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Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections Without Camera Bracket

B&H # MA396AB2 Mfr # 396AB-2
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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).

Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections Without Camera Bracket
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    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)
    • Reliable (4)

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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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