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ImpactRapid Baby to 3/8" Male Threaded Adapter
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (7)

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    (2)

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    (1)

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    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attaches securely (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Long-lasting (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (6)
  • Indoors (3)
  • Outdoors (3)
  • Portraits (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice Extra to Have!

Was more interested in having the 5/8" to 1/4 -20 adapter, but I got this to have as it is a very useful item to have. Only problem will be...Read complete review

Was more interested in having the 5/8" to 1/4 -20 adapter, but I got this to have as it is a very useful item to have. Only problem will be securing it to a stud or post smaller than 5/8". It will not mount straight and secure correctly. Luckily I sell electric motors and have shaft bushing adapters available. I made my own adapter to secure on a 3/8" post by using a 3/8 to 1/2" inside a 1/2 to 5/8" bushing. Mounts perfectly now. B&H you need to make some bushings available to people who may need them!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

does its job

This adapter does its job. I use it to fasten to a stand to convert to this larger threaded mount piece. The stand has a brass tip that I mount this piece to. ...Read complete review

This adapter does its job. I use it to fasten to a stand to convert to this larger threaded mount piece. The stand has a brass tip that I mount this piece to. Everytime I mount it it scrathes the brass. Not a big deal maybe a rubber tip a the end of the threaded screw could prvent this. Also, the packaging says that the product contains a chemical known to California to cause cancer but not much explanation of what the chemical is. I do not like seeing this on products I use often.

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4.0

Nice Extra to Have!

By Mike

from Middletown, OH

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about Impact Rapid Baby to 3/8" Male Threaded Adapter:

    Was more interested in having the 5/8" to 1/4 -20 adapter, but I got this to have as it is a very useful item to have. Only problem will be securing it to a stud or post smaller than 5/8". It will not mount straight and secure correctly. Luckily I sell electric motors and have shaft bushing adapters available. I made my own adapter to secure on a 3/8" post by using a 3/8 to 1/2" inside a 1/2 to 5/8" bushing. Mounts perfectly now. B&H you need to make some bushings available to people who may need them!

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    • No

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    5.0

    We needed them

    By Ken H

    from Minnetonka, MN

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Impact Rapid Baby to 3/8" Male Threaded Adapter:

    Our lights came without them.

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    • No

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    1.0

    Quality Control issues

    By Jake

    from NYC

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Control

      Best Uses

        Comments about Impact Rapid Baby to 3/8" Male Threaded Adapter:

        I purchased 2 of these. One of them was too small to fit on a standard light stand tip. I called Impact to note the problem, and they did say they would replace, but that I would have to pay for shipping.

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        5.0

        Versatile adapter

        By Learning Weaver

        from Roswell, GA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact Rapid Baby to 3/8" Male Threaded Adapter:

            Works great atop a light stand with 5/8" stud and even at the end of the Impact Telescopic Disk Reflecter Holder even though it's only 5/16" in diameter to attach a 3/8" mic shock mount.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            does its job

            By Carburetor1

            from Georgia

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Impact Rapid Baby to 3/8" Male Threaded Adapter:

            This adapter does its job. I use it to fasten to a stand to convert to this larger threaded mount piece. The stand has a brass tip that I mount this piece to. Everytime I mount it it scrathes the brass. Not a big deal maybe a rubber tip a the end of the threaded screw could prvent this. Also, the packaging says that the product contains a chemical known to California to cause cancer but not much explanation of what the chemical is. I do not like seeing this on products I use often.

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            5.0

            Good product, good price

            By Dan

            from Central Ohio

            Comments about Impact Rapid Baby to 3/8" Male Threaded Adapter:

            I needed a way to mount individual theatrical lighting instruments on a basic light stand. Several companies make this, but for such a simple adapter I couldn't see paying more just to get it from a major name manufacturer.

            This does exactly what I need. I will he buying more.

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            5.0

            Multiple use adapter

            By Steve V from PHX

            from PHX

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Impact Rapid Baby to 3/8" Male Threaded Adapter:

              Very solid construction adapter with multiple uses. Everything except the handle is steel so you don't have to worry about it breaking. I put them on the end of a grip arm to attach a camera weighing jsut a few pounds and its very secure. I was using them to help hold china balls, but I am changing the way I am rigging those to a karabenier in a grip head.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Raapid Baby to 3/8" Adapter

              By Ross

              from Newcastle, Australia

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Rapid Baby to 3/8" Male Threaded Adapter:

              I use this to enable me to put heavy spot studio lights onto my strobe light tripods.
              I have not found a simple devise such as them until now that allowed me to use my lights.
              They are simple to use and appear to be robust.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Solid and affordable

              By Phantompwr

              from Cape Cod, MA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Impact Rapid Baby to 3/8" Male Threaded Adapter:

                I bought this for a light that was missing the stand adapter on its yoke and this did the trick. Only wish it had a washer or two, its a bit difficult to really get it tightened down well on install.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Impact 3/8

                By HDman

                from NC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Light Stand Modification
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Impact Rapid Baby to 3/8" Male Threaded Adapter:

                  Love the design, just what I needed to attach my 5 ft. slider onto 2 elavated light stands. Built tough to last.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Perfect Product!

                  By Versatile Photography

                  from Norman, OK

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Impact Rapid Baby to 3/8" Male Threaded Adapter:

                    I can mount my LEDs to any of my stands using this adapter!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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