Just looking to dip your toes into the Nasty waters? Having a single Nasty Clamp on hand is the perfect introduction to the world of Nastology, and makes a great addition to your collection of camera, grip, and lighting equipment. Work faster, work smarter, make your clients happy, and be Nasty!
*Note: This single Nasty Clamp does not come with a 1/4"-20 to Hot Shoe Adapter, which -- btw -- is a really handy lil' gizmo, and something that you'll want in your gear bag if you have any sort of hot shoe mountable lighting accessory. That adapter can be purchased HERE on the Nasty Clamps site.
Posted by ELLIOT STERN - BLUE RIDGE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS on 23rd May 2013
I have used a lot of clamps over the years but never have I had any like these. They are the strongest I have ever found from the clamp itself to the flex material being used, to the mounting hardware at the top of the clamp. Exceptional product that I would trust to hold any of my gear.
Posted by Dr. Dalex Saint-Jean on 17th Dec 2012
Good product, I love it...
Posted by Laga Mahesa on 11th Sep 2012
It's a flexible tripod without the tri- and without the annoying balancing act that comes with all tripods.
The potential uses are limited only by your imagination - I have sent in some usage photos which may show up here some time, but they demonstrate using the clamp to a) hold an iPad above a monitor while it displays a VNC session via 'Screens', b) hold my iPhone as I use it to take surveillance shots of a corridor through a window in a door, by gripping to the top doorstop, and c) using it in conjunction with a Pico Dolly to do some desktop photography.
The build quality is excellent - somewhat similar to a heavy duty crocodile clip for jump starting dead batteries, the clamp is extremely firm, tight and clearly durable. The sections are also heavy duty in nature, and are extremely stiff; they need quite a bit of force to adjust, much more than your regular point-and-shoot will provide through gravity alone. Pay attention to the included documentation - dirt, grime, slime and miscellaneous bodily fluids will reduce the grip/tightness over time, but this is easily remedied by bathing it in some kind of alcohol solution. The docs suggest rubbing alcohol, but I've found hand sanitizer works just fine for light oils.
I ordered mine together with two additional short sections - I am extremely glad I did, as the stock length was much shorter than I thought it would be. Those two lengths are now permanently attached - although I've only had my clamp for 2 days, I've yet to run into a situation where I would need to shorten it.
Beyond recommended. Getit NAO!