The Manfrotto 014 38 Rapid Adapter is a 16 mm female adapter that locks and fits any light stand with a 5/8 inch top stud. This adapter lets you mount any flash, light fixture, or camera that has a 3/8 inch threaded receptor in vertical or horizontal position. The adapter is built with high-strength aluminum, giving it a high load capacity. Its aluminum body also make this adapter light in weight at around 0.09 kg. It does not add much weight to your camera bag when you carry it for photography expeditions.