Manfrotto Snap Tilthead with Shoe Mount

Manfrotto Snap Tilthead with Shoe Mount

Manfrotto Snap Tilthead with Shoe Mount

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Product Highlights

  • For On-Camera Flash
  • Counterbalance Mechanism Prevents Damage
  • Safety Lock
  • Universal Flash Shoe
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The Snap Tilthead with Shoe Mount from Manfrotto is a handy way to take your flash off-camera for use with an umbrella or softbox or to use it as a slave in a multi-flash setup. With a trim form factor that packs economically, the Tilthead fits any stand with a 5/8" stud and features an auto-locking knob for angle selection with a counterbalance mechanism to prevent the flash from over-tilting into the stand. Compatible with all major brands, the shoe loosens to accept the flash and tightens to secure it with a single twist of the Tilthead's locking collar.

UPC: 719821365587
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Manfrotto Snap Tilthead with Shoe Mount
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
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    • 1Description
    Receiver 5/8" (16 mm) Stand mount
    Compatibility All major brand shoe mount flashes
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 5.1 x 0.1"
    Snap Tilthead with Shoe Mount is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 47.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good Idea, But Will Wait for Version #2 I tried two of these (ordered one, returned it, & tried a 2nd one--returned it)...I really wanted to like this new lightweight tool, as it appeared to have some unique and out-of-the-box thinking that seemed to be an improvement of my existing Manfrotto 026 Swivel Umbrella Adapter....But both Snap Tilthead adapters had the same issues....The locking mechanism, which is a unique design, didn't fit any of my Manfrotto light stands...I read through the enclosed instructions, and it said Compatible stands are: Manfrotto NanoPole Stand and Manfrotto range of baby light stands.....This is the fine print that doesn't appear on any website....:(...Then when i inserted a Canon 580EXII flash into cold shoe and tightened it down by turning the Tilthead's plastic locking collar, it was difficult at best...The rubber weather protector of my speed flash got in the way, but even when i finally got it tightened, the speed flash would wobble...:(...i discovered later from a youtube review, that there is an small allen screw inside the locking collar (beneath the spring) of the cold shoe, that wasn't tight, which appeared to have caused the wobbliness (quality control issue..??)....But seeing this tiny allen screw was also responsible for securing the weight of my speed flash, didn't give me confidence....Also inside the locking mechanism of the cold shoe is a piece of plastic with threads, which is the unit that secures a speed flash when tightened....It seemed this should be metal, rather than plastic....It seems that this threaded piece of plastic could probably snap with too much pressure over time, from the weight of a speed flash....Also, the umbrella hole holds the umbrella horizontal, rather than at an angle...:(....Really liked the springy counterbalance safety mechanism, but the other weaknesses overshadowed this unique design item for me....Very disappointed in quality of this Manfrotto product...Returned two of them, and went back to the old design of the original 026 Swivel Umbrella Adapter....I did a youtube review, which you can find if you do a search for Manfrotto Snap Tilthead, and Daniel Andries also did an excellent youtube review of this product....(In my listed Cons, this site wouldn't allow me to delete typo of Plastic Threaded Cold Who...Should say Shoe)
    Date published: 2014-08-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good Easy to use and quick to set up. The jaw is strong and holds the flash firmly and is easy to use with a large and rapid tightening dial. The tilt adjustment is spring loaded to compensate for the weight of an umbrella and works well. I wish there was a 2 way tilt to allow the flash to tilt in portrait orientation. The quick release to secure the unit to a stud on a light stand can sometimes be difficult to release but this is a minor issue. I read a few users complaining that their mounted flash is loose or wobbles and unstable. The fix for this is easy and takes a few seconds: Open the jaws of the flash mount complete. Look down that axis. You will see a spring that runs perpendicular. Deep to the spring is an allen key bolt. You can tighten this bolt without removing the spring by passing an allen key between the coils of the spring. Problem solve - rock solid. No more wobbling!
    Date published: 2015-11-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I love Manfrotto.... but... ... this product is a misstep. I am actually surprised Manfrotto even brought it to market. I bought two because I thought the design so perfectly suited my needs, but really, this thing is a hot mess. If you have read the other reviews, you already know what I would say, so I will keep it short. The flip lock does not feel secure. The head is so wobbly it make me feel drunk, the locking mechanism for the flash seems more like a desperate grasp rather than a secure lock. Manfrotto, I should own stock in your company with how many of your products I own and love.... but you really blew it with this one.
    Date published: 2017-11-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from If you do not have a manfrotto light stand... you are going to need to get Manfrotto 119 Female Spigot for 026 1/4-Inch 20 Female and 3/8-Inch Female 31mm Long Adapter this tilthead requires a light stand end with a flat side for the lock, otherwise it will spin or come off the flash connecter end is wobbly on the light stand end put holds the flash firmly on the flash end i like the way i can easily adjust them with one hand (my camera, or something is usually in the other) 3 stars for needing attachment
    Date published: 2015-06-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a universal head - beware Well made but not universally adaptable to all stands. The female locking mechanism needs to have stand with a flat side on the post for locking securely. New Manfroto stands have these flats - no one else's does. As a matter of fact my older Manfroto stands don't, my Calumet and Bogen stands (made by Manfroto) don't and my Impact's don't. Someday I'll find a use for this. I threw the packaging away thinking I was fine so I'm stuck with it.
    Date published: 2016-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits perfectly! I have bought this Product in Switzerland and like all of you could not attach it perfectly on any stud. This is my Solution which takes only 10 seconds. Just take a Hand File and start filing one round side of stud but not too much. I think less than 1 millimeter is enough. You can try during the filing a couple of times if it fits. My fits perfectly. Now it is a great Product.
    Date published: 2014-12-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Marvelous device - NOT for most stands While I love this design but will only be keeping it as I was able to modify it. If you notice one thread in these reviews it is that the locking mechanism doesn't close all the way, making it somewhat risky.It does not state on the B&H page that this device is only compatible with the Nano Pole Stand MS049A and the Baby Lightweight Stand. When I google the former all the pages that come up are German and neither is available at B&H. Apparently their adapter spigots are smaller, allowing the locking mechanism to actually close, which it won't do on the standard size spigots that come with the Manfrottos B&H sells, including the Manfrotto Nano Stand 5001B, which I purchased.Following the advice of another review I took a file and filed it down until it would close. Unfortunately I filed it just a wee bit too much and it now will turn on the adapter, which I suspect will only be a problem if it's a little breezy.In sum, GREAT design and solid build... just be prepared to get out a file if you want to use it!
    Date published: 2015-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong! 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.
    Date published: 2014-05-09
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