiers attached.

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                  5.0

                  Exceptionally Well Engineered & Built

                  By Tom

                  from Lutz, FL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Chimera Single Axis Stand Adapter:

                      I was absolutely stunned at the quality of this product in terms of its engineering, ease of use and functionality. It puts every similar piece I've seen and used to shame.

                      I needed a rather heavy duty unit to directly mount a speed ring for an extra large (54"x72"x32") softbox, hanging an Einstein strobe off of the speed ring. The softbox generates far more leverage than the strobe, and I was not confident that the stobe's speedring mount could handle the weight of that softbox.

                      After taking one look at this adapter following its delivery, I was confident that this unit provides a significant strength safety factor, giving me a high level of comfort. It gives me the flexibility to easily aim the light, and the confidence that it will stay put.

                      As an rather picky engineer myself, it just feels good to use, it's beautifully made, and the mechanical advantages engineered into its design are immediately evident.

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                      5.0

                      very nice part, great for remote flashes

                      By RichFrederickPhotography

                      from mass

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Chimera Single Axis Stand Adapter:

                        perfect for remote strobs on stands

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great product

                        By kpsp95

                        from Fishkill, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Chimera Single Axis Stand Adapter:

                          Easy to use, very sturdy.

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Clamp

                          By Hire Me

                          from Eastern PA, near Western NJ

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Setup
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Chimera Single Axis Stand Adapter:

                            I use this to mount a small strobe and an umbrella on a small light stand. It works great, is well made but I should probably update this review after I've used it for about 10 years or so, assuming I'm still in photography. I may take up another career, probably something in radio because my face is pretty hideous. It actually looks like this clamp, if you can believe it.

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