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Manfrotto MK393-H Photo-Movie Aluminum Tripod QR Kit (Silver)

B&H # MAMK393H Mfr # MK393-H
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You Pay: $68.39
Product Highlights
  • Maximum Height 56"
  • Integrated Pan Head
  • Weighs 2.8 lb
  • Supports 5.5 lb
  • Quick Release System

The silver Manfrotto MK393-H Photo-Movie Kit QR is designed to maximize your shooting experience while minimizing weight. This lightweight (2.8 lb), four-section tripod supports up 5.5 lb and rises to a height of 56" with the column extended, while folding down to only 19" to fit easily in your bag.

Leg angles can be individually set in two different angle positions for uneven terrain, and lengthened or shortened quickly via the flip lever leg locks.

The quick-release pan head has a large ergonomic tilting handle and panning range of 360°, making the head suitable for both photo and video use.

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General
Load Capacity 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Maximum Height 56" (142 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 48.4" (123.0 cm)
Minimum Height 13.8" (35.0 cm)
Folded Length 19.3" (49.0 cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated No
Weight 2.8 lb (1.3 kg)
Head
Counter Balance System No
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes
Tilt Drag No
Tilt Range Not specified by manufacturer
Tilt Lock Yes
Spring Loaded Counter Balance No
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Yes
Legs
Material Aluminum alloy
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Lock Type Flip lever
Independent Leg Spread 25° and 51°
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Color Gray
Manfrotto MK393-H Photo-Movie Aluminum Tripod QR Kit (Silver)
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    ManfrottoMK393-H Photo-Movie Aluminum Tripod QR Kit (Silver)
     
    3.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Travel (4)
      • Sports/action (3)
      • Wildlife (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      4.0

      Nice tripod for the price

      By Rocketdog2

      from Somerville, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Manfrotto MK393-H Photo-Movie Aluminum Tripod QR Kit (Silver):

        I got this tripod because I use one a lot in traveling and my Manfrotto tripod with ball head is too big and heavy. It is a great tripod for the price. I would have loved having a ball head, but the difference between this one and a ball head has not limited my usage. My three main desires were cost, light weight and easy mobility of the camera.It was a toss up between this one and the Manfrotto MKC3-P01 Compact Series Tripod with Built-in Ball Head which weighs somewhat less and has a ball head, but not the nice lever for guiding the camera easily. Since I use it for both video and photos, the handle is nice.

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        1.0

        Complete disappointment

        By Andres

        from Colombia, South America

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

        • Terrible Build Quality

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Travel

        Comments about Manfrotto MK393-H Photo-Movie Aluminum Tripod QR Kit (Silver):

        I used the Manfrotto 718SHB for years, and it was a great compact tripod: stable, lightweight, never had a problem with it, so when I lost it, i went for a Manfrotto replacement. The 718SHB was discontinued, so i bought this MK393-PD...

        Size: ok, fits on my backpack, and reaches good height when extended.

        Weight: ok.

        Stable: yes; under windy conditions I did not expand the central column for best stability.

        Build quality: terrible!
        -the Quick Release plate was not perfectly locked, and never locked the camera completely.. always was a little loose, like 1mm.
        -one month after arrival, one of the screws that hold the legs to the center disappeared.
        -after six months of usage, one of the leg-upper-knobs that rotates to open the legs wider or narrower, got stuck. I could never again open that leg as I wanted.
        -and yesterday, after one year of usage, the head´s tilting handle broke!

        I would never recommend it to anybody... I don´t understand how could Manfrotto go down from the marvelous 718SHB to this.

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        5.0

        Stability like no other!

        By Kabugenyo

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Manfrotto MK393-H Photo-Movie Aluminum Tripod QR Kit (Silver):

          Capturing precious moments that will never come back all go to naught with shaky condition ending up in blurred images. And when tripod is the need, this little giant is a must.

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          5.0

          Wonderful and Versatile Tripod

          By Shutterbug

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Outdoors
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Manfrotto MK393-H Photo-Movie Aluminum Tripod QR Kit (Silver):

            I totally LOVE this tripod. It is perfect for non traditional activities. I have taken this thing literally in the ocean, in snow, desert canyons and up large mountains. It also works well for any longer walk to one's destination. You can't beat how compactly it folds up and neatly sits in a backpack holder. It is very lightweight and secure with good footing. It holds my Canon 5D Mark lll and a 2.8 L lens. However when using a longer telephoto, I do use a lens support.

            It pans and rotates easily. Set up with the quick release feature goes smoothly and quickly.

            I am small and believe me the ease of use, weight and size of this tripod is greatly appreciated at 10,000 feet above sea level. As with any tripod be sure to completely tighten down the adjustment levers.

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            2.0

            not so much

            By my2cents

            from Denver

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Jerky Movement
            • Slips Out Of Position

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto MK393-H Photo-Movie Aluminum Tripod QR Kit (Silver):

              Looking for a better tripod here at BH after purchasing this from a consumer retailer while on a vacation. After using this I said what is this thing [*]? After looking, the label does read [*]. I do not believe this is where Manfrotto gear comes from originally, they are just using their name to market the cheap stuff. The camera plate only attaches to the head tightly one way. I actually caught $5000 of gear on the way to the concrete. Even when attached correctly the plate that allows you to flip from horizontal to vertical does not tighten down enough to stay in place. We have high end tripods, I just wanted something light and cheap for personal travel photos. This is too cheap to be trusted. We looked at the even cheaper pistol Manfrotto and it might actually be a better attachment system. We went with this one because of the pan feature thinking it may be handy for video now and then, but the panning would not be smooth enough to use anyway. I plan to spend a little more and support my gear with something I can trust even while on vacations. I used great video tripods by these guys years ago, but junk is what their name will mean to me now.

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