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ImpactSuper Clamp with Ratchet Handle
 
4.9

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attaches securely (62)
  • Durable (60)
  • Good power output (37)
  • Long-lasting (26)
  • Good color value (11)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (43)
  • Indoors (34)
  • Outdoors (25)
  • Outdoor events / games (20)
  • Portraits (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (26), Pro photographer (25), Photo enthusiast (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (63)

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

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.

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                • 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.

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                    • 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.

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                      • 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.

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                      • 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.

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                            • 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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                              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.

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                                • 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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                                  5.0

                                  Super Solid Build Quality

                                  By Pat LV

                                  from Bethlehem, PA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Long-Lasting
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Outdoors

                                  Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                  I bought this for a few reasons: hanging lights on location, and mounting a GoPro gimbal rig on my bike.

                                  This clamp is a very solid build quality and works exactly as one would expect from a super clamp/mafer clamp. The pin is very secure in the clamp, and I pair this most often with the 6" extension arm for added flexibility of the gear.

                                  Can't beat the price. I will definitely order more of these in the future.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Just what a need

                                  By Letanzo

                                  from New Orleans

                                  Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                  Works like a boss

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                                  5.0

                                  Solid Super Clamp

                                  By Sierraimage

                                  from Las Vegas, NV

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Long-Lasting
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                      Not much to say. These are great, built heavy and strong. All bolts are solid and lock well. Includes the flat insert for tables. The handle rotates once tightened if you need to get it out of the way. Just as good as any Monfrotto clamp. Buy away.

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                                      5.0

                                      Well made and works well

                                      By Brian the Artist

                                      from Boston, MA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use

                                        Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                                        I use this to hang small cameras from scaffolding for art installations. It has a nice hefty weight and feels very well made. The level action is smooth and powerful.

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                                        • No

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