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A useful (& cheap) Camera Clamp

It's been a whole month since I updated the site. The problem has been that I will only post an update when I think I have something worth sharing, and for a number of weeks I haven't bought anything remotely interesting (to me or to others).

Even this post is only about a flipping Camera Clamp - and how exciting is that? 

Well, over the next few weeks I hope to have a few more interesting things to share, but in the meantime, if you want a camera clamp like the one shown in the video below and you live in the UK….. follow this link to CPC Farnell. You may be able to buy this from other retailers too. The only reason I bought mine here is because they are a 30 minute drive away from my house so I can avoid p&p.



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Reader Comments (6)

Would this device clamp onto a roll bar in a car, you think? The diameter of the bar is 1.75 inches.
It's unfortunate the clamp translates so much vibration, but perhaps a rubber sleeve may help dampen it somewhat.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClive C.

@Clive C. I've just tested it out on a speaker stand support with a 2 inch support pole and it attaches firmly. I think 2" is the maximum and finger width is the smallest.

June 20, 2011 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thanks, I guess I'll order one and see how it goes.

June 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClive C.

Do you know another place you could buy it from? I live in Sweden so this site I may not order from.
Thx for a great job, and all the best!

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

G'day, I've been watching all your videos one by one after stumbling upon your reviews of some things I've either bought already (cheap android tablet but the 7" version, and this clamp (I have 2)) and things that catch my fancy (HD Mini Keyring Spy Camera #11 808)

I'm also a motorcyclist and all of my videos on my youtube page ( are all bike related.

This clamp has done me well on my bikes, different bikes give different results due mainly to vibrations. On my BMW twin it really bounces around but not so much on my old Katana sports bike, but I've got some pretty acceptable results from both. The choice of camera is also paramount to getting things as stable as can be. I modified all my old Sanyo Xacti cameras to be able to operate with the screen closed to avoid wind knocking them around. Your camera in this video would act like a big sail!
With my Gopro HD I've tried various things like hanging it upside down from the BMW's crash bars and the results have been pretty good.

Only now, after years of abuse, have the clamps finally started to break. I can still use them as tripods but their clamping days are over.

For a cheap, quick and easy way to attach most lightweight cameras to things, this clamp is very good but in more extreme situations I've always had a backup strap attached just in case the clamp fails or slips, which has happened but only a few times.

Cheers for your great videos!

Pete from NZ

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPete

The product is no longer available at that link but here is one in the USA:

August 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDenver Todd

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