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Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black)

You Pay: $282.30
Product Highlights
  • With Geared Center Column
  • Supports 26.5 lb (12kg)
  • Replaces #3246
  • Bubble Level

The Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs is a strong, sturdy and reliable tripod, built for industrial and studio applications. Standard features include the tandem leg design, built-in spirit level, and rubber feet with retractable spikes. The geared center column has a non roll-back feature and has a threaded 3/8" mount on the bottom of the column to allow low-angle shots. Strong enough for even the most ardent of medium format applications.

Replaces old part number 3246.

Rubber feet with retractable steel spike
Geared center column with non roll-back feature
Twin shank leg design
Includes a mid level spreader and carrying strap
Bubble level
Maximum Height 89.4" (227.1cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 70.5" (179.1cm)
Minimum Height 30.4" (77.2cm)
Folded Length 32.3" (82.0cm)
Load Capacity 26.5 lb (12kg)
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 (4.2kg)
Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension upon Online Product Registration
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    Manfrotto028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 55 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (48)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (38)
    • Lightweight (21)
    • Unfolds quickly (21)
    • Folds away (10)
    • Easily adjusted (7)

    Cons

    • Heavy (10)
    • Cumbersome (4)

    Best Uses

    • Video (30)
    • Weddings (15)
    • Landscape/scenery (13)
    • Portraits (13)
    • Travel (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (22), Semi-pro photographer (13), Photo enthusiast (4), Professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (38)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Tripod shows off legs

    I use this tripod to support Canon Digital SLR cameras. While some may think this is over kill, I deal with lots of little children and this keeps the children and my camera...Read complete review

    I use this tripod to support Canon Digital SLR cameras. While some may think this is over kill, I deal with lots of little children and this keeps the children and my camera save. Construction is true and strong, easy to raise and lower with crank and everything locks together well. Not much weight. Should be sold with a bag. Would be nice if on the center pole, when the legs spray out, that there is a screw to tighten down the sliding ring on the lower part of the pole. Other than that, I give this tripod a 10 and will be buying more for the people I work with.

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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 55 customers

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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 Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

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

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        5.0

        great product

        By golden eye

        from los angeles

        Comments about Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

        Great product for the price.

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        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 Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

          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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          • No

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          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 Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

          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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          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 Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

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

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            • No

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            5.0

            Studio Tripod

            By William

            from Texas

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

                  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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                  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 Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

                    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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                    • No

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                    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 Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

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

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                    • No

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                    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 Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

                      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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                      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 Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

                      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 Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

                        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 Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

                        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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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Works great!

                        By alex

                        from sacramento, ca

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

                              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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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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 Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

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

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Just what the doctor ordered!

                                By Pattyleeg

                                from East Point, GA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Unfolds Quickly
                                • Very Portable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Religious Events
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

                                  Easy Setup, Very Sturdy and Travels well. I bought this tripod for a church event and was amazed at how easy it was for me to use. Having the capability to raise and lower the height of the tripod was essential. I would suggest this product to anyone looking for a great tripod.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Benefitial Height

                                  By Carlos

                                  from Battle Creek, Michigan

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Folds Small
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Unfolds Quickly

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

                                    My other tripod is not equiped to extend in height.
                                    I was convinced to build a platform to film an event that did not include a stage of any kind. I knew that B&H provided the Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs that has a crank to extend the neck, along with extra leg extentions to extend over seven feet in height, which, with the head (501HDV Pro Fluid Video Head) and Camera (Sony Digital Handycam DCR-vx2000 NTSC), and necessary attachments, to extended another foot.
                                    Eight Feet is enough height to film above heads and make a presentable presentation to make a Five Star DVD of most any event. Now, there is no need to build a platform. Thanks for listening.

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Solid and Well Built

                                    By RIXPIX

                                    from Novi, Michigan

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Unfolds Quickly

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

                                      I basically bought this to mount a boom for video because my older tripod couldn't handle the weight. It performed flawlessly, was easy to set-up and break down and is solid even when fully extended. Nicely designed and not too large or heavy to transport for it's capability.

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent equipament to video makers

                                      By Kuts

                                      from Brazil

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Stability

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Night Shots
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

                                        The best tripod legs

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Love it

                                        By james

                                        from atl, ga.

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

                                              great and solid tripod. I especially like the 3/8 screw on the underside for low angle shots. I had to build a rig to hold my fluid head for this low angle, but that was easy. great tripod

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              if want want height, you got it.

                                              By jfprod

                                              from Austin, Texas

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Good Stability
                                              • Unfolds Quickly

                                              Cons

                                              • Cumbersome

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Video
                                              • Weddings/Events

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 028B Studio Pro Triman Tripod Legs (Black):

                                              I've used it a couple of times. It's pretty solid and the height is what i needed. You will need a three foot step latter if you are going to set it up to it's max. height.

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