The Manfrotto® Super Clamp 35 has unlimited applications in fixing lighting equipment, in supporting a camera, in attaching different equipment together... in... in... your imagination is the limit.
As it is used in the Benro B-2 Torque load test, I thought that it would be nice to have here a review of the functions of this clamp for reference.
Manfrotto Super Clamp 35 has a steady lower jaw and an articulated / spring loaded upper jaw. The upper jaw opening/closing is controlled by a large Lever knob which is fixed on a vertical extension of the lower jaw. When screwing the large Lever knob, the pressure exercised on the curved back of the upper jaw forces it to close. It is an ingenious mechanical design, with many copying attempts through the years.
|Model:||Super Clamp 35|
|Width:||55 mm (2.16")|
|Max. Width w/ Lever Knob:||100 mm (3.94")|
|Height:||93 mm (3.66")|
|Max. Height Jaws Fully open:||125 mm (4.92")|
|Length w/ Jaws Fully open:||150 mm (5.90")|
|Weight:||448 gr (0.99 lbs)|
|Maximum Load:||B15 kg (33 lbs)|
|Made in :||Italy|
|The under side showing a receptacle for a lighting stand stud, an 1/4"-20 tapped hole and the plastic adapter for flat surfaces attached on the side security knob.|
|A double spigot with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded studs is a useful accessory for lighting fixtures...|
|... to be combined with Manfrotto Super Clamp 35.|
|Another option is to screw the side of the spigot with the 1/4"-20 threaded stud in the tapped hole and have a multi-function base for a Ball head.|
|In order to clamp the Super Clamp on a flat surface, one has to remove the plastic adapter from the wing knob...|
|... and inserted in the guide holes that exist at the bottom of the 90 degree angle lower jaw.|
|In order to broaden and flatten the clamping surface.|
Using the Clamp
|Enabling fixing on a flat surface, like glass, wooden self, car window, etc, etc.|
|Clamped on a tube.|
|Alternatively may be clamped on a tube with a small ball head mounted on top of the dual spigot.|
|Here, shown attached on a lighting stand in order to hold a reflector arm horizontally.|
and so on...
In general, caution must be taken not to over tighten the clamp on any surface because the jaws exercise a tremendous force.
I hope you found this review useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos: © 2010 S.C.Vlachos
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