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The tallest tripod in the range. Capable of providing a stable platform for cameras up to 20kg at a maximum height of 2.67m! (On the other hand this giant is also capable of a minimum height of 44cm!). The geared centre column is self–locking. The legs are braced using telescopic struts for maximum rigidity and the ability to have individually adjustable and lockable angles. Rubber feet with retractable spiked feet and level are standard equipment. Ideal for all large format cameras. Diameter legs in mm: 40,35,30. Same as 161MK2 but black. More
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The Ultimate in Stability
from St Andrews, Scotland
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Comments about Manfrotto 161MK2B Super Pro Tripod Black:
This is a very well made piece of kit. The built quality is much higher than the general Manfrotto stuff that you buy and will last easily years of professional abuse.The tripod is the sturdiest that I have ever tried and this is partially due to its weight which makes it bolt on the floor. It is very versatile since it can be adjusted from very low to be erected extremely tall. The legs can be spread apart in many different angles, do to those bars which attach the centre column to the legs. However, there is no marking for them by the manufacturer. I have placed my own markings in order to be able to adjust it to the place quickly.In other words, you need to mark those bars, in order to know how far you have to push the legs out to get a balance between the legs.As I mentioned, its is a very heavy piece of equipment. When I shoot on location, I have my assistants, carrying it for me and its a tad difficult once you want to move the tripod in order to change the composition, again due to its weight. (you have 9kg of the tripod+ 3-4 kg of the lens+camera+ the head, so every time, you want to move it even slightly, you have to lift a good 12kg+)Finally, it has the centre column which is very smooth to operate and it is as stable as the rest of the tripod. I often use this tripod with a bar attached on top of it where on one side I have my laptop and on the other side, my Arca Swiss Z1 ball head. It can handle any weight load without breaking a sweat.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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