Manfrotto - 65" Compact Advanced Tripod - Black

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This Manfrotto MKCOMPACTADV-B tripod features a 3-way head, 2 levers and a locking system to secure your compatible DSLR camera, so you can capture clear, steady shots. The foldable lever and carrying bag ensure compact storage and transport.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Carrying bag
  • Manfrotto 65" Compact Advanced Tripod
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (316 out of 344)

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Features


Compatible with entry- and medium-level DSLR cameras with zoom lenses and a 1/4" mounting thread

To ensure stability while taking pictures or video.

Aluminum material

Provides durability.

3-way head

With 2 levers and an independent locking system lets you easily secure your camera to the tripod.

Foldable lever

Enables compact storage.

Extends up to 65"

For versatility.


Customer rating

4.4
92%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed with THIS Manfrotto tripod.

    Posted
    journalistjeanne

    Why Why Why didn't Manfrotto test this more? Really disappointed. I am giving this tripod low scores, I had high hopes for this tripod. It was purchased for frequent use and needed to be affordable, durable and easy to use. Not applicable here. Legs: The telescoping sections were too tight to open, they were inconsistent, some were fast, some slow, too slow, I had to push hard to open or extend then to close two sections was nearly impossible. *PLUS side: Legs are strong, even down to the smallest. Leg Clips: The clips to allow for leg extension were awkward to open and certainly cannot be opened for further expansion or shortening while the camera is in place. There are many times to improve a shot you have to extend or shorten the height. (Even the cheapo one I have allows for this) (No one would want this before during or after any kind of shoot.) *I will try the screwing type in my next tripod. Feet: The feet can be slippery on most surfaces. I did see their shape before purchasing, but again, hoped Manfrotto would make secure feet for a variety of surfaces. *I will be getting adjustable feet, rounded with the metal point in my next. Handles: The two turning/adjusting handles (that is what I call them they must have a special name). are placed very close together. I had trouble adjusting the pivot angles no matter what I did. To turn up or down, sideways...either case, using one in each hand was awkward and they competed for space making impossible some of my shots with my DSLR. One of the handles does NOT LOCK completely and the camera tilted to the right side every time. If I turned it too much more, it seemed it would break. Carry Bag: The nicely insulated carry bag included seemed perfect at first. It has the Manfrotto logo. It has a protective thickness and was also dirt repellent as I used it. BUT it only had thin drawstrings as the carry handles. The skinny draw STRINGS were the bag closure and over the shoulder strap. VERY uncomfortable and NOT at all the type needed to carry this tripod around. They need wide cushioned straps for a Manfrotto tripod, especially for the nearly $90 price-tag. You may think this is a small detail, but when you carry your equipment around all day those strings will no doubt hurt your shoulder. Would need to replace the straps or buy a new case...If not for the drawstrings, the case was GREAT. Will be returning this Manfrotto tripod. It was my first from this well known highly reputable brand, world-wide. This was to be my go to tripod for my daily photography. I have some more to add, but this disappointing product has worn me out, now I have to return it and find another one. THIS TIME I WILL BE VERY PICKY. For that price, one can find a more suitable tripod. Just decide your priorities and if possible GO TO THE STORE and try them out. Bring your camera, open and close the legs, and ask how long you get to test it in the field after purchase. Make sure they will not charge you a re-stock fee if you really do get it dirty hence "in the field". Good luck. I will add some more comments when I finalize my evaluation. If anyone else loves this tripod, great. Want to buy mine?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A nice compact tripod

    Posted
    BulbShot
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    I got this for hiking and is more compact ,, it will hold 6 lbs with no problem and I put 8 lbs on to test but it will wobble more and I would only do that if I really have to ... I have another manfrotto that is twice the size of this one but is twice the weight and length to carry ... but the great thing is both use the same camera mount ... It advertises to extend 65" but I was surprise it extended to 72" max ,, which is a bonus for me which made me not get this sooner ... if you want to take longer exposures shots such as sunset and landscapes ,, I usually use my smaller setup with wide lens so this tripod is perfect for that For the negative reviews about the handles ,, there is nothing wrong with them ,, those people need to read the instructions ,, but if you just looked at them and can see one swings out ,, and can swing back to be compact ... so it does not interfere with each other ,,, it is also shown on the box picture The real negative is the camera weight mount is at an offset angle of the rotation center-line of the left-right and up-down ,, that the camera center of gravity weight requires you to hold it all the time especially if you not have the screw handles on tight ,,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent for cameras - DO NOT BUY FOR VIDEO

