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Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod

B&H # MA528XB Mfr # 528XB
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Product Highlights
  • Optional Heads
  • Aluminum and Steel Construction
  • Uses 100mm Half Ball
  • Load Capacity: 110.2 lb
  • Max. Height: 58.27"
  • Min. Height
  • Folded Length: 39"
  • Leg Sections: 2
  • Weight: 16.3 lb

With a maximum load capacity of 110 lbs, the Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod is built to handle really heavy loads, and ideal for supporting camera jib arms. Despite its obvious strength, however, a close inspection reveals that this tripod offers quite a bit of brains and good looks to go along with its brawn.

The 528XB incorporates a fully adjustable mid-level spreader, which features telescopic ratchet braces that click into place in each of the preset positions for faster deployment. It also features an industry-standard 100mm bowl to accept 100mm half-ball video heads, and reversible leg ends which have rubber feet as well as stainless-steel spikes, for use in virtually any environment.

Construction
Constructed from steel tubes and aluminum leg extensions, the 528XB utilizes a sturdy single-tube leg structure with an adjustable leg spread. The leg spread also incorporates a 30° locked position for faster set-up and greater strength.
100 mm Bowl
Industry standard 100mm bowl accepts 100 mm half-ball video heads and allows the user to level the head quickly and easily for smooth, accurate panoramic work. In addition, the built-in 100 mm claw ball allows for use of the tripod even with heads not equipped with a half-ball.
Mid-Level Spreader
Incorporates a fully adjustable mid-level spreader, which features telescopic ratchet braces that click into place in each of the preset positions for faster deployment. The braces can be immediately set, allowing each leg to be individually positioned for maximum stability. The tripod's wing-nut style locking system further ensures its stability once setup is complete.
Reversible Leg Ends
The 528XB is designed to accommodate heavy loads in virtually any environment. This is evident in the reversible feet, which also have stainless steel spikes for use on uneven terrain.
Material Aluminum and steel
Load Capacity 110.23 (50 kg)
Maximum Height 58.27" (148 cm)
Minimum Height 28.74" (73 cm)
Folded Length 40" (99 cm)
Leg Stages/Sections 1/2
Leg Cross Section Round
Leg Tube Diameters 40.35 mm
Independent Leg Angles Adjustable wit 30° quick lock
Leg Lock Type Wing-nut type
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes
Center Brace/Mid-Level Spreader Yes
Bowl Diameter/Thread 100 mm Half bowl and 3/8"-16 male thread
Weight 16.3 lb (7.4 kg)
Center Column None
Suggested Dolly 114
Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod
  • 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
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    Manfrotto528XB Heavy Duty Tripod
     
    4.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (10)
    • Unfolds quickly (7)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very nice Tripod

      By One Giant Leap Productions

      from Fond du Lac WI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod:

        The tripod came ready to go right out of the box! Easy to set up and very sturdy for our jib.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent support for medium sized jib

        By Heath

        from Wilmington, NC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod:

            I got this for my EXFX jib. With a fully rigged F3 on one end it needs over 125lbs to counterbalance. These sticks do the job without worry.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Terrific Manfrotto Quality

            By BHFan

            from Memphis, TN

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod:

              Used with a Manfrotto 5 series head, mostly for matte rig work and jib/crane work. Excellent quality, easy to set up and use.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very sturdy, durable and functional

              By bsatchfield

              from Tampa Bay, Florida

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Sturdy
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Heavy camera support
              • Video

              Comments about Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod:

              If you're looking for a really sturdy, well-built tripod to hold up a heavy camera load, this Manfrotto is a great choice. It's really strong and stable. It's also fairly heavy and bulky, so be ready for some heavy lifting, especially once you attach a large camera system. I purchased three of these for use with our RED cameras and Sachtler Video 18 SB tripod heads. The mid-level spreader not only adds stability but functions very well in helping to expand and retract the three tripod legs uniformly. The spreader adjustment mechanics are very nice, too. My only complaint is that there's no way to loosen the individual tripod legs and then pull them back up into the unextended position; you have to simply loosen them and then let the tripod lower down to close the extended legs back up into their outer tube. I highly recommend purchasing the Manfrotto 114 dolly system to help move this tripod around.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent product for what I need to use

              By MPS

              from Regina saskatchewan

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod:

                  The tripod will be used to support the Glide cam crane. Like that the half bowl can be leveled. Legs not only lock into place but also has pegs to lock legs for added safety, don't need a camera crashing to the ground if a presser lock does not hold. Works great when panning camera, extremely sturdy. Rubber capped legs or can be converted to use spike on legs, reversible nothing to lose as parts go. Any would using a portable jib arm should consider this tripod leg works very good

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent quality

                  By Advimm

                  from Kettle Falls, WA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Studio
                    • Video

                    Comments about Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod:

                    I use this tripod in our Studio. Its heavy duty structure when used with the Manfrotto studio grade dolly guarantees a smooth and reliable motion.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Heavy Duty Sticks

                    By REJJ

                    from Pembroke Pines, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jib Arm
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Video

                      Comments about Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod:

                      I recently purchased an EZ FX jib and this product is heavy duty enough to handle the payload. I greatly appreciate the pins for leg adjustments with the wing nut locks for extra sturdiness. (Make certain the pins point inward).

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great product for that price!

                      By CinemaElectronika

                      from Guayaquil, Ecuador

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • FilmVideoJib Support

                        Comments about Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod:

                        We bought this tripod to support our Losmandy Porta-Jib Traveller. Fits easily in the TP-0939 Tuffpak Tripod Case. Very well constructed. Good piece of equipment!

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        "I would recommend this product

                        By Mike

                        from Dearborn, Michigan

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod:

                            does everything is says it does, It is strong, compact and very easy set up

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Nice Support

                            By David

                            from Indianapolis, IN

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Stabilization

                            Comments about Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod:

                            Overall a great tripod. It is heavy duty enough to support our small jib arm, but light enough to make it easy to transport and set-up.

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