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Manfrotto039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair
 
4.9

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (23)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Attaches securely (9)
  • Long-lasting (9)
  • Attach securely (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (11)
    • Indoors (10)
    • General purpose (7)
    • Studio (6)
    • Everyday (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (11), Semi-professional (4), Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

    Reviewed by 27 customers

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    5.0

    It's a hook

    By bd2000

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • As A Hook

      Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

      Item holds items well, especially if you need a hook. It may be why the name has 'hook' in it.

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      5.0

      A++++

      By htcstudios

      from nyc

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer
      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

          A great sale experience.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great!

          By Carm

          from Canada

          Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

          These are strong and great for holding up backdrop rods. They lock in tight on a super clamp and stay put

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          5.0

          Great hooks

          By JW

          from NYC

          Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

          Strong quality hooks. I use them for a studio seamless.

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          5.0

          Worked like a charm

          By Jitu

          from Virginia Beach, VA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

              Bought this to hold my Profoto battery to lightstand.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Another great Manfrotto product

              By Walter the Professor

              from Windsor, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Functional design
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Product photography
                • Sculpture Photography
                • Studio Photography

                Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                Over the years, I have purchased lots of these U-Hooks. In my studio, I use lots of different seamless paper backgrounds, up to 12 ft. wide. These units really lock positively into Super Clamps, which I clamp to Manfrotto Autopoles. There is no risk of a 40 lb. roll of background paper falling off and breaking something. I put the rolls on lengths 1-in. steel EMT tubing, which rest in the hooks. There is a hole in the bottom of the hook to secure the tube with a screw. These units exhibit the usual high standards of Manfrotto design and manufacture. In a past life, I was a machinist. I can't think of any aspect of these hooks that isn't top notch metalworking.

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                5.0

                Nice & light

                By jwalsh151

                from Greenville, SC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                    Well made & lightweight.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Handy and cheap

                    By jimmyd

                    from South carolina

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio work

                      Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                      Great for studio work, you just need a super clamp

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Solid Manfrotto quality

                      By Image Ten Photography

                      from Providence, Rhode Island

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                        Useful accessory for super clamp. Hang virtually anything super clamp will support! Love these.

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                        4.0

                        Part of a Nice Space Saving System

                        By JackRack

                        from Annapolis, MD.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                          I use Deluxe Autopoles along with two manfrotto 035 super clamps and two manfrotto 039 "U" hooks made for use with the Super Clamp and electrical conduit to hang muslim backgrounds in a very small studio. The hooks and clamps make for a nice system but still requires clamps to stretch the cloth. Instructions aren't very clear for the poles but when you get it once it's easy.

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                          5.0

                          Well made

                          By guyajr

                          from Clinton SC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                            Use to hang backgrounds

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Simple yet effective

                            By Paul the Photographer

                            from Belton, MO

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                              I use these to hold long bars with either a backdrop paper or a muslin background. They are simple, but work great. I will probably buy another set soon.

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                              5.0

                              Very handy accessory for the Super Clamp

                              By PC

                              from Dallas, Texas

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                                These hooks work great for holding cross bars on Autopoles to support various backgrounds. Another use is to attach a Super Clamp to light stand and attach a U-Hook. Then use the U-Hook to hang battery pack strap for off-camera shooting. Attach Super Clamp with U-Hook to center column of tripod to hang stabilizing weight back or bag with extra gear.

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                                5.0

                                Perfect Product, Perfect Price

                                By MikeFromNJ

                                from Hoboken, NJ

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                                  These are perfect for clipping into Super Clamps to hang crossbars on Autopoles. But they also work wonderfully with Super Clamps to hang Profoto packs from light stands. Since it's Manfrotto, it's well-made and will last for years. All that being said, the price is more than fair. Very satisfied.

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                                  5.0

                                  Solid and well built Auto Poles

                                  By Don

                                  from Katy TX

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Studio Backdrop
                                      • Studio lighting

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                                      I use these for holding backdrops and lighting. It really frees up studio space and releases the need for a lot of stands all around. I use 3 with two DA-LITE cross poles and can go between hanging backdrops and 7 ft scrims with ease. Then I use a fourth to hang off daylight balanced continuous lighting when I need that extra amount of ambient to ensure solid focusing. If you have a combination of sleaved backdrops and cored backdrops you may want to go the same route. I also created my own pinned BD holder by using two super clamps each with a manfroto MA203 extension a couple of MA103 Spigots and two PHSBGS Replacement studs. That will fit almost everything from DALIGHT to Phototek and insure the background is held as high as possible and securely. I like this solution way better than the U Hook crossbar holders. for just a little bit more cost.

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                                      5.0

                                      great product. cheap and does the job.

                                      By puz

                                      from salisbury, md

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Color Value
                                      • Long-Lasting
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                                          pros: cheap, fast, sturdy

                                          cons: none!

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                                          • Yes

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                                          5.0

                                          Easiest Background Holder

                                          By BobP

                                          from Chicago

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attach Securely
                                          • Durable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Indoors
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Product shots
                                            • Special Events

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                                            These hooks are accessories for the Manfrotto Super Clamps: one hook is mounted in each of two clamps. I use a closet pole as a bar to hold seamless background rolls to clamp on cloth backdrops. Also, products can be hung with monofilament for photographing from a crossbar between the hooks. The Super Clamps can be clamped to any ordinary light stands as the base for these clamp-hook setups. Much less bulky than a dedicated background holder.

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                                            5.0

                                            Can use thicker pipes for the crossbar

                                            By Ryuji (Silvergrain)

                                            from Boston, MA

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attach Securely
                                            • Durable
                                            • Long-Lasting

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Indoors

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                                              I switched from the 3-hook array (Manfrotto 045) because this one accepts thicker crossbars. The 045 only accepts 1/2 inch pipes, which is too flimsy for a wide seamless or Savage Infinity vinyl seamless. This one can take a 3/4 inch or a full inch conduit pipe, which is cheap and sturdy. I thought the 3-hook array 045 would save space but it just added more frustration. Other than that, this hook 039 has nothing special.

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                                              5.0

                                              Strong & simple.

                                              By Cableaddict

                                              from Suffern, NY

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attach Securely
                                              • Durable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                                                  These are a must if you use a background core without the Manfrotto expan system. (I make mine out of galvanized electrical conduit.)
                                                  They will not bend or break. What else is there to say?

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great accessory Hooks

                                                  By danamy3

                                                  from Washington State

                                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attach Securely
                                                  • Durable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • General Use

                                                    Comments about Manfrotto 039 U-Hook Cross Bar Holders for Super Clamp - Pair:

                                                    These hooks are light and sturdy and have a hole drilled through the bottom of the hook that can be useful for securing poles, ropes, etc. The hooks quickly and easily plug into the Manfrotto #035 SuperClamps.

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