    Posted
    Arisian
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this after using a friend's $600 Monfratto tripod at a video shoot. I knew it was smaller and cheaper, but in the store it felt like it had good build quality and function. For a camera/DLSR, it would be fine - lightweight, easy to open, easy to stow. But for Video, it is TERRIBLE. What I didn't realize in the store was that the panning head has no lock. Instead, they have the panning head have a high coefficient of sliding friction (layman's term - it takes a lot of pressure to pan left or right before it "slides"). For a Camera taking stills, this would be acceptable. For video shooting, it is a disaster. Took it to two video shoots of live performances and the video is all janky and wobbly every time I tried to pan left or right. I tried to use two hands to stabilize the head while panning, and I even took the camera off and just rotated the head around in circles dozens of times trying to loosen it. I'd return it but I'm past the return period. I'll try to sell on Craigslist to a photographer. It is a shame. Again, VERY lightweight and good build quality for the weight. Would be perfect while hiking to not take up too much space or weight. But that pan head - UGGHHHHH!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not Great...

    Posted
    lowkey2357

    I purchased this product due to recommendation of others and the reviews here. I have to say my results have been mediocre so far. On the first test outing the plastic collar around one levers snapped off like it wasn't made very well. Only having about a day before heading to Austrialia I decided to grin and bear it. The tripod did reasonably well there except one of the lever handles came loose so it moved up and down on the lever which was kind of an accidental improvement as the handle did not stick out so far anymore. About 3 stars is all I can give this. I plan to see what the warranty department at Manfroto might be able to do in this situation and will report back if possible.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tripod for the price

    Posted
    mcktbfl

    This is an excellent tripod for the price. I'm giving it 5 stars because in this price range, it's a great choice. I'm not comparing it to tripods that cost several hundred to a couple of thousand dollars, which I have owned. For a basic tripod to be used with an entry level DSLR camera, this is a great choice. I've always been a fan of Manfrotto tripods and this one is no exception - it's a great product. Anyone who is complaining about this tripod is probably expecting a $500 tripod quality for $100, which ain't gonna happen. And anyone who thinks that $100 is a lot to spend on a tripod hasn't owned a lot of good tripods. I love how compact it gets, and even the fact that they give you a pretty decent carrying bag with it is great. Would definitely recommend this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tripod with good options

    Posted
    JanaCaye
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    This tripod has great height variation and I like the separate horizontal and verticle adjusting handles allow my company to get angles precise, which is required for real estate photography so distortion is minimal. The ONE complaint I have is that the neck is adjusted with a screw. My old tripod had a handle that cranked that neck up and down for more precise tripod height adjustment. With this tripod. you have to unscrew the wing bolt, hold the tripod down while moving the neck up and down, and then screw it back in again. This is very inconvenient and time consuming. I need to be looking through the lens or at the camera screen to see what the best height is for many shots and this feature makes that difficult.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, definitely not great.

    Posted
    NateDogDizzle
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    I would certainly recommend purchasing this as a first tripod, or something you're going to probably grow out of. I took and tested this tripod about 3 different times at Nisqually during their slow times where no one was on their boardwalks, and it's still very shaky. Mainly because when extended all the way, the legs feel very flimsy. I shortened them up to extend only the two legs, which fixed most of the issues, but it's a very large inconvenience considering this is a taller tripod made for taller people. Obviously this is great value, but definitely not for heavier lenses, or for "more than starter" usages.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent for Travel

    Posted
    BigJoe
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    I purchased mostly to use for traveling as it is a little more compact since it has 4 leg segments. The best features is that it is fairly easy to use and is lightweight enough to lug around. The biggest complaints I would have is that there is no level on the tripod itself, which is fine in most cases since most new cameras have it built in but would be helpful if you are doing any panning shots or video as it is hard to get level in both directions. I also don't think it is sturdy enough for doing longer exposures, timelapse, or video if there is any wind as it is not super sturdy when legs are extended.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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