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Manfrotto475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column
 
4.9

(based on 49 reviews)

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    (43)

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    (5)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (31)
  • Unfolds quickly (14)
  • Durable (7)
  • Folds away (7)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

  • Heavy (21)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (25)
  • Portraits (21)
  • Video (18)
  • Night shots (15)
  • Weddings (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (19), Semi-pro photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (6), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Tripod Legs I've ever owned!

I needed some tripod legs that would extend tall enough for me to get above the audience heads without me using the pedestal extended. These legs are perfect for that and if I were...Read complete review

I needed some tripod legs that would extend tall enough for me to get above the audience heads without me using the pedestal extended. These legs are perfect for that and if I were to use the pedestal it's really sturdy so wouldn't get much vibration and is really tall. I'm 6' Tall and this is a perfect size for me. With the legs in medium spread and the pedestal down it's about 72" tall max height and with the pedestal up it's about 82" tall max height. The construction is built sturdy and adjustments are easy! It's not the lightest tripod but very durable and steady. I paired this with the Manfrotto 502HD head and the Manfrotto MAMBAG120PN padded bag and while I didn't want to spend this much and wish it could have been less cost, I'm really happy with the quality of everything and feel it was worth the money I spent!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

475B Tripod Legs (Black) by Manfrotto

The product looks sturdy and well made. However it did not come with an adapter that wouls allow cameras with different bases to attach to it. I purchased this product to hold a Gigapan...Read complete review

The product looks sturdy and well made. However it did not come with an adapter that wouls allow cameras with different bases to attach to it. I purchased this product to hold a Gigapan system and I have to get an adapter to hold it. What a pain.

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5.0

Great Tripod !

By OrPhotoJohn

from Eugene, OR

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

    Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

    Studio Product & Art Reproduction

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    5.0

    AWESOME!

    By ReneC.

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

        Great steady tripod. I love the geared column

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        5.0

        A must for every production company

        By bob

        from Dallas, tx

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

            Can't go wrong with this product. For the money you can't beat it - more than meets my expectations. Would recommend this in a heartbeat.

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            5.0

            Great Product

            By Mike

            from Tallahassee, FL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Adjust
            • Great Build Quality
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

            Best tripod I have ever owned. Wish I had of purchased it sooner.

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            5.0

            Everything I expected in a tripod

            By CJ Grafix

            from Saugerties NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Solid construction
            • Very Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • LandscapeScenery

              Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

              This tripod is a monster !
              Very solid adjustable, round tubular legs.
              The center column adjusts very smoothly with no slop in the gears, and locks in place.
              Everything that is adjustable has a lock to secure it in position.
              I put an Oben BB-2 head on it and now I have a great combination for taking long exposures. I don't worry about camera shake anymore like I do with my lightweight tripod.
              The combination weighs 10 pounds so I wouldn't want to carry it too far without the carry case with a should strap.

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              5.0

              Excellent Professional Tripod

              By schroejj

              from Schaumburg, IL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Heavy Duty

              Cons

              • A bit pricy
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Portraiture

              Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

              I am a professional photographer that specialized in child portraits. I need a heavy duty tripod that has some versatility to it to use in my everyday adventure with active preschoolers.
              I love the fact that it has a turning device to raise/lower the camera without having to move and resize the legs. This is a function I need when changing from preschool subject to adult staff subject. The tripod is much heavier than my old device. I knew this when purchasing this tripod but felt mentioning so others will be aware that they are not buying a lightweight easy to move around item. If you need a tripod to take on adventure with you, this is not your item but if you are using it for portraits or anything where it will remain stationary, this is the real deal.
              It's a price pricy, more than I typically would like to spend, but Manfrotto makes a high quality device and if it lasts as long as one I had similar to this, it will be worth it.

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              5.0

              Well Built and Surdy

              By Ken W

              from Montclair, NJ

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Flexible Setup Options
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Tethered Setups
              • Time Lapse

              Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

              Well built and sturdy. Made to hold the extra weight of a tripod accessory arm with a monitor platform and camera. Excellent for outdoor, tethered and time lapse shooting

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              5.0

              Best Tripod Legs I've ever owned!

              By RockstarBruski

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Tall

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                I needed some tripod legs that would extend tall enough for me to get above the audience heads without me using the pedestal extended. These legs are perfect for that and if I were to use the pedestal it's really sturdy so wouldn't get much vibration and is really tall. I'm 6' Tall and this is a perfect size for me. With the legs in medium spread and the pedestal down it's about 72" tall max height and with the pedestal up it's about 82" tall max height. The construction is built sturdy and adjustments are easy! It's not the lightest tripod but very durable and steady. I paired this with the Manfrotto 502HD head and the Manfrotto MAMBAG120PN padded bag and while I didn't want to spend this much and wish it could have been less cost, I'm really happy with the quality of everything and feel it was worth the money I spent!

