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Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release

You Pay: $44.88
Product Highlights
  • Replaces #3229

The Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head was specifically designed for monopods. The tilt head features a one-axis movement which allows the positioning of the camera for a vertical format with the monopod in the upright stance.

Replaces old #3229.

Specifically designed for monopods
With quick release
Material Die-cast Aluminum
Load Capacity 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Height 2.4" (6.1 cm)
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level No
Tension Control No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 (with 1/4"-20 adapter)
Weight 9.5 oz (270 g)
Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release
  • RC2 Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering Online or by Mail
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    Manfrotto234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release
     
    4.6

    (based on 363 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (260)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (81)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (244)
    • Lightweight (169)
    • Unfolds quickly (35)
    • Folds away (34)
    • Easily adjusted (33)

    Cons

    • Heavy (23)
    • Poor quality (8)
    • Unstable (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (175)
    • Sports/action (167)
    • Landscape/scenery (137)
    • Wildlife (133)
    • Night shots (92)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (176), Semi-pro photographer (73), Pro photographer (39), Enthusiast (22), Casual photographer (19)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (208), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great head for a monopod

    I purchased this to put on a Bogen/Manfrotto 679 monopod. The monopod comes with a screw mount but it's fixed in place. This head allows you to pivot the camera up and down...Read complete review

    I purchased this to put on a Bogen/Manfrotto 679 monopod. The monopod comes with a screw mount but it's fixed in place. This head allows you to pivot the camera up and down (or sideways). Many people prefer this type over a ballhead because with a monopod, you can easily turn the pod itself, so this makes positioning the camera a little less complicated.

    This head is simple and easy to use. It's medium-weight for its size and fits nicely on my 679. Even with the head in place, the monopod is still nicely balanced. A heavier head would make the pod topheavy.

    The head is heavy enough to secure my Canon 40D and a 70-300mm IS lens (my largest) without moving.

    The version I bought has a QR plate. On a monopod, a QR system is especially nice since I typically pop the camera on and off it numerous times, while I tend to mount a camera once on a tripod and leave it for awhile. The plate fits securely on my Canon and isn't annoying if I leave it in place while hand-holding. The plate slips in and is held very securely.

    This head has a double-lock. There's the main flip-catch, but there's also a rotating pin lock as a safety. If you put the pin in place, the flip-lock won't release--so you can't accidently release the camera if you bump the release. You can, however, leave the pin unengaged if you don't want the safety. I like having the choice.

    All in all I'm very happy with it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Well built, simple, but limited motion.

    I have a Bogen 2541 6x carbon fibre monopod, and I bought this head through several recommendations.It's solid and works well for what it does, but I'm severely disappointed with the range of...Read complete review

    I have a Bogen 2541 6x carbon fibre monopod, and I bought this head through several recommendations.It's solid and works well for what it does, but I'm severely disappointed with the range of motion. Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm surprised that there's so many 5 star reviews with this fact. If you set it so you can switch from vertical to horizontal, the only way to tilt your field of view up or down is to physically tilt the monopod, which limits being able to look low or high.I wouldn't necessarily say it's heavy, but compared to my monopod it is. It's 50% of the total weight. I won't consider that a con.

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    5.0

    Great unit to use with your monopod

    By Fishman

    from NJ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

      Paired with Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod and it was awesome. B&H recommended this and it was a great recommendation.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great unit!

      By dpyancy

      from Pennsylvania, USA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Shots
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

        Great to use to switch from portrait to landscape
        Solid construction

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        • No

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        5.0

        Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods

        By Drarp

        from Bellbrook, OH

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

            I use it on my Manfrotto MM294C4 carbon fiber monopod for a light-weight support system. Cast aluminum, made in Italy. It is 63.5mm (2.5") high and the base is 38mm (1.5") in diameter. The brass safety catch can be locked in either the engaged or the disengaged position. The tilt locking mechanism clamps smoothly and securely. Comes with a 1/4-20 to 3/8-16 thread adapter. Not as versatile as a ball head but lighter and more compact. Highly recommended.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Used with Manfrotto 681B Heavy Duty Pro

            By hhcibtpaun

            from PA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

              I use this product with my Manfrotto 681B Heavy Duty Pro Monopod. Works like a charm. Simple and effective.

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              5.0

              Lightweight and Durable

              By jaredmedley

              from Salt Lake City, Utah

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Portraits
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                I love this head. I use it on a monopod for shooting interiors and it stays out of my way and quickly tilts, which is a huge plus. Highly recommended for still photography!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Increase the utility of your monopod

                By tjazaz

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                  Rugged, good fit, easy controls.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  It simply works.

