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Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections With Camera Bracket

B&H # MA396B2 Mfr # 396B-2
You Pay: $97.89

The Manfrotto 396B-2 Articulated Arm supports up to 11 lbs with its built-in camera bracket. The 396B-2 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.

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

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ManfrottoDouble Articulated Arm - 2 Sections With Camera Bracket
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (3)
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    5.0

    Great for tabletop macro

    By Cebula

    from Bloomington, IN

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography

      Comments about Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections With Camera Bracket:

      I needed something that would allow flexible positioning of a Nikon D3200 camera with a Micro-Nikkor lens for tabletop macro photography. This arm works great with the heavy-duty Gitzo GT3320BS tabletop tripod, with the legs set at the widest angle to prevent top-heavy situations. I would be very careful if using a light tabletop tripod.

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      5.0

      Very strong and flexible.

      By Valério

      from Vitória, ES - Brazil

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections With Camera Bracket:

        it's a Manfrotto. Works very well. I received it today and made a test to see how it funtion with a light hair, with a SB900 and a snoot. This thing supported very well. Only the tripod wasn't very stable, but the experience had good results for use in small environment. This piece have several utiltys.

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        5.0

        Solid Arm

        By David

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections With Camera Bracket:

            Using arm to mount an industrial machine vision camera and LED ring light. Lightweight yet solid. Perfect for my application.

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            5.0

            Flexible and strong / well built

            By Dr J

            from Manalapan, NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy Setup
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Video Production

              Comments about Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections With Camera Bracket:

              I use the arm mainly for supporting a video monitor from a tripod, but this flexible arm could be used for lighting or an additional camera... I'm sure that I will find many uses in the future. I bought two of these along with matching super clamps, and the combinations are endless. I have many Manfrotto products, and each one is better than the other. These arms are strong enough to hold most anything within reason. Well worth the price. The only thing that could improve them would be an additional axis to swivel on, but just repositioning the super clamp usually does the trick.

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              5.0

              Great arm with multiple uses.

              By DLEvans

              from NW Corner, CT

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Night Time
                • Outdoors
                • Special Events

                Comments about Manfrotto Double Articulated Arm - 2 Sections With Camera Bracket:

                I was pleasantly surprised with just how rugged and solidly built this was - and of course versatile! I bought a few more after realizing just how useful it was. I certainly wouldn't recommend this to others, but I put my D700 with a 24-70 on it and was confident it was secure - it was solid. Of course you need a fresh bogen super clamp (critical) firmly affixed to a sure / solid support. I also put a Really Right Stuff PCL-1 panning clamp on it. Multiple flash setups are no trouble for this arm - it will twist and turn into any conceivable angle. My favorite Bogen / Manfrotto arm is the magic arm - that thing is a rock!

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