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Manfrotto526,545GBK Professional Video Tripod System with 526 Head (Black)
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Stable (4)
  • Folds away (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Movies (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Film professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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2.0

I hated to return this. But for the price, I had to.

By Anthony

from Athens

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 526,545GBK Professional Video Tripod System with 526 Head (Black):

I really needed a Manfrotto due to the quick release plate mainly, to match a shoulder rig, With one quick release plate installed on the camera, I could easily go from tripod to shoulder rig. The first mistake I made here was buying the 526 head. For one, the quick release plate is bigger than the other heads I have - my fault but I did not see any indication in the description that it used anything but a "standard" manfrotto plate. The legs are okay, I could have lived with them, although they weren't awesome. But the head needs to be rethought. It has 3 settings for the tension, rather than a knob that goes from loose to tight. The biggest issue is the stickiness. If you don't move the head for a few seconds then try to pan, it's going to need some force and you'll ruin the shot. I've had much cheaper heads do a much better job than this one does. I thought I was splurging by getting this, but realized that you don't always get what you pay for. My camera is only weighing in at 10 lbs with extras so it could be a weight issue.But I have had other heads larger heads that didn't do this with light cameras, so I don't think that's the issue.
On the plus side, BH took the item back no questions asked and that's why I always use BH.

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4.0

Does the job

By G Woody

from Washington, DC

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Stability
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Supporting A Heavy Camera

    Comments about Manfrotto 526,545GBK Professional Video Tripod System with 526 Head (Black):

    I needed to get a tripod system capable of supporting my very heavy URSA with all the cinema trappings, which could get my payload near 30lbs. There are very few choices under 2K but this one seemed to have some decent reviews so I went for it. I've used it over 10 times thus far and it performed very well. I've used some of the more expensive and popular tripods prior to this and while those other ones responded differently, I think it boils down to the operator knowing how to get the best from a tool. Once I understood how to get the tripod to perform, it was perfect.

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    5.0

    Great tripod, great price

    By Ioseba

    from Rio de Janeiro

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies
      • Stabilization

      Comments about Manfrotto 526,545GBK Professional Video Tripod System with 526 Head (Black):

      Super light and very honest product.

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      • No

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      5.0

      This Tripod Rocks!

      By Big Daddy

      from Illy, PA

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fluid head
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Stabilization

        Comments about Manfrotto 526,545GBK Professional Video Tripod System with 526 Head (Black):

        I just shot two projects with my new tripod and tripod head combo - and am very happy! The fluid head pans and tilts as smooth as glass, and the tripod is rock solid yet amazingly adjustable.

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        4.0

        great!!

        By MarioZ

        from Brasil

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Movies

          Comments about Manfrotto 526,545GBK Professional Video Tripod System with 526 Head (Black):

          Great combo!!! I would recommend!!
          Works great on my Epic

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          • No

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          4.0

          Solid smooth low cost tripod and head

          By Thomas Koch

          from Silicon Valley, CA

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Movies

            Comments about Manfrotto 526,545GBK Professional Video Tripod System with 526 Head (Black):

            For the money, I am extremely satisfied with this tripod. This head holds my RED ONE with ease and allows smooth operation. The photo shows a mid level spreader but it showed up with a floor spreader. I prefer a floor spreader so I'm good with it.

            I use a Sachtler tripod at work, and this is a cheap alternative to that awesome and expensive tripod.

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            • No

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