Manfrotto 016 Broncolor Mounting Adapter, Converts Standard 5/8" Light Stand Tip to 1/4" x 20 Thread on a 12mm Shaft

Manfrotto Mounting Adapter: Picture 1 regular $12.95

About Manfrotto Mounting Adapter

Made of zinc steel material, the Manfrotto 016 Broncolor Adapter - 5/8" Female to 3/8" Male with 1/4"-20 Screw - slips over and locks onto a standard 5/8" (16 mm) stud. The entire adapter is 3.95" (10 cm) long, and ends in a 1/4"-20 threaded tip. The shaft is 3/8" (9.5 mm) diameter and is approximately 2.25" (5.7 cm) long. It adapts to a Broncolor flash head, or any other lighting equipment that requires a smaller stud.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Durable (6),Easy to use (6),Lightweight (5),Versatile (5)
Best Uses:
General purpose (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (4)

Manfrotto Mounting Adapter Specifications

Attaches By
1/4" screw attachment type
Attachment (Top)
5/8" female attachment type
Zinc steel
3.9" / 9.91cm
0.31lbs / 0.14kg
Mfr #

Manfrotto Mounting Adapter Reviews

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(based on 9 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Reviewed by 9 customers


works but could be better


from Rhode Island  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this product with an Acra style quick release plate so that I can use a camera tripod (with a quick release mount) as a light stand in rough on-location shoots where I want extra stability. It works fine for that purpose, but it could be better. The biggest issue is that it does not have a hex or other feature that can be used to hold onto it with a wrench so that you can tighten the 3/8" mounting screw securely - I recommend Loctite.


Adapter Plate Works!


from Sonoma County, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Manfrotto 088LBP Female Thread to Male Thread Adapter by Manfrotto--this plate works perfectly. I recommend it for any ballhead with a base up to 38mm or 1.5" that needs a plate that will adapt 3/8" threads to 1/4" x 20.


Recomended Use


from Atlanta, GA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Perfect to mount the Manfrotto Mini Ball Head 494 on a platform having a 1/4-20 Stud.


Exactly what I needed.


from Brandon, MS  -  Semi-pro Photographer

My ball head mount was designed for a 3/8" x 16 thread connection, and my monopod had the standard U.S. 1/4" x 20 thread mount. This allowed me to mate my ball head to my monopod. Having one specially machined would have cost over $45.


Good adapter


from Clover, SC  -  Photo Enthusiast

The adapter is very easy to install and remove. Holds firmly. Little over priced.


Finally found it


from Grants Pass, Oregon  -  Photo Enthusiast

This little jewel isn't much but it saved me having to have one made. I used it to adapt a hook to the bottom of my manfrotto tripod to attach some weight to add to the stability.


works like a charm!


from Bothell, WA  -  Semi-Professional

This adapter is a thread size reducer for camera/spotting scope/tripod mounting. I have a few older items that have the bigger thread recepticle, this reduces to match all of my other gear.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Perfect item


from Santa Fe, NM  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I used this to attach a manfrotto 486RC2 ball head with a 3/8" thread to a Leki hiking staff with a 1/4x20 thread sticking out the top. The coupling works flawlessly, and resulted in a VERY versatile, durable monopod.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent product!


from CA, USA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Solidly built with ample base area.


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