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Manfrotto386BC Nano Clamp
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Compact (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Professional quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Great little claps

    By Simon

    from San Diego

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Manfrotto 386BC Nano Clamp:

      I use a small arm screwed into the clap to mount my H4 Zoom to my Manfrotto tripod. The whole unit is now right in front of me. I can work the camera, look down on one of the legs and see the sound recording levels, and monitor the quality without having to have a second stand. The claps are solid and I expect to have them for many years.

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      5.0

      Small & Mighty

      By Carelton

      from Atlanta

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 386BC Nano Clamp:

          These little guys are very helpful for adding accessories to camera rigs. We use it to mount large batteries and monitors to our Defy Gyro rig. Very well made and strong.

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          5.0

          Works great to hold my tripod head

          By Oliwa

          from Cincinnati, Ohio

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 386BC Nano Clamp:

              I use this to mount a tripod head to the handlebar of my 3 wheel scooter and it works great!

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              5.0

              Extremely functional

              By Snapshot3

              from PA

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 386BC Nano Clamp:

                I have been mounting my flash on a monopod to eliminate red eye when shooting night field sports for years ... started with a simple hardware L-bracket and hose clamps ... very annoying and a danger to your physical well being and furniture, car upholstery ... started using a Super Clamp and they are just too large and heavy for the purpose ... the Nano clamp meets the need ... quickly attached and removed, extremely stable, leaves no trace on the monopod ... and has a myriad of other uses for attaching almost anywhere ... and of course, the great craftsmanship we expect from Manfrotto ... very pleased ....

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                4.0

                Great little accessory always have

                By Jim

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto 386BC Nano Clamp:

                    For times when a super clamp is too cumbersome or heavy to carry around, this little clamp usually does the job. I use it when I need to mount a hot shoe flash to something in a quick pinch. The nano clamp is always in my camera bag and it's so small you won't remember it's there. But the nano clamp is definitely no super clamp. It won't hold near as much weight or be as reliable. The biggest issue I have with the nano clamp is that there is no padding or rubber on the inside of the clamp. So two things - 1. this tends to damage things I attach the clamp to and 2. results in a very small surface area with little friction to hold the clamp in place. But overall, it's a good little accessory to always have in your bag.

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                    5.0

                    Small and versatile

                    By Jamesy

                    from Toronto, Canada

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Manfrotto 386BC Nano Clamp:

                    So far so good. Nice addition to full sized clamps.

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                    5.0

                    Top Knotch Mini Clamp

                    By John Coffee

                    from Richmond Va

                    About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Manfrotto 386BC Nano Clamp:

                      This clamp is great I use it for audio and video work and its size is great!

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                      5.0

                      great little clamp

                      By Macks

                      from New Hampshire

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 386BC Nano Clamp:

                          small enough to clamp to handlebar of bike without interfering with cable movement, solid enough to hold small video camera.

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                          5.0

                          Very handy little gadget

                          By Stefano Parmigiano

                          from Melbourne, Australia

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Lightweight
                          • Small
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • May need tool

                          Best Uses

                          • Background Support
                          • Clamping stuff
                          • Speedlight mounting

                          Comments about Manfrotto 386BC Nano Clamp:

                          I have a number of full-size Manfrotto super clamps which I've been using for years for all sorts of things, like supporting backgrounds, lights and cameras - but the Nano Clamp is a different beast altogether. It is a perfect fit for lightweight kits with speedlights, nano stands etc.
                          Small enough to fit one or a few in your camera bag, and very versatile for attaching stuff in all sorts of places. Thanks to the little 1/4" & 3/8" adapter, you can mount stuff straight onto it, or attach a little ballhead if you need more angle options. Of course it's not as strong as a full-sized super clamp, but it is sturdy enough for its size. I'd have no hesitation hanging a full-size flashgun off it in just about any situation. Have not tested mounting a DLSR off it, yet!
                          The only catch is that you may need a spanner or multi-tool to hand if you're planning on removing and reversing the little thread adapter, as that sucker goes in pretty tight and has no way of removing by hand.

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                          5.0

                          Small Clamp Big Results

                          By John H

                          from Tustin, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Manfrotto 386BC Nano Clamp:

                              Great quality. The ratcheting ability of the lever is a nice touch. Perfect for lightweight jobs where the Superclamp isn't needed.

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                              5.0

                              386B Nano Clamp by Manfrotto

                              By JCC

                              from CT

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about Manfrotto 386BC Nano Clamp:

                                Used to attach a recording device for my video.

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                                5.0

                                All purpose clamp for your cameras

                                By Dancmar

                                from Miami, Florida

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 386BC Nano Clamp:

                                  This clamp works great on any application needed to support your camera or video camera. I have used this clamp at home and on the boat and currently on my bike to video as I bike. Great Product!!!

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