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Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads

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Product Highlights
  • Replaces #3054

The Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate allows Bogen/Manfrotto tripods, or any tripod legset with a 3/8"-16 male thread, to be used with tripod heads which have a 1/4-20" threaded female socket.

Replaces old part number 3054.

Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads
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    Manfrotto120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads
     
    5.0

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Fits well (12)
    • Solid/sturdy (12)
    • Improves tripod function (11)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Video (7)
      • Night shots (6)
      • Weddings (6)
      • Wildlife (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

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      5.0

      Fantastic adapter

      By Chuck

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      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 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

        This is a great adapter plate by Manfrotto. Solid construction.

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        • No

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        5.0

        The Perfect Solution

        By rubiophoto

        from San Francisco, CA

        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
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

          I have a Gitzo Tripod Ball Head that was just a little too small for my XL Gitzo tripod, so the tightening levers wouldn't close entirely, and I couldn't tilt my camera to vertical, without bumping into the top of the tripod... lifting it up using this converter place was the perfect sub-$30 solution! Plus, it's hollow on the underside, so adds almost no weight. One word to the wise - check the threading on your head and tripod - you may need a conversion thread like I did to make them fit.

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          5.0

          Exact fit

          By Video Dave

          from PHILA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Converting To Different M

            Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

            Just what I needed to convert a 3/8 to 1/4 (ugggh al these heads, tripods, sliders, glide cams etc). I was skeptical at first, as I'd like to test something like this out, but it fit & was what it needed. Durable & stable design too.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Adapta-Plate

            By NWPhotoGuy

            from Auburn, WA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots

              Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

              Not a very sexy product, perhaps, but when you need to attach a tripod head with a 1/4-20 female hole to something (tripod head) that only offers a 3/8-16 stud, then this product is perfect. It is substantial though still sufficently light weight. Its knurled circumference also makes it very easy to tighten or, if circumstances dictate, to loosen. I even bought a second one "just in case". A product worth every penny.

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              5.0

              It's Manfrotto!

              By Topbunk

              from Burlington, NJ

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

                  It does what it's supposed to, and does it really well. After all; it's made by Manfrotto!

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                  5.0

                  Rock solid conversion

                  By Mr not Doctor McCoy

                  from East Coast

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

                      The Manfrotto converter plate is solidly machined and performs its primary function flawlessly - adapting a 1/4" panning head mount to my Manfrotto 3/8" tripod. The plate is large enough to provide solid support, much better than a small nut-adapter solution. Highly recommended if you have a mix of 1/4" mounts you want to use with your pro tripod.

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                      5.0

                      120 Converter Plate

                      By Mike in Tacoma

                      from Tacoma, WA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

                        Converted my 5/8" tripod head screw to fit my 1/4" head; worked perfectly and was delivered to Seattle in 7 days.

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                        5.0

                        Manfrotto Quality

                        By JOHNHOBBIES

                        from Chicago, IL.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

                          An Often Needed Accessory on your Manfrotto Mono Pole or TriPods to go from 3/8 " Thread to 1/4 " Thread Mount Dia. as common to Most Sized SLR Ball Heads or Cameras. Manfrotto Quality Construction Built to Last a Lifetime.

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                          5.0

                          This is a very hand item to have on hand

                          By Ian Lumsden

                          from Canberra, Australia

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

                            I carry a range of adaptors but this one is good because it is big enough to fit perfectly onto a tripod and can be grabbed quickly from a bag due to its size. It is well engineered and good quality.

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                            5.0

                            Converter Plate

                            By vidnut

                            from Arizona

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video

                              Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

                              Very well designed.
                              Has the 3 locking screws, just like Manfrotto heads, so it can't turn.

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                              5.0

                              Don't forget your head thread size

                              By Coach Snapp

                              from Plymouth Meeting, PA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

                                  I totally forgot the thread size to my tripod head before buying a new Manfrotto tripod. This is a simple converter plate that will save you money before buying a larger tripod head.

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect spacer plate for Hog Saddle

                                  By Long Range Shots

                                  from San Clemente, CA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                  • Solid/Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Video
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

                                    I needed a spacer plate to elevate my Hog Saddle tripod mount. I use a Manfrotto video tripod and the head was a little too wide for the Hog Saddle's knob to fully rotate. The plate solved the problem. My tripod uses a 1/4-20 mounting screw so I also bought a 3/8" to 1/4" reducer adapter. Great product!

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                                    5.0

                                    Priceless Accessory for multiple uses

                                    By NEWORLD3D

                                    from San Diego, CA

                                    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 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

                                      I own 5 of these, and I use them to adapt naked tripod bases and multi-mount bars to 1/4" accessories, including cameras. Their wide base makes them a totally steady base for your 1/4" accessory, unlike the thin adapters. The wide base is especially important for heavier items such as cameras with long lenses and shoe-mounted flash units. They are indestructible. Totally "Manfrotto".

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                                      5.0

                                      Just what I needed

                                      By Mike

                                      from Ogden, UT

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

                                          I was disappointed to learn that so many tripods come with the 3/8" bolt when both my video camera and my Canon EOS 50D have the 1/4" receptacle. This is the perfect fix for a stupid problem.

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                                          5.0

                                          Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate

                                          By SAL

                                          from Cherry Hill, NJ

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home
                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Weddings/Events
                                            • Wildlife

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

                                            Allows regular cameras on a pro tripod boom without an arm.

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                                            5.0

                                            Solid

                                            By Lando

                                            from NJ

                                            About Me Film Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Good Stability
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads:

                                                Pretty much what I expected. A simple and solid attachment.

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