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Manfrotto 158 Female Converter Socket - 5/8" to 5/8" (16mm)

B&H # MA158 Mfr # 158
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  • Replaces #3101

The Manfrotto 158 Adapter converts a 5/8" (16mm) light stand top to a 5/8" female socket. Use it to connect two units with 16 mm spigots, or to obtain a 16 mm female attachment from 16 mm spigot. It is aluminum, 2.56" (6.5cm) long.

This item repalces old catalog #3101.

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Manfrotto158 Female Converter Socket - 5/8" to 5/8" (16mm)
 
3.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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        3.0

        Fits perfect

        By David

        from Chicago

        About Me Casual Photographer

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              Comments about Manfrotto 158 Female Converter Socket - 5/8" to 5/8" (16mm):

              It does exactly what it says, and fit well on both ends. Only gave it 3 stars just because it's not exactly easy to get excited by a converter socket.

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              4.0

              Good device. Poor design element.

              By Busdriver

              from Amherst, MA

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              Pros

              • Attach Securely

              Cons

              • Required modification

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Special Events

              Comments about Manfrotto 158 Female Converter Socket - 5/8" to 5/8" (16mm):

              This is the ideal product to couple 5/8" studs. However, what was the point in having one knob and one screw? I replaced the set screw with a modified knob made from a screw and wing nut and it is now completely operable by hand. No tool needed.

              My dedicated usage is to join 2 extension poles to have adequate height to place microphones above head level, but am still able to pack the poles under 20" using Matthews extension poles.

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              4.0

              Modify for easier operation

              By Busdriver

              from Amherst, MA

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

              • Modification necessary

              Best Uses

              • Coupling versatile poles

              Comments about Manfrotto 158 Female Converter Socket - 5/8" to 5/8" (16mm):

              I found the set-screw a poor design feature. Why was it used? Why not 2 knobs? My quick fix was a new screw, hex head - 6mm x 1.00 with an attached wing-nut for a grip. Easy on ,easy off, no tool required.

              If you need to couple 5/8" studs there is no better alternative.

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              2.0

              Needs Slight Improvement.

              By Axel Studio

              from New York, NY

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                    Comments about Manfrotto 158 Female Converter Socket - 5/8" to 5/8" (16mm):

                    Manfrotto is quite reliable. I would recommend their products to almost anyone.

                    However, this piece needs slight alteration in order to comply with the high standard Manfrotto has set. Due to its (plastic) construction, it will not allow for an entirely secure connection with a 5/8'' stand.

                    Chances are, alterations will be made to this specific converter. For now, beware.

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