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                5.0

                Great legs

                By Photo Queen

                from Yakima, WA.

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                  I use these legs with the 502 video head for shooting still and video with a 5D MkII. The only minor gripe with that set up is the lack of ability to quickly level the camera when changing locations, but it's very minor.

                  These legs are extremely stable and I don't find them too heavy to move around in my orchard photo/video work. I wouldn't want to backpack with them though. They are infinately adjustable and can be locked solidly into any postition including well over my 5' 10" height. The center column remains stabile when raised, even to it's maximum which is ideal in our windy conditions.

                  They just don't get better than these legs for bedrock stability.

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                  4.0

                  These tripod legs are solid.

                  By Painting Conservator

                  from Williamsburg, VA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Great Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                  I use this tripod in my studio, so the weight of them is not much of an issue. It is a bit hefty to move around. Height adjustments are easy and precise. I would buy it again.

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                  5.0

                  Beasty Tripod

                  By Big Vic

                  from Fort Worth, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                      I've had one of these for about 5 years so when I needed to add a 2nd tripod there was no doubt what I was going to get. Great Tripod. Great for video work. A little heavy, but that's okay.

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                      4.0

                      2nd chance

                      By Ted

                      from Utah

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                        I've tried those light weight tripods and don't like them. I've owned a 475B for 5 years and liked it until the levers that tighten the legs began to crack - essentially - destoying their ability to do the job. No problem - I ran the tripod over to a camera repair shop to find out that the replacement parts are no longer available. They have changed the design, hopefully it will be better. Like a succor I bought the new one because I like the other 95% of the tripod and didn't have time to spend hours shopping for something that might be better. It's not light, but if you are not a wimp you can handle it. I've spent hours with my camera on the tripod slung over my shoulder hiking through the woods of Idaho and Utah. It's done a great job for me.

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                        5.0

                        Heavy Solid Value

                        By Industrial Andrew

                        from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Solid construction
                        • Very Stable

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits
                        • Video

                        Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                        These legs were my attempt to overcome the slight wobble I get in my 190proB legs. They are rock solid and great for macros, portraits or anything where they don't have to be moved quickly. Heavy of course because they're huge, but that's expected and add to their stability. I'm very happy these legs.

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                        4.0

                        Good Product

                        By Ubaldo

                        from Los Alamos Ca

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                        Overral is a good product little bit heavy but steady and strong if you want both you have to pay...

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                        5.0

                        Nice stabvle high tripod

                        By Corp Video Guy

                        from Dallas TX

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Video

                          Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                          I shoot in and around corporate food labs - need to go high angle over chef table and back and forth. very good tripod.

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                          5.0

                          SOLID and LEGIT

                          By ZB

                          from Dallas, TX

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Great Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Portraits
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                          These tripod legs are the real deal. Solid construction all around, built like a tank, and just all around professional. It is aluminum, but you will like the construction. I mean look at the load capacity! I don't think you can get a better load capacity for the price. I hold a Canon 5DmkII, a TelePrompTer unit, and a tripod head all on these legs. At no point have I been worried about the leg joints slipping or failing on me. It's a quality piece of equipment.

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                          5.0

                          Outstanding stability and durability

                          By AJ

                          from Honolulu, HI

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                            I have at least four different Manfrotto tripods and this one is the best! It has height and also goes to the ground also. Great flexibility.

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                            5.0

                            Solid tripod

                            By whyderp

                            from Bakersfield,CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                            I use my tripod to film bmx and motocross so I need something fairly mobile and this tripod works perfectly. People say it's too heavy, but even for a scrawny white boy like me it's not difficult to carry around all day. Holds up to wind perfectly fine. The leg spreaders. Don't like to stay tight but its not a problem that should make you second guess your purchase.

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                            5.0

                            A beast!

                            By Shakti

                            from Charlotte, NC

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                              I'm in my mid 50s and yeah this tripod has some weight to it. But I like knowing that when I have a Canon 5D Mark II with lens, flash and so on attached that the tripod is going to stand it's ground. I could have afforded a carbon fiber tripod but there is something about the feel of solid aluminum and this tripod is great.

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                              5.0

                              Perfect for architectural...

                              By D. Hunter

                              from Melbourne, VIC, Australia

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Unfolds Quickly

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column:

                              I bought the 457B primarily for shooting real estate as it had been highly recommeded by a colleague. In the two weeks I've had it I've used it to shoot both real estate and products, and it has been nothing short of brilliant for both applications. Incredibly strong and sturdy with an ability to go very high, which makes it perfet for real estate/architectural work. Very happy with this product.

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