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Manfrotto Complete AutoPole Expan Kit - Black

B&H # MA2960B MFR # 2961
Manfrotto Complete AutoPole Expan Kit - Black

Kit includes:

Manfrotto 044 Background Holder Hooks and Super Clamps for 3 Backgrounds - Set of 2 Manfrotto 046MCB Expan Drive Set with Black Metal Chain Manfrotto 046MCG Expan Drive Set with Gray Metal Chain Manfrotto 046MC Expan Drive Set with Red Metal Chain Manfrotto 032B Single Autopole, Black Manfrotto Complete AutoPole Expan Kit - Black

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  • Includes: AutoPoles, Background Holder Hook Set, and 3 Expan Drives - Black

You Pay: $486.99

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This is a Manfrotto AutoPole Expan Kit, a complete background support system that will allow raising and lowering up to 3 cored backgrounds without climbing a ladder. The Auto Poles are held in place between a floor and ceiling as high as 11 ft 4 in with a hand operated spring lock.
3 Expan Drive Sets work with their plastic color coded drive chains. The Expan Drives are held by the background hook set, which is clamped to the Auto Poles.
If your backgrounds do not have cardboard cores, simply add the Alu-Core crossbars, available separately.

This system has a black painted finish.

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ManfrottoComplete AutoPole Expan Kit - Black

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Nice System Except for Flimsy Chain

By DaydreamsGirl

from Idaho

About Me Pro Photographer


  • Lightweight


  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Studio

Comments about Manfrotto Complete AutoPole Expan Kit - Black:

This was a difficult system to set up, because it came with no instructions and a lot of parts. But once set up, it works fine. Until the cheap plastic chain breaks, which it will. The chain that comes with it is very weak and breaks often. Keep a ladder nearby, because you'll be needing it! They do have an aftermarket chain that is supposedly stronger. For the price of this system, it should have been included.

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