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Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 26.5 lb
  • Max Height: 74"
  • Min Height: 16.9"
  • Folded Length: 31.5"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 9.5 lb
  • Geared Center Column
  • Center Brace
  • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction
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The Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column is a workhorse with modernized features, in essence a much improved version of the venerable 3036. It can extend to over 6' tall, and the geared center column cannot lose height accidentally. The 475 maintains stability at all heights, and the innovative leg braces allow for both infinite leg spread & quick setup. A spirit level and convertible rubber/spike feet are included.

To avoid delays in leveling the tripod, the telescopic center braces have been designed with two click stop positions that allow you to easily find the same spread angle on all three legs.

Quick flip locks require only 45° of movement
Bubble level
Click stop detents allow speedy independent leg angle positioning
Geared center column with folding crank
General
Material Aluminum alloy
Load Capacity 26.5 lb (12 kg)
Maximum Height 74" (188 cm)
Maximum Height without Column Extended 63.8" (162 cm)
Minimum Height 16.9" (43.2 cm)
Folded Length 31.5" (80 cm)
Total Weight 9.5 lb (4.3 kg)
Legs
Leg Stages / Sections 2/3
Independent Leg Spread Yes, via center brace
Leg Tube Diameters 35, 30, 25 mm
Leg Cross Section Round
Leg Lock Type Flip lock
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes
Center Column
Center Column Type Geared
Center Column Sections 1
Reversible Column No
Center Brace Yes
Bubble Level 1
Spiked Feet Yes
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty Extendable to 10 Years with Registration
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    Manfrotto475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column
     
    4.9

    (based on 52 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (32)
    • Unfolds quickly (14)
    • Durable (7)
    • Folds away (7)
    • Lightweight (7)

    Cons

    • Heavy (21)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (25)
    • Portraits (21)
    • Video (19)
    • Night shots (15)
    • Weddings (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (19), Semi-pro photographer (15), Photo enthusiast (6), Professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (38)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Tripod Legs I've ever owned!

    I needed some tripod legs that would extend tall enough for me to get above the audience heads without me using the pedestal extended. These legs are perfect for that and if I were...Read complete review

    I needed some tripod legs that would extend tall enough for me to get above the audience heads without me using the pedestal extended. These legs are perfect for that and if I were to use the pedestal it's really sturdy so wouldn't get much vibration and is really tall. I'm 6' Tall and this is a perfect size for me. With the legs in medium spread and the pedestal down it's about 72" tall max height and with the pedestal up it's about 82" tall max height. The construction is built sturdy and adjustments are easy! It's not the lightest tripod but very durable and steady. I paired this with the Manfrotto 502HD head and the Manfrotto MAMBAG120PN padded bag and while I didn't want to spend this much and wish it could have been less cost, I'm really happy with the quality of everything and feel it was worth the money I spent!

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    475B Tripod Legs (Black) by Manfrotto

    The product looks sturdy and well made. However it did not come with an adapter that wouls allow cameras with different bases to attach to it. I purchased this product to hold a Gigapan...Read complete review

    The product looks sturdy and well made. However it did not come with an adapter that wouls allow cameras with different bases to attach to it. I purchased this product to hold a Gigapan system and I have to get an adapter to hold it. What a pain.

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    5.0

    Rugged Workhorse

    By Monster Productions

    from Albany, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

      This is my second Manfrotto tripod and i love it. Its strong and sturdy and can handle so many manipulations. I selected this one because i wanted a crank.

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      5.0

      Fantastic Video Tripod

      By Budman49

      from New Smyrna Beach, Fl

      Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

      This tripod is very stable and of excellent build. The cross braces add to the stability. The quick release plate allows for front to rear adjustment. The gear crank column is smooth and makes elevation changes quick and easy. The only thing I don't like is the weight. I prefer carbon fiber but the cost is nearly double; none the less this is a great tripod.

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      5.0

      Beast of a Tripod

      By Budman49

      from New a Smyrna Beach, Fl

      Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

      This is a big, stable tripod. I would have preferred carbon fiber for the weight but the cost was not justified. The tripod is fully adjustable and the cross braces add good stability. I'll tote it when I have to, but only for short distances. The crank works great and makes height adjustment a no brainer. Great video tripod.

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      5.0

      Great Tripod !

      By OrPhotoJohn

      from Eugene, OR

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

        Studio Product & Art Reproduction

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        • No

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        5.0

        AWESOME!

        By ReneC.

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

            Great steady tripod. I love the geared column

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            5.0

            A must for every production company

            By bob

            from Dallas, tx

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                Can't go wrong with this product. For the money you can't beat it - more than meets my expectations. Would recommend this in a heartbeat.

