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Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm

B&H # MA143S Mfr # 143S
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Product Highlights
  • Replaces #2932

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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Manfrotto143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm
     
    3.7

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (16)
    • Lightweight (14)
    • Attach securely (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (3)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8), Professional (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (20)

      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.

      Reviewed by 31 customers

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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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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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                  • No

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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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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • 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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                          • No

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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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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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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                                      • No

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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!

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        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

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Flash Shoe Adapter For DSLR Rig

                                        By bbproducer1

                                        from Chicago

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Cost Effective
                                        • Easy To Pack
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Weak Construction

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                                        Does the job. Screws into my DSLR metal rig and then allows me to attach various cold shoe accessories i.e. light, mic receiver, shotgun mic, monitor. Not overly confident the plastic will hold up for the long haul but this will get me started. I needed a solution for my rig & this is it...any problems with the plastic & I'll then purchase the more durable metal adapters.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Does the job.

                                        By TBone

                                        from Seattle, WA

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Pack
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                                            Nice light weight does the job.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Simple and does what I need to do

                                            By ChefDave

                                            from New York

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attach Securely
                                            • Durable
                                            • Good Color Value

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Low Light
                                              • Night Time
                                              • Special Events

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                                              Works great for mounting a hot shoe flash to magic arms

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              not too bad

                                              By dsk

                                              from Philadelphia, PA

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Taller than necessary

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Mounting flash
                                              • Mounting mic

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                                              I have a DSLR rig that has a lot of 1/4-20 holes for mounting accessories but it looks like there are not a lot of options out there for male to shoe mount, at least not as many as female to shoe mount and the ones that are out there are at least twice as expensive as these. so i picked up 3 of them to throw in my bag. so far they have been fine. something metal and with a lower profile would be better. I felt no fear of breaking them like so many people have posted about.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              ok

                                              By none

                                              from tulsa, ok

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                                                    nikon sb900 will fit but is tight

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                                                    • No

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