Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Review: The Double-headed Nasty Clamp ($59) is a very cool piece of equipment, simply for its versatility in tough situations. While bendable, the shaft is plenty stiff to hold a variety of devices. The clamps (hands) are two different sizes, and have plenty of tension. You can manually lengthen or shorten the shaft length as needed. I highly recommend this multi-clamp for any good camera kit. Overall: "A"
< Here, I've got the double-headed Nasty Clamp holding my LitePanels Croma light in different positions. Could come in handy for a quick setup of some fill light. It had plenty of stiffness to vertically hold up the weight of the Croma light.
< The double-headed Nasty clamp with the GoPro camera gives a quick angle in the corner. The big clamp grabs the shelf, and the little clamp holds the GoPro.
< The little clamp has plenty of tension to grab the smallest of objects.
Bonus review: The Nori SquareBounce umbrella reflector ($189).
< From our friends at Wide Open Camera, I found the Nori SquareBounce reflector. It opens like an umbrella, and will lock in position. It comes with a carry case, and has both a silver and white umbrella reflector. Pretty bad ass innovation, and really simple to use. I like that it can double as a reflector and a sun shade. I'll take some points because it is pricey, but overall: "A-"
< The compact umbrella-style is unique among reflectors. No more confusing twists. If you can operate an umbrella, you can figure out the Nori reflector.
< Opening of the Nori.
< Nori reflector set up.
Posted by James Boyd at 7:23 PM