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Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections Without Camera Bracket

B&H # MA396AB2 MFR # 396AB-2
Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections Without Camera Bracket

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The Manfrotto 396AB-2 Articulated Arm supports up to 11 lbs and offers excellent performance: robustness, lightness and versatility. The 396 family has been developed to provide greater rigidity and support than the 196 range, while maintaining flexibility thanks to its extendable sliding arm, further enhanced by its quick lock system.

The maximum Length of the 396AB-2 is 24.5 inches, and the new bottom attachment adds to the strength and versatility of the 396AB-2, with a spigot that combines both a hexagonal part for anti-rotation attachment in the Superclamp and a universal adapter section (for attaching to a wide range of stands, clamps and accessories).

UPC: 719821245803
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.5 x 8.5 x 3.5"
Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections Without Camera Bracket
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    ManfrottoDouble Articulated Arm - 2 Sections Without Camera Bracket
     
    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)
    • Reliable (4)

    Cons

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    Best Uses

    No Best Uses

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    Great for Lighting, Not Cameras!

    By Spike Da Peke

    from Central Jersey

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easily Configured
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Can't Exceed Wt Limits

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • As an Extra Hand
    • Strobe Lighting

    Comments about Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections Without Camera Bracket:

    I'm a fan of Manfrotto clamps and arms, and these are a great addition to my gear. I am afraid that some poor soul will see the reference to a camera bracket and think that this arm is an adequate substitute for a tripod. Ain't so. Though sturdy and easy to use, these arms have real limits when it comes to weight bearing, and the mode of failure can be catastrophic. Unlike magic arms which generally fail by showing a slow slippage from their assigned position, the articulated arms tend to fail suddenly and completely.

    If you use them sanely and as designed, staying within their assigned weight limits the Articulated Arms are incredibly handy to have around. I use them for lighting, and with a clip I attached, even for product placement.

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    3.0

    Support multiple applications

    By cameralee

    from beijing China

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections Without Camera Bracket:

        Light
        Solid

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Strong and effective for light flashhead

        By Fred

        from Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections Without Camera Bracket:

          Very good articulated arm. Capable of holding my Elinchrom Quadra flash head with a 22" plastic beauty dish. Also very sturdy for Speedlights.

          Requires a Mathews clamp or a Manfrotto clamp if attachment to the pole of a light stand is desired.

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          5.0

          Industrial Build Strength

          By holyzoo

          from San Francisco, Bay Area

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Lighting
            • Macro Photography
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections Without Camera Bracket:

            I had previously purchased the single arm version in 3 sections, and I love its tweak-ability. However, when extended holding a DSLR, it starts to flex. I bought the Double Arm version as a stronger option when needed and this thing is plenty heavy duty to hold a substantial weight without flexing. Additionally the dual arms make it easier to manuever into different positions without it flopping around like the single arm version. The only downsides are that its not as light as the single arm, and is not as tweak-able on all axis as the single arm. I like having both.

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            5.0

            Just what I needed

            By Gary

            from Michigan

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Medical Applications

              Comments about Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections Without Camera Bracket:

              Perfect for what my customer was looking for.

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