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Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg)

B&H # MA234 Mfr # 234
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  • Replaces #3232

The Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg) is a lightweight and compact head specifically designed for monopods. The tilt head features one-axis movement, which allows tilting the camera 90° vertically. Includes a 1/4-20" camera screw.

Replaces part number 3232.

Load Capacity 5.5 lbs (2.5kg)
Height 2.4" (6.1cm)
Quick Release No
Spirit Level No
Tension Control No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 (with 1/4"-20 adapter)
Weight 9.5 oz (270g)
Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg)
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    Manfrotto234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg)
     
    4.5

    (based on 102 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (64)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (88)
    • Stable (87)
    • Strong clamp (61)
    • Large range of motion (53)
    • Easily adjusted (3)

    Cons

    • Small range (6)
    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (48)
    • Travel (37)
    • Wildlife (35)
    • Landscape/scenery (31)
    • Night shots (23)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (47), Semi-pro photographer (22), Pro photographer (17), Casual photographer (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (53)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Simple product that does the job.

    I use this head on a Slik Pro Pod 600. Like a mono pod it is a fairly low tech though a very well made item. This is strictly a tilt head which makes...Read complete review

    I use this head on a Slik Pro Pod 600. Like a mono pod it is a fairly low tech though a very well made item. This is strictly a tilt head which makes it perfect for a mono pod and fairly useless for anything else. Releasing the locking nob slightly retains enough resisteance on the head to make it easy and fast to position your camera. I purchased this head to replace a ball head that was more difficult to adjust.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    You would think it could be easier

    I'm using this product with a monopod to primarily shoot sporting events. The range of motion it provides is a MUST. However, working tehe cog to tighten the camera into position is nearly...Read complete review

    I'm using this product with a monopod to primarily shoot sporting events. The range of motion it provides is a MUST. However, working tehe cog to tighten the camera into position is nearly impossible the way that it is designed. Also, adjusting the friction on the tilt is painfully unfriendly.

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    5.0

    Monopod SwivelHead

    By Bob

    from Avon Lake, OH

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability
    • Strong Clamp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portraits
      • Travel

      Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

      A necessary component to a monopod which allows the camera to swivel forward and backward with provision to lock in place. The head is solidly built and secures tightly to the monopod, and allows the camera to be securely attached.

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      4.0

      A Must for a Monopod

      By ian_socool

      from Brooklyn Baby!

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

        I really needed this for my Monopod. Very easy to use and tilt. Much cheaper than a ballhead. I think it can support more than 5lbs. I use it with a T3 and 100 f2 on a SILK Monopod.

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        5.0

        Very Rugged Tilt Head

        By Scurvy Dog of PR

        from Puerto Rico

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

          I combined this with the Photek Grip Clamp so I could mount my Sony AS10 VideoCam to the Roof of my SUV. I tried using a ball head in the past, but it was very difficult to align perfectly level. By having only one direction of travel (tilt front to back), I solved that problem. With a little modification, it works perfectly. Very Rugged.

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          5.0

          great fit

          By Dad the filmer

          from Sylvania, OH

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Video

            Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

            Replaced the head on my Manfrotto 560b-1 monopod so as to fit my Panasonic HX WA3 camcorder. Works great.

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            5.0

            very impressed with quality

            By motownjbh

            from south lyon mi

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

              i shoot a lot of indoor ice hockey and use a momopod to help with stability for the long shots. As players get closer, it was alwauys difficult for me to follow them up and down without hitting the spectator glass with the edge of my lens as i tilted from front to back on the monopod. Now I am able to tilt up and down with no problems. I love this unit.

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              4.0

              Smooth motion

              By RRP

              from Arlington, OH

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability

              Cons

              • Small Range

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

              I got this head with my mono-pod. It seems to work well.

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              5.0

              Supports the Nikon 200-400mm f/4!!!

