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Manfrotto 143S
6.5 out of 10

Manfrotto 143S

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Overall 8
8.0

Not indestructable, but cheap

lthnmsrtkn, B&H Photo
14 June 2015
  • Excerpt: When I shoot in clubs, I use one of these with a Justin clamp and an off camera speedlight. It allows for much more interesting lighting than just on camera flash, and more consistent lighting than just the cloub lights.
  • Pros: Easy to Use
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Overall 10
10

It works

Ben, B&H Photo
3 June 2015
  • Excerpt: I'm using this to secure an LED light panel to a Panasonic AG-HPX300 camera. So far, it's worked very well. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to attach a cold shoe to a device using a 1/4-20 screw.
  • Pros: Attaches Securely, Excellent Price, inexpensive, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Makes off camera flash use a breeze

Matthew Poon, B&H Photo
17 May 2015
  • Excerpt: I use the 143S flash shoes combined with Manfrotto 5001B nano light stands. I've been using this combination for approximately 2-years, and to date I've yet to have one mount break, or fail on me on the job. Prior to this I was using flash feet, with a spigot attached to the bottom of the feet.
  • Pros: Attaches Securely, Durable, Lightweight, Long-Lasting
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Overall 8
8.0

Sturdy but a little bulky

Kbvideos, B&H Photo
3 February 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought this shoe mount for my Sony PMW-200 camera, I use it to attach my wireless mic (I'm using the shoe mount on camera for my light). 143S Flash Shoe for Magic Arm by Manfrotto is very sturdy and secure. It's easy to screw in and easy to take off. My only flaw is that it is big and bulky.
  • Pros: Attaches Securely, Durable, Sturdy
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 10
10

Serves the need well

Florida video guy, B&H Photo
30 September 2014
  • Excerpt: When a specific monitoring arises for my Manhattan 8.9" HD monitor this works just fine..
  • Pros: Attaches Securely, Durable, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

It does what it says it would do

JKOgden, B&H Photo
16 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I thought that this would be cheap plastic, but it seems to be pretty durable from my use thus far.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Pricey
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Overall 6
6.0

Gets the job done for a while

JennyTenney, B&H Photo
15 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this to attach a pocket wizard to the bottom of my camera body while having a flash in the hot shoe on top. I just bought a new one because my old one fell apart. I got a good amount of use out of the first one before it broke, and I am expecting the same from the new one.
  • Pros: Good Color Value, Lightweight
  • Cons: Flimsy, Weak
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Overall 10
10

C100 "cold shoe" fix

MullenIt Over, B&H Photo
13 August 2014
  • Excerpt: For anyone wishing the C100's "cold shoe" (located at the rear of the handle) were instead a mount for a monitor, a wireless transmitter, etc - this is your solution.
  • Pros: Attaches Securely, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Happy I found this

Bill, B&H Photo
25 June 2014
  • Excerpt: My NEX-EA50UH has two 1/4x20 mounting holes on the slide-out shoulder support. This flash shoe mount allows me to mount a Sennheiser wireless mic receiver. This help with balance and weight distribution. I consider myself more of a videographer - but only had various photographer descriptors, below.
  • Pros: Attaches Securely, Lightweight
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Overall 2
2.0

Cheap plastic flash shoe

Chick who clicks, B&H Photo
14 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I expect better from Manfrotto. The two edges that hold the flash in place are thin plastic. I've gone through three of these now, and I refuse to buy another one. For the same price I can get a METAL cold shoe that I know will hold my flash in place.
  • Cons: Cheap plastic
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