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ImpactLarge Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Attaches securely (13)
  • Long-lasting (5)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (9)
  • Portraits (5)
  • Indoors (4)
  • Outdoors (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Tool

I bought this versatile clamp 2 weeks ago and used it only once so far. The clamp is very stiff for my 60+ year old girl hands, but I guess it has to...Read complete review

I bought this versatile clamp 2 weeks ago and used it only once so far. The clamp is very stiff for my 60+ year old girl hands, but I guess it has to be to get a good grip. I was using it with a Canon 580 ex II speedlight. I was carrying it around with the flash attached to the cold shoe and the flash fell out and hit the concrete. No damage, thank goodness. Then I used the locking mechanism on the flash and it stayed in just fine. I used the clamp as a "base" for the flash instead of clamping it to something, because I was shooting at a picnic table and there was nothing nearby to clamp it onto. I guess I could have clamped it to the table top, but it was stable enough to just use as a base, and much better than the little plastic stand that comes in the box with the flash. I plan to purchase one more.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Slipped on my first use

I'm not much of a clamp user so I thought I'd go with this one for my first. I attached a flash to the mount and clamped it on to some rigging that the...Read complete review

I'm not much of a clamp user so I thought I'd go with this one for my first. I attached a flash to the mount and clamped it on to some rigging that the DJ had at a wedding. The clamp kept falling forward so I kept having to readjust the flash. Then the DJ came over to me and showed me my brand new flash that had fallen on the ground and been damaged. Apparently the rubber isn't very grippy, as I adjusted it so many times. I'm not sure how safe it feels to me now.

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5.0

Well made very versatile clamp

By Reel Contact

from Spearfish, SD

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Long-Lasting
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Special Events

    Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

    I like this clamp a lot. It allows me to plant a small to medium light on a set and keep it hidden from the camera. I will buy another.

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    • No

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    5.0

    A very good solution to lit a scene

    By Vince Arredondo

    from Melville, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Night Time
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

      As a wedding photographer we can face different challenges. Some time I need to hook up my flash in a very small room where a light stand is not an option. There is where this little guy will be a hero. You can attach it to pretty much everything and have saved me many many times. It is very well build and doesn't take too much space in my camera bag.

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      5.0

      Cheaper, Higher-Quality Alternative to the Big Name

      By NikonCatholic

      from Chicago

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

          Does what it's supposed to do. Quality metal build. Firm clamp with rubber nubs. I wish it would work with my McNally softbox for my Nikon SB-910. Other than that, great value.

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          5.0

          Great clamp

          By CCN

          from Alabama

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

            This is a great clamp at a great price. I can't answer for durability as I've only used it a couple of times so far. However, it does feel very solid. I would say that it does take some strength to open the clip to attach it to something. I see this as a plus and a minus. A plus because I figure that makes it hold tight once you clip it down and a minus because it can be a challenge to get it attached. The ball head shoe mount adds flexibility to adjust the flash which I like. I haven't owned any other products of this type so I can't make any comparisons.

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            5.0

            Great product good price

            By Sam, C

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

              Bought these 2 Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount by Impact from B&H the product is sturdy and the price is right… Love it I always bought my photography equipment from B&H

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              2.0

              Slipped on my first use

              By MC

              from Colorado

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

              I'm not much of a clamp user so I thought I'd go with this one for my first. I attached a flash to the mount and clamped it on to some rigging that the DJ had at a wedding. The clamp kept falling forward so I kept having to readjust the flash. Then the DJ came over to me and showed me my brand new flash that had fallen on the ground and been damaged. Apparently the rubber isn't very grippy, as I adjusted it so many times. I'm not sure how safe it feels to me now.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Must have product for tight locations

              By Dave

              from Southeastern Pa.

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits
                • Sports

                Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

                This is a great heavy duty clamp to place strobes in small locations. I've added Velcro to attach remotes and they've worked great in times of need. The ball head is an added plus when strange situations arise

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                5.0

                Less Expensive Alternative to Manfrotto

                By Mark Wedding Pro

                from Chicago, Illinois

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                • Watch Screw Stand Mount

                Best Uses

                • Ocf Flash

                Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

                Save the $ bucks and get this clamp instead of the Manfrotto. I have 2 Manfrotto clamps that if dropped the plastic foot breaks. And when I called Manfrotto one can not just order that part. This one is easy to replace, but it is metal not plastic. So that pretty much solves that problem.

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                • No

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                5.0

                I don't think it could be better

                By Tom

                from Madison, AL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

                  This is a solid piece of hardware. I haven't tried the more expensive name brand, but I'll never pay the price to find out if it's better somehow. I'm not claiming nirvana, but it's a clamp with a cold shoe and I'm totally satisfied.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good product, but needs strong hands

                  By Light Catcher

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Squeeze Open

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

                  Not to be sexist, or anything like that, but this is a man's product! To be able to squeeze the clamp hard enough to open it for attachement requires pretty strong hands. You will not likely open it far enough to attach to anything greater than 1" thick. Otherwise, it's a great idea and very well made.

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                  5.0

                  Handy Dandy Gadget

                  By JP

                  from North-Central Arkansas

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

                    It works as advertised. Nice clamp. The only drawback is that the clamp is a bit too stiff to open easily. I have arthritis in my hands and often have to have someone else open and clamp it to equipment.

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                    5.0

                    Something to position slave speedlight

                    By Alan P

                    from Springfield Va

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

                        Used to position optical slave speedlight.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great Tool

                        By Elise's Mom

                        from Topeka, Kansas

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

                          I bought this versatile clamp 2 weeks ago and used it only once so far. The clamp is very stiff for my 60+ year old girl hands, but I guess it has to be to get a good grip. I was using it with a Canon 580 ex II speedlight. I was carrying it around with the flash attached to the cold shoe and the flash fell out and hit the concrete. No damage, thank goodness. Then I used the locking mechanism on the flash and it stayed in just fine. I used the clamp as a "base" for the flash instead of clamping it to something, because I was shooting at a picnic table and there was nothing nearby to clamp it onto. I guess I could have clamped it to the table top, but it was stable enough to just use as a base, and much better than the little plastic stand that comes in the box with the flash. I plan to purchase one more.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great

                          By Rose of Louisiana

                          from Louisiana

                          Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

                          Can be clamper to table, pole or mounted to light stand

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                          5.0

                          Form follows function

                          By Lorenzo

                          from Cuernavaca, Mexico

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

                            Perfectly functional, extremely solid, no nonsense design.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            clamp with options

                            By Black River

                            from Interlochen, MI

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Simple

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

                              Not a bad clamp, part of the 'Scott Kelby light kit' I picked up to do some quick portrait work. Construction is pretty lightweight, especially on the ballhead that has the coldshoe, but it hasn't dropped one of my speedlights yet and it's still going strong.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A Justin Clamp by any other name ...

                              By GLohse

                              from Houston, Tx

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

                                An essential part of any strobist kit. Indeed, I sometimes wonder why these don't come bundled with hot shoe flashes. This thing is just a useful as the one from the other guys and it saves you a few dollars to boot. How can you not love it?

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great accessory to own

                                By Homerc67

                                from Dallas, TX

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Impact Large Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount:

                                  Works great for attaching accessories to a tripod. Holds my 7 inch field monitor nicely and allows for a variety of positions.

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