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Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System

B&H # MA341 Mfr # 341
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  • For Small to Medium Sized Cameras with Telephoto Lenses

The Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket makes it possible to rapidly change from a horizontal to a vertical shooting axis without having to reposition the tripod head.  It incorporates an adjustable stop which prevents unwanted rotation of the camera upon the bracket, and is great for small and medium sized cameras equipped with telephoto lenses.

Keeping a camera's weight directly over the center of the tripod achieves two important objectives:  sharpness-reducing vibrations are markedly reduced & a smaller, lighter and less expensive set of tripod legs becomes practical for use.

To fit the RC2 (3157N) quick release system.

Plate 200PL-14
Weight 0.71 lb (322 g)
Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Manfrotto341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System
     
    4.5

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (28)
    • Improves tripod function (21)
    • Fits well (20)
    • Solid/sturdy (20)
    • Durable (10)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (6)
    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (21)
    • Landscape/scenery (20)
    • Night shots (13)
    • Travel (10)
    • Wildlife (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (5), Professional (4), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It's far more useful than I thought

    I originally bought this over a year ago hoping to create a panoramic head with it, but I bought an inexpensive pano head instead. Since I had this, I decided to give it...Read complete review

    I originally bought this over a year ago hoping to create a panoramic head with it, but I bought an inexpensive pano head instead. Since I had this, I decided to give it a try.

    I use Bogen ball heads and a Bogen pan head I've converted to RC2. I use battery grips on my cameras and since I used to use a camera with a rotating back, I find it comfortable to have the shutter release, etc. in the same place whether the camera's horizontal or vertical.

    When I flip to vertical with any of my tri/monopod heads, the head gets in the way of my grasping the camera to adjust its position, press the shutter release, adjust exposure, etc., so this elbow bracket is just the accessory to solve that.

    Fortunately, there's space between the left of the camera and the bracket to attach a sync cords and/or remote release to the camera.

    I'm a working professional so most of the time this one more bit of added gear doesn't look out of place hanging on me, but if I were trying to "pass" as a casual tourist/amateur I'd remove it. Heck, in that case I'd take off the battery grip, too.

    This gives a very fast flip from horizontal to vertical. When you're pointed at your subject and the camera's level, you don't have to do much at all to quickly change camera orientation.

    I just wish I had a combination of this elbow bracket and the Stroboframe VH 2000! That way the flash could flip when I flipped the camera. When I'm using flash I don't use this elbow bracket.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't waste your money, find another way

    There is nothing great about it. Everything that it does well, its SUPPOSED to do. Bad things are its heavier than most alternatives. The absolute worst thing about it is that...Read complete review

    There is nothing great about it. Everything that it does well, its SUPPOSED to do. Bad things are its heavier than most alternatives. The absolute worst thing about it is that 1/4" tripod mount screw is NOT attached. When this bracket is NOT attached to a camera, it's LOOSE, as in one step away from LOST, and then the bracket is useless. This is by far, the most inferior product Bogen sells. I would recommend everyone to pass on this.

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    4.0

    Generic rotation bracket

    By Allan B

    from Piney Flats, TN

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fits Well
    • Improves Tripod Function
    • Solid/Sturdy

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Portraits

    Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

    This camera mounting bracket has multi mounts for differnt cameras. In mounting my Canon 7D it gave me plenty of room to access to plug in the remote trigger cabeling and for flash connector. My main complant (no 5 stars) is that the main screw has no retaining ring to keep it attached to the bracket once you remove your camera. It does come with a cap which keeps the screw from falling off but you dare not loosing it.

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By borisbean

    from Seattle

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fits Well
    • Improves Tripod Function

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

      Works like a charm

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      5.0

      Excellent product

      By EvilleMikeD

      from Edwardsville, IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

        I was only looking for a simple L-bracket and this one came with a bunch of fittings I didn't need. Once I took those off I had exactly what I wanted. If I need those fittings in the future - I've got them. This bracket is very well built, easy to use, very beneficial and efficient. I'm glad I got it and I'll use it often.

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        4.0

        Solid, Affordable Bracket; Two Concerns

        By MrCameraMan

        from Near Chicago

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

          It's an affordable solution for those of us who have Manfrotto ball heads and tripods. It's a solid bracket that works quite well with my DSLR. The only reservations I have with it: The adhesive on the small and large pads was weak-- so weak, they wouldn't stay stuck to the bracket the day the bracket was delivered. Also, the screw problem that others have commented on is a concern. Your hardware store will have an "E washer" to help keep the screw from falling out. I truly thought they assembled this with a missing screw assembly part. It was initially lost in the box when I received it. Manfrotto should have modified the screw so the that the first 1/4" of the screw's neck from the base onward is without threads. That's where the E washer could have been fitted properly.

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          5.0

          Great Quick-Change Artist

          By John - the retired photographer

          from Ames, IA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

          Received this for Christmas and will use it my Manfrotto tripod to quickly change from landscape mode to portrait mode picture taking. I like the design, construction, and quality if this item.

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          • Yes

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          4.0

          Manfrotto Elbow Bracket Review

          By Mark

          from Frederick, Md

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

          The bracket does what it is supposed to. But, it appears to be an afterthought modification adding the Manfrotto quick detach connectors. Although not much instruction is needed, the instructions still could be improved upon.

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          5.0

          Great product.

          By Gilbert Henri

          from Montreal, Canada

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

            It places the camera in line with the tripod. I use it with a Manfrotto 028 tripod and it's rock solid. I do school photography so I use it almost everyday and I couldn't do without it. It fits with any Manfrotto head and can take my Canon 7D, the dual battery case and a 24-70 f/2.8 no problem with room to spare. Tough enough that I can use the 70-200 f/2.8 without any worry. I can also easily attach the wiring to connect the camera to my computer. Great gear from Manfrotto. I can say nothing bad about this product. Get it if you need it, it's worth every penny.

