Adorama Adapter Dual Grip Clamp, Connects a Boom Arm or Umbrella to a Light Stand.

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About Adorama FPX-BG-30

This adapter clamp is used to connect a boom arm to a light stand. Made of high impact plastic, the clamp is adjustable to fit many size stand and boom diameters.

The Adorama FPX-BG-30 is commonly used for General purpose and more.The Adorama FPX-BG-30 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro photographer among others.The Adorama FPX-BG-30 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Adorama FPX-BG-30: Durable, Easy to use and Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (6),Easy to use (5),Lightweight (5)
Best Uses:
General purpose (5),Portraits (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (5),Pro photographer (3)

Adorama FPX-BG-30 Specifications

Material
High impact plastic

Adorama FPX-BG-30 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Strong clamp, not easy to adjust

I have used this as a boom adapter. Hair light, key, whatever. It's strong! The "teeth" keep it from slipping, but prevent quick and easy adjustments. Hard to determine if counter weight is properly adjusted. But-Still great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great for a Boom Arm, but not Umbrella

I purchased two of these because I have several large parabolic umbrellas that are almost to large to attach directly to a mono-light (Alienbees and F.J. Westcott). I searched for an item that was sturdy, and would allow me to attach an umbrella directly to the light stand shaft. Based on the description, and title "Connects a Boom Arm or Umbrella to a Light Stand," I had assumed that this item would be the solution! The smallest opening is way to large for even the largest umbrella shaft. Th...

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I purchased two of these because I have several large parabolic umbrellas that are almost to large to attach directly to a mono-light (Alienbees and F.J. Westcott). I searched for an item that was sturdy, and would allow me to attach an umbrella directly to the light stand shaft. Based on the description, and title "Connects a Boom Arm or Umbrella to a Light Stand," I had assumed that this item would be the solution! The smallest opening is way to large for even the largest umbrella shaft. This item will not work for my intended purpose! However, for individuals interested in using this item for boom arm attachments, it will work great! It is not very easy to adjust once you have the angle set, but I have used other similar products in the past, and this is a consistent problem with most! The flip side of the coin is it's very sturdy once you have it locked in place, boom arm extended, and a sandbag (or other heavy item) in place as a counterweight! I wanted a product to attach a huge umbrella to a heavy duty light stand. These will not work for that. However, I don't intend to return these items. I'll get some use out of them as boom attachments! I have checked "Yes, I would recmmend this to a friend," but only if the frient is looking for a something to attach a boom arm! If the goal is to attach an umbrella arm, look else where!

Reviewed by 12 customers

 
4.0

Nice

By

from San Diego, CA

Nice, fits all sorts and sizes of stands and booms.

 
5.0

Solid, gets the job done

By

from Ypsilanti, MI  -  Business Owner

Good engineering - this same material fails when used in thin sections such as clamping portion of umbrella lamps or soft boxes

 
5.0

Good price, strong

By

from Ypsilanti, MI  -  Business Owner

Good design...I am wary of plastic for clamping uses, but this one is bulky with no thin sections which can fail.

 
4.0

boom clamp

By

from Washington  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It's a little awkward initially clamping the lightstand and the boom pole, getting everything lined up, but other than that, it works fine.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Well, they work ... kinda

By

from Seattle, WA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Bought these to use with the stands that come with the flashpoint monolights so I could turn them into a boom arm. Which works, but boy are they hard to adjust. Half the time you have to loosen them so much to change the angle that you risk having the light fall on your head. So if you need a cheap way to do a boom arm, this will work for about any system (there are different size holes to accomodate different diameter rods) but you're not going to want to touch them much.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great for a Boom Arm, but not Umbrella

By

from Rome, GA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I purchased two of these because I have several large parabolic umbrellas that are almost to large to attach directly to a mono-light (Alienbees and F.J. Westcott). I searched for an item that was sturdy, and would allow me to attach an umbrella directly to the light stand shaft. Based on the description, and title "Connects a Boom Arm or Umbrella to a Light Stand," I had assumed that this item would be the solution! The smallest opening is way to large for even the largest umbrella shaft. This item will not work for my intended purpose! However, for individuals interested in using this item for boom arm attachments, it will work great! It is not very easy to adjust once you have the angle set, but I have used other similar products in the past, and this is a consistent problem with most! The flip side of the coin is it's very sturdy once you have it locked in place, boom arm extended, and a sandbag (or other heavy item) in place as a counterweight! I wanted a product to attach a huge umbrella to a heavy duty light stand. These will not work for that. However, I don't intend to return these items. I'll get some use out of them as boom attachments! I have checked "Yes, I would recmmend this to a friend," but only if the frient is looking for a something to attach a boom arm! If the goal is to attach an umbrella arm, look else where!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Strong clamp, not easy to adjust

By

from Richmond,VA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have used this as a boom adapter. Hair light, key, whatever. It's strong! The "teeth" keep it from slipping, but prevent quick and easy adjustments. Hard to determine if counter weight is properly adjusted. But-Still great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

works

By

from Roseburg OR  -  Semi-pro Photographer

These work ok but they are plastic and where the teeth lock in place well there hard to adjust but for the price there worth it

 
5.0

Great

By

from Martinsburg WV  -  Pro Photographer

I have used this for over a year and it's working and looking brand new.

 
4.0

Nice replacement boom clamp

By

from San Diego  -  Pro Photographer

I had an "old" Bogen boom clamp that broke after 20 years of use. Needed a replacement and found this. It certainly will do the job! And the handles are better than the old Bogen ones, too!

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
WILLIAM H  Hope to make a boom arm out of the standard Flashpoint stands, which I was able to do (you need a metric Allen set), but they are a NOT good clamp, too cheap and thus VERY hard to adjust the angle.
Shopper  diameter of clamps?
WILL P  About 3.5"
Joel D  Will this fit a 1.125" OD boom pole? I have an old Paul C Buff boom pole, and the clamp broke. Was looking for a replacement, and this looked very similar. Thanks!
WILLIAM H  My guess is that it will fit about any size pole within reason. There are a bunch of different size holes and the thing opens up as far as you want. That said, I wouldn't recommend it. They are *impossible* to adjust. Basically you have to unscrew them so far that they practically fall apart before you can turn them. They need a spring or something so that the first part that separates is the teeth so that you can adjust the angle without the halves that hold the pole falling open. Real pain. I don't know a better pair, would love to find something not really expensive that works, but these just aren't it. If you're not planning on adjust them angle much (or ever) then they will work. I used them to convert the standard Flashpoint stands into a boom arm (you need a metric set of allen wrenches) and it works, but again, you can't really adjust them under any load. I'm always risking my flash head falling to the ground. Good luck!
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