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Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5)

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This is a set of five reducing bushings from /Manfrotto, used to mount any accessory with a female 3/8"-16 threaded socket onto a 1/4"-20 male screw.

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Manfrotto148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5)
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Fits well (24)
  • Solid/sturdy (22)
  • Improves tripod function (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (10)
    • Travel (9)
    • Portraits (8)
    • Video (8)
    • Weddings (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The ones to get

    These work perfectly. When I bought them, I also bought an identical bushing from Gitzo. The price for one single Gitzo bushing is about half as much as the price for this five-pack....Read complete review

    These work perfectly. When I bought them, I also bought an identical bushing from Gitzo. The price for one single Gitzo bushing is about half as much as the price for this five-pack. I was curious what the difference would be. As far as I can tell, the difference is that these are labeled 'Manfrotto' and the other one is labeled 'Gitzo'. That, and the one that says 'Gitzo' costs 2.5 times as much.

    Buy these.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't overtighten, or else

    They work, certainly, but if you overtighten them even slightly, they tend to break. Mounting a gimbal head on my tripod required this adapter, but as soon as I tightened the mounting,...Read complete review

    They work, certainly, but if you overtighten them even slightly, they tend to break. Mounting a gimbal head on my tripod required this adapter, but as soon as I tightened the mounting, the bushing broke. In fact, each time I mount the head, the bushing requires replacement.

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    5.0

    Exactly as ordered

    By Doug H

    from Evanston, IL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fits Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

      simple but effective

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      good enough

      By picoverb

      from Elizabeth, NJ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

        I use it in my base adaptors

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        A small but great comfort

        By Roberto

        from 59100 Prato (PO) Italy

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Tripod Function
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

          In my small study these tiny objects allow you to do great things

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Don't overtighten, or else

          By upchucked

          from South Carolina

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Tripod Function

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

              They work, certainly, but if you overtighten them even slightly, they tend to break. Mounting a gimbal head on my tripod required this adapter, but as soon as I tightened the mounting, the bushing broke. In fact, each time I mount the head, the bushing requires replacement.

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              • No

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              2.0

              They work... BUT

              By VideoEditor

              from New Jersey

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Fit Non-manfrotto

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                  These work great with Manfrotto gear and Manfrotto fluid heads, but have had bad luck using them with other manufacturers stuff. Can make them work with a bit of force, but it's not the way I like to use my gear. Will look elsewhere next time I need additional reducers.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent product at a great price!

                  By Exousia

                  from Ocala, Florida

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                      Well packed and complete, it provided exactly what I needed.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Manfrotto Reducing Bushing Set

                      By Jim

                      from Temecula

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                          Needed the bushings to mount my Vixen polarie star tracker. Nice to have the spares in the camera bag.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          solid product

                          By jason

                          from Dallas TX

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Improves Tripod Function
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                              Always need small extra parts. Solid part no defects

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Just what I needed

                              By Firedog09

                              from San Antonio tx

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fits Well
                              • Improves Tripod Function
                              • Solid/Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                                  It bought a vintage Hasselblad and discovered that my quick release plate for my tripod ball head had a different screw size. Found this item and it works great.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Must haves

                                  By Pat

                                  from Salt Lake City

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fits Well
                                  • Improves Tripod Function
                                  • Solid/Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                                      These work great for converting the 3/8 posts on my Manfrotto 504 head to size them down for use with hydrostatic arms (montiors and recorders) which is essential when Im running a teleprompter to get the balance right. I can't imagine a place where these wouldn't be exactly what you need if you need to size down from 3/8 16 to 1/4 20

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                                      5.0

                                      Works as they are supposed to.

                                      By Topbunk

                                      from Burlington, NJ

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fits Well
                                      • Solid/Sturdy

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                                          They fit well, and are of good quality. They are shorter than others I have, but I think that's a good thing because not all 3/8" holes are made equal.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Useful

                                          By AP

                                          from Chapel Hill NC

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Fits Well
                                          • Improves Tripod Function
                                          • Solid/Sturdy

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Travel
                                            • Wildlife

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                                            Good for oleder cameras with 3/8" connections.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Product

                                            By CtheProducer

                                            from Tampa, FL

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Fits Well
                                            • Improves Tripod Function
                                            • Solid/Sturdy

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                                                Work great and they are even better than the off brand ones we were using because they have a slot to stick a tool in for removing them from wherever they are mounted. Quality stuff and nothing wrong with them,

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                                                • No

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                                                4.0

                                                Good quality

                                                By stk

                                                from Philadelphia, PA

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                                                I had a cheaper set and one of them broke within a day. So far so good with these. The threads were a bit tricky on one of them, but they are clearly stronger than the cheapo version.

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                                                5.0

                                                Perfect Fit

                                                By Amateur Videgrapher

                                                from San Jose CA

                                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Fits Well
                                                • Really fits well
                                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                                Cons

                                                • None

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Handy to have around
                                                • Travel
                                                • Video
                                                • Weddings/Events

                                                Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                                                Outstanding quality.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Does the Job

                                                By vanrugge

                                                from Montreal, Canada

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Fits Well
                                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Travel
                                                  • Video
                                                  • Weddings/Events

                                                  Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                                                  What can I say. It is a bag of 5 3/8" - 16 to 1/4" 20 adapters.

                                                  They work.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  1.0

                                                  It does the job.

                                                  By Johnny C.

                                                  from Toronto, ON

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Pricey poor value

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Video professional

                                                  Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                                                  It should be good for some short screws. For long screw, it gets jammed with the screw very easily, you'll need a tool to take it off.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  must have item

                                                  By Brapo

                                                  from Dartmouth, MA

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Fits Well
                                                  • Improves Tripod Function
                                                  • Solid/Sturdy

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                                    • Portraits
                                                    • Video
                                                    • Weddings/Events
                                                    • Wildlife

                                                    Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                                                    if you use high end heads on semi pro sticks this always comes in handy

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                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Nice to have extras on hand

                                                    By Blue Ridge Pix

                                                    from Southwest Virginia

                                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Fits Well

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Home
                                                      • Landscape/Scenery

                                                      Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                                                      Works great. Allows me to use my Manfrotto head plate with my Gorillapod. The darn things are pretty small - great to have extras in my bag since these seem to grow little legs and walk away!

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Well made, very useful!

                                                      By Pamplemousse

                                                      from Aspen, CO.

                                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Use
                                                      • Fits Well
                                                      • Improves Tripod Function
                                                      • Solid/Sturdy

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Home
                                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                                        • Night Shots
                                                        • Portraits
                                                        • Sports/Action
                                                        • Travel
                                                        • Video
                                                        • Weddings/Events
                                                        • Wildlife

                                                        Comments about Manfrotto 148KN Reducing Bushing Set - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 (Set of 5):

                                                        These are as good, or better as any I've seen.
                                                        I did find some relly nice ones that were slightly longer (thus more threads) in Japan.

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