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Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter

B&H # SMSSA.2520 Mfr # 401973
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  • Universal Mount Stud With 1/4"-20 Screw

This Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter is a universal stand mount stud with 1/4"-20 screw for your light, or small camera.

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Smith-VictorNo. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Easy to setup (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial lighting (7)
    • Photography (7)
    • Strobe lighting (4)
    • Weddings (4)
    • Portraits (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Add it to your grip sack or DIY list

    With so much stuff out there having 1/4-20 threads, here's a handy way to get those items onto baby (5/8) gear. And handy for you DIYers as well.Read complete review

    With so much stuff out there having 1/4-20 threads, here's a handy way to get those items onto baby (5/8) gear. And handy for you DIYers as well.

    I've used this to stick a field monitor on a stand, and for various last-minute rigs. Everyone should have a sack of stuff like this with their grip gear.

    You'll need to get a 1/4-20 lock washer and nut though....

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does it's job

    It does what I bought it for - holding cold shoes, ball heads and other things to light stands and boom poles. I got this because an umbrella swivel isn't always required (and...Read complete review

    It does what I bought it for - holding cold shoes, ball heads and other things to light stands and boom poles. I got this because an umbrella swivel isn't always required (and is a lot bulkier in a travel bag).
    Such units should come with a locking nut on the 1/4 x 20 bolt. It's not hard to add your own though.

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    4.0

    Mine cracked

    By Steve V

    from PHX

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

          Its mainly plastic, so if you are not careful you can over-tighten crack it. I should have paid a bit more for metal ones.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2.0

          Not Great

          By Key In

          from Washington DC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Inconsistent Output
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Weddings

          Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

          Didn't stay firmly in place and tended to slide around.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good, but aahh!

          By Guy

          from LA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Quality material

          Cons

          • Screw Too Long

          Best Uses

          • Micropohone Mount
          • Photography

          Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

          The product is good. The downside is that the screw is to long for my Zoom H2N mike. I also suspect it will be too long for most cameras. However, a few rubber spacer washers from Lowes did the trick. So, I am happy.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Doesn't tighten on a 3/8" stud

          By Marc

          from West Virginia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

                I have a few other Smith-Victor lights that use these adapters for the light stands with 3/8" studs. The hold down screw on the this one isn't long enough for the smaller 3/8" stud so I'm going to have to buy longer bolts from the hardware store or return them. Not as "universal" as you would expect so be aware if you're fitting these to light stands with the smaller 3/8" stud and not the standard 5/8" stud.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works like a charm

                By Right Eye

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

                  Easy to use!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Does it's job

                  By Mat at Flowstate

                  from Hobart, Tasmania

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

                    It does what I bought it for - holding cold shoes, ball heads and other things to light stands and boom poles. I got this because an umbrella swivel isn't always required (and is a lot bulkier in a travel bag).
                    Such units should come with a locking nut on the 1/4 x 20 bolt. It's not hard to add your own though.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Must Have Gear!

                    By Butterbaby

                    from Reno, NV

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adaptable
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

                      Universal is the right name for these adapters. They are great for special set-ups, holding lights, flags, etc., etc.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Add it to your grip sack or DIY list

                      By MCPhoto

                      from Dallas, TX

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't include a nut

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Diy rigs
                      • Photography
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

                      With so much stuff out there having 1/4-20 threads, here's a handy way to get those items onto baby (5/8) gear. And handy for you DIYers as well.

                      I've used this to stick a field monitor on a stand, and for various last-minute rigs. Everyone should have a sack of stuff like this with their grip gear.

                      You'll need to get a 1/4-20 lock washer and nut though....

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      A good value

                      By Hurricane Man

                      from Miami, FL

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

                        Works as it should

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                        5.0

                        Good Adapter

                        By Shred Pictures

                        from Connecticut

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography

                          Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

                          Its cheap and effective. the quality is good too. It doesn't come with a 1/4" nut to attach with is the only down side

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works great

                          By BRi

                          from denver, coloado

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy Setup
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

                              tight connection, works great with all stands

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                              4.0

                              seems to work

                              By vegacaver

                              from kansas city USA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Weddings

                                Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

                                Just as described. I bought it to attach my nikon AS-10. the screww is too long and now I need to buy a bolt to tighten it. for other uses should be just fine. it'r cheap and seems reasonably weel made, but next time I'll go with the manfrotto equivalent, wich come aalready with the bolt.

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                                4.0

                                Great value for the money

                                By North Woods Joe

                                from Portland, OR

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Cost-effective
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Not overly sturdy

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Kit-bashing
                                • Rigging for home studio

                                Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

                                These stand adapters are fantastic for building homemade lighting rigs and accessories. The price point is unbeatable, however they probably won't withstand strenuous, heavy-duty use...for that I would use the Bogen/Avenger version. Overall though, I am very pleased.

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                                5.0

                                Useful, lightweight accessory

                                By Reportage Video

                                from New York City

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Portable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

                                    Many uses for almost no extra weight in bag

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                                    4.0

                                    does the trick!

                                    By theotherlens

                                    from chicago, il

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Affordable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Portable
                                    • Quick Setup

                                    Cons

                                    • Can't take alot of abuse
                                    • Easy to lose parts

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about Smith-Victor No. 566 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter:

                                    inexpensive solution to mount lights that don't come with mount stand and/or replace lost or broken parts.

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