Matthews Hollywood Head, Arm - 40"

Matthews Hollywood Head and Arm - 40"

Matthews Hollywood Head and Arm - 40"

B&H # MAHWHA40 MFR # 655040
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Matthews 655040 Overview

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The head on these arms now feature two holes 3/8" and 5/8", eliminating confusion. New castings offer positive lock in all directions. The strongest and most popular Grip Head in the industry.

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Matthews 655040 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 40.0 x 6.5 x 3.0"

Matthews 655040 Reviews

Hollywood Head, Arm - 40" is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Arm on the Market I love the Matthews Hollywood arm because it is made of stainless steel. Not only will it take a beating and last forever, you can cut the bar. I have a Tenba 38 rolling bag. I cut my arms to 36 and keep the remaining 4 piece as a pencil point for the other end. Love these bars!
Date published: 2012-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get the Best I bought this head/arm combo to replace a cheaper one I got with an off-brand C-Stand. The cheaper arm & head refused to stay locked, regardless of how the stand was used, oriented, or whether I had a 3rd party friction plate installed. This combination locks solid, and is easy to use with nice, big handgrips. Should have gotten them the first time around...
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great newer design Since they changed the design on the grip heads they are so much easier to tight. You don't have to over tighten them to get them to hold. Just hand tighten and you are done.
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The real deal It's the same stuff Ive used on every motion picture. I trust it and it with stands a beating.
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great with Alien Bee's and boxes. Use it to hold alien bee's with modifier on my light stands. Very light but strong. Was ready to work when it arrived. Make sure you buy a pin for it if you want to use it with Bee's.
Date published: 2012-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get me an arm and a head and I can rule. Matthews is worth the money. Not that I know if there are cheaper ones but don't waste your time. The latest iteration of a long line of head and arm combos, these are essential on any set. I've used some for as long as 15 years and with the new metal washers, these will likely see use by my kids. Or they'll bury me with a couple just to get me out of any jams I may encounter in the afterlife.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Product Very pleased with this Arm! I really didn't expect anything less from Matthews!
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fine Product The product works as expected with good flexibility and solid locking. If you are using this for a strobe head don't forget to order the pin.
Date published: 2012-08-20
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2 Questions: 1. Does this include 2 grip heads, as the pictures seem to indicate? 2. Is this designed for a baby mount (5/8 )?
Asked by: Jon M.
Yes and yes.
Answered by: JOHN T.
Date published: 2018-08-27


What is the maximum load rating of this arm?
Asked by: Yi Fan C.
It's suppose to handle up to 22lbs. when attached to a Matthews C Stand. I've never put that much weight on the arm. Most I've put is an Arri 1000 watt fresnel with scim and flag that were around 13 lbs. total. Held it great for a long evening shoot.
Answered by: Michael R.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Why does it have 2 heads? I am not sure how this works.
Asked by: Kathi W.
Look at the head attaches to the stand, the other holds flag, scrim, etc. Very versatile. Picture is wrong though, load should exit the right side, keep load over high leg, make sure protruding end isn't a poke hazard.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


The KUPO version of this arm has a hex pin machined at the end to keep the lighting from rotating downward due to gravity. Is that actually an issue with this style of arm being round and smooth at the end?
Asked by: Jon B.
Not sure both Painted and chrome have them perhaps the light rotates on the slick finish or it just mite be their thing.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27
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