                  By Nicodimus

                  from Gettysburg, PA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                        There is no reason to put a ball head on a monopod. This works very well for that application. The quick release plate is easy to get in and out, but there is a locking mechanism that is sturdy once you flip it closed. Tilt action is a breeze to loosen and lock. This does exactly what you think it would.

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                        • No

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                        1.0

                        Hoping for more

                        By Mannequin

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact

                        Cons

                        • Unstable
                        • Weak Construction

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                          i was hoping this would be a compact version of my bigger heads with a smooth tilt, but unfortunately it is very stiff and clunky. this is definitely not meant for any type of smooth continuous movement or for video uses.

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                          3.0

                          I get a bit nervous using this

                          By Josh

                          from Minneapolis, MN

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Affordable
                          • PORTABLE

                          Cons

                          • Unstable

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                          So, I dropped my camera while trying to attach it to this head. Be extra careful and make sure you aren't rushed when you attach your gear to this head. My recommendation would be to screw the plate on your camera first, lock the tilt head in place, and take your time mounting the camera to this head. Seems like a no-brainer process but I just don't want what happened to me to happen to anyone else. Make sure the head is screwed onto the actual monopod securely as well, it seems like it's too easily unscrewed. Construction-wise it's pretty solid and has a nice lock mechanism failsafe on it.

                          Even though it's built well, I don't completely trust it with the full weight of my DSLR and 70-200 lens. I would still keep my camera strap on while using this just in case.

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                          5.0

                          Very Sturdy!

                          By AJ Guy

                          from Houston, TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Secure
                          • Sturdy

                          Cons

                          • Slightly heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Monopod
                          • Tripod

                          Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                          I mounted this on my lightweight monopod because I have the same one on my heavy duty monopod and I really like it. It is secure, sturdy, easy to operate, and gives more flexibility and steadiness--even on a monopod.

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                          5.0

                          Smooth and sweet

                          By Scott

                          from NM

                          Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                          Easy to setup and works great. B & H are awesome!!

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                          5.0

                          Great product

                          By Mazatlan Steve

                          from Mazatlan,, Mexico

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Night Shots
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                            Was looking for a Tilt head for my new Manfrotto monopod. This fit the bill nicely.

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                            5.0

                            solid purchase

                            By trdjohn

                            from Suburban Chicago

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                              I use it on my trusty Manfrotto 679B monopod for quick set up in crowded areas where tripod is just too much to set up. Solid piece of equipment, should last years.

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                              4.0

                              Well made

                              By Dusty One

                              from Mn

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                                Macro Use

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Makes Your Monopod Better

                                By joer

                                from Northern Illinois

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Fine Adjustment Rough

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                                Use it on a monopod to improve camera control.

                                Considering the cost it works as intended.

                                Pivot could be a little smoother.

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                                5.0

                                Well made and very useful

                                By Moish

                                from Ann Arbor, MI

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Strong
                                • Well made

                                Cons

                                • A Bit Heavy

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                                I glad I added this item to my monopole. It's a bit heavy, but, it's very well made. It won't slip and it will hold your equipement securly.

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                                5.0

                                Tilt head

                                By Ed

                                from Absecon nj

                                Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                                It works great for the price

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                                5.0

                                Works as advertised

                                By Ed

                                from Okemos, MI

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Ability To Tilt
                                • Ability To Tilt Makes The

                                Cons

                                • None Really

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                                Not much to say. I haven't used a monopod before. I got this tilt head to use with a Nikon D200 and the 80 - 400 lens. Tried it at my daughter's waterpolo tournament and it worked fine.

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                                5.0

                                Made Especially for Monopods

                                By Captain Joe

                                from NJ

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Setup

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Ideal For Monopods
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                                I love this Tilt Head. It is far superior to a Ball Head when used on a monopod. Ball heads work best on tripods. This head allows you to move (mostly) from horizontal to vertical camera positions. Other angles can be obtained by tilting the monopod

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                                4.0

                                Perfect match

                                By Deano

                                from Maricopa, AZ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to use
                                • Economical
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • None yet

                                Best Uses

                                • Monopod
                                • Sports/Action

                                Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                                Easy to use should be the title of this review. This tilt head is lightweight considering it has a quick release. It's not a ballhead but I don't need one for a monopod. Although I have not had much time to use this head on my new Manfrotto Monopod, I love it's simplicity. On a side note, the head came without the quick release in it's package. I called B&H, and they sent a replacement without hesitation. As of today I don't have anything negative to report.

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