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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 or a minimum height of 44cm! The geared center 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. Legs' diameters in mm: 40,35,30. Same as 161MK2 but black.
Submitted by MT Shooter a Expert
Date Reviewed: June 1, 2013
Strengths: SUPER tall!, Overly stable, fantastic build quality and truly smooth operation. NEVER a quiver out of it!
Weaknesses: Heavy at 17 pounds without a head, but this is NOT made for hobbiests!
Manfrotto's finest is on display in this tripod. If you have truly SERIOUS photography desires, this tripod will support anything you care to mount on it, and support it in the very most stable fashion.
Is it expensive? Yes, but still a great bargain when compared to the $1000+ Gitzos. Is it heavy? Yes, but that's exactly what you want in inclement conditions. Last thing a photographer needs is having his tripod blown over by a moderate wind (as happened with my CF Gitzo once). As for hard to reach, at 9' high this one will get over obstructions, or even add a boom to it, the weight is no problem!
A wonderful piece of equipment to have unless you are a backpacker!
Similar Products Used: Gotzo, Benbo, Bogen 3251.
Type of photography: Outdoor
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