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Model:
MKCOMPACTADV-B
SKU:
4853012
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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 369 reviews

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Versatile tripod

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    This tripod is very well built and sturdy for many applications. We have used it for several different uses including our camera and projector for ourdoor movies. It has enough weight to it that even on uneven ground with a projector it there is no worries of it falling over. Very easy to use and can be rotated to fit any angle needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent when arms set properly!

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    Many poor reviews for this tripod with 3-way head criticize the way the arms interfere with each other. That is because it is not being set up properly. I had the same problem but today I resolved it. When you are setting up the tripod from its folded position you loosen the two adjustment arms on the head. The arm that is adjusted with the right hand should be able to be moved to a position at 90 degrees to the other arm. If you aren't able to move it to 90 degrees, loosen it more and you will be able to. I had not loosened the right arm enough to take it all the way out of the folded position before starting to tighten. If you look at the arm there is a curved piece on the head that becomes a flat section. Rotate the arm to the flat section before tightening. This will require loosening it more. Look at the photos on the Manfrotto website and you will see the position of the arms when ready for use. When it is in this position it can be tightened securely. The arms should not be one over the other unless you are putting the tripod away and wish it to be as compact as possible. I hope this helps those having trouble with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Holds my gear in place

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    I really like this tripod. Can’t go wrong with a Manfrotto.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent tripod, love it

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    This tripod is versatile, sturdy and very LIGHT! Can not have any other better!! I have recommended it to my friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Next tripod ever extra light

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    Light to carry around, easy to open and close, nice carbon Grey color

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great tripod with case

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    Tripod is very durable. It also shrinks down to a small size that fits into its own case.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good but not Great...

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    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 with 1 review

    A nice compact tripod

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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 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great tripod with good options

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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 with 1 review

    Good, definitely not great.

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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 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    great

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    works great my wife loves it easy to use and for her to carry

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great tripod for travel

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    Sturdy enough to stabilize my Nikon 7100 with 70-300 zoom lens, yet is light enough and collapses into a very compact size great for traveling. Well constructed, and I prefer the double (separate) controls for pan and tilt vs. single "trigger-handle" style. Nice travel case included.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for photos!

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    Been using this for a long time now, brought this out during crazy weather conditions and still putting work!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sturdy

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    Easy to use tripod, very sturdy and holds DSLR camera. Comes with carry bag for on the go.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Not a fluid head, but great for photography.

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    I bought this for shooting video, and feel I made a huge mistake. Of course. Is it a terrible tripod? NOPE. It's excellent for photography. It feels tough. It's tall. It has decent movement for placing/framing your shots. For a similar price lesser tripods have bubble levels. This does not. It also makes a slight squish, probably from overgreasing the rotating mechanism. These are the only reasons I removed a star. If you want to shoot video, go for something else!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sturdy

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    Bought this after buying another on Amazon that just wasn't sturdy enough for my Canon T3i and zoom lens. This one holds it fine..much sturdier product. The adjustment handles are akward..seem to be in the way of each other. I haven't played with it much so that could be just me. I do wish it had a built in level as the "flimsier" model had.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Tripod gets the job done

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    Recently purchased a new DSLR camera and needed a tripod for shooting portraits and night shots. The Manfrotto tripod comes complete with the head and two levers for adjusting camera positions. The tripod is sturdy and the camera is secure when mounted. It even comes with a bag to carry it in. I'm very pleased with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Tripod for the Money

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    I used this once so far to record a Christmas play in which one of my sons had a premiere part. The tripod worked flawlessly and gave me excellent video, despite me being a beginner videographer. I'm extremely pleased with how it performed. It was sturdy and operated smoothly, was easy to setup and folds up fairly compact considering it is not a travel tripod. It is very light, and I feel I will have no issues bringing it to any events. I'm very happy with this purchase. I'm glad I didn't spend more on a "better" tripod, and I'm glad I didn't spend less on a budget tripod.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Decent for Travel

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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
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Go-To Tripod

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    This light weight tripod is my current "go-to" tripod among my arsenal. It is not as heavy as others that I carry, but it is sturdy enough for my GoPro Sessions and Canon handheld camcorder. I have not used this tripod for any of my DSLs because I don't trust that it will keep it secure. Overall, I give this product a 4 for decent marksmanship. The two handles for adjusting the camera are interesting. They have a tendency to get jammed together and the awkward positions make using the tripod a bit tedious, sometimes.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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