              By photographer

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability

              Cons

              • No Qr Plate

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

              I mount my Nikon 200-400mm f/4(which weighs about 10lbs) on this thing and a cheap monopod and I'm surprised to find that this monopod locks tighly in place no matter how hard I shake it. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a QR plate and I have to screw on my telephoto lens everytime I want to shoot with a monopod.

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              5.0

              Nothing fancy. It just works.

              By trj

              from St. Louis, Mo.

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

                  A necessity for shooting vertical on a monopod. Ball heads have a lot of adjustments you don't really need with a monopod. Large thumbscrew allows you to really tighten the head so you don't have to worry about it slipping. Nothing to get in the way. Quick and simple to use. It gets the job done and doesn't cost a fortune.

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                  4.0

                  works great

                  By lance

                  from new caste DE

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video

                    Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

                    I use the monopod head for a coaches video pole and it been great . the monopod head is well made for the money .it does what I needed it to do so
                    I have no cons on this piece.

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                    5.0

                    Nice product!

                    By whiff69

                    from Denver CO

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Large Range of Motion

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

                      Well constructed. Very useful. Really nice.

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                      4.0

                      Great monopod head

                      By Ana Breton

                      from Salt Lake City, UT

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

                        Great monopod head. I will probably return this, however, and find a head with a handle for easier time filming pans and movement.

                        It's a great starter, however.

                        Background: I'm a documentary filmmaker.

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                        5.0

                        Good product for monopod

                        By John G

                        from Escanaba, MI

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability
                        • Large Range of Motion
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Clamp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

                          I bought this with a Bogen/Manfrotto monopod for light-weight and fast (if imperfect)stabilization. This package is definately more likely to come with me in the woods than a heady tripod. The head is easy to adjust and stable, definately an improvement over monopod alone due to ability to change angles easily. Not cheap, but well made.

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                          4.0

                          Good Head

                          By Az Griz

                          from Sedona, AZ

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Good Stability
                          • Large Range of Motion
                          • Strong Clamp

                          Cons

                          • No quick release

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

                          Good head but would be better if it had a quick release ability.

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                          5.0

                          As advertised

                          By dumpy dude

                          from Billings, MT

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Good Stability

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

                            This head was as advertised. It took me a little while to figure out where the 3/8 " to 1/4" female thread adapter for mounting the head on the tripod was (it was a sleeve on the 1/4" male thread that was on top of the head where the camera is mounted). I could find no info included with the head and being a little slow on the uptake it took me a while to figure it out.

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                            4.0

                            solid and does the job

                            By Snidely J

                            from Hollister Florida

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro
                              • Night Shots
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

                              on top of my monopod. It does its job and gives me greater flexibility on how I take my photo's

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                              5.0

                              Perfect

                              By K Dubs

                              from Mammoth Lakes, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Good Stability
                              • Strong Clamp

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Night Shots
                                • Sports/Action

                                Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

                                Just what I expected. Holds a Canon 5D with no problems. Good for monopods.

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                                4.0

                                "Don't judge a book by its cover"

                                By Jonari

                                from Greensboro,NC

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Firmly

                                Cons

                                • Small Range

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

                                good product

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                light and small

                                By Gaspar

                                from Salto-SP-Brazil

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Firmly
                                • Good Stability
                                • Large Range of Motion
                                • Strong Clamp

                                Cons

                                • Rubber plate detach

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

                                What I was needing for my monopod flexibility.
                                It would be great with an Arca-Swiss type quick release plate clamp.
                                The rubber plate detach with stress; glue should be better.

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                                4.0

                                Very good

                                By scottie

                                from Honolulu

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Firmly
                                • Good Stability
                                • Strong Clamp

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

                                  Very good solid item. 5.5 lbs. support sounds like a slight over estimation in my opinion. I think a camera that heavy would slowly rotate (I have to tighten it up pretty hard to keep it still and my camera isn't that heavy). I'm quite happy with it.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great quality

                                  By Mitch

                                  from Cordova, TN

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Firmly
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Strong Clamp

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 234 Swivel/Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5kg):

                                    Perfect match for my monopod.

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