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About Manfrotto 143S Magic Arm Flash Shoe



One reason why the Manfrotto 143S Magic Arm Flash Shoe is popular is because of its Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (6),Easy to setup (3),Easy to use (3),Reliable (3)
Best Uses:
Artificial lighting (3),Photography (3),Portraits (3),Strobe lighting (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Professional (3)

Manfrotto 143S Magic Arm Flash Shoe Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Handy Piece of Equipment

This item attaches via 1/4" male thread to other equipment. I use this Flash Shoe in combination with an adapter (Bogen #3108) to mount a flash gun (strobe) to a Justin Clamp (Bogen #175) or a Super Clamp (Bogen #035) or an Umbrella Swivel "Lite-Tite" (Bogen #2905) The non-conductive, high-impact plastic material of the shoe eliminates concerns regarding electric current running through the hot shoe connection of the flash. A great

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

New and Improved? We'll see

We'll see if the contract manufacturer that Manfrotto uses is making these to a higher standard that before they were yanked from the lineup. I have a fist full of these that all suffered the same fate - the threaded shaft is a press fit into the plastic top, and eventually they pull apart. A session with a bit of JB Weld fixes them, but why repair a part that could be better with a bit of thought. I'll probably add a few more as they're versatile, but will also carefully monitor them.

Reviewed by 6 customers

 
5.0

Nice shoes!

By

from Utah  -  Professional Artist

This is a great cold shoe. While it isn't metal, (seems like ABS or something similar) it is made well. A bit of a tight fit, but that's better than sloppy. I plan to buy a few more. Great for flashes, PocketWizards, etc.

 
4.0

I would buy this again.

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Hobbyist

It's cheap and it works.

 
3.0

New and Improved? We'll see

By

from Pgh, Pa  -  Professional

We'll see if the contract manufacturer that Manfrotto uses is making these to a higher standard that before they were yanked from the lineup. I have a fist full of these that all suffered the same fate - the threaded shaft is a press fit into the plastic top, and eventually they pull apart. A session with a bit of JB Weld fixes them, but why repair a part that could be better with a bit of thought. I'll probably add a few more as they're versatile, but will also carefully monitor them.

 
5.0

Don't be cheap. Just buy it.

By

from central, Kansas  -  Photo Enthusiast

If you need a cold-shoe to mount your off camera strobe, this is a nice one to buy. Don't skimp and buy a cheap one that's loose and unsecure. I use this for both my Nikon SB-800 & my Vivitar 285HV. It works great. It's a tad on the tight side, but trust me, it's better than being to loose and wobbling all over wondering when your $300+ flash is gonna fall off your stand. I bought one already and will buy more for all my stands from now on.

 
5.0

Well designed and elegant

By

from Murrieta, CA  -  Professional

I used two of these with an El Doble double flash umbrella bracket. The installation was simple and they look very professional. I like the firm grip these give when attaching my Nikon SB-800 Speedlights. Since there is no metal on the mount, there is no worry about shorting out contacts on your flash. Another quality Bogen product.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Handy Piece of Equipment

By

from Perth, Western Australia  -  Professional

This item attaches via 1/4" male thread to other equipment. I use this Flash Shoe in combination with an adapter (Bogen #3108) to mount a flash gun (strobe) to a Justin Clamp (Bogen #175) or a Super Clamp (Bogen #035) or an Umbrella Swivel "Lite-Tite" (Bogen #2905) The non-conductive, high-impact plastic material of the shoe eliminates concerns regarding electric current running through the hot shoe connection of the flash. A great

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