Hello! Today we will talk about the Ulanzi R096 Double Super Clamp, which I ordered on Aliexpress (the cost on the day of the review is $ 24.) This type of fastening allows you to fix various equipment. It is this clip that is often used to fix a stand with a photo umbrella, it is also used to attach a monopod to a table (if there is no tripod), even to fix a flashlight on a bicycle handlebar. In general, you can be creative as you like.
Despite the crumpled appearance of the box, everything is fine with the contents, because there is a good protective “gasket” inside. By the way, the Ulanzi R096 double clamp is that rare case when you can find a really high-quality “gadget” for work on Ali, I have been looking for something like that for a long time , for mounting a “screen” that creates a shadow or scatters light in a car while driving, “ordinary tripods” are not suitable for such purposes. While writing this, an idea came up: fasten the mini tripod with a clamp to the “door handle” so that the “rack” does not fly away when braking.
- Material: Weatherproof (Aluminum + matte black paint)
- Clamping range: 10–60mm
- Maximum load 1.5 kg (declared by the manufacturer)
- Clips: Metal + silicone gasket
- Weight 281 grams
It is always difficult to estimate the size of the device in photographs, so I suggest that without further ado go to the “measurements”
When ordering, I was 100% sure that this is a “compact” clamp that does not take up much space, but as you can see in the “minimum condition” its length is 160 mm. In the photo it seems that even more, but this is an optical illusion.
The width of the “crab” is 20 mm, and the minimum diameter of the pipe that is needed for fixing is 10 mm, in the “open” state the size is 98 mm, in the closed state 83 mm
At the maximum opening of the “crab”, we observe a size of 65 mm, but still I would focus on size 2 of 60 mm, since you can’t fix anything well for the “edge”, and if we are not talking about a “tabletop”, but something like a pipe, then focus on 58 mm, because you need to fix the clamp on the pipe.
The clamp has good silicone “pillows”, even with a strong “fixation” they do not slip, and it is important that they do not scratch the “edges”, the paint of the object to which they are fixed
Speaking about such subtleties, it is impossible not to notice that attention to the client lies everywhere. Here, for example, the rotation lock along the axis has a silicone gasket so as not to scratch the paint, and leave the possibility of fine tuning.
This regulator measures 48mm and is the “widest” point when assembled “horizontally”. Let’s test the commit:
The soft box weighs 1.7 kg (although 1.5 kg is stated on the manufacturer’s website), I attached it to a children’s “slide” that has a smooth surface, the clip passed the test with a bang
Well, now I propose to sum up and look at all the pros and cons that I found for myself:
- All-metal body (even clamp “vents”)
- Good fixing rubber “pads”
- Possibility to fix the weight higher than stated
- Tactile feeling (matte black paint, non-slip in hands)
- If you look closely, you can see that the body has “craters”
- The valve regulating the rotation of the clamp is rigidly fixed on one “crab”
Order this clip HERE
By the way, there was another interesting option for attaching a flash or microphone:
I could not resist the abundance of various accessories and ordered another flash holder, which I will talk about next time.