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Manfrotto175 Spring Clamp
 
4.6

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (31)
  • Good power output (16)
  • Long-lasting (16)
  • Attach securely (12)
  • Attaches securely (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (17)
  • Outdoors (14)
  • Indoors (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Low light (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cool Gadget

Yes there are cheaper "A" spring-clamp solutions, but this thing has some built-in goodies that make it mate better with lightstands, clamps and flash cold/hot shoes.

It...Read complete review

Yes there are cheaper "A" spring-clamp solutions, but this thing has some built-in goodies that make it mate better with lightstands, clamps and flash cold/hot shoes.

It has large rubber feet inside the clamp so it is less likely to damage whatever it's clamped to.

The photos of these make them look smaller than what they are ...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Strong Clamp, too strong?

Construction is good, but I wonder if the clamp is a little too strong. I've really got to squeeze hard to open to fully. I got this to solve an odd clamping concept...Read complete review

Construction is good, but I wonder if the clamp is a little too strong. I've really got to squeeze hard to open to fully. I got this to solve an odd clamping concept (holding a pinhole camera in place, and I'm not sure if it wouldn't crush my camera!

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5.0

Way useful and too cheap not to have

By Karl

from Southern California

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

This produce is amazingly useful for mounting speedlights, holding V flats and reflectors and more. Having both male and female light stand connectors makes it versatile -- you can even connect two clamps to each other and still have the jaws available.

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5.0

Mandatory clamp

By Rich

from Los Angeles

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

      A must-own clamp for your studio.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      pro unit

      By close up nerd

      from New Hampton NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use

        Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

        I use this clamp along with the 237 HD flex arm and the heavy duty shelf clamp to hold reflectors and flashes in close up pics. Once I adjust them they stay that way. They are high quality units and I believe they will last a long time.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Solid product

        By Darrin

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

          solid clamp!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Sturdy

          By mergus

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

            Very nice clamp. Larger than I imagined. Easily capable of holding a refector.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            dag

            By gurion

            from nyc

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

              very handy

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Manfrotto quality

              By sandipan

              from India

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Holding Backdrop Cloth
                • Holding Flash By A Stud
                • Portraits

                Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                You cannot be wrong with this product .... superbly STRONG spring clamp ... seems that it will serve me next 20 years!.... One of the handles accepts the standard 3/8" stud. I purcased it to use as LASTOLITE 30" reflector holder ... I think this clamp is over kill for that purpose... simple boom with reflector holder with clamp would do the job. ... that is the problem of ordering online, without seeing the product on my own ! ... However, that is not related to the excellent quality of this product.

                ... Highly recommended.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Cheap alternative to Justin Clamps

                By Alfredo

                from Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                  I didn't know about the existence of these clamps and was using Justin Clamps to fix my collapsible background to two (2) Manfrotto 1051BAC lightstands. Super lightweight and portable kit. These do the same job and are much cheaper, highly recommended!

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                  4.0

                  handy alternative to a tripod

                  By sil

                  from new york, NY

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                      I use it to hold my speedlight for off camera shooting. practical and compact to carry when travelling

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good Versatile Clamp

                      By JP

                      from Atlanta GW

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                      Very strong clamp can be attached to a door, light stand, above head beam, small tree branch, etc.

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                      5.0

                      great piece

                      By avn

                      from exile

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • I Use For Mic Mounting
                        • Outdoors
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                        anywhere you can think of mounting it does

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great quality

                        By Crater

                        from Galloway, NJ

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                          Mounted a flash onto this and is attached my monopod. Very nice build quality. It is kinda difficult to open though.

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                          5.0

                          Buy one. Then buy more.

                          By Richard Harris

                          from Western PA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                            I bought one and made my own Justin Clamp by adding a small ball head with a tripod shoe. That was so usefl I bought another and made a second one. Then I used this clamp to hold a diffuser (Lastolite Tri-Grip) and that was perfect (I was surprised it held it so well -- this is a nice, strong clamp!). Then I started using them to hold muslin backgrounds tight and in place. I now have 5 of these clamps and will probably buy one almost everytime I order gear.

                            It's extremely versatile and grips much better than the cheap A clamps.

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                            • No

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                            2.0

                            Not very strong

                            By Daniel

                            from ottawa

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                I was surprised that the thin metal of the handles bent the first time I used it. Usually Manfrotto is top quality.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Superb!

                                By 4G

                                from Caracas, Venezuela

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                  Y bought this for learnig how to use flashes and it's a great product. Whilst a little bit hard to open, it hangs very well.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Very useful ...

                                  By zanypoet

                                  from Richmond, VA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                    I have several Justin clamps. They are very versatile but rather pricey! I took these Manfrotto 175 clamps (same as the ones used in Justin clamps) and bought some mini-ball heads and Stroboframe bracket shoe mount and made my own Justin clamps by enlarging the hole already present in the middle portion of the clamp. I secured the mini-ball head by using the 1/4 mounting screw that came with the flash bracket.
                                    Voila', my very own Justin clamp on the cheap!

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Does a Great Job

                                    By Denny

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                        I like how you can attach this to the top of a tripod and it will hold a fairly large foam board. Great when shooting without an assistant.

                                        Combine with additional stands and super clamps to create your own temporary wall if need be.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        This Is "THE CLAMP"

                                        By MrHE

                                        from Caracas, Venezuela

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Outdoors

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                          Just wonderful. I use it to set background, to place small speedlihgt, to hold Collapsible Reflectors, collapsible backgraund, etc.. A unique accessory, essential in your lighting case.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Really versatile

                                          By James B

                                          from Atlanta

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attach Securely
                                          • Durable
                                          • Long-Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                            Very well build and versatile.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Who needs a light stand?

                                            By Helen

                                            from Albany, OR

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attach Securely
                                            • Durable
                                            • Powerful

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp:

                                              Using this clamp for areas I just can't get a lightstand into and yet I still need to use flash. Clamping to a chair, rails, tree, etc.

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                                              • No

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