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Manfrotto709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg)
 
4.4

(based on 47 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (36)
  • Lightweight (35)
  • Folds away (34)
  • Unfolds quickly (25)
  • Easily adjusted (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (30)
  • Night shots (21)
  • Home (19)
  • Landscape/scenery (16)
  • Portraits (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (20), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

amazing

The first thing I noticed about this tripod is how solid it is. It is made out of metal, and is rock solid. It is a little bit longer than a pencil, and...Read complete review

The first thing I noticed about this tripod is how solid it is. It is made out of metal, and is rock solid. It is a little bit longer than a pencil, and probably as thick as three fingers together when folded, so it fits easily into a camera case. The ball head is the first that I have ever used, and it holds up very well. I have other large Bogen tripods with large format heads, and this mini ball head is impressive in comparison. I have no doubt that it will hold medium format gear. I was using it with my Canon 5D.

It's application (at least, the one for which I bought it) would be for a lightweight mini travel tripod where you are looking for something to hold the camera so that you can be in the shot along with your family. As long as you have a solid and relatively flat surface (floor, garbage can top, tabletop, etc.) you can use this. If you are in an area where you lack these types of surfaces, for instance, if you are hiking in heavy brush, you may want to consider the gorillapod which can clamp onto objects such as branches, etc.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Strong guy

I would not try a gorilapod instead of this for my camera. This tripod is realy strong and I know I can trust my camera being suported by it. The only problem is that...Read complete review

I would not try a gorilapod instead of this for my camera. This tripod is realy strong and I know I can trust my camera being suported by it. The only problem is that "with great power there must also come - great weight." At least for my casual usage, I know I will plan before bring it with me anywhere. Overall, it delivers what you expect if you need your camera steady and take good pictures.

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5.0

Manfrotto tabletop

By JaneS

from Sydney, Australia

Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

I. Use my 60d and 24-105 or 70-200 f4 without any problems on this nifty little tripod. Goes everywhere with me as it is very light but provides a very stable base when required.

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5.0

Second time around!

By Bill

from Madison, WI

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

    I bought one of these sometime in the 1990s. I loved it. I lost it. I bought this one. It's perfect for both point and shoot cameras and it also works great for my DSLR w/ a 17-55mm f2.8 (heavy) lens. It stands up to whatever you give it. Great for trips where a larger tripod would be inappropriate.

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    • No

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    5.0

    After >3 years I love this tripod

    By Sammy

    from Woodside, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Travel

      Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

      I bought this when it first came out years ago and I overpaid for it--some amount over a hundred bucks along with a little pouch and a short riser for optional use between the mini ballhead and the legs. I remember a seasoned photographer telling me never to skimp on lenses or tripods.I've been using this for years and I keep it in the bag and use it almost daily. I have a Canon 7D, a couple of Fuji cameras, a few Leica cameras, lots of use and lots of lenses, small and large. This thing is never going to be as good as a full-size mondo carbon fiber tripod but it will let me take excellent long-exposure shots (starscapes of 200 ISO 30-second f/2 type shots) or the bust-it-out-quick-let's-all-get-in-the-pic when I do the impromptu recording a happy birthday candle blow-out with whatever camera happens to be in my pocket at the time. The (not reviewed, but compared) plastic Manfrotto with plastic legs MTPIX-B) I bought recently because I hoped would be as good was disappointing garbage compared to this 709. The MTPIX-B is diluting their brand and I should return it on principle.I wasn't a pro when I started and this was one of the pieces of kit I thought I didn't really need when I purchased it and now I don't know how I would get by without it. Always in the bag and the one you use is always better than a better one that stays at home.

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      5.0

      sturdy little workhorse

      By sammie

      from worcester,ma

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro shots
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

        I use this tripod for macro shots really stable and solid I have even used my zoom lens with this tripod and still extremely stable , simple to use.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great for Barebones Camera

        By Mike

        from New York, NY

        Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

        This a sturdy, stable product. As long as you don't pack a bunch on your DSLR you'll get good use out of it. Save the rig for your other camera body during interviews like I do.

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        5.0

        Great Tripod

        By M.Richardson

        from Eagle Point, OR

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

          Compact, strong, light weight, stable...

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          • No

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          5.0

          Tabletop Tripod

          By Jitu

          from Mumbai,India

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Night Shots
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

            I've tried couple of these but this one is realy sturdy,even holds my EF 70-200mm f2.8L plus 5D M-II.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Well built

            By Merlin

            from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots

              Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

              Taking photos closer to the ground

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent little tripod

              By Brian Williams

              from Surrey, UK

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Travel

                Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

                I bought this to use with my Nikon D5000 and either an 18-130mm or a 70-210mm lens. I wanted something small enough to fold up and fit into my camera bag (a small shoulder bag) but sturdy and stable as well.

                The tripod is perfect, just fitting in the bag, but providing a stable and easy to adjust platform for my camera.

                And all at an excellent price!

                Brian.

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                5.0

                Very practical

                By Cuasimodo

                from Monterrey, Mx.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

                  Super practical

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By Same old

                  from Detroit

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

                    Super strong. Excellent for a point and shoot cam.

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                    4.0

                    Sturdy and well-made

                    By brad

                    from Brooklyn

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Too low for portrait

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual snaps
                    • Home

                    Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

                    A great little tripod. Holds the 5dii and 24-105 easily, rock solid, ballhead cranks down and holds it in place pretty well. Fits in my tiny bag still, and works much better than the ultrapod it replaced (that ballhead couldn't hold the camera without slipping).

                    Only con is that it isn't high enough to accommodate the camera oriented to portrait. You can do it, but you'll have to close the legs a bit and have it hover there. Not terrifically stable in that orientation.

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                    4.0

                    Very solid!

                    By Loyal to Olympus

                    from IA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

                        The tripod sits very steady. However, once the legs are out, there is no other adjustments to be made.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Good Quick Tripod

                        By Alex

                        from Boston

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Quick shots
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

                          Good mini tripod, I use this on my panasonic hpx and it holds it good enough to set up a quick table/ground shot.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Italian Design!

                          By zentron

                          from Los Angeles. CA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

                            Well made, functional, careful design, a work of art. Model 709B is similar to Model 3009, but approx. 1" shorter in height and without the additional lower horizontal bezel.

                            Useful for not only cameras, but also antenna support and display model stands.

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                            4.0

                            great for museums!

                            By lorenzo b

                            from los altos, ca

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

                              Great to take where they don't let you hae a serious tripod, asy and cheap

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              I gave mine away... I bought another one

                              By Jnyc720

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

                              Very very stable! Survives sand, drops and saltwater. I can mount a very heavy lens and not worry about it moving. This is a PRO's minitripod

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Big Hit

                              By giftgiver

                              from Tucson, AZ

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Folds Small
                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

                                The recipient was very pleased with the size and the fact that the tripod fits two different cameras without an adapter.

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                                • Yes

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                                4.0

                                a good product

                                By alessiotst

                                from Prato, Italy

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Unstable

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

                                Very portable, good stability with a SLR (nikon D90) in orizzontal position.
                                When used in vertical position is quite unstable, you have to push on the leg opposite to camera.

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Handy Item

                                By MK

                                from NY

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to carry
                                • Fits in camera bag
                                • Fits in pocket
                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                • Limited height adjustment
                                • Limited use due to size

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Portraits
                                • Table Top Photos
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Manfrotto 709 Digi Tabletop Tripod with Ballhead (Black) - Supports 4.5 lb (2kg):

                                Small, Easy to carry anywhere. Fits in camera bag or my pocket so I always have a tripod if I need one.

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