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Manfrotto 545B Pro Alu Video Tripod

B&H # MA545B Mfr # 545B
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You Pay: $579.99

Mail-In Rebate: -$ 125.00

Offer ends: DEC 31 '14
Price after rebate: $454.99
Product Highlights
  • Optional Video Heads Available
  • Maximum Height: 60.63"
  • Minimum Height: 11.81
  • Folds Down to 27.17"
  • 100 mm Bowl
  • Supports: 55.12 lb
  • Twin Leg Design
  • Variable Arm Length Center Brace
  • Rubber Shoes
  • Weighs 7.72 lb

The Manfrotto 545B Pro Alu Video Tripod is a two stage, twin leg, lightweight aluminum professional video tripod. Due to optimization of the upper and lower collars, the tripod guarantees more torsion rigidity and a payload of 55 lb plus improved shooting performance. The die cast aluminum crown features a built-in 100 mm interface bowl, which can be adapted to a 75mm if needed. The tripod is equipped with an innovative mid-level spreader for improved tripod stability. It ships with quick on-off rubber shoes for better grip on smooth floors.

Interface
The 545B features a built-in 100mm bowl interface
Rubber Shoes
For a secure grip on smooth floors, the 545B comes with quick on/off rubber shoes
Mid-Level Spreader
An adjustable mid-level spreader for improved stability

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General
Material of Construction Black anodized aluminum
Maximum Height 60.63" (154 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not applicable
Minimum Height 11.81" (30 cm)
Folded Length 27.17" (69 cm)
Load Capacity 55.12 lb (25 kg)
Bubble Level Yes
Weight Legs: 7.72 lbs (3.5 kg)
Legs
Leg Stages / Sections 2/3
Independent Leg Spread Via center brace
Head Bowl 100 mm
Leg Tube Diameters 16,25 mm
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Spiked/Retractable Feet Removable rubber feet
Center Brace Mid-level spreader
Suggested Dolly 114MV - 181B
Suggested Spreader 165MV
Head
Type Head optional
Manfrotto 545B Pro Alu Video Tripod
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension upon Online Product Registration
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    Manfrotto545B Pro Alu Video Tripod
     
    3.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    80%

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          1.0

          Mid-lever spreader will break

          By Ryan L.

          from Orlando, FL

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Design
            • Poor Performance
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 545B Pro Alu Video Tripod:

              If you do a little research on this particular tripod, you will learn that the mid-level spreader is very cheaply built, and eventually breaks forcing you to buy a replacement (537SPRB which retails for around $60-100).Check the reviews for that part on B&H and you'll see feedback from unhappy 545B customers.I have no experience with the ground spreader version, but I do know that the 536 carbon fiber tripod is much more durable.

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              5.0

              Flexible & Stable

              By WaveReflections

              from Nashua, NH

              About Me Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jib Setup

                Comments about Manfrotto 545B Pro Alu Video Tripod:

                This is my first pro video tripod and I'm very please with it! I mostly use it with a jib setup which works very well - strong & stable. I also purchased the Manfrotto MBAG90PN Padded Tripod Bag to protect and transport it. I'd highly recommend a nice bag to protect this investment.

                Quality construction and design - I can see myself having this tripod for a long time!

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                3.0

                Not bad for price

                By Gillet Productions

                from New York, NY

                About Me Integrator

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Manfrotto 545B Pro Alu Video Tripod:

                  Using with a HDV cam with Prompter. Steady sticks good value.

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                  4.0

                  Manfrotto 545b w/ mid level spreader

                  By Stammina

                  from Detroit, MI

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                  • Unfolds Slow

                  Best Uses

                  • 100mm Ball
                  • Movies
                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Manfrotto 545B Pro Alu Video Tripod:

                  Great product only wish the leg clamps where easier to open and close, for fast change of camera height. Maybe i need to break them in a little bit. But unless you want to spend big money, i dont think you'd be able to find them out there. Like the ones i use in reality tv shows i work on.

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                  4.0

                  Awesome

                  By cineclepictures

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video

                    Comments about Manfrotto 545B Pro Alu Video Tripod:

                    Only used on one shoot so far, but love it! Solid, strong, Manfrotto quality.

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                    5.0

                    Solid, feels great.

                    By kevinklar

                    from seattle, wa.

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easily Adjusted
                    • Good Footing
                    • Locks In Tight
                    • Smooth Movement

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 545B Pro Alu Video Tripod:

                        Sturdy and reliable tripod legs. Not the lightest in the world but for the price they do the job well.

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