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Manfrotto 196B-2 Articulated Arm - 2 Sections, With Bracket

You Pay: $45.59

The two-section Manfrotto 196B-2 Articulated Arm with camera bracket supports 3.3 lbs at full extension. Extra versatility is also given by the sliding extension system which allows for easier positioning of lighting fixtures even in awkward and tight spaces (Replaces the 2935 Articulated Arm).

Maximum Length is 23.8 inches, and the bottom 5/8" spigot (compatible with the optional Superclamp), also has a 1/4" thread.

Manfrotto 196B-2 Articulated Arm - 2 Sections, With Bracket
  • Camera Platform with 1/4-20 thread (2933)
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    Manfrotto196B-2 Articulated Arm - 2 Sections, With Bracket
     
    4.6

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Easy to use (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (4)
      • Everyday (3)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Great product!

      By Jesse

      from NC

      About Me Film Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Manfrotto 196B-2 Articulated Arm - 2 Sections, With Bracket:

        I used this recently to mount a small camera on stage during a concert and it worked fabulously. I also used it to mount a small light during a quick interview shoot. It's been flawless so far!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Got it for iPad

        By Jesse

        from Mercedes, Tx

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Can Hold an iPad
        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hold your iPad
          • Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Manfrotto 196B-2 Articulated Arm - 2 Sections, With Bracket:

          I bought this to hold my iPad while I shoot using the eye-fi card.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Cheap, Useful Tool!

          By Amanda the Historian

          from Berkeley, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography

            Comments about Manfrotto 196B-2 Articulated Arm - 2 Sections, With Bracket:

            I use this extender arm with my even cheaper tripod to do document photography. Yes, I am on a budget, and this product was great for that. It is not the easiest piece of equipment to set up -- requires some fiddling and is a bit clunky -- but it's small and light, and once I got it together the way I wanted, it held my camera reliably, so neither the camera nor the expensive glass negatives it was suspended over were harmed. It is also quite adjustable, which was very nice. Great product!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Good deal for price

            By Cheskie

            from Brookyn, NY

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manfrotto 196B-2 Articulated Arm - 2 Sections, With Bracket:

                  This one was half the price of the other arms, but now I ealize that its a bit to shaky to hold firmly my DSLR, especialy when its fully extended.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Sturdy enough...barely

                  By Ambergris

                  from New York

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Manfrotto 196B-2 Articulated Arm - 2 Sections, With Bracket:

                    I used this to get additional height in a precarious water environment and the arm successfully held a smaller DSLR at angles.

                    I wouldn't trust it fully elongated with motion (swaying) involved, but it held up fine when slightly retracted.

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                    5.0

                    Versatile and Well Made !

                    By Bob Rock

                    from Leesburg, VA.

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact when folded
                    • Easy Setup
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Hair or Rim Light
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Manfrotto 196B-2 Articulated Arm - 2 Sections, With Bracket:

                      Manfrotto products and accessories, in my opinion, are always well designed and well made. These arms are no exception. I have two of them. They offer vastly improved flexibility in light positioning and are very durable and well made. Makes it very easy to add and position one of your Speedlites for a hair or rim light without having to constantly move the stand around. Not quite as far reaching as a boom, but much more compact and lighter. Folds up quite nicely and compact.

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                      5.0

                      Very Useful

                      By Ken

                      from Old Bridge, NJ

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Manfrotto 196B-2 Articulated Arm - 2 Sections, With Bracket:

                        I use this arm and super clamp to mount an LCD monitor to my tripod. Some shoots are tight and there's no room for a light stand. This allows my producer to check the shot on a cramped shoot. I've also used it to mic a room from a lamp post. Not too heavy but feels solid.

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                        4.0

                        Awesome Arm

                        By shanno

                        from Memphis, TN

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Manfrotto 196B-2 Articulated Arm - 2 Sections, With Bracket:

                          Highly adjustable arm support and gives solid support.... yet infinitely adjustable

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                          5.0

                          I am very Happy with product

                          By JR

                          from Fenton, MI

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Manfrotto 196B-2 Articulated Arm - 2 Sections, With Bracket:

                            Very handy for remote use of my GL2

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                            4.0

                            A little short, otherwise OK

                            By pmartz

                            from Louisville, CO, USA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Small

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Manfrotto 196B-2 Articulated Arm - 2 Sections, With Bracket:

                            I use this with a Super Clamp to support a Sony HandyCam. The arm sections are a little shorter than I had hoped (they are 27cm/11in) but not so short to be unusable for my needs. Very easy to set up and use, excellent flexibility for positioning.

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