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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.