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ImpactSuper Clamp with Ratchet Handle
 
4.9

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attaches securely (64)
  • Durable (62)
  • Good power output (37)
  • Long-lasting (27)
  • Good color value (12)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (45)
  • Indoors (35)
  • Outdoors (25)
  • Outdoor events / games (20)
  • Portraits (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (28), Pro photographer (25), Photo enthusiast (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tripod substitute

The Impact Super Clamp Works well as a tripod substitute if you can find
a place to mount it. I'm using it to avoid carrying a tripod and as a
substitute for a Joby...Read complete review

The Impact Super Clamp Works well as a tripod substitute if you can find
a place to mount it. I'm using it to avoid carrying a tripod and as a
substitute for a Joby Gorillapod. The Gorillapod did not grip well
enough to be practicable. I first tried the Impact Super Clamp with
only a Sunwayfoto DDC-60i Screw-Knob Clamp to hold the camera but that
overly restricted camera positions and did not allow panning for
panoramas. I then tried a Joby Ballhead X (see picture), which works
well. Since I now had the Sunwayfoto Clamp, which has a nice level, I
replaced the Joby's clamp with the Sunwayfoto. Obviously the Sunwayfoto
is an unnecessary frill. The Impact Super Clamp and the Joby Ballhead X
provide an entirely adequate Arca-Swiss compatible mount.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

can slip a little

This thing is huge,

It can appear that its secure but has the tendency to slip/spin around a pole so just double check and tighten it extra tight before putting...Read complete review

This thing is huge,

It can appear that its secure but has the tendency to slip/spin around a pole so just double check and tighten it extra tight before putting something on it,

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5.0

Sturdy portable clamp to mount a light on...

By Gary

from Ithaca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

I've found these very useful when needing to mount three strobes on a balcony railing-- thus saving me having to carry three light stands. They are rugged and solid.

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5.0

Super Clamp a must have.

By marcomark8

from Bensenville/Chicago IL

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

This is the ABSOLUTE most versatile clamp EVER! You need to buy one even if you don't have a need for it at the moment. Why? Because eventually you will find a need for it and then you will see exactly how AMAZING this clamp is and how strong. Couldn't live without it! See Example Photo: I have my monopod clamped to this table leg and I can lift the table using the monopod as a handle. This will eliminate taking up extra floor space with a tripod. Love it!!!!!!

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5.0

Incredibly useful, attach it anywhere

By Old Marine

from Wilmington, NC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

    I use this to hold a large LED panel ad it works great. You can attach it to anything, and it won't come loose until you want it to.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    very strong and well built

    By Gabak

    from Independence,KY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors

      Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

      this brand is awesome !!
      everything I got is great and very well built!!
      I am using this with the same brand arm
      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1015864-REG/impact_3_section_double_articulated.html

      I use it to hold my camcorder from the ceiling and it is all success

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Just as good as Matthews

      By Parmejonny

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

          And half the cost. Solid grip.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Solid

          By Chris

          from USA

          Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

          This clamp seems to be pretty solid. I bought it for a small LED light but I wouldn't be afraid to use it for something larger.

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          5.0

          Surprised by the quality

          By wanabe

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

            A really nice piece. Durable, easy to use, NOT a piece of cheap plastic. This is something that you can trust your expensive gear with.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Jim

            from Roselle, NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

              Great for mounting flash heads in out of the way places.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Strong

              By Rod

              from New York

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                  I use this to attach monitors to our tripods at the events. My video people love it. It does a great job.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Super!

                  By Mike

                  from Middletown, OH

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                    Using to mount various items to light stand poles, backdrop poles or just about anywhere. Very strong and well made and versatile. I'm impressed! Much better than expected.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    get the job done why pay more?

                    By hoyabill from dc

                    from washington dc

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                      it seems very sturdy and will get the job done...not sure why i would want to pay more for essentially the exact same product from one of the big names in the industry

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                      5.0

                      An Easy Choice

                      By Tony

                      from Missoula, MT

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                        I've used Manfrotto Super Clamps as a mainstay in studio and on location. These are virtually identical (I can't see a difference) but are much less expensive. Super strong and a great multipurpose clamp for mounting lights and hanging backdrops. I use this with the Impact Pivot Arm when I need to fit a light or reflector in a tight space.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Ingenious

                        By Reel Contact

                        from Spearfish, SD

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                          This clamp works for both rounded pipe like fixtures and flat surfaces. It basically can be hidden anywhere on the set and support a light or an articulated extension for a light. Very happy with it and it is a very sturdy build. Nothing cheap about this baby. Worth the money.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Super useful

                          By Deng

                          from Brooklyn

                          Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                          I was looking for a way to use two lights on one light stand the super clamp made it super easy.

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                          5.0

                          Very solid clamp

                          By Davidlean

                          from Bloomington, IN

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Slightly heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Night Time

                          Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                          Great capacity, very heavy duty. In fact, my only criticism would be that it is slight heavy for its size.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Holds strong and versatility

                          By Nittany

                          from Penn State

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                              These are versatile clamps that make positioning equipment a breeze.

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                              5.0

                              Great value

                              By matt

                              from Arcata, cA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                Heavy duty. The design feels a little bit sloppier than the Manfrotto version, but this costs 50% less and is still plenty sturdy. Plus, this one has the ratchet handle which is the reason I got it; VERY handy feature, and necessary when working in tight spaces.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Super, Super Clamp

                                By KevINillinois

                                from Quad Cities

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Night Time
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                  This, clamp is perhaps the best use of plastic which has ever been developed. Whether you are trying to add fill light for video, secure a camera for a different perspective, you'll want to pick up a few of these. Round tubing on trusses or firmly attached to flat surfaces, you'll feel assured that your equipment is securely mounted.

                                  Obviously, do not force or over tighten the ratchet handle. Other than that - these are truly "Super!"

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  perfect

                                  By Kelvin

                                  from Gilbert Az.

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                    Use attached to 2 Century stands to hold a 6 foot Diffusion panel. works great, very secure. I am sure I will find other uses for them.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Alternative Super Clamp

                                    By peteywheatstraw

                                    from Newark NJ

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                      works like the original, but $ less!

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