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    Posted: 06 August 2020 at 22:38
I have a Slik 500ProDx tripod, which has a 3/8" male thread on it. I recently bought a Manfrotto 410 Junior geared head which arrived with a 1/4" female thread socket, even though I understood it should have a 3/8" female socket. I found a Manfrotto adaptor online, that was advertised to connect the two. However when the adaptor arrived, the male and female sizes were the wrong way around. This has now happened twice, with adaptors from 2 different sources. Has anyone any comments, or suggestions as to what to do. I got a refund from Amazon for the one that came from there. I'm in discussion with the second supplier.
I'm aware that there are cheap adaptors out there, but I use a A99 with matching lenses, which could make for an expensive bang.
 



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I would have assumed that there was something in the Manfrotto line that would be ideal, and it was just a matter of finding the correct one.

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Is this the Manfrotto adapter you’ve tried-

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/554344-REG/Manfrotto_120_120_Converter_Plate_for.html

According to description, this will work for your application.


Here is direct link from manufacturer (looks different, but same model# ; maybe an update)-

https://www.manfrotto.com/us-en/adapter-for-tripods-3-8-to-1-4-120/
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It is strange that the Junior 410 has a 1/4" thread in the bottom. In this link it mention the thread to be 3/8".

Are you shure your tripod head in not 3/8" with a converter insert to make it 1/4"?
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I guess you have the Male 3/8" to Female 1/4" Screw Adapter already (unnecessary) factory installed, so all you need now is a flat screwdriver to free up the original 3/8" female thread at the base of your Junior.

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2020 at 23:17
Thanks for your replies. I have a confession to make. It's about 50 years since I did imperial fractions in school and we have gone metric since. I was confusing 1/4" with 1/8", forgetting that 3/8" is bigger than 1/4". Problem is solved and I have what I hope is the correct adapter on order
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