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Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108")

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Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108")

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  • Expands from 3.7 - 9.0'

You Pay: $70.88

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This Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder is a 3-section telescoping pole that will support paper rolls from 3.7 - 9.0' in width. The pole length is adjustable and features a Type-25 attachment. The T-25 attachment is a universal female tap which fits most standard light stands.

Minimum Extension 44.1" (112 cm)
Maximum Extension 117.3" (298 cm)
Sections 3
Attachment Size Type 25
Weight 0.6 lb (272 g)
Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108")
  • 2 x Type-25 Attachments
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Manfrotto272B Adjustable Background Holder (108")
     
    4.8

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (15)
    • Durable (13)
    • Easy to use (11)
    • Reliable (8)
    • Attaches securely (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (16)
      • Studio (10)
      • Travel (7)
      • Everyday (5)
      • Indoors (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (6), Semi-professional (4), Enthusiast (3), Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

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      5.0

      Does the job

      By Jimmy

      from Riverside, Ca

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

        This pairs perfectly with my Manfrotto stands and does what it's suppose to.

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        5.0

        Sturdy and Adjustable

        By Lee Photo

        from Pittsburgh

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

          As with all Manfrotto products it is a quality piece of hardware. Sturdy even when extended to its full length. Great for hanging paper or clothe backdrops. Purchased Manfrotto stands that I typically use separately

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          5.0

          Very sturdy background holder

          By Atenacius

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

            I have this wall-mounted in my home studio setup for a 107" background. It is incredibly light for what it is. It collapses down to a manageable size that allows me to put away when I'm not shooting. I use it with studs instead of the Expan system. Note that you'll have to put stops at the end of the studs to prevent this holder from sliding out of the wall mount hangers.

            Highly recommended. It's pricey as most Manfrotto products are but they are typically better made than the competition

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            5.0

            Solid

            By JerryJ

            from Kennewick, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

              This background holder is the typically solid Manfrotto construction. The twist-lock telescoping mechanism word perfectly. I've not seen any deflection in the pole, although I've only used it extended to about 5-1/2 feet so far. My only complaint is that, with the locking screws in place, it's too large to slide through the 2" PVC piping I use as a core for my rolled up back drops. I'll be looking for a shorter thumb screw to replace the ones that came with the pole.

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              5.0

              The right tool for the job

              By SCOTTEC

              from Green Bay, WI

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

              • Disasembly Required

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

              I aquired this for only one purpose; to hold up my backdrop when I do onsite portraights. Fits in the tube and gives me the right height. Having to take the clamping screw out to fit the tube can be awkward, but I may just leave the rod in the tube.

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              5.0

              No brainer

              By Mulveyphoto

              from Dallas, Texas

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                Great item. Does what it should. Might need a couple clamps for paper but often I don't. Mechanism where it slides out has some very light grease or oil. And it probably needs it. But it also kind of gets on your hand a little. Just a mini heads up.

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                5.0

                "I would buy this product again and

                By jacques

                from Magog,Québec Canada

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                Perfect for traveling

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                5.0

                Works Great

                By FEChariot

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                  This is the same cross bar holder that comes in the Manfrotto kit, but the stands in that kit didn't go as high as I wanted. So I bought 2 of the Impact 9.5' heavy duty stands and bought 4 of the 2" pony spring clamps instead of that kit. I feel I got a much more heavy duty support system this way for less money. This cross bar ties everything in very well. It is very easy to set up and the telescoping pole is highly adjustable for different sized rooms.

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                  5.0

                  Easy to use and strong.

                  By Romer

                  from Mississauga, ON

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                    As always, Manfrotto quality build. Works well for Paper and Muslin backgrounds. I use it with 2 Manfrotto 1052BAC stands. Very sturdy setup.

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                    5.0

                    Strong enough,Long enough,No said enough

                    By Clueless_Wanderer

                    from New Zealand

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                      As Usual with Manfrotto..Well thought out, well designed, well built, well priced and er.. well versatile :-)Out of the box one end is free to spin, which makes you think its faulty or slack quality control at the factory. Once in use, you realize that its allowed to spin so that you can adjust the length using the twist lock system whilst the the bar is fixed/attached to both the uprights/light stands.When using it as a cross bar to fix a D700 and 2x sb900's using 3 super clamps and a tripod ball head in the middle of it. It instilled full confidence to leave it there all day, no worries.. ..and there was no sign of tube compression when I cranked down the super clamps. I Have the Manfrotto Lbag110 for my light stands and the bar is about 120mm too long for the bag, I just close the two zips either side of its protrusion and the bag still sits good on the shoulder...If you peeled back the skin on my right forearm, underneath you would see the name 'NIKON' If you peeled back the skin on my left forearm you would see the name 'MANFROTTO'.. :-DBuy with confidence....Oh yeah, just remembered. Out of the box there seems to be an oily residue on it, so a once over with a cloth is a good Idea, especially if your then going to be handling a white back drop..

