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Manfrotto - Compact Advanced Smart 65" Tripod - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 94 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great Build Quality but Missing Piece

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    Tyler
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    I'm a huge fan of Manfrotto products because I think they always have a sturdy build quality. This particular tripod is very sturdy and stable, but also very lightweight at the same time. The reason I am giving it a 1 star review though is because when I purchased the tripod, it did not come with the 3-way head to actually mount the camera to. It was completely missing the quick release plate with the threaded bolt to attach the camera to, so I can't actually use the tripod. Very disappointed in the fact that I did not receive all the pieces with it. Unfortunately I cannot return it either since I did not open it until after the return period had passed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tripod for Basic Uses

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    JLugo5
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    This tripod is best for beginners who are looking for basic features. Panning abilities for video will be more difficult because it was not designed with that in mind. It is very lightweight, which is awesome for my use with it traveling/hiking. It is extremely compact, which is why I purchased it in the first place. The legs are fairly sturdy, but I worry the plastic clips will wear down quickly, but we will have to see. The foot grips on the bottom are minimal but they do the trick. There is not a level on this tripod, so if you are looking for level, centered shots, this isn't the tripod for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the better tripods

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    Alexciel
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    Pan & tilt is very smooth, you can work with it if you don't have optical stabilization, however if you have a lens with OS or a mirrorless camera with IBIS, you can expect some very smooth pan & tilt. Weight of the tripod is good and I'm able to carry it around for hours, it's very stable in construction, and small enough to fit in many backpacks. I would recommend this tripod over many. The only issue is that it does not have a level indicator, but if you're using grid lines on your mirrorless or DSLR then it should not be a problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Had High Hopes

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    Melissa82
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    Bought this tonight and was so excited to try it out. I got it home and immediately noticed how flimsy the handles were. They move in an odd, unintuitive way. They bump together when trying to tighten and leave marks. But the worst part was once I figured out how to move the two parts on the head, and tightened all the way, the camera would not stay in the position I put it. I do not have a heavy camera. This thing is going back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the work I do

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    Freddy
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    This was the most compact tripod I could find that would support a DSLR with a kit lens. I was looking at their compact monopod but the dimensions of the tripod is essentially the same except wider obviously so I decided the little extra weight would be worth not having to have both a monopod and tripod. The screw head works awesome. That was probably my favorite feature. Makes screwing on the camera almost as fast as a sliding clamp mount.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great all purpose tripod

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    z0mghenry
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    I find this a pretty good all purpose tripod for my camera. There's plenty of height adjutability with 4 extensions on each leg and further one for the main pole. So far it's been more than I need. If you extend the legs out fully, it's actually taller than me. Only giving this 4 stars because the legs seem a little less sturdy than other tripods that i Have seen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little tripod

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    Coultergeist
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    We got this for our P-1000 camera. We’ve had a hard time finding a tripod that would be stable enough for it, especially for high zoom shots. The head on this tripod is rock solid for our application and is far superior to any other tripod we tried. It wasn’t the most expensive, but it does what much more expensive ones couldn’t seem to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, compact, lightweight

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    bluengold
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    This is my second tripod purchase, and I have been completely satisfied. It has meet all my expectations; Lightweight, compact, quick release head, and easy swivel head control with adjustable handles. The one downside I have is after using this for a few months the strap on the bag broke off, this does not effect the performance of the tripod and not a deal breaker for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE!

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    raininjuly
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    This tripod is SO sturdy and light at the same time. I used mine for light painting and it was very windy outside, but this tripod held up to it. I love taking photographs in portrait mode and this tripod allows me to do it with no difficulties. I do wish, though, that they had the adjusting bars in opposite sides of each other, because it becomes difficult to tighten or loosen them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Replacement

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    Chix
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    Got this to add to my small collection of tripods for some video shoots. Was going to try it out for a bit and see if I like it... but i still have it. It does come in handy though with its little cons that other reviews have pointed out. All in all its small and lightweight which are key and i find ways to use it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Tripod lightweight

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    RobW14
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    So far I really like the tripod. I’ve had it for a month now and it seems to be working well. It’s loghtweight and compact for easy storage and carry and expands and adjusts to many situations. The only concern I have is long term longevity and abuse. It seems rugged so we will wait and see. I would definitely buy another.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tripod!!!

    Posted
    VideoShooter
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    Not cheap like the others. I went the cheap route at first in getting something at a lower cost, but had to return it to get this. When using an expensive camera you want to protect your investment. The build quality of manfrotto and the fluid pans are like no other. It is sturdy and holds a decent amount of weight. Definitely not flimsy like the cheaper brand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good to begin with, but not realiable

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    Gopal
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    The two rotation levers get stuck in each other so frequently. It is not easy to fix that. One lever broke in 3 months of purchase as I might have tried harder to fix the rotation on it. The tripod stand is good and sturdy, easy to setup. but the rotation locks needs to be better

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smooth Tripod

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    DavidD
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    It is just crazy how expensive tripods can get. Got this one on sale $79 down from $99. I am just starting out with photography and video so didn't want to go overboard. The tripod is very sturdy and smooth. It feels like a quality product. I am really happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent compact tripod

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    Rmf8800
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    I am a professional real estate photographer and this tripod is my daily driver. I had bought the same one several months ago and have used it literally every day since & bought this one for another photographer on my team. It is light, compact, but stable for indoor work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice beginner

    Posted
    Sailor
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    This beats my lightweight Cannon one that the legs would not stay clamped. Good weight and holds my d7100 with a 70-200 2.8 without any problems. Sometimes hard to open sections of legs and you have to wiggle them to open. No biggie. Overall a great medium weight tripod.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smooth Operator

    Posted
    Brandman
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    I picked up this Manfrotto tripod to take pictures during the holiday season and have been nothing less than happy. The legs adjust easily; the swivel head moves smoothly and I really like the included holder to mount cell phones on the tripod.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome accessorie

    Posted
    BroccoliBoy
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    This tripod is great for those people who likes recording games when there is some sort of railing in front of you. It extends high enough for your to record over everything and it's sturdy enough so that there isn't a lot of shaking going on. Very good product

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent tripod for lighter cameras or phones

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    DanW
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    This is a decent tripod for lighter cameras or phones. It's a bit flimsy when extended all the way, but I haven't noticed any issues. The included phone holder works well and is easy to use. The tripod is compact enough to be portable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fulfills its purpose/function

    Posted
    Melash
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    It isn't the most professional tripod out there, but overall it's very functional. I would say it's a bit tricky on the handling part, but again, I'm not a professional photographer, I'm just starting; it may mean that I still don't know how it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend