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Manfrotto 143 Magic Arm Kit

BH #MA143 • MFR #143
Manfrotto 143 Magic Arm Kit
Key Features
  • 1 x Magic Arm
  • 1 x Camera Platform
  • 1 x Super Clamp
  • 1 x Backlite Base
The Manfrotto 143 Magic Arm Kit is designed to hold a light fixture or camera in place in a variety of situations. The heart of the kit is the Magic Arm - an elbow arm with sure locking lever control at the pivot. The removable camera mount pans and locks, and has a standard 1/4"-20 thread mount. With the camera mount removed, it will accept any light fixture up to 6.6 lb that has a baby (5/8") receptor.
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Manfrotto Magic Arm Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Manfrotto 143N Magic Arm without Camera Bracket
  • 3Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp without Stud
  • 4Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand Base with Spigot (Black, 3.5")
  • 5Manfrotto 143BKT Camera Platform for Magic Arm

The Manfrotto 143 Magic Arm Kit is designed to hold a light fixture or camera in place in a variety of situations. The heart of the kit is the Magic Arm - an elbow arm with sure locking lever control at the pivot. The removable camera mount pans and locks, and has a standard 1/4"-20 thread mount. With the camera mount removed, it will accept any light fixture up to 6.6 lb that has a baby (5/8") receptor.

Manfrotto 143N Magic Arm without Camera Bracket

The Manfrotto 143N Magic Arm without Camera Bracket is designed to hold a light fixture in place, in a variety of situations. It is an elbow arm, with sure locking lever control at the pivot. It will accept any light fixture up to 6.6 lbs that has a baby (5/8") receptor.

The Magic Arm is modular -- Stand it on the floor or a table with an optional Backlite base (3095).
The Magic Arm is modular -- Lock it into an optional Super (2915), or Maffer Clamp, on a pipe or shelf from 1/2 - 2" in diameter or thickness.
The Magic Arm is modular -- Use it to mount a camera with the optional camera bracket (143BKT), or order #2930 which includes the mount.
UPC: 719821235392
Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp without Stud

The Manfrotto 2915 Super Clamp is made of lightweight cast alloy. The Super Clamp is a very versatile tool and it holds just about anything: cameras, lights, umbrellas, hooks, shelves, plate glass, cross bars, even other Super Clamps. In turn, the Super Clamp can be securely mounted on any tube from 0.5 to 2.1". An attached wedge can be removed and placed in the jaw for flat surfaces. A built-in socket allows the use of over 30 attachments to hold anything from backgrounds to lighting fixtures.

UPC: 719821287728
Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand Base with Spigot (Black, 3.5")

This Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand Base with Spigot allows you to mount a lighting fixture close to the floor or table with its 3.5" high steel stand base. This is a base and double-ended spigot only.

Quick Setup
  • Sets up easily in a matter of seconds
  • Folds flat
Very Stable
  • Engineered to be stable under recommended loads
UPC: 719821198727
Manfrotto 143BKT Camera Platform for Magic Arm

The Manfrotto 143BKT Camera Platform is a replacement camera platform for the Magic Arm. It has a standard 1/4-20 inch thread mount for a small camera.

UPC: 719821151685

Manfrotto 143N Magic Arm without Camera Bracket Specs

Key Specs
Load Capacity
6.6 lb / 3 kg
Length
20" / 508 mm
Length
20" / 508 mm
Weight
2.4 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.395 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.4 x 6.3 x 2"

Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp without Stud Specs

Clamp Type
Jaw
Jaw Shape
Round
Load Capacity
33.1 lb / 15 kg
Mounting
Mounting
Accessory Mount: 1x 5/8" Receiver
Clamping Range
0.5 to 2.1" / 1.3 to 5.3 cm
General
Weight
0.9 lb / 0.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.11 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.3 x 4.7 x 2.2"

Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand Base with Spigot (Black, 3.5") Specs

Key Specs
Stand Type
1 x Backlight Stand
Maximum Working Height
3.5" / 8.9 cm
Minimum Working Height
3.5" / 8.9 cm
Load Capacity
33 lb / 15 kg
Stand/Column Top Mount
5/8" Receiver
Wheels
Not Compatible
Air Cushioned
No
Leveling Leg
No
Weight
2.1 lb / 1 kg
Maximum Working Height
3.5" / 8.9 cm
Minimum Working Height
3.5" / 8.9 cm
Load Capacity
33 lb / 15 kg
Closed Length
18" / 45.7 cm
Mounting
Stand/Column Top Mount
5/8" Receiver
Included Adapter
1x 5/8" Stud with Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Male Screw
Features
Accepts Second Riser
No
Wheels
Not Compatible
Air Cushioned
No
Detachable Base
No
Leveling Leg
No
Reverse Legs
No
General
Footprint Diameter
23.6" / 59.9 cm
Weight
2.1 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.5 x 3.4 x 1.5"

Manfrotto 143BKT Camera Platform for Magic Arm Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6 x 3 x 1"

Manfrotto Magic Arm Reviews

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question

What's the max payload this can hold? Want to mount a C300 MKII with Canon 24 -70mm
Asked by: James
Since the Manfrotto 143N Magic Arm can hold up to 6.6 lbs, the Super Clamp holds 33 lbs and the BackLight Base can also hold up to 33 lbs, the Canon C300 Mark II and Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM can definitely be held securely with this kit.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Will this support a Canon 1D MK4 with a 70-200mm lens?
Asked by: Dianne O.
That setup can support no more than 6.6 lbs.If you mean the canon 5d Mark IV and lens it is about 5.28 lbs combined. It is too close to the maximum in my opinion and at the least will tip over.I would not recommend that set up with that camera and lens.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2023-08-01

question

Will it work on Odyssey 7Q+ and Sony FS700? Or should I use another Magic Arm? Thanks.
Asked by: Christian S.
Being that the Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ and the Sony NEX-FS700R Super 35 Camcorder both have a threading that is compatible with the Manfrotto 143BKT bracket in this kit, you can use the 143N Magic Arm with them. This would be especially good to use if you are attaching the Odyssey 7Q + to the leg of your tripod with the Super Clamp or the camera to a flat or rounded surface with the same clamp.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Manfrotto 143 vs 244? Pros/Cons of each?

Manfrotto 143 vs 244? Pros/Cons of each?
Asked by: Alexander
The Manfrotto 244N has a variable friction control, so you can essentially loosen on portion of the arm while the other remains tight. If you do not need that sort of control, the 143N would have a single locking lever that loosens all the joints equally.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-10-29

Are the two sections of arm telescoping?

Are the two sections of arm telescoping?
Asked by: Mark
Unfortunately, the arm sections are fixed to one length.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-12-26

I can adjust the locking handle with two allen ...

I can adjust the locking handle with two allen wrenches, but how do I adjust the tension at the ball joints at the ends?
Asked by: James
The ball joint tension can't be adjusted. I would recommend not placing anything over 6.61 lbs. Which is the rated payload.
Answered by: Davidb
Date published: 2024-01-07

question

how long is the arm at full extension?
Asked by: Joe B.
The arm is 17 inches long fully extended and not including the pivot mounts. It is 20 and 3/4 inches if you include the mounts on each end. The unit is considerably heavier than I thought it would be. That said, it is made to last the rigors of production.
Answered by: Dylan S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Hi. How long is the arm end to end, not counting the connectors on each end?
Asked by: Jim
Not counting the connectors, you're looking at about 17.25
Answered by: Dideo M. Manfrotto Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27
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