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

(based on 129 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

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

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.

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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)

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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!

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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!

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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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4.0

Better than expected

By Cookie

from Kansas City

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use

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

    Better product than I was expecting of the price. Clamps and clasps the barring with one handle. Great product.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Note sure

    By Jake

    from DC

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

    I was weary about purchasing the Impact brand c stands. Time will tell if I'm right to have my suspicions. I bought the head to go with the c stand...anyway, It does its job and I can't complain. I just wonder how long it can hold up.

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    5.0

    Grip Head

    By Chicago DP

    from Chicago

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

    A solid grip head whether or not you're on a budget.

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    5.0

    Solid Grip Head

    By Little Fish

    from Spokane, WA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Works as advertised. Tightens nicely, feels sturdy, and I trust Impact products.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Heavy Duty!!

        By Q

        from Florida

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

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

          Holds my Boom Pole holder to a stand. Adjustable so finding the right angle is no problem.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By pixartmx

          from Mexico City

          Verified Buyer

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

          manual on how to use is missing

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          5.0

          well made

          By DC

          from Simi Valley

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

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

            indispensable tool to have on a shoot, I recommend this highly

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Well, it works

            By John

            from Greenville, SC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

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

              Works great, its a grip head and seems reliable.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Works as Advertised

              By Little Fish

              from Spokane, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

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

                Works great. Nothing to complain about.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                I will buy it again

                By hg

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

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

                  I have been using this for years,it works great.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Like a tank

                  By Green monocle photography

                  from Des Moines Ia

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

                  Built to last forever. And a great price as well!

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                  5.0

                  Matthews alternative with bigger handle

                  By Davidlean

                  from Bloomington, IN

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    I have a Matthews grip head and I needed another one. This one by Impact is just as solid. Adds a spring so it is easier to loosen. The handle is huge but that makes it easier to tighten. Also heavier and larger than the Matthews one. And less expensive.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love Impact C-Stands

                    By Jim

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors

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

                    I am a big fan of Impact C Stands. They are sturdy. I am never worried about them slipping. On the negative side, they are heavy, and not portable. But, if you are in a studio, you will love them.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Inexpensive and reliable

                    By Kinetic Bear

                    from Green Bay, WI

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

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

                      Simple grip head. Nothing complicated here. Save some dough and light some scenes.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Heavy Duty and Quality Build!

                      By dyerhaus

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        It's so nice to have a grip head not made of cheap, breakable plastic. This is all metal, heavy duty and great build quality. Makes it easy to add an additional arm or boompole holder to your C-Stand.

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                        • No

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