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Manfrotto 732CY M-Y Carbon Tripod (Black)


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  • Carbon Fiber and aluminum construction for lightness and durability.
  • Adjustable leg angles.
  • Ergonomic design.
  • Perfect for compact DSLR or bridge camera.
  • Great for travel.


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002WTB81C
  • Item model number: 732CY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

This new tripod is an ideal solution for photographers that are looking for solid performance with compact and lightweight products – ideal for travel. The new M-Y CARBON tripod is designed for the photographer using a compact DSLR or bridge camera that would like to have a lighter yet higher performing tripod. The maximum load capacity is the highest among the M-Y range, thanks to the carbon fiber material. The M-Y carbon introduces an innovative design in the top casting that improves reliability and stability. Rotating Selectors allows you to easily change the leg angle for easy set up. Technical specifications: Maximum height 53 inches; Closed height 16.7 inches; Weight 2.1 pounds; Maximum load 7.7 pounds.

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This one is just good for amateur only.
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I would recommend this tripod to anyone that is looking for a great quality light weight tripod.
Andrew
It is very solid but often a bit too heavy for carrying it extensively.
Zhe Feng

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By C. Joo Kee on February 9, 2010
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Just got this tripod last week from Amazon. Its simply marvellous. The weight is a mere 954g after weighting it on my digital scale. Its best paired with the 494RC2 ballhead. I've tried fixing on both the 494RC2 & the 496RC2 on it. But only the 494RC2 fits it perfectly. 496RC2 is too huge, giving an unbalanced feeling.

Rated payload of this tripod: 3.5kg
Rated payload of 494RC2 ballhead: 4kg

Thus, I guess this combi is more than sufficient for a typical consumer to semi-pro user like myself. I'm using the following gears:

Canon 40D + 17-40 F4L + 430 EX ii = 1.8kg.

For tele purpose, assuming I mount my 70-200 F4 IS, the weight of my gear will be approximately 2.1 kg.

So this tripod is more than sufficient for my typical gear that i will be mounting on the tripod. After testing the stability, I'm quite satisfied with it. Thus the total weight of the 732CY tripod and the 494RC2 will be just 1.28kg. This is a highly manageable weight for a small size guy like myself.

My advise to fellow consumers: If you are having a similar set up like mine, get this tripod. Its well-worth it.

Cheers!
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful By E. Flores on May 19, 2010
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I own different manfrotto products and I have never minded the premium you pay for their products, but this is tripod is just not manfrotto quality. It literally fell apart in less than a week. I uploaded 3 images (hopefully amazon will allow them to be displayed.)

The tripod is nicely finished, you can just see and feel the precision finishing of the different parts when you hold it. It feels strong but light and looks just beautiful. However, after about 3 days of use one of the legs came off when pulling it to be extended. It could very well just be this tripod alone that was not checked at quality control but nevertheless this is manfrotto we are talking about. It is hard to explain the mechanism they use to attach the legs but they are being held by pressure from a screw from the inside. If you are not mechanically inclined you'd probably would not even attempt to reattach it.

It seems that the quality of the materials is only applied to carbon legs. The part the holds all the legs together is made from a metal that is not as strong as the rest of the unit. In my uploaded pictures you can see how thin is the part that holds this knob in place, about 1/8 diameter cylinder where a screw goes through. I was opening the legs to set it on a table and the knob came off broken as if it was cheap plastic. I had tried to deal with the leg falling off but the broken knob just made it useless.

Unfortunately I started using this thing after the 90 day guarantee expired, at the moment of this review I'm waiting on amazons decision after they receive my return.

Again, hopefully they will allow my images to be displayed so my explanation can make better sense. All my other manfrotto stuff is tough and well built. Not this baby though. I definitely expect better from a 200 + dollar tripod.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Zhe Feng on December 25, 2010
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I got this tripod about a month ago and just got back with it from a trip to California. I think this tripod lived up to my expectation for a lightweight and compact tripod. A bit about the backgrounds of my gears, I have a 5D Mark II, 24-105mm f4, 16-35mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8 IS, all Canon's L series lenses. If you've used one you know how solid (or heavy) they can get. I used my older 486RC2 ball head with this tripod. I think in my own experience, they are all supported fine with this tripod.

I also own Manfrotto's 190XB aluminum tripod for quite a while. It is very solid but often a bit too heavy for carrying it extensively. It's also too long to put it in a carry on luggage for a flight. So I decided to get a more compact and lightweight replacement. This isn't the cheapest carbon fiber tripod I found, but I've had good experience with Manfrotto so I decided to give it a try. Weighting 2 lbs it is exactly half of my 190XB, and the folded length is also much shorter. It fits in my tiny carry on suit case (without a head) perfectly, which is very convenient for traveling. I also attached it on my backpack (Lowepro Flipside 400) and it didn't add too much weight and balance, so I'm definitely happier.

Compare to my 190XB, it does not feel quite as strong, particularly the 4th section of the legs. I would not recommend using this in a windy condition for it might wobble. But when you're looking for a compact/lightweight tripod, this is the compromise you have to make, especially for this price. It's also a bit on the short side, even for me (I'm 5'6''). But for my purpose, I will keep both of them and use them under different situation.

Overall, I would recommend this for people who want a compact/lightweight and yet still quite sturdy tripod.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on January 21, 2011
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I have owned Manfrotto tripods in the past and have always been please with their quality. Tis tripod is no exception. I have a Nikon D7000 with 18-200 mm VR Lens and shoe mounted flash, and when using this tripod with a Joby Ballhead X makes this a complete solution for travel and general purpose photography. I would recommend this tripod to anyone that is looking for a great quality light weight tripod. The only thing to keep in mind it you will need to purchase a tripod head to make this tripod work, I have enjoyed Joby's and Manfrotto's tripod heads and would recommend both brands to pair with this set of tripod legs.
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