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Manfrotto 117B Aluminum/Stainless Steel Professional Video/Movie Tripod

B&H # MA117B Mfr # 117B
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You Pay: $339.99

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Offer ends: DEC 31 '14
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Product Highlights
  • Optional Pan/Tilt, Ball, Fluid Heads
  • Load Capacity: 39.68 lb
  • Max Height: 68"
  • Min Height: 18"
  • Folds Down to: 37"
  • 2 Sections, 1 Stainless
  • Geared Center Column
  • Retractable Metal Spikes
  • Optional Dollies

The Manfrotto 117B Aluminum/Stainless Steel Professional Video/Movie Tripod is constructed of aluminum and stainless steel and has a geared column and a maximum height of 68". The 117B ships with rubber feet with retractable spikes and a telescoping mid-level spreader.

General
Material of Construction Aluminum and stainless steel
Load Capacity 40 lb (18 kg)
Maximum Height 68" (173 cm)
Maximum Height without Column Extended 58" (147 cm)
Minimum Height 18" (46 cm)
Folded Length 37" (94 cm)
Weight 12.6 lb (5.7 kg)
Legs
Material of Construction Aluminum and stainless steel
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8" Screw
Leg Stages/Sections 1 / 2
Independent Leg Spread Yes, via the mid-level leg spreader
Leg Cross Section Round
Leg Tube Diameters 40,35 mm
Leg Lock Type Locking knob
Spiked/Retractable Feet Rubber feet with retractable spikes
Center Brace Mid-level with telescoping arms
Suggested Dolly 114.181B
Center Column
Center Column Type Geared
Center Column Sections 1 Section
Column Cross Section 3-Faceted
Column Diameter 1.4" (35 mm)
Head
Type Optional Pan/tilt, Ball, Fluid heads
Manfrotto 117B Aluminum/Stainless Steel Professional Video/Movie Tripod
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    Manfrotto117B Aluminum/Stainless Steel Professional Video/Movie Tripod
     
    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Video (3)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    Similar to the old 3051

    By Charlie

    from Reading, PA

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Unfolds Quickly
    • Very Heavy Duty And Stabl

    Cons

    • Adjuster Knobs Strip
    • Cumbersome
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots
    • Portraits
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Manfrotto 117B Aluminum/Stainless Steel Professional Video/Movie Tripod:

    While this is a great heavy duty tripod, the leg adjusters are similar to the older 3051 (Bogan) tripod's adjusters and while I am EXTREMELY carefull with such things, the adjustment knobs eventually end up stripping and will just turn and not TIGHTEN. I had 3 tripods like this in the past and still have the 3051. Like I said, GREAT tripod, I used mine with video and medium format Hasselblad ect camera's and except for the adjustment clamp "knobs" stripping, they are EXCELLENY tripods so buy one BUT!! Be careful not to "over tighten" them. Good luck, hope this helps

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    5.0

    If I need it, I will buy this again

    By Makasci

    from Orem - UT

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Not included carrying bag

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Video

    Comments about Manfrotto 117B Aluminum/Stainless Steel Professional Video/Movie Tripod:

    I will use it with the Manfrotto 131DD cross arm for four video camera heads in order to videotape sports performances. I have been well satisfied using this product so far... The product does not come with carrying bag / case. If you travel with that you must need very strong bag since it is heavy... Good job, B&H photo that provided the lowest price on the market and excellent delivery.

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    4.0

    Very Sturdy Traditional Video Tripod

    By Sam D.

    from Kansas City, KS

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Smooth Operation

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Setup takes a bit of time

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors
    • Video

    Comments about Manfrotto 117B Aluminum/Stainless Steel Professional Video/Movie Tripod:

    These legs are a serious heavy duty set of sticks. The diameter of the legs and fact that there are only two sections combined with the spreader make it very stable. It takes a bit longer to set up than my 3021, and is much larger and heavier. But that extra weight helps when you're outside dealing with wind.

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    4.0

    Great

    By bucky21182

    from los angeles

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability

    Cons

    • Cumbersome
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Movies

    Comments about Manfrotto 117B Aluminum/Stainless Steel Professional Video/Movie Tripod:

    Very durable and sturdy.

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    5.0

    A Goldilocks tripod - just right

    By Jim

    from Waianae, Hawaii

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies

      Comments about Manfrotto 117B Aluminum/Stainless Steel Professional Video/Movie Tripod:

      With the leveler and fluid mounts I attached to this tripod, it's perfect for use with the Sony HD 11 camcorder. Smooth action, steady. And not too heavy to tote around.

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