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Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod

B&H # MA535 Mfr # 535
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Price: $649.99
Product Highlights
  • Maximum Height: 67.32"
  • Supports Up to: 44 lb
  • Minimum Height: 10.63"
  • Folds Down to: 28.94"
  • Weighs: 5 lb
  • 75 mm Half Bowl
  • 3 Sections
  • Leg Angles: 23, 50, 70°

The Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod has 3-sections and a  75 mm half bowl for fluid heads. With carbon fiber tubes and magnesium die castings, the 535 boasts great stability, high load capability, and light weight.

General
Material of Construction Carbon fiber tubing with magnesium castings
Maximum Height 67" (171 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not applicable
Minimum Height 10.63" (27 cm)
Closed Length 28.94" (73.5 cm)
Load Capacity 44.09 lb (20 kg)
Weight 5.07 lb (2.3 kg)
Legs
Leg Stages / Sections 2/3
Head Attachment Fitting 75 mm Bowl
Independent Leg Spread Yes, 23, 50, 70°
Leg Cross Section Round
Leg Tube Diameters 34.2, 29.2, 24.8 mm
Leg Lock Type Flip lock
Spiked/Retractable Feet No, rubber feet
Head Mount Thread Size None, 75 mm bowl
Center Brace No
Bubble Level No
Center Column
Center Column Type Not applicable
Head
Type Optional
Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    Manfrotto535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod
     
    4.7

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (23)
    • Stable (15)
    • Unfolds quickly (11)
    • Folds away (9)
    • Professional quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (14)
      • Sports/action (9)
      • Travel (8)
      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Wildlife (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (11), Pro videographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

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      5.0

      Very solid, but still light weight!

      By Herb

      from Poulsbo, WA

      About Me professional photographer, Professional Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

        Married up with my Manfrotto 540HD Fluid Head, I'm off to the races. I really like this combination.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Choice

        By Lost Art

        from Sao Paulo, Brazil

        About Me Full Time Pro

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Location Work

          Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

          Solid sticks, very stable, lightweight, and well built. A 75mm bowl makes it very easy to level. I am using this with a Kessler Pocket Jib Traveller and it is perfect.

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          • No

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          4.0

          First shoot with 535 tripod legs

          By Leadbelly 1966

          from San Antonio, Texas

          About Me Commercial Photographer, Digital Cinematographer, Freelance Videographer, TV News Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Compact Lightweight
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Covered Leg Hinges
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Commercial shoots
          • Complex Projects
          • Documentary Style
          • Engnews Shoots
          • Independent Films

          Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

          I picked up my new carbon fiber sticks yesterday & drove straight to my shoot! It was a documentary style, run-n-gun shoot w/interviews & lot's of cover video. Overall, I like them a lot. In my humble opinion, there's no such thing as a perfect set of sticks (or perfect camera, for that matter). Setting them up was quick & easy. I like the Manfrotto bag, also. I'm using the 504HD fluid head. I LOVE the 504HD!!! I noticed that the hinges at the top of the legs (connecting them to the ball mount) look like they're covered. (?) Overall, I like just about everything about these legs.

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          5.0

          Excellent Sticks

          By Not quite struggling artist

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Professional Artist, professional photographer, Professional Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In the field
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

            I use these and the 4 section version for my photo/video work. Could not be happier. This particular set of sticks is super light and compact. In fact, I thought we had been sent an empty box because they are so light.I have always liked Manfrotto's tripod legs and heads. Some of the legs I've used have issues with retaining tension in the height selectors (? I'm unaware of an actual name for the parts with the levers you open and close to move tripod up and down) but I have never had an issue with the 535 sticks.One complaint is the rubber feet tend to unscrew themselves throughout a shoot (something not experienced with my 4-section) revealing the metal spikes that are definitely not friendly to hardwood flooring. This is hardly a complaint though because I plan on putting some plumbers tape on the threads to make it a little firmer. And if worst comes to worst a little duct tape over the spikes should prevent any scoring in surfaces.If you are looking for a set of sturdy, reliable, and frankly sexy looking sticks then these should be strongly considered.

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            5.0

            Great great great

            By Jesus Velazquez

            from Oahu, Hawaii

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                This is a really great tripod overall.

