Manfrotto 3036 Tripod Legs Tripods

3036 Tripod Legs

User Reviews (4)

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HCC   Intermediate [Jan 09, 2003]
Strength:

Height, strength, adaptability, serviceability, adjustments provided, great leg locks (best of any tripod I've tried). Unlike the 058, this is black all the way down (important for some low light photography - legs can reflect).

Weakness:

A bit heavy for long treks. The leg lock adjustment needs to be just right for maximum stability.

This tripod has a very good combination of weight carrying ability and height (2.12 metres without the head, but it can go quite low, or have the head attached to the bottom of the centre column). It's very steady and well made, like all Manfrottos. With only one leg extension needed to get the tripod to a reasonable working height (I'm 1.87 metres tall), it's reasonably fast to set up too. With reasonable, but not over fussy care, it should last a lifetime. Why have they stopped making it? I just managed to snaffle an example - the replacement seems to be less capable, if a little quicker to set up in some circumstances, but for me would require extra leg extensions.

Customer Service

None needed.

Similar Products Used: Manfrotto 144B, Manfrotto 190.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Chris VenHaus   Intermediate [May 17, 2000]
Model Reviewed: 3036 Tripod Legs
Strength:

Sturdy. Inexpensive.

Weakness:

Heavy. Heavy. Heavy. Prone to getting dirt/dust in the supports. Difficult to get low to the ground.

This is a nice, sturdy tripod, but is rather bulky and heavy. If you don't have to lug it around too far, it works great- but after hauling this man-killer around the sand dunes of Death Valley with a fully loaded camera bag and a hand-grip ball head- I'm ready to get a smaller carbon fiber tripod.......soon. The value for such a sturdy tripod is excellent. I'd imagine you could get a pretty good deal on this one used.

Customer Service

haven't needed any

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
josh simpson   Intermediate [Nov 18, 2000]
Strength:

rock solid very adaptable, and really good extension

Weakness:

heavy. with heavy use this tripod will not be passed down to the grandkids.

this is a cheap solid workhorse. It will not last forever ala gitzo. It will not be a pretty site after 2 months of heavy use. mine looks like i drag it behind my car. It will hold almost any camera rock solid all the way up to 80". I love the height this bad boy gets. If you back pack you might want something lighter it is a bit heavy and kind of a beast. but all in all at 160 bucks its a bad ass tripod.-J

Similar Products Used: 3021
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Joe Weinroth   Professional [Aug 18, 1999]
Model Reviewed: 3036 Tripod Legs
Strength:

Good strong Med/Heavy unit-gear type center shaft-can be found used at low prices.

Weakness:

I purchased mine used with 3047 head-controls on head a little tedious for quick work-I will install a large ball head with quick release soon.

Finding tripods used in exc to mint shape is easy.
Most tripods are hardly used! Large ball heads are MUCH easier to use than standard types.

Customer Service

none needed.

Similar Products Used: I also own a Bogen 3021
(much smaller) also got used w/3047.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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