Nasty Clamps (1 of 3)

I posted a little while ago about the Actionpod and a few of you mentioned that it looked very similar to the Nasty Clamp. Until that point I hadn’t heard much about Nasty Clamp, so I thought it might be a good time to give them a try.

The Nasty Clamp is a flexible squeeze clamp mounting solution for light weight gear like Canon Speedlites and Gopros.  It’s topped off with a 1/4 20 thread and thumbscrew as the main attachment point. You can add a cold shoe adapter to the unit for easier mounting (sold separately).

Nasty Clamps (2 of 3)

The clamp portion of the Nasty Clamp appears to be adapted from a heavy duty 6 inch work clamp, similar to those found at hardware stores. It takes a strong hand to open the jaws of the clamp. Once open, you have ruffly a 2 inch opening to work with, this is more then enough for table top or extension arm mounting.

Nasty Clamps (3 of 3)

The adjustable portion of the Nasty Clamp is made up of snap together ball type connectors which give more then enough flex and still maintain a descent amount of rigidity. I’ll be testing the flex portion of the unit tonight with a Canon 580EX II speedlite to see how well it maintains it’s form.

Once I’ve had a chance to play around with the Nasty Clamp a little more, i’ll be putting it head to head against the Actionpod. Right now I plan to test clamping power, rigidity, and build quality. Let me know if there are any other tests you’d like to see performed on these two clamps. I’ll keep you posted.

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