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            4.0

            Hefty and well made

            By Clock Doc

            from Alabama

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable
            • Well Made

            Cons

            • Pricy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

            I bought this bracket to be able to used my D80 in the vertical position for panoramic shots. I use it in conjunction with Manfrotto's Macro Focusing Platform which allows me to position the lens over its nodal point. I would have rated it as 5 stars but one of the camera retaining screws can easily fall out of the bracket when not in use. A plastic end cap is provided but can be easily misplaced. It appears a split washer of some type would have made the screw more secure.

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            4.0

            Perfect for stitching landscapes

            By Nyfty

            from Lincoln, NE

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots

            Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

            I use it to hold my camera in the vertical format when taking landscape images that i plan on stitcheing together later. Works very well with any tripod that has the Manfrotto RC2 mounting plate. Once you adjust it to your camera is will support almost any body with a wide to medium length lens.

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            4.0

            This is a very handy gadget!

            By Photography Lover

            from Seattle, Wa

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Improves Tripod Function
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Travel

            Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

            This is a great gadget to help me remember to take vertical shots as well as horizontal. It's so easy to use. All you have to do is take a picture with your camera horizontal then just quick release the camera and turn it to the vertical orientation, adjust it slightly and then take the image in the vertical position. I was tired of having to move my whole tripod if I wanted to take the picture the other way. Now I don't have to. It also was much less expensive then other L-Brackets that I looked at. Because it was specific for my tripod and not my camera I won't have to replace it when I upgrade to a new model, saving me lots of money!

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            5.0

            Wish I would have bought it Sooner

            By Marvil

            from Minnesota

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Improves Tripod Function
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

              Great addition to my accessories. Finally, I can shoot vertical without hastle or interference.
              Love it.

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              5.0

              Excellent for professional work

              By Valtrach

              from Laval, Quebec, Canada

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

              • Easy to misplace parts

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits

              Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

              I shoot students, stills & studio work.
              the bracket is solid and fits really well to my gear. I have a Canon 7D with 24-70 2.8L & 70-200 2.8L and it is really solid. I use it on an old Manfrotto 028.
              No place to store the special screw other than leaving it in place and screwing a plastic cap on it, which, to me, is risky. loosing it means the bracket is no longer usable. A simple lock washer would have done the trick.

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              5.0

              Does the job well

              By Argus Shutterclick

              from Vancouver, BC Canada

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

                I am using the elbow with a Canon 50D and a larger Manfrotto ball head with an RC4 connector. Before buying, make sure that the connector is compatible with your existing system. The item fits well and has an acceptable weight. It leaves enough room for the sync cables on the left (as looking through the viewfinder) of the camera. There is a little bit of extra weight because of the fact that the elbow is intended to be used with several types of cameras. A little on the expensive side, but good value compared to other solutions.

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                4.0

                Good Inexpensive L-Bracket

                By Bikeguy

                from New York, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                • Unsecured Camera Screw

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots

                Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

                It's perfect for what it is....if you don't want to or are not ready to go with the arca type, fit to your specific camera and have to re-buy if you change camera bodies type system, this does very nicely.

                The solid ruggedness is actually quite nice to handle. You do have to loosen it and rotate a bit to change batteries, but that seems like a small consideration when you account for the flexibility of this bracket.

                The only real nuisance is that the camera screw is not secured, thus the 4 stars, but that was far from a deal breaker for me. YMMV.

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                5.0

                341 Junior Elbow Bracket

                By Rob

                from San Antonio, TX

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

                  This is a great little gadget for quickly switching the camera between vertical & horizontal without having to tilt the ball head.

                  The only think I can think to improve it would be to put a "keeper" e-ring on the screw that mounts the bracket to the camera.

                  I actually ground off a thread half way down and installed an e-ring and it works great!

                  Very sturdy and not too heavy.

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                  5.0

                  I love this bracket

                  By Mitch

                  from High Springs, Florida

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Portraits
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

                    The bracket enables quick change from horizontal to vertical composition with the quick release system.

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                    5.0

                    Great addition to my tripod

                    By FluidEngineer

                    from Butte, MT

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

                      Easy to assemble and integrated well with my Manfrotto tripod.

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                      5.0

                      Very useful accessory for tripods

                      By Jeff

                      from Atlanta

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

                        used for urban & night photography
                        great for architectural shots

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                        5.0

                        Handy and flexible

                        By rofr

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Improves Tripod Function
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Portraits
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

                        I went back and forth between this and more expensive alternatives from Acratech and RRS. I may yet decide that I "need" one of those expensive alternatives but for the forseeable future, this fulfills all my requirements. I have no issues with twist but I will echo what others have said about wishing the tripod screw was retained in some fashion. Even if you don't loose the entire screw, the washer is going to be pretty easy to loose...fortunately I'm thinking the washer is easily replaced as well. Parts are available direct from Bogen/Manfrotto if you do loose them.

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                        5.0

                        Absolutely perfect

                        By Ride Life

                        from Cold Spring, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Improves Tripod Function
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Ground Level Photography
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Manfrotto 341 Junior Elbow Bracket with 1/4-20" Screw for RC2 (3157N) Q.R. System:

                          I was looking for a way to take ground level pictures in New York City without getting on the ground myself. I found exactly what I needed with this bracket. I was able to connect my D300 to the bracket and put the bracket on the monopod and start shooting as I walked. Great Photos made possible and easy thanks to Manfrotto.

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