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Manfrotto 091MCG Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Grey 11.5' (3.5 m)

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Manfrotto 091MCG Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Grey 11.5' (3.5 m)

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Manfrotto 091MCB Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Black 11.5' (3.5 m) Manfrotto 091MCG Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Grey 11.5' (3.5 m)

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This is a replacement grey Manfrotto Expan Drive Metal Chain. Metal beats plastic for strength and longevity, as far as Expan Drive chains go. It is 11.5' (3.5 m) long.

This item replaces old catalog #2924.

Fits any of the Expan Drive Sets
UPC: 719821290872
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.37 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 3.8 x 2.0"
Manfrotto 091MCG Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Grey 11.5' (3.5 m)
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    Manfrotto091MCB Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Black 11.5' (3.5 m)
     
    3.2

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    73%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (9)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (4)
    • Indoors (4)
    • Portraits (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Much Better than the Plastic!

    I purchased these to replace the plastic chains for the Expan set to get the extra strength and durability, and they are definitely worth it in that regard. I have 2 rolls of...Read complete review

    I purchased these to replace the plastic chains for the Expan set to get the extra strength and durability, and they are definitely worth it in that regard. I have 2 rolls of 12' paper for video work, each on one of these chains. The one thing I wish is that these were a little longer, as I intentionally wanted my backgrounds to hang higher, at about 12'. At that height, the chains are a little short and hard to reach/operate. I actually bought an extra chain and used it to manually lengthen the other two. Other than that, great product!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I should not have had to buy this

    I recently bought the Manfrotto auto pole system which works great except for the CHEEP plastic chains that comes with it. I would pull as gently as I could and it would break every...Read complete review

    I recently bought the Manfrotto auto pole system which works great except for the CHEEP plastic chains that comes with it. I would pull as gently as I could and it would break every time. Not good in front of clients.
    So I was forced to buy the metal ones.
    I left messages, and emailed manfrotto but got no reply.

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    2.0

    Twisting is beyond frustrating, also not long enough

    By PhotoJoseph

    from Ashland, OR

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Twists

    Best Uses

      Comments about 091MCG Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Grey 11.5' (3.5 m):

      On one hand it's great that these are metal and can't pop apart like the flimsy plastic ones. On the other hand, they have a twist in them which virtually guarantees they will knot as you pull them. Plus there not long enough; granted I have my seamless quite high on the wall but even if they were at "normal" height, these chains should be 50% longer.

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      5.0

      What a releif!

      By Rodrigo

      from Monterrey, Mexico

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about 091MCB Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Black 11.5' (3.5 m):

        I used to have the plastic manfrotto chains and they would constantly break. I bought one of these to try it out and now I'm deffinitely replacing the rest of them with these.

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        • No

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        3.0

        better than plastic, but needs some work

        By Adrian Vega

        from Kansas City

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 091MCG Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Grey 11.5' (3.5 m):

            I had to switch from the plastic ones, which were just not working and snapping off all the time. This ones geet the job done, but the weight used for the plastic chain doesn't fit the metal one. They also twist and get tangled in little 'knots' often. I'll live with them as the are much better than the plastic, but I think the design needs some work, to avoid the twisting.

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            • No

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            3.0

            works, but...

            By Adrian Vega

            from Kansas City

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about 091MCB Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Black 11.5' (3.5 m):

              I had to switch from the plastic ones, which were just not working and snapping off all the time. This ones geet the job done, but the weight used for the plastic chain doesn't fit the metal one. They also twist and get tangled in little 'knots' often. I'll live with them as the are much better than the plastic, but I think the design needs some work, to avoid the twisting.

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              • No

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              2.0

              Kind of works but not great

              By Family photographer

              from Chicago

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 091MCB Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Black 11.5' (3.5 m):

                  I bought this metal chain to replace the plastic ones that came with the Expan system, because the plastic ones are always breaking on me.

                  The metal chain is too wide to fit with the counterweight that came with the Expan system, and without the counterweight the chain hangs all crooked. The metal chain also rubs against the white plastic bracket and makes a loud clicking sound every time you raise or lower the paper roll. So not ideal, but at least it won't break like the plastic one.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Will buy more as needed

                  By Clique Photography

                  from Alberta, Canada

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 091MCG Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Grey 11.5' (3.5 m):

                      Works great on my backdrop system. Ordered a red and a grey and the grey curls a little to the side but still works fine. Way better than the plastic ones that kept breaking with my vinyls.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good sturdy feel of control

                      By Jim

                      from Portland Oregon

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio

                        Comments about 091MCB Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Black 11.5' (3.5 m):

                        Good addition of you are using more than 9' rolls of paper. Works great on the 12' rolls of paper and the smaller sizes of painted canvas. (Haven't tried on any wider than 9') I would recomend this upgrade to anyone using more than the 9' rolls of paper.

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                        1.0

                        Useless

                        By Annoyed in BK

                        from NY, NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                        • poorly designed

                        Best Uses

                        • None

                        Comments about 091MCG Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Grey 11.5' (3.5 m):

                        Wrong size, difficult to put on (but when you finally do you find out it is NOT working with the Manfrotto Expan Drive).
                        Seems solid, looks good, but does not work. I had to put back the plastic chain that breaks at every pull, but at least works.
                        Waste of time.

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                        • No

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                        1.0

                        Absolutely worthless

                        By NY photo

                        from NY, NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • None

                        Cons

                        • Unusable

                        Best Uses

                        • None

                        Comments about 091MCG Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Grey 11.5' (3.5 m):

                        This chain cannot be used with the Expan Drive that it is advertised for.
                        The links are the wrong size and they jump cogs, and get the whole mechanism stuck.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Solid and reliable

                        By Steupark Imaging

                        from Jacksonville, FL

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Reliable
                        • Solid

                        Cons

                        • Expan disassembly install

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about 091MCB Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Black 11.5' (3.5 m):

                        Like most Manfrotto equipment, this metal chain is rock solid, very reliable, and an almost necessary upgrade from the plastic chains included with Expan systems. Although disassembly of the Expan is required to install them, they're well worth the effort (which is minimal).

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Much Better than the Plastic!

                        By JP

                        from Lexington, KY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors

                          Comments about 091MCB Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Black 11.5' (3.5 m):

                          I purchased these to replace the plastic chains for the Expan set to get the extra strength and durability, and they are definitely worth it in that regard. I have 2 rolls of 12' paper for video work, each on one of these chains. The one thing I wish is that these were a little longer, as I intentionally wanted my backgrounds to hang higher, at about 12'. At that height, the chains are a little short and hard to reach/operate. I actually bought an extra chain and used it to manually lengthen the other two. Other than that, great product!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Must have for vinyl backgrounds

                          By bigbubba

                          from Maple,ON

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Studio

                            Comments about 091MCB Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Black 11.5' (3.5 m):

                            Don't take you chances if you use vinyl backgrounds.
                            Plastic one just don't cut it. Avoid danger and embarrassment of unwound and crashed background.

                            Buy it !!!

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                            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            I should not have had to buy this

                            By hue photo

                            from St Augustine, FL

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about 091MCB Metal Chain for Expan Drive, Black 11.5' (3.5 m):

                            I recently bought the Manfrotto auto pole system which works great except for the CHEEP plastic chains that comes with it. I would pull as gently as I could and it would break every time. Not good in front of clients.
                            So I was forced to buy the metal ones.
                            I left messages, and emailed manfrotto but got no reply.

                            Share this reviewHelp Icon

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