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ImpactGrip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome)
 
4.8

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (100)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (98)
  • Attaches securely (72)
  • Good power output (50)
  • Long-lasting (48)
  • Attach securely (21)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (66)
  • Indoors (33)
  • Outdoors (24)
  • Portraits (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (59), Semi-pro photographer (26), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (89)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice grip head, bbeware - PHOTO IS WRONG

So what you get is a "better-than-standard" avenger/matthews style grip head for a few bucks less, with first class milling and plating. It's better because you get a solid aluminum...Read complete review

So what you get is a "better-than-standard" avenger/matthews style grip head for a few bucks less, with first class milling and plating. It's better because you get a solid aluminum washer (not sure if the big boys do that in all their heads - used to be fiber that would deteriorate,leaving you with a head that could kill lights or even people) AND the openings for booms and flags are ridged, giving great grip. And finally, the tightening knob... it's HUGE. This makes it much easier to torque it down (and release it)... but it will come as a shock when you first unpack it (I was like, "did they send junior gear??!?!"). It's a nice feature, but if your packing setup is tight, you may have to rethink - though most folks likely transport these in a box, dairy crate, or already on a stand (which means your stand bags could be a little stressed).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Gets Stuck Once Clamped

3-stars for sturdy construction but faulty design. I have only used C-Stands by Impact, so I don't know if other brands suffer from this design flaw. When clamping a rod or extension...Read complete review

3-stars for sturdy construction but faulty design. I have only used C-Stands by Impact, so I don't know if other brands suffer from this design flaw. When clamping a rod or extension arm you must choose slots at the the top side of the clamp head, or bottom side of the clamp head. They differ in size to accommodate the size of the arm you are clamping. When an object is clamped, the heads lose their parallel alignment from the pressure. When you try to unscrew to loosen clamp, the heads get stuck and need to be pried back into a parallel position with a screwdriver or similar tool before they will start moving again. Not a deal breaker, but a big annoyance.

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5.0

Grip Head

By Chicago DP

from Chicago

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

A solid grip head whether or not you're on a budget.

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5.0

Solid Grip Head

By Little Fish

from Spokane, WA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Black):

      Works as advertised. Tightens nicely, feels sturdy, and I trust Impact products.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Heavy Duty!!

      By Q

      from Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

        Holds my Boom Pole holder to a stand. Adjustable so finding the right angle is no problem.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By pixartmx

        from Mexico City

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

        manual on how to use is missing

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        5.0

        well made

        By DC

        from Simi Valley

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

          indispensable tool to have on a shoot, I recommend this highly

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Well, it works

          By John

          from Greenville, SC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Black):

            Works great, its a grip head and seems reliable.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works as Advertised

            By Little Fish

            from Spokane, WA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Black):

              Works great. Nothing to complain about.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              I will buy it again

              By hg

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                I have been using this for years,it works great.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Like a tank

                By Green monocle photography

                from Des Moines Ia

                Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                Built to last forever. And a great price as well!

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                5.0

                Matthews alternative with bigger handle

                By Davidlean

                from Bloomington, IN

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                  I have a Matthews grip head and I needed another one. This one by Impact is just as solid. Adds a spring so it is easier to loosen. The handle is huge but that makes it easier to tighten. Also heavier and larger than the Matthews one. And less expensive.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love Impact C-Stands

                  By Jim

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                  I am a big fan of Impact C Stands. They are sturdy. I am never worried about them slipping. On the negative side, they are heavy, and not portable. But, if you are in a studio, you will love them.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Inexpensive and reliable

                  By Kinetic Bear

                  from Green Bay, WI

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                    Simple grip head. Nothing complicated here. Save some dough and light some scenes.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Heavy Duty and Quality Build!

                    By dyerhaus

                    from San Jose, CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                      It's so nice to have a grip head not made of cheap, breakable plastic. This is all metal, heavy duty and great build quality. Makes it easy to add an additional arm or boompole holder to your C-Stand.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Gets Stuck Once Clamped

                      By Cactustone

                      from Tucson, AZ

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • Gets Stuck Frequently

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Holding A Boom
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                      3-stars for sturdy construction but faulty design. I have only used C-Stands by Impact, so I don't know if other brands suffer from this design flaw. When clamping a rod or extension arm you must choose slots at the the top side of the clamp head, or bottom side of the clamp head. They differ in size to accommodate the size of the arm you are clamping. When an object is clamped, the heads lose their parallel alignment from the pressure. When you try to unscrew to loosen clamp, the heads get stuck and need to be pried back into a parallel position with a screwdriver or similar tool before they will start moving again. Not a deal breaker, but a big annoyance.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Value and excellent build quality

                      By Mike

                      from New Bedford, MA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                        Added this to our growing arsenal of grip gear and it's fantastic.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Grip Head

                        By sirChozen

                        from Mississippi

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                          Professional gear.

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                          5.0

                          Great Grip Head at a Great Price

                          By Matthew the Gaffer

                          from Boston MA.

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                            These grip heads are great. The build quality is very solid and they work as well as any. I especially like the spring that pushes the jaws apart when you loosen the handle. The handle is larger than most but works perfectly. Buy a couple of these so if you run out of c-stands you can put them on any light stand and hold flags etc. Highly recommended.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Works perfectly

                            By JP

                            from New Hampshire

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                                Has lots of options for different sized grip rods and is very well built.

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                                5.0

                                Heavy Duty - Solid Grip Head

                                By Kamloops

                                from Seattle, WA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Black):

                                  I used to hold my boom pole for fixed shoots. Holds it firm with no movement. Well made solid piece of gear.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect

                                  By NJohnston Photography

                                  from NYC

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Long-Lasting
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

                                    This grip head will last forever! It's not cheap, but you can't beat the quality. You won't regret this purchase.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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