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General Brand3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing
 
4.8

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (62)

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    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fits well (61)
  • Easy to use (58)
  • Solid/sturdy (46)
  • Improves tripod function (43)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (21)
    • Video (19)
    • Sports/action (13)
    • Night shots (12)
    • Travel (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (32), Semi-pro photographer (22), Pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (54)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    These always come in handy.

    These little adapters are really handy for video and film production. I use a baseplate system for attaching accessories such as matteboxes, marshall monitors, and other stuff.
    These little adapters allow...Read complete review

    These little adapters are really handy for video and film production. I use a baseplate system for attaching accessories such as matteboxes, marshall monitors, and other stuff.
    These little adapters allow me to save money by purchasing items drilled for 3/8" but if I need to attach a 1/4" stud in there, I just attach an adapter and go. If I need my 3/8" hole back, I just take the adapter out. Also handy for attaching microphone shock mounts (which are usually 3/8" holes) onto 1/4" studs.
    I have a bad with all kinds of adapters in it , and this one is a necessity to have in there. Pick up a few, you'll be glad when the need arises.
    -p

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not the Pan I'm looking for

    I use this bushing for a Manfrotto 701 Pro Fluid Head Mini in conjunction with a Slik set of legs.

    The bushing successfully allowed me to use the new fluid head...Read complete review

    I use this bushing for a Manfrotto 701 Pro Fluid Head Mini in conjunction with a Slik set of legs.

    The bushing successfully allowed me to use the new fluid head with my old legs, but the head will sometimes loosen instead of pan. This is jarring and can be worked around, but not the result I'm looking for.

    Perhaps it's not tightened enough, but without additional tools, I have tightened it as much as it will allow me.

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    5.0

    A Small and Essential Problem-Solver

    By Mode

    from Boston, MA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fits Well
    • Solid/Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

        I have several microphones and other pieces of equipment that I need to mount to tripods fairly often, so I have a good number of these lying around. It would seem silly to think a small metal bushing could be made "cheaply" but so many are. NOT THIS ONE. It's proper steel - you won't bend and curl the metal over time screwing this in and out of your mic clips. If you know how annoying a stripped screw can be you can imagine what it's like having one of these strip-out and be stuck in your mic clip forever. For those of you who care, rest-assured this one is quality.

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        5.0

        Just What I Needed

        By RichM

        from Voorhees, NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

          A simple and inexpensive part, but it does what I needed it to do. B&H has everything.

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          5.0

          Perfect for Reducing Threads

          By bnota

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

              Bought a quick release clamp that had 3/8" threads on it to use on a standard tripod head with 1/4" threads. These reducers worked perfectly, they are just deep enough to fit flush with the clamp surface.

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              3.0

              Not the Pan I'm looking for

              By Mike

              from NYC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

              • Loosens

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife

              Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

              I use this bushing for a Manfrotto 701 Pro Fluid Head Mini in conjunction with a Slik set of legs.

              The bushing successfully allowed me to use the new fluid head with my old legs, but the head will sometimes loosen instead of pan. This is jarring and can be worked around, but not the result I'm looking for.

              Perhaps it's not tightened enough, but without additional tools, I have tightened it as much as it will allow me.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Worked well till it broke

              By Sean

              from Red Sox Nation, MA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots

                Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                I bought this so I could mount my old Soviet Fed2 camera on a modern tripod. It did what it was supposed to do, until one time the head broke when I tried to take it out. I had a hell of a time getting the broken piece out of the camera but eventually did with no damage to the camera itself. I just ordered a couple of the Oben ones (extras in case I lose/brake them, since they are small) so we'll see how they hold up.

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                5.0

                needed for Vanguard PH-55 Panhead

                By Tom

                from Rochester, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                  This reducer bushing is needed to use the Vanguard PH-55 Panhead (a great piece of equipment) with all of the tripods I own. My tripods all take1/4 20 but the PH-55 only comes 3/8 16.

