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ImpactLarge Clip Clamp with Ball Head Shoe Mount
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Attaches securely (8)
  • Long-lasting (4)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (4)
    • Indoors (3)
    • Portraits (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    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

     

    clamp with options

    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,...Read complete review

    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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    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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      • No

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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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              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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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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