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Manfrotto 196B-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, With Bracket

B&H # MA196B3 Mfr # 196B-3
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You Pay: $58.88

The three-section Manfrotto 196B-3 Articulated Arm supports 2.2 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.

Maximum Length is 33.5 inches, and the bottom 5/8" spigot (compatible with the optional Superclamp), also has a 1/4" thread.

Manfrotto 196B-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, With Bracket
  • Camera Platform with 1/4-20 thread (2933)
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    Manfrotto196B-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, With Bracket
     
    4.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Solid Build and Adjustable

      By Brian

      from California

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto 196B-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, With Bracket:

        We are happy with this item. It allows us multiple options for our current setup

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Worked, But!

        By Neil

        from Lake Geroge, CO

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography

          Comments about Manfrotto 196B-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, With Bracket:

          Usage:
          Extend a camera for motion pictures of center portion of model train layout. The tripod is on a wheeled dolly.

          Pros:
          Highly adjustable and can mount my camera on one end.

          Cons:
          The arm did not have a fitting on one end that attached to or matched my Slik tripod head. Therefore, I had to fabricate something so it could attach snugly.

          Other:
          I experienced a great deal of up and down wobble as I rolled the tripod. I had to make a brace to stop the up and down wobble. In all fairness, this was probably more of a problem related to the head of my tripod.

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          5.0

          A great versatile tool

          By LB

          from Jackson, MS

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 196B-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, With Bracket:

              I bought this to mount my iPad bracket over the lens for a teleprompter. Works like a champ! As all Manfrotto products, this is very well made and a great bang for the buck. The locks work well in securing the arms in the position you need. Also use this for camera mount monitor and light.
              A great addition to the camera kit.

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              • No

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              5.0

              This arm is articulate

              By dallman

              from Twin Cities Area, Minnesota

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adaptable
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Live Music Recording
                • Microphone placement
                • Photography

                Comments about Manfrotto 196B-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, With Bracket:

                I use this for microphone placement, usually in hard to reach areas. The arm easily attaches many different ways to a mic or light stand, or clamp. The Manfrotto Articulated Arm was a great purchase as the ways it can be twisted turned manipulated and positioned seem to be endless. I am very pleased as the item does far more than I imagined when I purchased it. My one issue is that it moves in so many directions, I cannot seem to find the original position it came in right out of the box ;-)

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                4.0

                Nice gadget for 'infinite' positioning

                By Dave the Bells and Whistles Engineer

                from Harrisburg, PA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Flexible positioning
                • Portable
                • Quick Setup

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Laboratory test fixturing

                  Comments about Manfrotto 196B-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, With Bracket:

                  I have just used this one time, however it works well for placing my sensor in various positions at various angles. (I am actually using it to perform testing with an industrial sensor.)
                  It performs solidly with nice thick tubes and robust joints.
                  I'd give it a 5-star if it had 'quick or half-turn locking mechanisms' at the joints instead of the present thumb screws (which still work well).

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