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Manfrotto237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm - for Super Clamp
 
4.6

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (36)
  • Durable (33)
  • Versatile (24)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Attach securely (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)
  • Heavy / bulky (6)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (19)
  • Portraits (7)
  • Studio (5)
  • Fill flash (4)
  • Indoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (13), Professional (7), Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (6), Semi-professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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

Heavy duty support

By Zphotog

from Chicago

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

Inse this to support my iPad pro so I can use it without having to hold it. I clamp it to my end table an swing over my chair. Handles the weight easily. I use an iShot to hold the iPad securely.

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5.0

FANTASTIC!

By C. D.

from Lexington, KY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Rigging

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

    I use this for the LED lights I have and could even use it for a GoPro once I purchase one. This Flex arm is not for the faint of heart, some can't bend it, but if you're dealing with equipment a lot, you should have no troubles. I love the firmness and the way it is able to bend. The only minor complaint would be that it is hard to turn the lights by the flex arm itself. Other than that, a fantastic device!

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    4.0

    Strong flex arm - never flimsy

    By BondGuy

    from Toronto/LA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Sports Photography

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

    Holds a small ball head and cell phone easily. Will also hold my flash off camera but not my DSLR. It won't DROP the DSLR but it isn't steady enough for photography.

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    • No

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    5.0

    real pro unit

    By close up nerd

    from New Hampton NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash

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

      I got this as a third hand and I'm not disappointed. It bends any way I need it to and it retains the shape while holding flashes and reflectors. It's strong enough not to need constant readjustment.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Quality product

      By William3r

      from Ohio

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

      Quick fast service with a quality product

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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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          • No

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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

          Verified Buyer

          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

            Verified Buyer

            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

            Verified Buyer

            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

                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                        Verified Buyer

                        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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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Sturdy and Steady

                          By Paul

                          from Michigan

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          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

                            Verified Buyer

                            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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                              Verified Buyer

                              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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