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Manfrotto 785 Modo Maxi Photo Video Grip Head Tripod


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  • Supports digital cameras and camcorders weighing up to 2.2 lbs.
  • Height adjusts from 6-15/16" to 59-1/4"
  • Ball head and joystick-style grip for positioning camera


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 15.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000FA7PQ2
  • Item model number: 785B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

T2) BOGEN 785B - MODO MAXI W/PLT

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Customer Reviews

With the legs fully extended the height almost equals that of a heavier tripod.
Susan Ferber
I wanted a very compact, light yet sturdy tripod for my SLR, especially on travels when a professional, heavy-duty tripod wasn't an option for plane travel.
Blue
I am very impressed with the quality of this tripod, as well as with how well it is designed.
Jim

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

51 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Hiram Grant on July 18, 2006
This is a very impressive, very compact tripod truly designed for someone needing a quality product that will easily fit into a suitcase. But first...

What this tripod IS NOT: it is not a substitute for a serious, tall tripod for everyday use. It not designed for anything heavier than our lightest Digital SLRs, and won't be the steadiest in the world with those.

But this is a very fine travel tripod for someone with a good digicam, such as the Canon Powershot S3 IS. It will easily support that weight, even in vertical. It can also easily be used with most Mini DV camcorders.

Considering how many leg sections it has, it is steady enough. Amazingly, it also allows you to spread the legs out, if necessary. The center column can be shortened, so that you might work very close to the ground.

One cool tripod.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By J. Hall on February 12, 2007
I needed a basic field tripod, and this tripod exceeds my expectations for utility and support. I wish that it had come with a zippered carryall of some sort - and some metal in the head would have made it more sturdy. That being said, I am perfectly happy to use my Olympus E-500 on it with my 50-150mm standard Zuiko lens.

My previous tripods have been the type that you buy at the local general stores (Target, Sears, etc.).

I find that this tripod is lighter than what I am used to carrying, and sturdier. The extra buckles are a nuisance - but the thing folds down into nothing! Plus, like another reviewer said, you can drop the height practically to the floor. The whole thing could be taller, maybe.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By James Marcano on October 1, 2006
I'll have to agree with the previous reviewer in that this is not a serious tripod; the trigger/button tightening mechanism is far too weak for anything but your average digital camera and perhaps the most compact of today's camcorders.

Bearing that in mind, I'll still rate this tripod with 3/5 stars for the simple reason that I listed above; the tightening mechanism simply doesn't do its job very effectively.

The tripod's saving graces are that for an un-braced unit, it is quite sturdy, and it certainly allows for a great range in height. This, however, means little when your camera is constantly pointed sky-ward due to a sudden loosening in the head.

If you're only going to be using this with a consumer-grade digital camera, then you'll most-likely be happy with the product. In my opinion, however, a near $80 price tag is a bit hefty for such a simple application.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By szelivia on December 8, 2006
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I was looking for something light and compact to carry. I was willing to sacrifice some stability for small size. While it is not as flexible as the pro tripods, it's light enough to be carried around. And even if I decide to upgrade to a pro tripod in the future, this will be my travel tripod. It is a solidly constructed for quality tripod, especially for the money you pay. The head is very, much easier to reposition the camera; just have to be careful you hold the camera when releasing the lever. I found that was a misleading in previous that total load is 2.2 lb it's rated for 4.4lb by manufacturer. It has no serious problem to hold my Pentax *istDS with 70-300mm lens or Nikon D70S with 18-70 mm. But it's definitely not a steadiest tripod on the market but it wasn't designed for this. I definitely at least check it out in your local store if you a looking for LIGHTWEIGH & COMACT tripod.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rick V TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 26, 2009
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Why I bought this
I received a new 25$ coupon from my Amazon card (LUV it) and decided it would use it towards a light / small tripod that I would take with me on my casual field trips to the local Indiana Dunes state park and other outdoor locations where I wanted a tripod yet needed to pack lightly with my camera backpack.
After reading up in various sites I decided to use this with my Nikon D50 with zoomlens. It clips onto my Microtrekker 100 camera backpack with velcro and weighs near nothing. Furthermore, the collapsed footprint is so small it does not get in the way.

Is it any good?
Yes, if you use it for what it is intended. I see people on here state that this is only for consumer DSLR's.... uhmmmm yes. I cannot impagine a pro purist walking around with a low cost consumer grade tiny tripod that does not provide the pro stability and features they need. Why even bring that up.

For a pro-sumer like myself that has 2 DSLR's, one a D90 with a big toot 18-200MM VR lens and a smaller older D50 this is fine.
I do have a 500$ heavyweight carbon fiber tripod with pro ballhead but ONLY use that for serious portrait work and when I go out to ONLY shoot and to places where I can reach my location without a massive tricky haul.

For all those other times I use this one now. It doesn't bother me to carry and frequently I have found myself pleasantly surprised I had this with me as it enabled some cool shots that I could not have taken by hand.

Conclusions
The tripod is ofcourse not super stable. Especially when fully extended then lowest leg pieces are so thin that that can wobble of you push against the tripod with a D50 or similar camera one. That is OK as you should not bump it and trigger it with your timer or remote.
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