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Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome)

B&H # MA131D MFR # 131D
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Product Highlights

  • To Mount 2 Cameras at 90°
  • Replaces #3059

You Pay: $77.94

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The Manfrotto 131D Side Arm mounts on the center post of tripods with a 3/8" thread. It allows easy shooting straight down to the ground without having to get the tripod column and legs into the picture. Double-sided screws (1/4-20" on one side, 3/8" on other) enable cameras to be mounted on either or both ends.

Replaces old part number 3059.

Length 23.6" (60cm)
Weight 2.6 lbs (1.2kg)
Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome)
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    Manfrotto131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome)
     
    4.5

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fits well (4)
    • Improves tripod function (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Solid/sturdy (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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          • Was this a gift?:
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        4.0

        Improve Your Product Photography

        By Fiona the animal rescuer

        from Keller, TX

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Food photography

          Comments about Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome):

          The side arm attachment allows me more flexibility in shooting food images. Attaching the side arm to my tripod allowed me to shoot down on my subject to give a different perspective. The only problem was removing the existing head in order to attach the new one. This proved to be very difficult as the head was wedged in tightly. It required a fairly significant effort and some brute force to release the head. This may be due to the fact that my tripod was fairly old and the head had never been removed in the past.

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          4.0

          Solid

          By Bruce F Press Photography

          from Ellicott City, MD

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome):

            Use this as the vertical arm on my tethered portrait set up.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great heavy duty arm for overhead shots

            By rileywilkinson

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Product photography

              Comments about Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome):

              I needed this for some overhead shots and was impressed with the durable quality at a great price. I do recommend adding a sandbag to your tripod to keep the tripod stable.

              Great product!

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              • No

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              5.0

              tripod boom arm

              By blue fox

              from dallas - fort worth, texas, usa

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Still life

                Comments about Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome):

                I mount this arm on my tripod so that I can shoot parallel to the ground without having the tripod legs in the image. The arm attaches to the tripod solidly and, for the weight of my tripod head and camera (a Panasonic m4/3's,) is very stable.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent Support

                By Jakob Skogheim

                from Detroit, MI

                About Me Pro Photographer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commercial
                  • Editorial

                  Comments about Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome):

                  Provides excellent support for overhead shots.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Definately an asset for my use

                  By George

                  from Wilmington, NC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Could use counter-weight

                    Best Uses

                    • Coin and jewelry photos
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome):

                    I use this product for over-table work to take pictures for items to be placed for sale on the internet or for insurance companies. It definately helps me to get more "reach" and not to photograph the table legs. Some items cannot be photographed with just a tripod.
                    I also catalog my items for insurance value and this has helped me. I put a weight of 5 lbs on the opposite end of the camera and that is more than enough weight for what is needed.
                    I would be nice if the company would have some type of counter-weight.

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                    3.0

                    sturdy enough

                    By jay

                    from new york, ny

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Fits Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Long Exposures

                      Comments about Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome):

                      Sturdy build, the only downside is that when fully extended, there is still considerable shake.

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                      5.0

                      Nice option to have

                      By CSRA Multimedia

                      from Aiken, SC

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Long Exposures
                        • Photography
                        • Stabilization

                        Comments about Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome):

                        Very useful to suspend a camera vertically over your material

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