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ALM11" Action Arm
 
3.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
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1.0

Junk

By Rusty

from Dallas Fort Worth

About Me Video Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design
    • Poor Performance

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about ALM 11" Action Arm:

    You might be asking yourself as I did, is one brand of these different than any other. After working with two of these compared to the Pearlstone the answer is yes. These are headed to the trash. Neither will hold a 5" monitor in place. I overtightened one, causing the interior sleeve to lock up. I was on an shoot and had to take it apart to get it back to a reasonably workable state. I view of the interior gave me some understanding of the reasons one brand might be better than another. This brand is JUNK.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Unexpectedly functional

    By Ian the photo guy

    from Huntsville, AL

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Flash Support

      Comments about ALM 11" Action Arm:

      After reading numerous reviews for similar products, I chose this armature because of the low price and weight tolerance. I expected a cheap, junky arm - but was rather surprised at how good the build quality is. I use it as a flash support to get some back fill for my Canon MP-E 65 macro. It holds a 580EX2 with ease. Quite happy with the product. The only thing I would change is that I wish the tension wheel was metal instead of plastic. It's the weakest portion of the build.

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      4.0

      Tricky at first, sweet the second time

      By Daddy Ice

      from Oakland

      About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • Limited Compatibility

      Best Uses

        Comments about ALM 11" Action Arm:

        I picked this up when I purchased the dolly, kind of a hand in hand thing. Well made, has weight, doesn't fell cheap. Works well, or to the level that I operate.

        One of the things I do is food photography and Shorts. It works well for my purposes.

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        2.0

        Does not hold what is says it can hold

        By Harrison

        from Olathe, KS

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Lacks Functionality
        • Poor Performance

        Best Uses

          Comments about ALM 11" Action Arm:

          We bought this as a cheaper alternative to a RED friction arm. The arm cannot hold up a lightweight SmallHD AC7 monitor without falling over.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Quality

          By Arthur

          from Velasquez

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about ALM 11" Action Arm:

          For amateur video shoot.

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          • No

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          5.0

          This item was perfect for what i needed

          By mike

          from High Point, NC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Money Saver

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ALM 11" Action Arm:

              I used this as a sensor bracket which saved me time and money. All I needed to make were brackets for the sensor and I was ready to go.
              Great time saver.

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              • No

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