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Manfrotto 196AB-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, No Bracket

You Pay: $44.59

The three-section Manfrotto 196AB-3 Articulated Arm supports 2.2 lbs @ 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.

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Manfrotto196AB-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, No Bracket
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (5)
    • Strobe lighting (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    Great arm for gobos, reflectors etc

    By Typhoid Mary

    from Chaos Valley

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Manfrotto 196AB-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, No Bracket:

      Great arm for gobos, reflectors etc when used with other manfrotto products.

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      5.0

      Love thise 3-way arm!

      By Dave

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 196AB-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, No Bracket:

            I have purchased a number of the shorter 2-way arms for my studio and they have found great use for a number of things. I finally needed something longer and purchased the 3-way and love it! It is steady, feels just as solidly built and offers more extension, yet holds good weight. Would certainly buy another.

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            • No

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            4.0

            i would buy this product again

            By Yaacov

            from Brooklyn NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography

              Comments about Manfrotto 196AB-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, No Bracket:

              having an extra flash

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              • No

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              5.0

              very handy for extra lighting

              By Gyro

              from Jupiter,FL.

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Manfrotto 196AB-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, No Bracket:

                I use it to attach a strobe to my tripod and I get the light right where I need it,its beautifully made by the same people that built my tripod and its very light in weight and is priced right at under $.

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                5.0

                excellent to set reflectors

                By alejandro shooting in mexico

                from mexico cuernavaca

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Manfrotto 196AB-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, No Bracket:

                  when I shoot bottles I always need to diffuse or reflect something so I use to redirect light and other uses like attache something for others effects.the most important point of this device is that is lightweight and you can use it in a lot of positions...

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                  4.0

                  Perfect for Canon Speedlites

                  By PerfectSavage

                  from NYC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Manfrotto 196AB-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, No Bracket:

                    I bought a couple of these for mounting Canon 580EX II and 550EX speedlites; the single arm handles the weight with no issue at all; the three sections are much more useful, IMO, than the two section, spend the extra for this one... you don't need the double-arm for the weight of a speedlite alone.

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By Gellermam

                    from rio de Janeiro - Brazil

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography

                      Comments about Manfrotto 196AB-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, No Bracket:

                      I use to hold barn door.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good gear

                      By T.O.

                      from Maryland

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 196AB-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, No Bracket:

                          Well made and locks down tight. Either end drops into a super clamp leaving you with the choice of either 3/8" or 1/4" female connection on the end you're going to use.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          God sent!

                          By Da Photographer

                          from Singapore

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Manfrotto 196AB-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, No Bracket:

                            These arms are a god sent! They can be used from holding a reflector, to holding a small light.. to holding a product still.. like a spoon.. or anything you couldw think of really! It's like having an assistant that wouldn't complain!

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Well designed, easy to use, light weight

                            By SteveThornton

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Portable
                            • Quick Setup

                            Cons

                            • Can't remove stud on end

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Manfrotto 196AB-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections, No Bracket:

                              I bought one then 2 more. They work wonderfully.

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