Objects of Desire: Nasty Clamps



Jan 15, 2010
By Dan Havlik

Objects - Nasty Sign

The provocatively named Nasty Clamps may look like they belong in an S&M movie but their purpose is actually quite practical. Designed by Portland, Oregon-based photographer Matthew Monroe, Nasty Clamps are designed to let you attach your off-camera strobes and other light modifiers to trees, fences, telephone polls and other outcroppings for additional illumination in a scene.

Attached to the industrial-strength clamp is a bendable, Gorillapod-like arm to fasten your strobe to. On the end of it is a standard 1/4-inch screw mount.

Nasty Clamps are compatible with just about every SLR flash out there right now—Monroe's tried them with a Nikon SB-600, Nikon SB-800, Nikon SB-900, Vivitar 285 and 283—and support a weight of about a pound when fully extended horizontally. The Nasty Clamp is a modular unit and segments in the arm can be taken out—or added—as needed.

Nasty? Not exactly but if you do need a prop for your next sex dungeon video, these clamps would probably work in a pinch. (Ouch.)

Cost: $49

Further information: www.nastyclamps.com







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