                Its so light that you can even use it as a monopod at times, if you really needed it to.
                I love the 75mm bowl so that you can easily level your camera at any given time.
                Finally, my favority feature is how the legs spread out far enough to the ground where you can get really low shows.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Great, Great, Great

                By Jesus

                from Oahu, Hawaii

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • High Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                    I love this tripod for a number of reasons:

                    1. Light and versatile. I can take it anywhere and adjust as needed depending on conditions.

                    2. I love that you can spread the legs and get really close to the ground. I shoot with DSLR, so this feature is really good for these type of cameras.

                    3. I never owned a tripod that had a 75mm bowl, but really love that you can level the camera once you have it in the tripod very easily.

                    The only down side is that the tripod is so light that in windy outdoor days, it can get a little shaky. Adding some sand bags helps a lot, except that you actually have to carry sandbags with you.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect combination stable+portable

                    By Mwita

                    from Lynchburg, VA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • High Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Slider
                      • Traveling
                      • Wedding

                      Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                      Fits in my production bag. Its light yet large enough to keep a slider rock solid and extends extremely high.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      light and durable

                      By t.c.

                      from new york

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Carbon Fiber
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • No Spreader Option

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentary
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                      Took it up 50 floors at the world trade center construction site with an EX-3 and a 504 head. It held up well against the wind and dust. Conveniently weighs 5 lbs, so you can bring it anywhere.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great legs

                      By Montana Wild

                      from Missoula, MT

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                        Quick and easy adjustments to height. Solid build quality.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        this product will worth money.

                        By Harry

                        from Ahmedabad, India and NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                          maximum and minimum heights is great features and coz of CF it is light.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Super light!

                          By Mike

                          from San Diego

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video

                            Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                            Used for landscapes, interviews, action shots. It's amazingly light for the size and stability it offers.

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                            5.0

                            Light and Durable

                            By Pixel Pete

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                            • Expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Industrial
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video

                            Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                            Industrial Video inside Power Plants. The biggest Virtue is the light weight. It makes it easy to lug Camera and Tripod thorugh tight spots and not be sore after a full days shooting. The other nice feature is the 3 position locking legs - just pull apart and snap to the position you need. The height makes this lightweight a real Heavweight in Production.

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again an again

                            By wild Bill

                            from Mason Neck VA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel
                              • Video

                              Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                              easy to use I have a sachtler tripod and this is easier to use

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great Investment!

                              By DucatiGP

                              from Oceanside Ca,

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Folds Small
                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight
                              • Unfolds Quickly

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Video
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                                These are great tripod legs very light easy setup. this should have been the first thing I should of purchased earlier. Don't make the same mistake it's worth it...

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                                4.0

                                Great investment!

                                By DucatiGP

                                from Oceanside Ca,

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                                  Wish I would have invented in this earlier-very light and incredible height

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                                  5.0

                                  Light, sturdy

                                  By Eduardo

                                  from Brasilia, Brazil

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Folds Small
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sports/Action

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                                    Mainly, it surprised me how light this thing is. Extremely light, yet sturdy.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent

                                    By tom

                                    from san mateo

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                                        Light, stable and strong
                                        I use it with ballhead for photo work with 75mm halfball adapter

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent!

                                        By jimboux

                                        from Richmond, Texas

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Stability
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Unfolds Quickly

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Video
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                                          My wife and I used it on a shoot a couple of days ago and it worked great. It's light enough that my wife could carry it and our camera with ease. Oh yea, she is only 5ft and 91 pounds. It's very stable as well.

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                                          5.0

                                          Small and light, yet sturdy and strong!

                                          By Andrew_Creo

                                          from Grand Rapids, MI

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Folds Small
                                          • Good Stability
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Video

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                                            I purchased these sticks to travel with by plane. They folded small enough to fit in our checked baggage (unlike our other sticks) and were very light. Our checked baggage was just barely under weight with all the metal light stands, so it was great to have these legs. They also extend to be very tall. Just about 67". This is taller than our other tripods and they still hold a lot of weight.

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                                            4.0

                                            Outstanding value

                                            By Art the hockey video guy

                                            from Chicago

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Good Stability
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Unfolds Quickly

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Sports/Action
                                              • Video
                                              • Weddings/Events

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod:

                                              light weight-durable-easy to use and very easy to adjust, even when camera s connected

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