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Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm

B&H # MA143S MFR # 143S
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  • Replaces #2932

You Pay: $9.95

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This Manfrotto Flash Shoe for the Magic Arm shoe mount features a "cold" shoe mount on top, with a male 1/4"-20 screw on the bottom. Mount this item to a Bogen Magic Arm, or Articulated Arm, and slide on a shoe-mount flash.

This item replaces old catalog #2932.

Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Manfrotto143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm
     
    3.8

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (18)
    • Easy to use (16)
    • Durable (7)
    • Attaches securely (5)
    • Attach securely (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • General purpose (4)
    • Low light (4)
    • Portraits (4)
    • Indoors (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (6), Professional (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Typical Manfrotto - it just works!

    Needed these for my Strobist setup. They work well. Not much more I can say - they hold my flashes as they should, are lightweight and cheap. Not being metal is an advantage...Read complete review

    Needed these for my Strobist setup. They work well. Not much more I can say - they hold my flashes as they should, are lightweight and cheap. Not being metal is an advantage since you will not get accidental flash discharges.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cheap plastic flash shoe

    I expect better from Manfrotto. The two edges that hold the flash in place are thin plastic. I've gone through three of these now, and I refuse to buy another one. For the...Read complete review

    I expect better from Manfrotto. The two edges that hold the flash in place are thin plastic. I've gone through three of these now, and I refuse to buy another one. For the same price I can get a METAL cold shoe that I know will hold my flash in place.

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    5.0

    Makes off camera flash use a breeze

    By Matthew Poon

    from Perth, Western Australia

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

      I use the 143S flash shoes combined with Manfrotto 5001B nano light stands. I've been using this combination for approximately 2-years, and to date I've yet to have one mount break, or fail on me on the job.
      Prior to this I was using flash feet, with a spigot attached to the bottom of the feet. This was unreliable as if the stand had a fall, either the flash feet will break or the bottom of the flash unit would break off.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Sturdy but a little bulky

      By Kbvideos

      from NYC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Attaching On-camera Light
      • On-camera Monitor
      • Wireless Mic Attachment

      Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

      I bought this shoe mount for my Sony PMW-200 camera, I use it to attach my wireless mic (I'm using the shoe mount on camera for my light). 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm by Manfrotto is very sturdy and secure. It's easy to screw in and easy to take off.
      My only flaw is that it is big and bulky. I wanted something a little more flat so that when I mount my wireless mic, it doesn't obscure my view.
      Overall I give it 4/5 star rating.

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      5.0

      Serves the need well

      By Florida video guy

      from Miami Beach, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Special Events

        Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

        When a specific monitoring arises for my Manhattan 8.9" HD monitor this works just fine..

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        • No

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        5.0

        It does what it says it would do

        By JKOgden

        from Maine

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

        I thought that this would be cheap plastic, but it seems to be pretty durable from my use thus far.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Gets the job done for a while

        By JennyTenney

        from Salisbury, NC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • Low Light
        • Special Events

        Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

        I use this to attach a pocket wizard to the bottom of my camera body while having a flash in the hot shoe on top. I just bought a new one because my old one fell apart. I got a good amount of use out of the first one before it broke, and I am expecting the same from the new one.

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        • No

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        5.0

        C100 "cold shoe" fix

        By MullenIt Over

        from Laramie, WY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

          For anyone wishing the C100's "cold shoe" (located at the rear of the handle) were instead a mount for a monitor, a wireless transmitter, etc - this is your solution.

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          5.0

          Happy I found this

          By Bill

          from Walnut Creek, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

            My NEX-EA50UH has two 1/4x20 mounting holes on the slide-out shoulder support. This flash shoe mount allows me to mount a Sennheiser wireless mic receiver. This help with balance and weight distribution.

            I consider myself more of a videographer - but only had various photographer descriptors, below.

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            1.0

            Cheap plastic flash shoe

            By Chick who clicks

            from Bay Area, Ca

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Cheap plastic

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                I expect better from Manfrotto. The two edges that hold the flash in place are thin plastic. I've gone through three of these now, and I refuse to buy another one. For the same price I can get a METAL cold shoe that I know will hold my flash in place.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Works With the Mic I Ordered It For

                By Rocky

                from Seattle, WA.

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                    Other than the bolt be a little short, it holds my mic to my Canon video camera.

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                    5.0

                    Reliable equipment

                    By Serge

                    from Washington dc

                    Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                    Pretty durable, but will break if enough force is applied to the flash in the braket.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Used for Mola Lumi bracket...

                    By Emma

                    from New Zealand

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                      Bought a whole lot of these to replace the ones that had broken on my Mola Lumi bracket... the plastic at the top is very flimsy, and tends to break if the speed light is knocked.

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again

                      By Jeff

                      from Cincinnati, OH

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                        Simple to use

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Just what I needed

                        By Creative Blends

                        from Mexico City, DF

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                            I bought this little thing to attach a sennheiser lavalier mic to my hdslr rig. It just works perfect. Nothing to complain about.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            My Canon 430EXII doesn't fit on it

                            By Gus

                            from New York, NY

                            Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                            My Canon 430EXII doesn't fit on it, it's too tight of a fit and I can't engage the lock on the flash. And it's hard to attach the flash shoe to my Manfrotto light stand adaptor. I wouldn't suggest this.

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                            5.0

                            Works like magic!

                            By Cliff

                            from Jupiter, FL

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                                I needed an adaptor so I could use the Litepanels MicroPro camera light on a new camera we have. We have been using the light with our Panasonic HVX170, HVX200 and HVX250's. We recently added a couple of HPX370's. Great camera but no hot shoe...this adaptor is just what we needed. Problem solved!

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Too fragile

                                By Stefano

                                from South Orange, NJ

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                                Great tool, however it breaks easily I hope that Manfrotto improves the design.

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                                5.0

                                Great for holding speed lights!!

                                By Frank

                                from Tucson, Arizona

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                                    Durable plastic that won't crew up your flash shoe like the metal ones do.

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Cold Shoe no good for the Canon 580 Ex 2

                                    By Photoguy

                                    from Houston, Texas

                                    About Me Business Owner

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Limited Compatibility
                                      • Poor Design

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                                        I got this for my light stand rig that I am using with the manfrotto umbrella holder but it doesnt work with my canon flash. I drilled a hole where the quick release sits and have tried a number of things to get the flash shoe to sit and close on this shoe but nothing. 20 dollars wasted and now having to look for something similiar that will hold my flash. Save your money if you cant get one of the best flashes on it and let it tighten like it should.

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                                        3.0

                                        works good

                                        By browndog77

                                        from Orange, Ca

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Flimsy

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                                          works good so far only used once!

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          justin clamp

                                          By louwrens

                                          from south africa

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                          • Weak Construction

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                                          justin clamp,a wonderfull tool but it fell off the cupboard and shattered the flash shoe rendering the wonderfull justin clamp completely useless!!! to replace the shoe costs [$] but shipping to South-Africa $60.00 (R540.00) made no sense whatsoever. A few should be popped in an envelope and send no charge by the Manfrotto agent I'd say and expect.Nice evening to you all, Louwrens

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