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Manfrotto clamp eases placement of portable strobes  
Thursday, July 8, 2004 | by Rob Galbraith

If your lighting setups often involve placing small, shoe-mount strobes in and around the scene, the Manfrotto Spring Clamp 175F may be for you.

Inspired by a suggestion from photographer Joe McNally, whose work regularly incorporates dozens of Nikon Speedlight flash units, the 175F is a variation on Manfrotto's Spring Clamp 175 (also called the Clip Clamp 2936), but with the addition of a small swiveling ballhead and plastic cold shoe designed to hold a shoe-mount strobe.

The 175F features three attachment methods: a spring-tension clamp, a threaded socket for positioning on a light stand and a pass-through with a bolt for securing it in place.

The Manfrotto Spring Clamp 175F doesn't appear to be listed yet on the web site of Manfrotto or US distributor Bogen Imaging, though the product is already shipping in the US (it's expected to come available mid-August 2004 at Canadian dealers).

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Manfrotto Spring Clamp 175F

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