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Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column

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  • Load Capacity: 26.5 lb
  • Max Height: 89.4"
  • Min Height: 30.3"
  • Folded Length: 32.3"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 9.2 lb
  • Geared Center Column
  • Works with 181B Dolly
  • Bubble Level
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The Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod is a strong, sturdy tripod with a geared center column built for industrial and studio applications. Standard features include the tandem leg design, built-in bubble level, and rubber feet with retractable spikes. The geared center column has a non roll-back feature and has a threaded 3/8"-16 mount on the bottom of the column to allow low-angle shots. Strong enough for even the most ardent of medium format applications. The 028B is compatible with the 181B dolly. A mid-level spreader and a carrying strap are included with the tripod.

Maximum Height 89.4" (227 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 70.5" (179 cm)
Minimum Height 30.4" (77 cm)
Folded Length 32.3" (82 cm)
Load Capacity 26.5 lb (12 kg )
Leg Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Wingnut lock (stage 1)
Twist lock (stage 2)
Independent Leg Spread No
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Geared
Center Brace Yes
Level Bubble
Spikes Yes
Head Type None
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Weight 9.2 lb (4.2 kg)
Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column
  • Mid-Level Spreader
  • Carrying Strap
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty Extendable to 8 Years with Registration
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    Manfrotto028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column
     
    4.9

    (based on 61 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (54)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (40)
    • Lightweight (22)
    • Unfolds quickly (22)
    • Folds away (10)
    • Easily adjusted (7)

    Cons

    • Heavy (12)
    • Cumbersome (4)

    Best Uses

    • Video (31)
    • Weddings (16)
    • Portraits (15)
    • Landscape/scenery (14)
    • Travel (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (25), Semi-pro photographer (13), Photo enthusiast (5), Professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Rock solid

    Though this is meant as a heavy studio tripod, I bought it to use as a sturdy base for a portable astrophotography setup. I needed it to support up to 20lbs of equipment that...Read complete review

    Though this is meant as a heavy studio tripod, I bought it to use as a sturdy base for a portable astrophotography setup. I needed it to support up to 20lbs of equipment that would be rotating on a gear, and couldn't move a millimeter. And I have to say, as long as there was little to no wind, this worked perfectly. Very pleased with it, though I would recommend using it for applications where you won't have to carry it much, as it is very heavy. If you know that going into it, though, then this is a highly recommended base.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not very portable

    OK for studio work for large load, height is good, but...
    For transporting and out of studio work it is cumbersome and fussy. Leg struts bend and damage easily, takes...Read complete review

    OK for studio work for large load, height is good, but...
    For transporting and out of studio work it is cumbersome and fussy. Leg struts bend and damage easily, takes time to set up. Feet spikes don't bite into ice (hockey team pics).
    For studio work, it's fine for portraiture but awkward to move around. Doesn't 'go low' for unique product shots.
    If you buy this, get a second (lighter) tripod for other uses.

    Reviewed by 61 customers

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    5.0

    Every professional should have one!

    By JUNEBUG

    from ORANGE MOUND, TN

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Portraits
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

    I use the Manfroto 028B Triman tripod(3) to support my Nikon D610(3). This tripod is a professional grade, sturdy, and reliable. What I like about it most is its fully extended height which put me & my cameras 8ft. above ground level which is well above the heads of any crowd I have encountered at a concert and other live events. When you're being paid to capture a moment, you can not afford to have someone walk through your frame.

    I have 2 028Bs with Manfroto 3063 fluid motion heads for video, and 2 028B with a MXHPRO 3W head for portraits, however it moves so smoothly that I sometimes use this one to shoot video also.

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    5.0

    Great tripod

    By Chuck

    from Tyler, tx

    Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

    I can't say enough about this tripod. Manfrotto tripods are all that I use. They are great products.

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By Fernando the animator

    from New York NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

          Reliable, stable. A great piece for studio work.

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          5.0

          Secure, smooth crank adjustment

          By Willcutt Guitars

          from Lexington, Kentucky

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits

            Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

            For studio product photography

            Smooth vertical rack adjustments

            Good for the money. A heavier one would be better, but would cost more.

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            5.0

            Excellent tripod

            By Cheebs

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Stability

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Concert
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

            I bought this tripod to eliminate shakiness and it ended up doing that and much more. This tripod is heavy duty and definitely worth every penny.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By P Studio

            from Marlboro, NJ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                  Very good tripod

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works Great!

