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Specifically developed for use with very long lenses on Monopods. Key features: Friction base which enables the bracket to pan on Monopod, also can be used on a tripod. Two rubber hand grips plus rubber protection to prevent damage to lens when tilted to maximum. Variable centre height adjustment in three steps.
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versatile landscape gimbal head
By Top Dog
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Manfrotto 393 Long Lens Monopod Bracket:
Product tripod mounted is used for supporting my 500mm lens fitted on a 5d mk111 body, although the lens is stabilised the pictures obtained when using this mount are vastly superior when compared to hand held shots
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Practical long lense support
By Scouser Bob
Cheap alternative to the top end heads.. Simple to adjust. Have used with 500mm and 200-400mm lenses for wildlife photography. Have dropped a couple of times and it copes really well. Only caveat is weight but keeps you fit in the mountains using rucksack.
I would recommend this product
Purchased this after getting a new very heavy lens (Sigma 150-600)and wanted to be able to support and control it. It may not be as fancy as a gimbal but it is half the price.Once set you are able to balance the lens/camera making it easier to use. It needs slight adjusting when using a different focal length but this only requires sliding the foot along the housing then locking it in place. It gives certainly more flexibility over just using a monopod.I have now used it on both a tripod (doing remote shooting) and monopod.It is not perfect by any means. Firstly, for something that is made from aluminium it is very heavy and it is quite a bulky item. When carried over a period of time with lens/camera attached it is certainly a relief to be able to put it down. Overall, I am pleased with it and if you are in the market for an alternative to a gimbal, look no further
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EXCELLENT VALUE FOR THE MONEY
Concidering that this about half the price of similiar brackets and it does the same job.
superb quality gimbal head lens mount
from N Wales
I use this gimbal head lens mount for a very long and heavy telescopic lens during astronomical photo shoots....it's stability is second to none and the extremely useful centre of gravity adjustment makes for a very balanced experience even when my telescopic is set at maximum length. Users can choose to either 'hold' or 'hang' their lens,allowing for a varied selection of lenses. Movement is smooth and sure which would be be useful for panning shots. The price compared to it's competitors is at least half and in some cases more than that. All in all a brilliant and invaluable piece of equipment that I will turn to over and over again.
Useful piece of kit
Big, solid mount for long lenses and cheaper than its contemporaries. Use it on a solid tripod (Manfrotto 055XB) with a 500mm manual and 600mm autofocus lens. Use it in the U mode (mount below the lens) not as shown in the picture Wex publish.
By Photo Pete
This works extremely well with a Canon 500mm lense on a tripod. Lots of people talk about using this in a U position rather than as a box. I find the manufacturer's recommendation is best as the centre of gravity means the camera and lense is easy to balance. It is bulky which means when it is on a tripod strapped to your bag it can be a bit awkward. I find carrying it head down easier to manage.
Brilliant With The Big Lens
Great price.Seems too loose for Panning Shots but maybe it is adjustable with a key??(not supplied)
Perfect for long lenses
By Admiral frost
Perfect for sport or wildlife bought because two friends use same equipment no regrets at all Weight does let down especially for older enthusiasts
Great long lens bracket
from Mottram, Hyde
About Me Semi-Professional
This bracket is great value for money and at a great price. It it's strong in construction but the trade-off is the weight. Not sure I would want to carry it with a camera & long lens attached for any length of time.It provides a great platform for my Nikon 200-400mm lens and D3X with and without a 2x converter fitted.Ignore the illustration from the manufacturer, it works perfectly with the lens sat on the bracket rather than supported by it. As many others have said, this is the best way to use it unless you need to get shots in extreme elevation either overhead or towards your feet. It will work from a monopod but I suspect many will prefer to mount it on a tripod. It's a simple screw-on mount.Nice and simple piece of kit and well worth the money.
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