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                      5.0

                      Great for muslin too

                      By Mike

                      from Southern California

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                        I already own some Manfrotto 1052BAC light stands (same as included in the full kit), also recommended, so I just added this crossbar. At its minimum length, its stiff enough that the light stands slip and shorten before the crossbar flexes when I pull down hard. At its maximum length, it does sag a little in the middle but its not a problem. The working length of the crossbar ranges from 42" to 9.5' and is infinitely adjustable between those two lengths. There are three tube sections and you just twist them to lock/unlock. The fittings that sit on top of the light stand spigots add 3" to the total length of the bar. The T-handle on the clamp brings the total thickness to just over 2" which wasn't a problem for the pocket on my 10x20 muslin. One clamp is free spinning which I think makes it easy to setup solo and could compensate for some uneven floors.

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                        4.0

                        Just a little short and a little bulky

                        By JMag

                        from Sydney

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Studio

                          Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                          Like most Manfrotto products, this is well made and solid, but quite light and convenient to carry.

                          It is easy to extend and collapse, locks well in place and does not bow too much.

                          The end blocks lock onto a standard spigot, but are bulky and hard to get through rolls.

                          The whole rod only needed to be a tiny bit longer and it would have suited 3m wide rolls just fine. As it is they buckle up on the ends.

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                          4.0

                          Works well

                          By Peter J

                          from Milwaukee, WI

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                            Does as it should. Holds a 9' roll of seamless with some room to spare. It does flex a little bit, but in no way am I worried that it will break. I love how light and portable it is and how it just fits on to normal light stands. This works well for location shoots. I wouldn't use it permanently in a studio.

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                            4.0

                            Quality, but lightweight

                            By Jack

                            from Washington, DC

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Not Durable

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                            Used to hold a 9' roll of white seamless paper. Good value, solid construction, but still feels a bit light for heavy backgrounds. It's the best portable option I've found, but for studio work I'd use an autopole.

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                            5.0

                            have several

                            By weblady

                            from Fairfield, CT

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                                This holder collapses smaller than the bg bar that came with my stands. I use this to suspend bg paper with bicycle hooks that screw into the ceiling - eliminates problems with kids knocking down the bg holder stands.

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                                4.0

                                My third one.

                                By BillyBob

                                from NC

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                                  Works fine. Better for paper rolls than cloth. Easy to travel with.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good quality and functionality

                                  By CS

                                  from K-town, TN

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                                    Great bar for holding backdrops. I have plenty of stands, so I didn't need the kit to go with it. With a 9 foot by 12 yard roll on it, it sags just a fraction in the center, but nothing to be worried about. If you get a paper roll with a cardboard core, you won't have any problems with this. Great for fabrics as well.

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                                    5.0

                                    Simple, sturdy background holder

                                    By Chris

                                    from San Luis Obispo, CA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                                      Great background holder, for use with seamless paper or any other background.

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                                      4.0

                                      Versatile and economical background bar

                                      By Morgan

                                      from Toronto, ON

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Affordable
                                      • Compact
                                      • Well-made

                                      Cons

                                      • Can't use wide backdrops

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Location Photography

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                                      I bought this background bar for location work - it's compact and sets up super quick without the need for super clamps as opposed to other more basic segmented bar systems. The screw-lock segments are a neat idea, but if they get over-tightened, it's a pain to get them loose again. Fortunately, the locks aren't really necessary for reliable operation and the segments hold their position on friction alone. The only thing that's lacking in this bar is that it won't accommodate backgrounds larger than 9', but I don't really need backgrounds that big on location, so this works great.

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                                      5.0

                                      Useful for traveling with backgrounds

                                      By Bob

                                      from Catonsville, MD

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 272B Adjustable Background Holder (108"):

                                        I've used this for paper rolls, but also for hanging loose fabric.

                                        PRO: It's lightweight & telescopes down to a transportable length.

                                        CON: It's lightweight, which worries me that it will break - but in several years' steady use, it hasn't. On occasion I've had trouble twisting (unlocking) its sections, to make it expand or contract.

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