DIY SuperClamp Secures Your Camera Flash Anywhere

By Jason Fitzpatrick on February 7th, 2012

Photography often involves improvising and adapting to your setting–including securing your flashes and accessories to whatever odd but available surface is at hand. This DIY SuperClamp offers a cheap but strong grip for securing your gear.

SuperClamps, a commercial product designed to secure photography equipment, are great but they’re small. If you need to secure your flash or diffuser panel to a large object (like a door frame or thick tree branch) they simply aren’t cut out for it. This DIY guide, by photography Allen Mowery, shows you how to turn a cheap $8 ratcheting hand clamp into a massively strong and sturdy equipment clamp–a DIY SuperClamp designed to hold onto thicker objects and carry a heavier load.

Hit up the link below to see the full build guide and sample photos.

DIY Super Clamp Tool [via DIY Photography]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/7/12
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