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on June 9, 2014
 Construction is the main reason why I only gave it 3 stars. The key components in the grip arm are made of medium low grade quality plastic. I had my assistant try to set it up and she managed to break off one of the heads - frankly she's not that strong so perhaps it may have got damaged in shipment. Still, with further examination its clear that the quality of the construction is the main fault.

It might have lasted one or two uses in the field, but in a cheap home studio setup it represents a great value. The affordable price makes it worthwhile for casual / amateur users that don't want to break the bank for reflector support.
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on July 17, 2013
Finally. no more having to find someone to hold that huge azz reflector for me and hoping they kinda get the idea of reflecting light to my subject. i can adjust a non argumentative reflector holder and be done with it.
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on July 28, 2016
great reflector clamp. If you don't have an assistant to hold your reflector, then this is a must have item. You can set it on a stand and walk long as you're not outside and the wind is blowing like crazy. If so, you're going to have trouble. Use sandbags if you can and maybe choose a less windy spot, but for indoor use, they are perfect. I've had mine for a while now and it is not breaking down and I shoot about once to twice a month with it. Make sure you have a good light stand though. If you use a flimsy one, you'll have trouble with it being tippy, but once again, you can use sandbags to keep the light stand from tipping. Great item I can't live without. Assistants aren't cheap! :)
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on November 16, 2014
I saw this item and thought it was a very convenient tool for a great price. So I ordered it even after seeing negative reviews thinking "maybe there are a few defects, but lets see if we can make it work". Long story short I received my order on time of course which was greatly appreciated, but upon unpacking this item some of the negative reviews were defiantly reassured by my experience. First off I thought it would have been nice to receive a stand compatible with the Arm support. Secondly it would have been even nicer to receive the arm with a joint that actually fit the arm. The arm without a functional joint rendered this item useless. I returned it the same day I received it. I've received great products from the Neewer CO., but this was not one of them.
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on April 14, 2018
For the price, this gadget works just fine. Itʻs lightweight so not for outdoor use at all. To make it steadier for indoor use, I screwed a cup hook in the end of the arm and can attach a light weight sand bag to keep it a bit more stable on the light stand. Not for use in the wind.
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on December 30, 2014
This arm is very functional and versatile for holding a reflector and I suppose a few other things. The only downside is that I wish there was a way to adjust the rotation arm without full unscrewing the locking mechanism. MUST purchase a light stand or some other stand with this. I sort of assumed it was a self contained unit ready for use and it is not. This is merely the support arm and locking mechanism which must be put on some other type of stand.
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on June 16, 2015
It serves it's purpose. From other reviews here, I'm thinking that it works best with Neewer brand stands, since that's what I have and it fits perfectly. One thing, though, is that there's no "stop" for the arm itself- it relies solely on gravity to hold it in place. This limits positioning options greatly. I use strategically placed jumbo rubber bands to fix this. Otherwise, it's a good investment. It loses a star for the need to rig it into certain positions- like when I want to reflect light up.
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on August 29, 2014
It came when it was supposed to. No instructions or paperwork at all was enclosed. I thought it came with a stand (though it doesn't say so). The apparatus that holds the reflector doesn't fit the pipe it holds, you can't tighten it enough to hold it still. Also will not tighten enough on stands I own. Overall, just not well made or thought out. The last thing I want to do on a photo shoot is fight with my equipment or have it keep moving/falling! Would Not recommend.
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on December 12, 2013
this is a good product and easy to use but you must also purchase a stand that fits the attachment piece and you'll need counter weight (sand bag)
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on March 28, 2015
Parts included are very nice and well built. The arm works well extends easy and locks securely. The piece that attached the arm to the light stand is a bit confusing and it didn't fit my smaller light stand tightly; probably for the best because the weight was setting it off ballance. But once I figured it out and used my bigger light stand it fit well and securely and holds my pop up backdrop much more securely than I expected.
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