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Manfrotto 143N Magic Arm without Camera Bracket

BH #MA143N • MFR #143N
Manfrotto 143N Magic Arm without Camera Bracket
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Manfrotto 143N Overview

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 143N Specs

Load Capacity6.6 lb / 3 kg
Length20" / 508 mm
Weight2.4 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.395 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.4 x 6.3 x 2"

Manfrotto 143N Reviews

great product

By Gil Afik
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-10

great product, super fast shipping

Good idea, tricky to adjust & keep working properly

By Patrick
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-11

I chose this over the alternative hand tighting version because of my arthritic hands, I wish I hadn't. Adjusting the tension is inscrutable and very frustrating.

Broke Day Two

By Wolf
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2015-10-07

Loved the Magic Arm until it stopped working on day two. I was locking it into place and heard a loud snap sound. Now it won't lock. Lucky that B&H is going to refund it for me. I will try the variable friction lock with the wheel next. I've heard that they are better.

Solid Well Designed Unit

By NorthWestPassage
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-02-19

I am actually using this to support a custom built frame holding an 18 and 2 7 monitors. The Magic arm is Perfect for this since the two arms can be right next to each other for storage.. but extended fully when I use the monitors. It is actually lighter than I expected. It has some heft and a great solid feel though. The actual locking method is 1st class all the way.. very well engineered. NO down side AT ALL. Only thing I would ever think of changing about it would be to make the Locking Lever spring loaded so the Handle would fold in more towards the arms for storage, but hey... I'm happy with it as it is too.

Strong, Durable and well built

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-09-05

The product is absolutely what I was looking for. Easy to maneuver and position when in tight spaces especially a car. The camera (5D MK III) sits solid on the base plate and never a worry of it falling. You will end up using this more than you thought.

Bombproof and well designed

By pete the hulk
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-07-04

From the moment I opened the box, to the fine tuning, this Manfrotto product is well made. I mean impressive. Keeps it's form once you set it. But don't try and attach your kitchen sink.

Excelente soporte!

By Ricardo H. T.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-27

Muy bueno!, lo tengo montado con una cabeza de flash, es seguro y muy resistente. Un poco complicado al principio al tratar de bloquear todo con una sola palanca : la r�tula principal, las dos bolas en los extremos y los movimientos de giro de ambos brazos. Debemos ser un �cuidadosos si lo movilizamos con un equipo montado en el mismo. Pero cumple muy bien su funci�n. Para la pr�xima compra seguro lo har� con el 244N de fricci�n variable.

Amazingly strong

By Tai
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-06

Heavy duty... holds all kindsa stuff from boom poles to lights...

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