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By Mike

                from Tallahassee, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Adjust
                • Great Build Quality
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • None so far

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                Best tripod I have ever owned. Wish I had of purchased it sooner.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Everything I expected in a tripod

                By CJ Grafix

                from Saugerties NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Solid construction
                • Very Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • LandscapeScenery

                  Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                  This tripod is a monster !
                  Very solid adjustable, round tubular legs.
                  The center column adjusts very smoothly with no slop in the gears, and locks in place.
                  Everything that is adjustable has a lock to secure it in position.
                  I put an Oben BB-2 head on it and now I have a great combination for taking long exposures. I don't worry about camera shake anymore like I do with my lightweight tripod.
                  The combination weighs 10 pounds so I wouldn't want to carry it too far without the carry case with a should strap.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Professional Tripod

                  By schroejj

                  from Schaumburg, IL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Heavy Duty

                  Cons

                  • A bit pricy
                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraiture

                  Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                  I am a professional photographer that specialized in child portraits. I need a heavy duty tripod that has some versatility to it to use in my everyday adventure with active preschoolers.
                  I love the fact that it has a turning device to raise/lower the camera without having to move and resize the legs. This is a function I need when changing from preschool subject to adult staff subject. The tripod is much heavier than my old device. I knew this when purchasing this tripod but felt mentioning so others will be aware that they are not buying a lightweight easy to move around item. If you need a tripod to take on adventure with you, this is not your item but if you are using it for portraits or anything where it will remain stationary, this is the real deal.
                  It's a price pricy, more than I typically would like to spend, but Manfrotto makes a high quality device and if it lasts as long as one I had similar to this, it will be worth it.

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                  5.0

                  Well Built and Surdy

                  By Ken W

                  from Montclair, NJ

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Flexible Setup Options
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Tethered Setups
                  • Time Lapse

                  Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                  Well built and sturdy. Made to hold the extra weight of a tripod accessory arm with a monitor platform and camera. Excellent for outdoor, tethered and time lapse shooting

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                  5.0

                  Best Tripod Legs I've ever owned!

                  By RockstarBruski

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Tall

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                    I needed some tripod legs that would extend tall enough for me to get above the audience heads without me using the pedestal extended. These legs are perfect for that and if I were to use the pedestal it's really sturdy so wouldn't get much vibration and is really tall. I'm 6' Tall and this is a perfect size for me. With the legs in medium spread and the pedestal down it's about 72" tall max height and with the pedestal up it's about 82" tall max height. The construction is built sturdy and adjustments are easy! It's not the lightest tripod but very durable and steady. I paired this with the Manfrotto 502HD head and the Manfrotto MAMBAG120PN padded bag and while I didn't want to spend this much and wish it could have been less cost, I'm really happy with the quality of everything and feel it was worth the money I spent!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great legs

                    By Photo Queen

                    from Yakima, WA.

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                      I use these legs with the 502 video head for shooting still and video with a 5D MkII. The only minor gripe with that set up is the lack of ability to quickly level the camera when changing locations, but it's very minor.

                      These legs are extremely stable and I don't find them too heavy to move around in my orchard photo/video work. I wouldn't want to backpack with them though. They are infinately adjustable and can be locked solidly into any postition including well over my 5' 10" height. The center column remains stabile when raised, even to it's maximum which is ideal in our windy conditions.

                      They just don't get better than these legs for bedrock stability.

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                      4.0

                      These tripod legs are solid.

                      By Painting Conservator

                      from Williamsburg, VA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Great Construction

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                      I use this tripod in my studio, so the weight of them is not much of an issue. It is a bit hefty to move around. Height adjustments are easy and precise. I would buy it again.

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                      5.0

                      Beasty Tripod

                      By Big Vic

                      from Fort Worth, TX

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                          I've had one of these for about 5 years so when I needed to add a 2nd tripod there was no doubt what I was going to get. Great Tripod. Great for video work. A little heavy, but that's okay.

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                          4.0

                          2nd chance

                          By Ted

                          from Utah

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                            I've tried those light weight tripods and don't like them. I've owned a 475B for 5 years and liked it until the levers that tighten the legs began to crack - essentially - destoying their ability to do the job. No problem - I ran the tripod over to a camera repair shop to find out that the replacement parts are no longer available. They have changed the design, hopefully it will be better. Like a succor I bought the new one because I like the other 95% of the tripod and didn't have time to spend hours shopping for something that might be better. It's not light, but if you are not a wimp you can handle it. I've spent hours with my camera on the tripod slung over my shoulder hiking through the woods of Idaho and Utah. It's done a great job for me.

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                            5.0

                            Heavy Solid Value

                            By Industrial Andrew

                            from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Solid construction
                            • Very Stable

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Video

                            Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                            These legs were my attempt to overcome the slight wobble I get in my 190proB legs. They are rock solid and great for macros, portraits or anything where they don't have to be moved quickly. Heavy of course because they're huge, but that's expected and add to their stability. I'm very happy these legs.

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                            4.0

                            Good Product

                            By Ubaldo

                            from Los Alamos Ca

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                            Overral is a good product little bit heavy but steady and strong if you want both you have to pay...

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                            5.0

                            Nice stabvle high tripod

                            By Corp Video Guy

                            from Dallas TX

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video

                              Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                              I shoot in and around corporate food labs - need to go high angle over chef table and back and forth. very good tripod.

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                              5.0

                              SOLID and LEGIT

                              By ZB

                              from Dallas, TX

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Great Construction

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Portraits
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                              These tripod legs are the real deal. Solid construction all around, built like a tank, and just all around professional. It is aluminum, but you will like the construction. I mean look at the load capacity! I don't think you can get a better load capacity for the price. I hold a Canon 5DmkII, a TelePrompTer unit, and a tripod head all on these legs. At no point have I been worried about the leg joints slipping or failing on me. It's a quality piece of equipment.

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                              5.0

                              Outstanding stability and durability

                              By AJ

                              from Honolulu, HI

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Portraits
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                                I have at least four different Manfrotto tripods and this one is the best! It has height and also goes to the ground also. Great flexibility.

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