                  By Brenda Lashua

                  from Groton, MA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                      Tripod helps greatly when setting up products that need to be photographed.

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                      • No

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great product

                      By golden eye

                      from los angeles

                      Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                      Great product for the price.

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Well built, great height!

                      By Topbunk

                      from Burlington, NJ

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                        I use the 028B as part of a multicamera setup. I mount a motorized pan & tilt head on it. I chose these legs for the height - 7.45 feet(8.27m)! It's the third one I've owned.

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                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Rock solid

                        By Red Fern

                        from Hayward, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Excellent construction
                        • Good Stability
                        • Solid
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Astrophotography
                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                        Though this is meant as a heavy studio tripod, I bought it to use as a sturdy base for a portable astrophotography setup. I needed it to support up to 20lbs of equipment that would be rotating on a gear, and couldn't move a millimeter. And I have to say, as long as there was little to no wind, this worked perfectly. Very pleased with it, though I would recommend using it for applications where you won't have to carry it much, as it is very heavy. If you know that going into it, though, then this is a highly recommended base.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        perfect for dslr video

                        By b

                        from maryland

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Video

                          Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                          perfect for dslr video. light weight. fantastic height adjustments.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Studio Tripod

                          By William

                          from Texas

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                                This is a sturdy tripod that we are using to shoot live video for our church services.

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                                • No

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                "I would recommend this to anyone"

                                By JP

                                from Mishawaka, IN

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Tall
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                                  We currently use this product for our weekend celebrations at The Vineyard Church. This is way taller than we expected, but that is one thing that is great about it! We needed a tall tripod and we got it! There aren't really any things that are bad about this product!

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Heavy duty and a must buy

                                  By jakidesign

                                  from miami, fl

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Unfolds Quickly

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                                  Love it, very reliable and sturdy without slipage. Bought with manfrotto ball head and perfect combination.

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Good and Sturdy

                                  By PG Listings

                                  from Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Unfolds Quickly

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                                    I'm mainly a real estate photographer, using lots of bracketed photos at slow shutter speeds, and I do some sports videography (dslr) for fun. This tripod is heavy but not cumbersome. I really like the build quality and it is quite stable even when only opened to a small footprint. For video, it solidly supports my 4 foot slider. I just need to complement it with a stronger video head.

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                                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Great travel tripod, if you're the hulk!

                                    By Call me Nighthawk!

                                    from Skopje Macedonia

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Height
                                    • Quality
                                    • Stability
                                    • Strength

                                    Cons

                                    • Heavy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits
                                    • Support 4 Clothesline
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                                    What's up fellow camera fiends? Hope you're all having a great day! I just received my Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro in the mail and let me tell you it is an impressive piece of kit. The legs are very solid and feel like they could take a beating better than Tito Ortiz in his last fight. The only drawback I can see is the weight. Obvioulsy it's not a problem for me due to my super strength, but normal humans would probably find it combersome to carry for long periods. This is definately a studio tripod. It does come with a strap/sling in case you have to carry it from storage to the studio, which is nice. All in all, I found this tripod to be very satisfying.

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                                    5.0

                                    Exlent Choice

                                    By None

                                    from North Hollywood CA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                                      Lightweight and strong

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                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      simply the best video tripod

                                      By joe lav

                                      from Lynbrook

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Stability

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                                      First off, a very good b and h salesman advised me of this tripod for my video production needs and I am so grateful that he did cause I am so extremely pleased at the strenght and veraitility of this product...i use it with a manfrotto 702 head and on heavy duty manfrotto dolly i can shoot well over 7 feet high with it and it is stable all the way....i live the crank turn for raising it...COULD NOT NE HAPPIER I EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH B AND H AND MANFROTTO for such a good product

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                                      5.0

                                      Works great!

                                      By alex

                                      from sacramento, ca

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                                            Like no others, this is one good tripod. we have used others in the past and none hold up the quality and stability like Manfrotto.

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                                            5.0

                                            Heavy duty

                                            By Shihan

                                            from Clarksburg, MD

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Good Stability
                                            • Unfolds Quickly

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                                              Supports my konova slider. Very sturdy and easy to extend and close.

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