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ImpactGrip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Black)
 
4.8

(based on 144 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (116)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (99)
  • Attaches securely (72)
  • Good power output (50)
  • Long-lasting (48)
  • Attach securely (21)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (67)
  • Indoors (33)
  • Outdoors (24)
  • Portraits (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (59), Semi-pro photographer (26), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (90)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice grip head, bbeware - PHOTO IS WRONG

So what you get is a "better-than-standard" avenger/matthews style grip head for a few bucks less, with first class milling and plating. It's better because you get a solid aluminum...Read complete review

So what you get is a "better-than-standard" avenger/matthews style grip head for a few bucks less, with first class milling and plating. It's better because you get a solid aluminum washer (not sure if the big boys do that in all their heads - used to be fiber that would deteriorate,leaving you with a head that could kill lights or even people) AND the openings for booms and flags are ridged, giving great grip. And finally, the tightening knob... it's HUGE. This makes it much easier to torque it down (and release it)... but it will come as a shock when you first unpack it (I was like, "did they send junior gear??!?!"). It's a nice feature, but if your packing setup is tight, you may have to rethink - though most folks likely transport these in a box, dairy crate, or already on a stand (which means your stand bags could be a little stressed).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Gets Stuck Once Clamped

3-stars for sturdy construction but faulty design. I have only used C-Stands by Impact, so I don't know if other brands suffer from this design flaw. When clamping a rod or extension...Read complete review

3-stars for sturdy construction but faulty design. I have only used C-Stands by Impact, so I don't know if other brands suffer from this design flaw. When clamping a rod or extension arm you must choose slots at the the top side of the clamp head, or bottom side of the clamp head. They differ in size to accommodate the size of the arm you are clamping. When an object is clamped, the heads lose their parallel alignment from the pressure. When you try to unscrew to loosen clamp, the heads get stuck and need to be pried back into a parallel position with a screwdriver or similar tool before they will start moving again. Not a deal breaker, but a big annoyance.

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5.0

No nonsense grip

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

Rock solid piece of kit. Used it on a lighting stand to attach a boom pole holder. Highly adjustable giving me exact placement of my boom and mic.

 
5.0

Great hardware accessory to a C stand

By Joseph

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

Adds to the versatility of a C stand.

 
5.0

Nicer than I thought they would be

By aterlizzi

from Bay Area

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Black):

I purchased these to hold my extra 40" arms on my lighter LS-6B impact stands. So far they are performing admirably and I am pleasantly impressed with them.

 
5.0

Good build.

By Karim

from Ottawa, ON

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

Does what it's supposed to do. Good build. This is my 3rd grip head from Impact.

 
5.0

Great grip head.

By Adam the grip

from Illinois

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

Works great - nothing special but gets the job done!

 
5.0

Good quality

By Xiaoyang

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Black):

excellent built quality

 
5.0

Solid

By Kevin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

Very impressed with the strength and durability of the Grip Head. We use them daily.

 
3.0

It works with some effort

By Buzz

from PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

This works well until you want to remove it from a stand and the grip gets cocked and stuck inside the housing. you have to have a flat head screw driver around to dislodge it from its housing to remove it from the stand. Maybe I will try some never seize and see if that will work. Other than that it is strong and heavy and upon closing it works well.

 
4.0

Gets the job done

By Yeva

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

Greatly expand the function of your C-Stand with this grip head.

 
4.0

It wirks great

By Harry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

Better price than other brand.

 
5.0

Solid product, love the big handle

By Pedro

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Black):

Mi first Impact product, so far loving it.
Although they are adjustable, would be nice to know the holes diameters before the purchase.

 
5.0

Great for light stands

By Brian

from Undisclosed

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

I got this to go on top of a neewer aluminum light stand and hold a boom pole holder. This works great. There are two holes that can be used for the thumb screw that tightens onto the top of your stand. For my light stands, i use the bottom thumb screw hole and it tightens up perfectly. The grip head itself is well made with good features including the aluminum washer that keeps everything in place once tightened down, internal spring that opens the clamp as you unscrew the handle, the guiding pin that keeps the two halves of the clamp aligned, and the bearing that makes tightening the handle easy and smooth. Im really happy with this purchase. This has made shoot days a little bit easier.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

too bulky for me

By Charles

from Undisclosed

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

It works ok for my boom pole holder, but I must say for this application I feel the clamp is too large and heavy. It's unfortunate that this is the one B&H sells for its boom pole holder kit - I advise you to get an avenger D200, which is more compact, nicer looking build, and fits better on a light stand.

 
5.0

Solid and Functional

By MattWhosThat

from Omaha, NE

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

I'd really impressed by the feel of this grip head. It's really solid and is very versatile. For the $ I don't think you can do better.

 
5.0

Great addition to my lighting system

By Robert

from Las Vegas, NV

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

Very well made and sturdy. Holds tight on the extension arm to give me the pivot necessary to creat a stable boom for light and modifier.

 
5.0

Impact Grip Head

By Eugene Willis

from Tallahassee, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Black):

Great product. I'm learning how to use it. Seemed to stick at first, but I think with use it will loosen up. Very sturdy.

 
5.0

Built like a tank!

By k_

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

Built like a tank! It is the same grip head that comes with the Impact C-stand. It's a great buy. I use it on a Baby triple header to hold a grip arm (to hold silks or flags)

 
5.0

Solid...Huge...Professional!

By Lance

from Montana

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Black):

This grip head was way more than I expected. Very large and solid! No plastic here, just solid metal. The price was very affordable and possibly under priced. I've seen other brands costing 3-4 times more and don't even compare to the build quality and price. ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!

 
5.0

Good Grip Head

By Jane

from Seattle, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

I've had no issues so far. It works for me!

 
5.0

great quality head

By Tach

from Rhode Island

Verified Buyer

Comments about Grip Head for Lights and Accessories - 2.5" Diameter (Chrome):

Excellent!

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