What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm)

B&H # MA122B Mfr # 122B
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping on Orders over $49
You Pay: $27.89

This is a Manfrotto Extension Pole for the base of the Backlight Stand. Use this two section black aluminum pole to raise almost any small lighting fixture from 21 to 33". Or, use it as a small portable boom for a video light or microphone (adapter optional).

This item replaces old catalog #3368.

Minimum Extension 21" (53 cm)
Maximum Extension 33.5" (85 cm)
Weight 1 lb (0.45 kg)
Attachment Size 5/8" male studs on each end, with 3/8" thread
Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm)
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Manfrotto122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm)
     
    4.8

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (12)
    • Easy to set up (10)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Consistent (3)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial lighting (9)
      • Portraits (9)
      • Strobe lighting (9)
      • Photography (8)
      • Weddings (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Reviewed by 16 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-16

      Back to top

       
      5.0

      very versatile pole

      By Chris

      from Dallas

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting

        Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

        I needed a side arm to hold a backlight from my c-stand. This pole fits perfectly into my ikan light, and screws right into 3 different places on my Impact c stand. It has both sizes of screw-in male ends, and nice caps for when not in use. Surprisingly versatile, and very sturdy for it's light weight.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Nice Extension

        By MD

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography

          Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

          great extension arm to hang fixtures from or offset anything you need.

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Great little Performer

          By Big Jim

          from Arizona

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting
            • Weddings

            Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

            I love the bolt mounts on the tips, it gives me a few more ways to use the Extension.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            Fantastic gadget - Has many uses

            By Carl

            from New Zealand

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

              I use this as either a portable stand to hold an off-camera speedlite, or to place in a base (again for off-camera speedligte work), It is extremely light and versatile, and perfect for these uses.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Allows tilt of Westcott Mega JS Apollo

              By Francis

              from Toronto, Canada

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

                  Using the 122B adjustable pole to extend the Westcott Mega JS Apollo (50x50") softbox from the umbrella bracket to allow tilting the softbox downwards. Without this (or a contraption of two umbrella brackets or door mending plates - which I was using) you couldn't tilt the softbox down... only straight ahead. I've got my lightstand sandbagged to keep it from tipping over. Much happier with this set up now.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand

                  By gh

                  from ft. lauderdale, fl

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Light Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

                  Was to extend a 10 foot lightstand higher. The main problem I find is that it is of lighter construction than I had imagined. Therefor, using it above 10 feet will be dangerous if using anthing heavier than a speedlight.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Pole

                  By Jerry

                  from Fort Worth, Texas

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

                    Works well with the Manfrotto backlight stand. This gives you a bit more height than just the stand.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Almost perfect for my needs

                    By Mooboy

                    from Melbourne, Australia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

                        I like to travel a lot, and one thing I always found frustating was the choice of taking a tripod or a light stand. Using this, a Manfrotto MA158, a spare QR plate and a left over spigot from a Manfrotto umbrella holder, I can now very quickly turn my tripod into a respectable height light stand.

                        My only complaint, is that this is too sturdy for my speed light needs. Slightly thinner and therefore lighter, would have suited me better. Or maybe a 3 section one which folds up smaller. All in all though, very happy with this combo. On my next trip my Nano lightstands will stay at home!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent product

                        By muggle1

                        from Paramus, NJ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

                          I use the pole with monolight strobes and sometimes speedlites, for illuminating a background or for an accent light, such as a rim or hair light.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Lightweight, great addition

                          By Joysong Photography

                          from Columbus, OH

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

                            I have used this adjustable pole to gain versatility for my off-camera flash at weddings where I am constantly moving want to get more flexibility in my lighting options. It has two attachment sizes at both ends and is lightweight. The only drawback may be carrying it when not in use unless you can find a way to attach it to your bag. It is a fantastic addition to how I shoot.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                             
                            5.0

                            another solid product from manfrotto

                            By weaksauce

                            from charlotte, nc

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Creative lighting
                              • Studio Lighting

                              Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

                              Using these adjustable poles in an overhead lighting grid. They work fantastic, esp. having baby spuds on both ends. Very easy to adjust up and down.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                               
                              5.0

                              compact

                              By Brian J

                              from Flagstaff, az

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

                                I use this in my "traveling" lighting kit. When used with the Manfrotto 158 female converter socket it extends the hight of my smaller stands that fit in my location kit. Simple, Easy, Just right.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

                                 
                                4.0

                                Very Functional

                                By Axel Studio

                                from New York, NY

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

                                This is a well constructed, very functional piece. Ideal for travel.

                                Generally for use with lightweight heads.

                                Share this review

                                 
                                5.0

                                Raise Your Backlight

                                By alksaki

                                from Fresno, CA

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

                                  Attached to a backlight stand base, the light is easily raised or lowered. Provides a smaller footprint and lower heigth than a regular lightstand.

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  perfect

                                  By vinyp

                                  from los angeles, ca

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

                                    just what you need for that extra couple of feet of height. No complaints.

                                    Share this review

                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Perfect additon to the Nano stand

                                    By David

                                    from Hartford, CT

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Indoors
                                      • Outdoors

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 122B Adjustable Pole for Backlight Stand - 21 to 33.5" (53-85cm):

                                      Perfect accessory to the Bogen/Manfrotto Nano Stand. I use it to mount my Apollo softboxes to allow the tilt point to be outside the Apollo...works with both the 28 and 50inch boxes. Will also allow the Nano to go from 6ft to almost 9ft.

                                      Also handy with the Manfrotto Superclamp.

                                      Share this review

                                      Misc Accessories and Adapters

                                      Manfrotto -  Female 3/8 to 5/8" Male Microphone
                                      • You Pay: $4.95
                                       

                                      Light Stands & Accessories

                                      Show more >
                                      Manfrotto -  003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot
                                      • You Pay: $27.99
                                       
                                      See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                                      Close

                                      Close

                                      Close