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Manfrotto 175F-1 Spring Clamp with Flash Shoe - Black
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- Gives ultimate positionability to a remote flash.
- Spring clamp attaches to a multitude of objects.
- Built in ball head for maximum flexibility
- Built in flash shoe
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|Item Dimensions||3.94 x 5.63 x 8.19 inches|
|Item Weight||1.1 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||1 pound|
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1. unscrew the plastic cold shoe and thumb wheel.
2. screw in the 1/4"-20 x 3/4" L socket set finger-tight.
3. Tighten the socket set screw more securely with a hex wrench.
3. Screw on your new cold shoe.
The Stroboframe cold shoe is metal, clamps your flash gun via thumbscrew, and does not touch the flash contact points on the foot (which may short circuit the flash). Alternatively, you may also be interested in the "Frio" cold shoe (Frio ENLFRC1A Cold Shoe Mount for Tripods). An interesting design, but it doesn't work quite as well with weather-sealed flashes as the rubber "boot" gets in the way of the secondary locking mechanism. You just need to shove it in a little harder.
Alternatively, you can make your own Justin-style clamp for less money with a plain Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp - Replaces 2936, a mini ball head, and a cold shoe if you are willing to drill the hole yourself.Read more ›
When I stopped by my parent's house yesterday, my cousin asked me to take a few pictures of her beloved chihuahua, Winston. We situated him by a window so there was lots of nice, even, natural light falling on one side of him. However, the light rapidly dropped off making his profile a little stark. A lighting stand would have worked just fine in this situation but it takes a bit more time to set up. The Manfrotto clamp was a much easier choice. Along with a Canon Speedlite 430 EX II flash and Pocket Wizard FlexTTL5 attached to the clamp, I was able to put together an impromptu fill-light arrangement without much hassle.
The light from the window and the flash were both falling on Winston at about equal but opposite angles and I was positioned between the two. Could I have gotten by without off-camera lighting? Sure. But, a little fill helped things out a lot. As you can see from the pictures here you can configure the 175F-1 to accommodate a diffusor umbrella as well provided you attach a standard umbrella mount to the additional spigot on the side of the clamp. It comes standard with a swivel mounted cold-shoe to attach your flash directly to the clamp.
You can also see that I was using a Stofen OM-EW Omni Bounce Diffusor on the Speedlite 430 EX II.Read more ›
The unit easily handles my SB700's or SB900's. The clamp mechanism is very strong with a design that is adaptable to irregular surfaces as well as light stand or top of a door. The clamp has quality rubber tacks to prevent scratching surfaces. The quality ball head provides the ability to position the flash in any manner. My only caveat, which for some might be a plus, is that the flash cold shoe is plastic. Obviously, plastic would prevent a short in the flash unit (problem when the first SB900's hit the market). However, I remain concerned about long term durability. I admit- a very minor concern given the pure quality of the unit.
The Manfrotto Clamp also accepts the Manrotto (or other brand) flexible arm (3/8 attachment). On location, this is a powerful combination allowing you to improvise, adapt, and overcome the many variables on location.
Get at least one of these clamps and you will never doubt the return of investment. But, to be honest, the cheaper versions from other brands may be just as useful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I stopped bringing my light stands to my wedding gigs, reducing the amount of gear I need to lug around. These are awesome!Published 8 months ago by capacity4action
Love this clamp for wedding prep. Its easy to attach to most anything and allows me to place my flash where I need it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Trent Gillespie
This is a serious justin clamp. So many mounting options provided by it.. this thing is super heavy and feels like it can securely grip any good surface. Read morePublished 15 months ago by bluewanders
It is great for being able to place your flash where you want it. It was recommended by Scott Kelby in his digital photography books and the more that I use it, the more that I... Read morePublished 16 months ago by f3forever