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Additional adjustable adapters for Manfrotto 154 bar
« on: June 03, 2016, 05:31:17 PM »
The Manfrotto 154 microphone support provides 3 mic connection points - one central and 2 adjustable.  Does anyone know if it's possible to get additional adjustable ones for it? I've looked around and can't find anything, but perhaps someone other than Manfrotto makes something compatible?

For now I'm using a Dado (copy) connected to the middle spigot to support additional mics, but additional adjustable brackets/spigots would be nicer
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Re: Additional adjustable adapters for Manfrotto 154 bar
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2016, 01:51:16 AM »
The Manfrotto 154 microphone support provides 3 mic connection points - one central and 2 adjustable.  Does anyone know if it's possible to get additional adjustable ones for it? I've looked around and can't find anything, but perhaps someone other than Manfrotto makes something compatible?

For now I'm using a Dado (copy) connected to the middle spigot to support additional mics, but additional adjustable brackets/spigots would be nicer

If memory serves the spare parts to many Manfrotto products can be reordered. The corresponding material numbers are listed in the specifications:
https://cdn.manfrotto.com/media/catalog/product/sparepart/154B_20050930.pdf

Otherwise, you could use a Manfrotto Nano clamp (or one of its knock-offs):
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tarion-OS01529-Studio-Clamp-Thread/dp/B008QQPI34/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465019416&sr=8-1&keywords=TARION+OS01529


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Re: Additional adjustable adapters for Manfrotto 154 bar
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2016, 04:19:22 AM »
If memory serves the spare parts to many Manfrotto products can be reordered. The corresponding material numbers are listed in the specifications:
https://cdn.manfrotto.com/media/catalog/product/sparepart/154B_20050930.pdf

Many thanks for this info - having checked prices online, it looks like it would actually be significantly cheaper to buy a second complete bar and use its adjustable brackets than buy 2 X 154.01 spares!

Ah well - the clamps are probably the way to go - thanks again for the advice!
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Re: Additional adjustable adapters for Manfrotto 154 bar
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2016, 09:47:55 AM »
The Manfrotto Mini Clamp is a great little clamp; small and lightweight.  It is very adaptable.

The brass stud is removable and can be adapted to many needs. The screw in the side of the clamp holds the stud, or other, in place.
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Re: Additional adjustable adapters for Manfrotto 154 bar
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2016, 02:22:33 PM »
This is the Mini Clamp being used with some of my DIY adaptors.
There is a thru-hole that passes all the way thru the clamp that allows for various mountings of adaptors. In this instance I'm using a 1' extension (15"?), and a right angle adaptor; both are made from 3/8-16 thread rod stock.
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Re: Additional adjustable adapters for Manfrotto 154 bar
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2016, 09:03:33 AM »
Unfortunately, here in the UK, for the price of 3 of these I could buy another complete 154B bar.  Shame they're so expensive.
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Re: Additional adjustable adapters for Manfrotto 154 bar
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 03:27:43 AM »
How about these:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/824403-REG/Impact_ca_102_Rapid_Baby_to_3_8.html

I use two of these on an extra boom arm to hold my split Omni's.  They my fit your bar.
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Re: Additional adjustable adapters for Manfrotto 154 bar
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2016, 04:40:02 AM »
How about these:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/824403-REG/Impact_ca_102_Rapid_Baby_to_3_8.html

I use two of these on an extra boom arm to hold my split Omni's.  They my fit your bar.

They don't... Tried that before with the Manfrotto 154b and the Manfrotto 014-38 adapters and the diameter of the bar is too wide.

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Re: Additional adjustable adapters for Manfrotto 154 bar
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2016, 09:23:08 AM »
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If memory serves the spare parts to many Manfrotto products can be reordered. The corresponding material numbers are listed in the specifications:
https://cdn.manfrotto.com/media/catalog/product/sparepart/154B_20050930.pdf
I recently ordered two replacement parts for our triple bar from their official site, definitely not cheap. we just needed one stud and one screw assembly. all together was about $35 and they had to ship from Germany.
Buying just one of those adjustable pieces is about $50.
I'd probably go with one of the mini or nano clamps that are being discussed in this thread.
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