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level5photog
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Oct 25, 2017 09:36 |  #1

I really like the RRS Safari clamp Tripod to clamp to rail, but it's too expensive.

I saw Impact Super Clamp looks great when paired with a ball head (Joby Ballhead X). Anyone have any experience with it?




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SailingAway
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Oct 25, 2017 11:28 |  #2

I have both Impact and Manfrotto super clamps. First, the basic super clamp design is beefy and reliable! Everyone who rigs grip equipment or flys cameras needs a couple in their kit!

I’d pay the few dollars more for the Manfrotto - there’s a plastic insert for one of the jaws that stores elsewhere on the clamp when not in use. The clamp works without the insert on round objects, pipes, etc., but it flattens out the V of the moveable jaw into a flat surface for clamping on square or rectangular surfaces.

If you’re buying for field use, the problem with the Impact is that the insert storage isn’t very secure, and you may not have the insert when you need it.

Otherwise, the clamps are very comparable.


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Oct 25, 2017 11:39 |  #3

I don't have any experience with Super Clamps - I haven't run into situations where I'd need one yet - but if the difference in quality is anything like Manfrotto's lighting gear, I'd definitely go that direction.

The Manfrotto 5/8" extension pole and umbrella/Speedlite clamp I have have been rock solid.


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Oct 25, 2017 12:38 |  #4

SailingAway wrote in post #18480731 (external link)
I have both Impact and Manfrotto super clamps. First, the basic super clamp design is beefy and reliable! Everyone who rigs grip equipment or flys cameras needs a couple in their kit!

I’d pay the few dollars more for the Manfrotto - there’s a plastic insert for one of the jaws that stores elsewhere on the clamp when not in use. The clamp works without the insert on round objects, pipes, etc., but it flattens out the V of the moveable jaw into a flat surface for clamping on square or rectangular surfaces.

If you’re buying for field use, the problem with the Impact is that the insert storage isn’t very secure, and you may not have the insert when you need it.

Otherwise, the clamps are very comparable.


Thanks for the suggestion! I'm planning to go to Disneyland soon so they don't allow Tripods so instead of getting a GorillaPOD, I thought this is a better alternative.

I'm currently looking at Impact Super Clamp with T handle for my application and trying to find a local camera store that have it.




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Oct 25, 2017 12:51 |  #5

Hokie Jim wrote in post #18480743 (external link)
I don't have any experience with Super Clamps - I haven't run into situations where I'd need one yet - but if the difference in quality is anything like Manfrotto's lighting gear, I'd definitely go that direction.

The Manfrotto 5/8" extension pole and umbrella/Speedlite clamp I have have been rock solid.

Me either. Unfornately Disneyland, skyscraper, and alot of indoor locations prevent tripods due to hazards.




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