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Great and terrible at the same time...
on November 22, 2013
For the money, I expected more. The cold shoe is excellent. Far better design than many of the other clamps out there… but the clamp itself can be really weak. On a number of occasions I did not feel safe leaving the clamp to its own strength and had to use gaffers tape or duct tape to secure it to whatever it was supposed to be clamping to.
So many times I've had it slide down a light stand etc. I'm not using the newer bulky speed lights either. I'm mainly using the smaller SB-800 Nikon flash units. Even the back up units, LumiPro 160's, while bulky are very lightweight. So I have to say overall I'm really disappointed with this especially considering the heavy price tag. I've had this thing drop my flashes on several occasions because the slightest bump to the light stand caused them to pop off.
Again, the cold shoe design, the way you can move the ball head to get the flash into almost any position… 5 star. awesome.
The clamp itself, really subpar… 2 stars at best.