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Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread

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Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread

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This is a Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread. It fits the (2905) Swivel Umbrella Adapter. 5/8" diameter with 1/4-20 and 3/8" threaded tip.

This part replaces old catalog #3107.

Brass construction
UPC: 719821289142
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.5"
Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread
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    Manfrotto118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread
     
    4.8

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (15)
    • Attach securely (12)
    • Long-lasting (11)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Professional quality (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (10)
    • Indoors (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • In the studio (3)
    • Outdoors (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    More proof of Manfrotto's quality.

    This spigot is a critical component of my flash lighting setup. It's 31 grams of sanity and I'll always have a couple of extras on hand.

    I mount the...Read complete review

    This spigot is a critical component of my flash lighting setup. It's 31 grams of sanity and I'll always have a couple of extras on hand.

    I mount the 1/4-20 into my PocketWizard TT5 and the center column fits into the 5/8" receptacle in my light stands. These can also be used in a pinch to convert 1/4-20 to 3/8-16, but there are better approaches to that.

    High build quality, with no burrs or notched threads.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    No holes please

    The hole in the middle of the spigot really complicates things when used with a universal umbrella adapter. In a perfect world it wouldn't matter, but the ugly reality is that most of the...Read complete review

    The hole in the middle of the spigot really complicates things when used with a universal umbrella adapter. In a perfect world it wouldn't matter, but the ugly reality is that most of the time you need a solid connection between your the spigot and your device before inserting into your umbrella adapter. This means that sometimes it lines up your way and sometimes it is useless. Can't someone make this thing without the hole in the middle ... then it would get 5 stars.

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    4.0

    Needs improvement

    By Wayne

    from Raleigh, NC

    Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

    The only negative is the location of the center hole. When used with the Manfrotto 026 umbrella adapter tightening the screw clamp will sometimes interfere with the hole. The purpose of the hole is to allow tightening of accessories at either end (such as a cold shoe) by placing an object such as a screwdriver through the hole. This hole however should be smaller in diameter or relocated further to either end of the spigot to avoid interference with the clamp screw. A better design would be to have 2 flat spots on the body. This would allow the screw clamp to seat better and also facilitate the use of a small adjustable wrench.

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    5.0

    must have

    By dave

    from Santa Monica, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

    all flash photographers and studio photographers must have these 1/4 20 spigots

    these threads fit on all photo gear. there is no avoiding these accessories.
    manfrotto makes the best!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Seeming simple

    By Dylan Saliba

    from Olympia WA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

      Works like the original. Not a surprise, but nice to see!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nuts'n'bolts

      By Cde

      from Harlem

      Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

      Fine, works, good value

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      5.0

      as expected

      By CHecos

      from Galway, Ireland

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

        i bought this to extend other manfrotto spigot which I used to mount my westcott rapid on tripod :). worked together as expected

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        • No

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        5.0

        Quality

        By Roberito

        from Tallahassee, FL

        About Me professional photographer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • In The Studio

          Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

          Manfrotto makes another quality product. There isn't much more to say. If you are searching for one of these, buy this one and search no more.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Consistent Manfrotto quality, hole bad

          By dchang0

          from Orange County, CA

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

          Manfrotto's products are consistently high quality, and this is no exception. The threads are perfect and worked where other, cheaper devices did not.

          Sadly, this product is marred by the hole in the center, which sometimes happens to be in exactly the wrong place when tightening down the clamp screw. Sometimes I need to turn the spigot to a very specific angle, and the clamp screw just goes right through the middle of the hole, creating wiggle and pretty much rendering a small arc of adjustment off-limits.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Quality Bits

          By Ask Hayash

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

              I use these in the umbrella holders and/or light stands. High quality materials.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Can never have enough of these

              By Matthew Poon

              from Perth, Western Australia

              About Me Press Photographer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Flash Stands

                Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

                I carry a few of these spigots in my bags at all times. They're strong and durable, and not badly priced.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Solid kit

                By Canine Candids by L

                from near Chicago, IL

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

                      I just needed a replacment as I lost my original. The spigot works fine and having the double thread makes it work with pretty much everything.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Lost mine. Glad to have found this.

                      By JHFR

                      from NY

                      About Me Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

                          Holds my Nikon flash via the plastic flash "foot".

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          No holes please

                          By Bruce K.

                          from Pasadena, CA

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                          • Limited Compatibility
                          • Poor Design
                          • Poor Performance

                          Best Uses

                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

                          The hole in the middle of the spigot really complicates things when used with a universal umbrella adapter. In a perfect world it wouldn't matter, but the ugly reality is that most of the time you need a solid connection between your the spigot and your device before inserting into your umbrella adapter. This means that sometimes it lines up your way and sometimes it is useless. Can't someone make this thing without the hole in the middle ... then it would get 5 stars.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          It's the little things...

                          By Chris

                          from Christchurch, NZ

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

                            This puppy sits in my umbrella bracket and holds my SB900 flash unit. Ain't no plastic piece here, in Spigot we trust.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Pretty basic, not cheap, and not that my

                            By Pablo

                            from San Francisco, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

                              These spigots are pretty basic: 1/4" male on one end and 3/8" female on the other. They are made of brass so softer and not as strong as some alternatives. Still not sure what that hole in the middle is for but I figure it makes it lighter and easier to manufacturer. If you need something like this then this is one of the few choices out there.

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                              5.0

                              Does what it needs to.

                              By TBone

                              from Seattle, WA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

                                  Replacement part. Does the job.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  works great

                                  By Deborah

                                  from Lexington,KY

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

                                        I use this with the 143BKT Camera Platform for Magic Arm By Manfrotto

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        They do the job

                                        By Walt in Maryland

                                        from Westminster, MD

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Long-Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

                                          Can't have enough of these around.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          More proof of Manfrotto's quality.

                                          By photoleif

                                          from boulder, co

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attach Securely
                                          • Durable
                                          • Good machining
                                          • Long-Lasting

                                          Cons

                                          • Sharp Edges

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Flash stand mount

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

                                          This spigot is a critical component of my flash lighting setup. It's 31 grams of sanity and I'll always have a couple of extras on hand.

                                          I mount the 1/4-20 into my PocketWizard TT5 and the center column fits into the 5/8" receptacle in my light stands. These can also be used in a pinch to convert 1/4-20 to 3/8-16, but there are better approaches to that.

                                          High build quality, with no burrs or notched threads.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Just what I asked for

                                          By Kaatttelyn

                                          from Syracuse, NY

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attach Securely
                                          • Durable
                                          • Long-Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use
                                            • Indoors

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

                                            Great product

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            works!

                                            By Jim the Runner

                                            from DALLAS TX

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attach Securely
                                            • Durable
                                            • Long-Lasting

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • General Use
                                              • Indoors
                                              • Low Light
                                              • Night Time
                                              • Outdoors
                                              • Special Events

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 118 Universal Short Spigot with Double Male Thread:

                                              it fits perfectly, just like i knew it would.

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                                              • No

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