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ManfrottoSnap Tilthead with Shoe Mount
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Attaches securely (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Portraits (3)
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    5.0

    A Must Have!!

    By OldSkoolShooter

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Manfrotto Snap Tilthead with Shoe Mount:

      Any strobist who values their equipment must have one of these for each flash you own. When shooting off camera, DO NOT trust your SB910 or any high-priced flash with anything else!! Fits securely..very well built..I tested it on a Manfrotto boom stand with the stud in the horizontal position. Impressive stability, even with the boom arm exended 4ft out. Well worth the price. For the tightest fit, purchase a 16mm male adaptor..

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      4.0

      Sleek and slim

      By Colgate41

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

      • Price

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Manfrotto Snap Tilthead with Shoe Mount:

      This is an awesome, if pricy must have for anyone working with flashes as their off camera lighting. It's small and well made out of metal with some soft rubber touch points.

      I wanted something slim and easy to use when i need to set up some off camera lighting. I did not want an accessory with 2-3 different levers or tightening nuts, so i found this little gem. Its super well made and locks securely into place. The flash mounts to the top just like it would to your camera. You simply twist the top to tighten the flash on it. I've learned that you do not even need to tighten it when using the Canon 600's, as their locking clip holds onto the mount just fine. If you are running a battery pack to your flash, there is no real spot to mount it with this mount, but you can get creative. Has a spot for an umbrella.

      One thing of note would be comparability with stands. This mount needs at 16mm male adaptor for it to really "click" in. This is the slightly smaller adaptor that is not found on a lot of light stands etc.

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      5.0

      Strong!

      By petercriddell

      from Gilbert, AZ

      Comments about Manfrotto Snap Tilthead with Shoe Mount:

      This is really a well made bit of kit. It's on a 1051BAC light-stand with a PocketWizard hot-shoe sync adapter clamped into it. When I put my speedlight on this rig it becomes one solid piece...no wiggle or shake in the speedlite whatsoever. You don't really have to tighten it that much--just get it a bit snug.

      I really like the snap feature that prevents whatever is clamped into it from falling over and getting damaged. If you want to keep your gear nice and be confident that it won't move around on you or slam against your stand, this is the way to go.

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      5.0

      new design for an old tool

      By MusicMan5

      from Norm

      About Me Semi-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 Snap Tilthead with Shoe Mount:

        We've all used umbrella adapters. Some are good some are not.

        A while back I picked up a Lastolite Telescopic Extension Handle from B&H Photo to use on the occasions when I am working solo (most of the time).

        I really like it but it has an odd head that the umbrella adapter attaches too. None of my adapters would work to my satisfaction. They either tilted to the side or were loose enough to worry me.

        Then I got a newletter from the fine folks at Manfrotto about a new product, the Manfrotto MLS1HS Snap Tilthead. I love the way this thing works!

        It's easy to tilt, the flash fastens very securely and it connect to my Lastolite handle PERFECTLY STRAIGHT and solid. Not a bad price for this handy piece of gear. Very outstanding!

        I was delighted that B&H had this new product in stock and available so quickly.

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        5.0

        Protect your flash

        By peterinaz

        from Gilbert, AZ

        Comments about Manfrotto Snap Tilthead with Shoe Mount:

        This is a really nice piece of kit. It's very well made, and your flash will not fall over when you loosen the locking knob!

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