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Manfrotto237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp
 
4.6

(based on 45 reviews)

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    (32)

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    (8)

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    (4)

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    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Durable (31)
  • Versatile (22)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Attach securely (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (10)
  • Heavy / bulky (6)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (18)
  • Portraits (7)
  • Studio (5)
  • Fill flash (3)
  • Indoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (12), Professional (7), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

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wheelchair photographer

I have the heavy duty flex arm and super clamp mounted on a power wheelchair. I no longer have the upper body strength to support a camera and rely on a remote shutter for...Read complete review

I have the heavy duty flex arm and super clamp mounted on a power wheelchair. I no longer have the upper body strength to support a camera and rely on a remote shutter for my point and shoot camera. Reasonably priced and great for adaptive photography purposes.

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Manfrotto 237HD Heavy Duty Flex Arm

The Manfrotto 237HD Heavy Duty Flex Arm holds items in place well, as long as they are not too heavy. My Sunpak 622 is 936g and it was too much for this arm to...Read complete review

The Manfrotto 237HD Heavy Duty Flex Arm holds items in place well, as long as they are not too heavy. My Sunpak 622 is 936g and it was too much for this arm to hold in place. At 680g of its own weight plus the superclamp at 453g I find the combination to be a bit heavy to carry around to locations, but I will pack them anyway if I anticipate their use. For holding heavier loads the magic arm may have a better weight to load capacity ratio.

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5.0

excellent as always

By mike

from chicago

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

      I have a few of these. always works perfectly. excellent quality and workmanship as always. can't beat Manfrotto products, I am a pro videographer

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      5.0

      Useful tool for lot of different shots

      By cedarbird

      from Colorado Springs

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

      I bought this to go with my Manfrotto 196 for Macro shots.
      Sturdy enough for a 430 Canon flash holds it in place pretty well. Found it works really nicely for portrait shots as well with a diffuser over the flash head.....Camera is a 7D which will fire the 430 remotely. I am still thinking of new ways to use this very flexible tool.

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      3.0

      237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm

      By Mr. Bill

      from St. Charles, MO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

      As other reviewers have stated it is heavy for its size. It is stiff but flexible. It will hold a flash and umbrella and clamp but I wouldn't load it up with anything else. It works well for holding things that weigh less than a pound or two but nothing heavy. It works ok for what I need but it would never hold a camera and because it wasn't designed to hold something heavy. P.S. Also not mentioned, you do need a male to male stud to attach it to a tripod. I had to have a salesman find that info as it was not listed anywhere that I could find on bhphoto or on Manfrotto's site.

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      4.0

      Aptly Named

      By R. Smith

      from North Carolina

      Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

      This clamp is...HEAVY DUTY. It's not like a flimsy goose neck for a microphone stand. It takes some effort to reposition it, and it stays where you put it. It's just the right tool when you need a little more flexibility (no pun intended) in your set up.

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      3.0

      to much for me

      By razmataz

      from Rohnert Park, Ca

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Could Not Use

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Heavy
      • To Heavy For Me

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

        When I ordered this It was not with the HD behind it but that is what I received, my fault. It is to heavy and hard to bend for my needs, I ordered another light weight and should be here today. There is another standard #237 that is what I saw when ordering, but went with the lighter one.

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        5.0

        Great solution for many problems

        By Dave in Williamsburg

        from Williamsburg, VA

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

        I use this with a super clamp or two for radio slaves, gobos, or anything that need secure but flexible mounting. It's kind of heavy, but I still carry 3 of them on all setup shoots.

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        5.0

        Super flexible

        By yosheatseverything

        from Escondido, CA

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

          The arms on the flex arm are long so there's plenty of room for adjusting the arms to meet your needs. The arms don't flex much under weight as adverstised.

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          5.0

          Very Useful

          By Digital Magic

          from USA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

              This is a versatile and useful bendable extension that can be used for small cameras, lights, microphones and more. Bascially I got this to supplement my assortment of aluminum extension rods that I use for various devices including action cameras and more. The advantage of this flexible rod is that it can be "bent" to position the accessory where it needs to be and also that it will "give" should an impact result whereas a rigid aluminum rod would not.It's fairly rigid and heavy but not too much so.I'll be using this thing for many years for all sorts of odd tasks. It's a good thing to have in your accessory aresenal.

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              5.0

              Great product

              By Kenneth Green

              from Columbia, SC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

                  I purchased this product to hold my SB900 and GoPro camera with the super clamp in a places were light stand can not go. Its heavy duty enough to hold either one in place and not bend under the weight.

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                  5.0

                  perfect

                  By faneuil

                  from NE

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

                    never even tried the lighter version and went for heavier weight one.
                    perfect for gobos.
                    well made (of course)

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                    5.0

                    It flexes

                    By airguy1988

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

                      Works as advertised. Solid, study piece of grip. Reasonably priced in my opinion.

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                      5.0

                      Sturdy and Steady

                      By Paul

                      from Michigan

                      About Me Pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Holds Position Well
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

                        Coupled with the Super Clamp, this arm is extremely helpful in my table top studio. Perfect for positioning gobos, reflectors and can even hold a DSLR with a small ball head. Plan on getting two more.

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                        5.0

                        Stout Enough Not To Be a Problem

                        By Light Tree

                        from Triangle, NC

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                        Pros

                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

                          I first bought the light weight model, but it sagged under just a little weight. This arm is what I needed. Who cares about a lighter weight arm that won't hold in position. Sweet!

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                          5.0

                          Its the ONE...

                          By Thedavester

                          from Puerto Rico

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

                              With a clamp on almost anything to view pictures on my ipad...

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                              3.0

                              Soldi but not as strong as it feels

                              By Tommy G

                              from ny, ny

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Mounting

                              Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

                              It's great, but the strength isn't what the build feels like. It's for lighter cameras, and holding Road rags flags that are light, but are limited to the actual placement. Otherwise its a very versatile piece for pieces 5lbs and under.

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                              5.0

                              Sturdy and Versatile

                              By Kris

                              from Virginia

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

                                I bought two of these for, insert laugh here, a motorcycle mount using superclamps. The intent was to shoot other bikes as they are behind me using the flex-arm to hold small soft boxes.

                                This worked great. They can hold a lot of weight without bending. Although I have not used them in a studio, I think they're definitely worth the money, and provide great flexibility even with large soft boxes.

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                                5.0

                                heavy duty, works great.

                                By KR

                                from NY

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Studio still lifes

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

                                  A must have to do still live photography use it along with a clamp attached to hold reflectors at just the right angle.

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                                  2.0

                                  Will not hold a heavy item

                                  By Rob

                                  from Phoneix AZ

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Not heavy-duty

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

                                    Wanted to use this to hold the 30in Lastolite Trigrip, but it doesn't work very well for this purpose. It would probably work well to hold lighter or less bulky items... maybe my Canon speed light, but there are better tools for this. This would be handy in only very specific circumstances.

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                                    5.0

                                    Very strong and useful!

                                    By Amscram

                                    from Youngstown, Ohio

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

                                      I've read a lot of good reviews about Manfrotto super clamps and flex arms over the past months. I'm glad I finally decided to buy a set. This is an extremely useful tool to have in a photo studio. I currently use mine as a flag holder, attached to a muslin clamp and light stand. It's really worth every penny.

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                                      5.0

                                      Heavy duty & flexible

                                      By Mr Official

                                      from Plymouth, WI

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp:

                                        This worked out great. It works very well with the clamp. Everyone should have one.

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