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ManfrottoSalon 230 Camera Stand - 7'
 
4.5

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4.0

Very sturdy and well made

By GeorgeH

from San Jose, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Solid/Sturdy
  • Well Made

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Mount has 1 tilt axis

Best Uses

  • Industrial product
  • Portraits

Comments about Manfrotto Salon 230 Camera Stand - 7':

We needed a stable support (for a heavy piece of gear) that has minimal intrusion into the space in front of the gear. This stand provides for movement, although not easily directed when loaded, a necessity. Additional weights can be added to help support heavier gear.

The arm with camera support provides one axis of tilt (up/down), and a second axis (side/side rotation) would have been welcome. A separate head is required for convenience.

We ended up making a lot of added-on stuff to get the positioning versatility we required. This stand provided a good start with stable attachment points.

If we have to do something similar again, we'll probably seek a different starting point.

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5.0

An Almost Perfect Solution ...

By DeeZer In San Jose

from San Jose, CA

About Me Pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Excellent Build Quality
  • Great Accessories
  • Solid/Sturdy

Cons

  • Difficult To Roll

Best Uses

  • Macro Photography
  • Product photography
  • Table-Top Photography

Comments about Manfrotto Salon 230 Camera Stand - 7':

Thursday, May 14, 2009
7:46:52 AM PDT

Hello!

I had to make a very expensive investment in a high-end Manfrotto tripod before I realized my need for the Salon 230 Camera Stand from Manfrotto.

If you do studio photography, and more particularly product and/or table-top photography, this product is an absolute must. Gone will be that third leg of the tripod that is always in the wrong position - either in your gut or the modeling table.

Mind you, I have added a lot of 'accessories' to my Salon 230 Camera Stand. To counter-balance the added weight, I have added nine (9) counter weights at 4.4 pounds each to the balance weights in the column.

My only 'complaint about the Manfrotto Salon 230 Camera Stand is that the stand is sometimes a bit difficult to roll across the concrete floor of my studio. Trying to get all three wheels pointed in the same direction can be somewhat of a chore; otherwise, I consider the investment to have been a wise one.

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