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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
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    Manfrotto143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm
     
    3.7

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (16)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Attach securely (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8), Professional (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (19)

      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.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Should be redesigned

      If screwed on properly, meaning using the knurled thumb wheel on the lower half, it will hold up well for light equipment. Otherwise if screwed in as a unit, as pictured on...Read complete review

      If screwed on properly, meaning using the knurled thumb wheel on the lower half, it will hold up well for light equipment. Otherwise if screwed in as a unit, as pictured on B+H, the screw will eventually pull out.
      I epoxied mine together between the two halves after learning this, so now it will never come apart again... Which is fine by me. After my fix I'll rate it (5 stars)

      Reviewed by 30 customers

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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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        (1 of 1 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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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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                        (2 of 2 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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                            (1 of 1 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

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                                      • 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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                                                  2.0

                                                  Needs some changes !

                                                  By Phil

                                                  from New York City !

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Manfrotto 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm:

                                                      It screws a hot shoe to a 1/4-20 female port . The bolt part of this thing is a bit short and doesn't leave enough to turn the foot to the direction you may want . It seams solid built and strong enough though . I use it to hang the battery part of my ring flash off the bottom of my camera body for a better balance but end up having the battery thing face in off directions . Needs another turn of thread in length on the screw !

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