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12-19-2015, 08:12 AM   #1
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Manfrotto Single Arm 2 Section with Camera Bracket

Have any of you used the Manfrotto Single Arm 2 Section with Camera Bracket? It's got great reviews but is it what I need?
I want to use it, attached to my tripod leg, to get down low for flower shots etc.

Will it hold a DSLR with a 90mm lens?
I obviously need the super clamp but do I need the stud?
If you've used something similar what was it and was/is it any good?

Thanks for your help
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if your camera fits this

Payload 1Kg (2,2 lb) at full extension ( https://www.manfrotto.com/single-arm-2-section-with-camera-bracket )

At the end is a spigot, therfore its thought for the light support.


Take this Manfrotto 131 DB https://www.manfrotto.com/repro-arm-with-double-camera-attachment-black a good tripod with a ball head, that should fit.
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Thanks for the pointers and the advice Joergens, it's appreciated.
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I've used a Magic Arm with a Super Clamp and it has been quite solid. With a heavier camera, you may need to wait and let the vibrations/oscillations settle before taking a shot. A remote trigger would be best.

https://www.manfrotto.com/magic-arm-with-quick-release-plate

Tripods like this Vanguard with an articulating center column are also useful for macro work

ALTA PRO 253CT - Tripods - Photo / Video

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I use a Benbo Trekker for awkward positioning of the camera. Benbo's are famous for being able to be twisted into all sorts of pretzel shapes to get your camera where you want it. They are infamous for dropping expensive things if you forget that one lever releases absolutely everything except the leg length locks. I used mine for a group selfie on a 70 slope. It looked weird but the shot was fine.
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Thanks for that John & Albert, much appreciated.

I'd love that Alto Pro John but not at that price :-) The Benbo looks handy but I'm not seeing good reviews re everything falling apart when you undo the locks.

I think the Magic Arm and Clamp will be my first choice, unless someone comes up with an alternative.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ray Hines Quote
Thanks for that John & Albert, much appreciated.

I'd love that Alto Pro John but not at that price :-) The Benbo looks handy but I'm not seeing good reviews re everything falling apart when you undo the locks.

I think the Magic Arm and Clamp will be my first choice, unless someone comes up with an alternative.
The trick with the Benbo is to ssslllooowwwlllyyy open the clamp lever. That allows you to use the friction to prevent catastrophes.

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I tried that combo years ago (decades actually)

it wasn't very satisfactory except for holding flashes or reflectors

however a super clamp with the camera bracket attached clamped on to one of your tripod legs work great

I have since drilled and tapped a 3/8rh set screw into one of the clamp's faces
there I attach whatever type of head I need

it makes for a solid platform
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Thanks ccc_ I'll probably get one online and try it out. If it doesn't work I can just send it back.
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