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

(based on 154 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (124)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 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

Versatile Solid Grip Head.

By Cody

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Solid grip head for a standard set up. I work from a small studio in my home and I feel like this thing will grip onto just about anything I put it on. Beware, easily causes damage to surfaces if you don't pay attention....obviously. Just a reminder.

 
5.0

Great price, strong, looks good

By Kenneth

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Inexpensive and very sturdy. I'm used to using Matthews and Impact at work. This is a great in between, at a well-worth-it price. Sturdy, strong, customizable, and nice looking. I'd buy it again!

 
5.0

Works Perfectly with Microphone Boom Pole Holder

By Jimmy

from Celebration Florida

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

I got this to clamp my Microphone Boom Pole Holder and mount to a Lightstand. It works perfectly.

 
5.0

Stuff every photographer needs

By Chuck in CT

from CT

Verified Buyer

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

I use this to hold a baby pin while attached to another baby pin in clamp on the light stand riser. It allows me to rotate the strobe.

 
5.0

Grip It. Grip It Good.

By LUN-DMC

from NY's Hudson Valley

Verified Buyer

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

There are those in my circle that are not fans of Impact G&E products but I have never had an issue. These grip heads are strong for their intended loads, well made and, frankly, a bargain. I am not particularly gentle with my gear but am also very aware of what is safe and prudent in set-ups. If you (and your crew) are aware and smart as well, these heads with serve your lighting / rigging needs quite nicely.

 
3.0

Maybe it's just mine - the internal set screw is in too deep

By Erik

from Springfield, MO

Verified Buyer

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

I'm assuming the issue is just with the one I have, because the material seems to be of good quality and generally a pretty good fit and finish - with one rather important exception! The set screw inside the housing, which presses against the pipe along with this assembly slide on the boom arm, is screwed in too far and I can't get it to fit onto the boom. I don't yet see where this is adjustable, but it seems like it must be.

 
5.0

if need be, yes

By Minoosh

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

It's extra I didn't have to buy this. there was one inside the package.

 
4.0

Solid and Trustworthy

By Jeremy

from Central Australia

Verified Buyer

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

Great product, a bit weighty, but certainly does the job. Feel very confident using this.

 
5.0

Works well with my focus monitor setup.

By Jordan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Works for what I needed it to do.

 
5.0

Awesome grip head.

By Jim

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Very solid grip head. Not sure how it could be any better put together.

 
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.

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