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Matthews Hollywood Head - Black - 2-1/2"

BH #MAHWH2.5B • MFR #B350580
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Matthews Hollywood Head - Black - 2-1/2"
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Matthews Hollywood Head Overview

The strongest and most popular 2-1/2" grip head in the industry. Black anodized casting offers positive lock in all directions. The grip plates now feature two holes -- 3/8 and 5/8" diameter that eliminate confusion.

Matthews Hollywood Head Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight1.645 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 6.2 x 2.7"

Matthews Hollywood Head Reviews

Accept no substitutes

By Zach
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-14

Seriously, nothing matches Matthews quality here in my opinion. This gobo makes a great addition to my grip kit

Good Quality

By Cesar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-24

Really good quality

Solid as a Rock

By Stan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-02

This boy be grippy. He holding tight and ain't letting go. Trustworthy little guy.

rock solid

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-18

All-metal, super strong grip. Practice safe rigging, don't mess around with plastic parts.

Industry standard at a competitive price

By Samuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-17

You get what you pay for. I've gripped a lot on smaller shoots to larger ones, and Matthews lives in the tier along with American Grip that's accepted by almost every serious film professional. The cheaper but cruddier ones from Impact and Avenger (Manfrotto) work fine, but you'll run into moments where the bite jaws just jam and cannot be undone easily. I have yet to jam a Matthews grip head by misaligning the jaw and then fail to unjam it using a simple wrench to tap it gently and break the lock. I think part of this is due to how the Matthews grip head is difficult to overtighten. The avenger grip head has a slightly larger tie down which gives more torque, which unfortunately encourages overtightening the grip head. Overall, keep it simple stupid. This works well, is machined well, and will seldom let you down.

Heavy-duty and beautifully finished grip head

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-27

This is one swanky grip head. It really should come with a diamond necklace to hang from it. Love the smooth black finish. This will be used with pleasure and confidence. And it's not expensive.

Reliable

By Kyle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-15

Heavy-duty, steady, and reliable

Great piece of equipment!!

By Eddie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

This item arrived well packaged and early. It works great! I couldn't wait to mount this on my Avenger boom and put my Dynalite 2040 flash head on it. This Matthews Hollywood Head is easy to work with because of its big handles. Easy to tighten with your hands than with your fingertips with tiny knobs. See photos

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Can this grip head be screwed into a 3/8" ...

Can this grip head be screwed into a 3/8" typically found on a tripod?
Asked by: Paul
The Grip Head can be attached to a 5/8" baby pin that is mounted to the 3/8"-16 male threading typically found on a tripod.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2021-10-11

Can you mount this grip at the end of a magic ...

Can you mount this grip at the end of a magic arm? It seems from picture the length at the end of the magic arm will not be enough to reach the screw attachment of the grip. Thanks.
Asked by: Don
You can attach at either end. It's open all the way.
Answered by: Clark
Date published: 2020-09-28

Can you lock the each axis from spinning? Want to ...

Can you lock the each axis from spinning? Want to use this with an arm to mount a camera facing down with no rotation on any axis
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the T-Handle and the Oversized Turn Handle tighten down to fully lock the head.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2022-01-17

It looks like plastic. Is it 100% metal or some ...

It looks like plastic. Is it 100% metal or some parts are plastic?
Asked by: Robert
This is a metal grip head of the best you could buy.
Answered by: Gary L
Date published: 2022-01-30

I need a replacement lock off knob for this grip ...

I need a replacement lock off knob for this grip head. What is the thread size of the lock off knob to this exact grip head? (The knob that tightens the grip head to the light stand).
Asked by: Aaron
3/8-16. Go to msegrip.com, then go to the "Parts Store" and click on "Hardware." You will see the 2.5 inch grip head. All parts are available to order as replacements. See here: https://products.msegrip.com/blogs/news/center-hollywood-griphead-2-5-350580-center
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2019-06-27

Can these hold Matthew's flags?

Can these hold Matthew's flags?
Asked by: Linda
Yes, as well as any flags and gear featuring industry standard 3/8" and 5/8" Pins.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2022-01-17

Can this grip head be attached to a different ...

Can this grip head be attached to a different brand c-stand, such as the Impact?
Asked by: Deanna
Yes it can. It will attach to all industry standard 5/8" Baby Pins.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2022-01-15

In addition to the 3/8" & 5/8" holes, the ...

In addition to the 3/8" & 5/8" holes, the Hollywood grip head has a third - very small - notch that extends through the plate. It's such a small notch and I cant figure what would fit in it. Can anybody tell me the function of this notch? Thanks!
Asked by: Chuck
The third and smallest hole is designed to grip onto Fingers and Dots, which are very small scrims and cutters. It can also be used to bite large gauge bailing wire or whatever smaller wire rods one may be working with. Mono-filament line may also be threaded through that hole.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2022-11-13
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