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                  5.0

                  Such a small little wonder

                  By kimww

                  from IN

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Light Stand Rigging

                    Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                    You never know when you might need one of these little jewels. Rigging support for lights or mounting anything on a light stand, eventually you'll need one of these.

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                    5.0

                    does what it is supposed to

                    By Boris the spider

                    from Farmington, CT

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fits Well
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                      I used it to replace a broken pistol grip with a video head from another tripod.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect!

                      By elgatonegro

                      from queens, ny

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                        I use it to mount a fluid head to a pico dolly, simple!

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                        5.0

                        Life saver

                        By Bushing user

                        from Alabama

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                            I use this on older lenses and cameras with tripod mounts.

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                            5.0

                            Did the trick

                            By Tank Productions

                            from Milwaukee, WI

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fits Well
                            • Solid/Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video

                              Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                              I used this to adapt a Manfrotto tripod head to a slider and it works just perfect. The groove makes it easy to tighten. I can't imagine this product being any better unless it self inserted or extracted :)

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                              4.0

                              Simple and does what it says

                              By Mike D

                              from Charlotte, NC

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fits Well
                              • Improves Tripod Function
                              • Solid/Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Video

                                Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                                I used it so I could upgrade the heads on some older cosummer tripods. Did the job well.

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                                5.0

                                Useful accessories

                                By KWL

                                from Princeton, NJ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fits Well
                                • Improves Tripod Function
                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                                    A must have accessories! Good quality and cheap price!

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                                    5.0

                                    Well, it's a bushing...and it works fine

                                    By ricohman

                                    from Salt Lake City, UT

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fits Well
                                    • Improves Tripod Function
                                    • Solid/Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                                      I needed this to adapt a Bogen tripod head to another tripod body. It is a simple thing that was necessary and works correctly. Sometimes that's all you want.

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                                      5.0

                                      Simple functionality

                                      By Old Cog

                                      from Decatur, GA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fits Well
                                      • Solid/Sturdy

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                                        This incredible part allowed me to marry a Manfrotto video fluid head to a Slick tripod. This enabled me to obtain all of the capabilities I wanted from two different manufacturers. Sweet.

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                                        5.0

                                        great find!

                                        By Chadzilla

                                        from Apache Junction, Arizona

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Fits Well
                                        • Solid/Sturdy

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Video

                                          Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                                          I use this to put my Rode mic on a pistol grip that has a 1/4" screw. The Rode mic has a 3/8" female screw and would not attach to the pistol grip. This bushing solved the problem quickly and easily.

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                                          4.0

                                          Bushing

                                          By Don

                                          from st petersburg fl

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Sports/Action
                                            • Travel
                                            • Wildlife

                                            Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                                            As advertized, fast delivery.

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                                            5.0

                                            Life saver

                                            By JonnyTheLoser

                                            from Minneapolis, MN

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Fits Well
                                            • Improves Tripod Function
                                            • Solid/Sturdy

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                                                I keep a couple handy when I'm on set as they have many uses and will make you a hero for the day if you're on location and are able to solve a camera mounting issue.

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                                                5.0

                                                Crazy bushing

                                                By DrBob

                                                from Ben Hur Va.

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Fits Well
                                                • Improves Tripod Function
                                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                                                    Odd that I had to make a separate order of this bushing. I didn't realize there was more than one size for a tripod mount. The wait was the only thing irritating.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Good Product

                                                    By Jacobi

                                                    from Dallas, TX

                                                    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 General Brand 3/8" to 1/4"-20 Tripod Reducer Bushing:

                                                      I bought this to mount a Manfrotto 3-way head to my Dolica monopod. It did the job. Note the bushing sticks out maybe 1/32 of an inch from the bottom of the head, so the head and base of the monopod are not flush. It does not seem to make a difference as there is no wobble in the head, but that was something that I was trying to avoid by buying this bushing vs. the Manfrotto one which clearly stuck out the bottom of the head.

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