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ImpactSuper Clamp with Ratchet Handle
 
4.9

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attaches securely (64)
  • Durable (62)
  • Good power output (37)
  • Long-lasting (27)
  • Good color value (12)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (45)
  • Indoors (35)
  • Outdoors (25)
  • Outdoor events / games (20)
  • Portraits (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (28), Pro photographer (25), Photo enthusiast (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tripod substitute

The Impact Super Clamp Works well as a tripod substitute if you can find
a place to mount it. I'm using it to avoid carrying a tripod and as a
substitute for a Joby...Read complete review

The Impact Super Clamp Works well as a tripod substitute if you can find
a place to mount it. I'm using it to avoid carrying a tripod and as a
substitute for a Joby Gorillapod. The Gorillapod did not grip well
enough to be practicable. I first tried the Impact Super Clamp with
only a Sunwayfoto DDC-60i Screw-Knob Clamp to hold the camera but that
overly restricted camera positions and did not allow panning for
panoramas. I then tried a Joby Ballhead X (see picture), which works
well. Since I now had the Sunwayfoto Clamp, which has a nice level, I
replaced the Joby's clamp with the Sunwayfoto. Obviously the Sunwayfoto
is an unnecessary frill. The Impact Super Clamp and the Joby Ballhead X
provide an entirely adequate Arca-Swiss compatible mount.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

can slip a little

This thing is huge,

It can appear that its secure but has the tendency to slip/spin around a pole so just double check and tighten it extra tight before putting...Read complete review

This thing is huge,

It can appear that its secure but has the tendency to slip/spin around a pole so just double check and tighten it extra tight before putting something on it,

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5.0

One of the Best Grip Inventions

By Randall

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

Very handy device. The Super Clamp has numerous uses in photography and video. I use with a Paul C Buff VagaBond Mini to bracket the battery to a light stand. Another use is mounting two on top of light stands and mounting a rod for a background. My latest use is with the Manfrotto magic arm for mounting a remote camera in sports. The uses never end. A very useful gadget.

 
5.0

Quality for less money.1

By Randall

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

Quality product. Works as designed. Use with Manfrotto Magic Arm for triggering Remote Sports Camera.

 
5.0

Must have

By Pedro

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

A mut have tool in any photographers Studio

 
5.0

I'll probably get at least one more of this tool.

By Kamissa

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

Fabulous for all kinds of rigging.

 
5.0

Essential

By Simon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

So practical. I'll buy more soon.

 
5.0

Perfect for on location

By Kyle

from Denver, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

Picked up one of these along with many other normal tripod mounts because you never know when you can't put a tripod near something, but you could always clamp a light to something! The ratchet arm is a much better design than the rest. Awesome!

 
5.0

Super great clamp

By Tick Tock Media Productions

from Boise, ID

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

I've been apply some serious weight to it and it works just fine. Never had a problem. The clamp is smaller than I thought so I was able to apply to to numerous situations. The weight is nice, not too heavy but enough to make you feel safe to put your expensive gear on it. It's a great buy and will save you money going with this brand than Matthews

 
5.0

Works as expected

By JJ the Movie Guy

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

Great clamp. I use it to latch a monitor to the top bar of my ronin-m. It's solid as a rock and very fairly priced. No complaints here.

 
5.0

Better than manfrotto and matthews

By ziv

from Undisclosed

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Site Member

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

I think its the best super clamp on the market. Very strong grip jaws. Get the one with the ratchet handle it locks stronger. Plus i recommend the matthews pin for greater versatility with grip heads and etc'.

 
5.0

Great so far

By ph0t0t0m

from NYC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

I love the ratcheting handle! Why can't Manfrotto do that?? The clamp seems very heavy duty, maybe even weighs more than the standard Manfrotto Super Clamp. We'll see how it holds up over the next 20 years... should be fine though.

 
5.0

Excellent

By Dion,

from San Luis Az.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

buy this clamp to hold the pivot arm of the same brand Impact, because I needed to attach a camera to 3 meters high. They make an excellent dumbbell.

 
5.0

Sturdy portable clamp to mount a light on...

By Gary

from Ithaca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

I've found these very useful when needing to mount three strobes on a balcony railing-- thus saving me having to carry three light stands. They are rugged and solid.

 
5.0

Super Clamp a must have.

By marcomark8

from Bensenville/Chicago IL

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

This is the ABSOLUTE most versatile clamp EVER! You need to buy one even if you don't have a need for it at the moment. Why? Because eventually you will find a need for it and then you will see exactly how AMAZING this clamp is and how strong. Couldn't live without it! See Example Photo: I have my monopod clamped to this table leg and I can lift the table using the monopod as a handle. This will eliminate taking up extra floor space with a tripod. Love it!!!!!!

 
5.0

Incredibly useful, attach it anywhere

By Old Marine

from Wilmington, NC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

    I use this to hold a large LED panel ad it works great. You can attach it to anything, and it won't come loose until you want it to.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    very strong and well built

    By Gabak

    from Independence,KY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors

      Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

      this brand is awesome !!
      everything I got is great and very well built!!
      I am using this with the same brand arm
      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1015864-REG/impact_3_section_double_articulated.html

      I use it to hold my camcorder from the ceiling and it is all success

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Just as good as Matthews

      By Parmejonny

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

          And half the cost. Solid grip.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Solid

          By Chris

          from USA

          Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

          This clamp seems to be pretty solid. I bought it for a small LED light but I wouldn't be afraid to use it for something larger.

           
          5.0

          Surprised by the quality

          By wanabe

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

            A really nice piece. Durable, easy to use, NOT a piece of cheap plastic. This is something that you can trust your expensive gear with.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Jim

            from Roselle, NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

              Great for mounting flash heads in out of the way places.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Strong

              By Rod

              from New York

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact Super Clamp with Ratchet Handle:

                  I use this to attach monitors to our tripods at the events. My video people love it. It does a great job.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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