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

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

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  • Replaces #3054

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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.

UPC: 719821288862
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.26 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.3 x 2.3 x 1.1"
Manfrotto 120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    Manfrotto120 Converter Plate for 1/4-20 Socket Heads
     
    4.9

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Fits well (13)
    • Solid/sturdy (13)
    • Improves tripod function (11)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Video (7)
    • Night shots (6)
    • Weddings (6)
    • Wildlife (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    4.0

    Great adaptor for Gigapan

    By Johnagon.com

    from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fits Well
    • Gigapan Adapter
    • Solid/Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        The Gigapan Epic100 is designed for a 1/4 inch tripod socket. I use the 3/8 professional tripod so needed an adapter. This works great and offers a solid footing for the Epic 100. Easy to take off for your regular head.

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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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          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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              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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                          • No

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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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