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Manfrotto7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg)
 
4.6

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (51)
  • Attaches firmly (46)
  • Strong clamp (43)
  • Large range of motion (42)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (45)
  • Night shots (37)
  • Travel (34)
  • Portraits (26)
  • Home (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (33), Casual photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is a wonderful Tripod

I love this tripod. I used to have a Manfrotto 725B until I left it on the subway while visiting Chicago. Losing this was upsetting since the 725B served me so well, even...Read complete review

I love this tripod. I used to have a Manfrotto 725B until I left it on the subway while visiting Chicago. Losing this was upsetting since the 725B served me so well, even though it did had its quirks. Since the 725B has been out of production for a couple years I could not find it new, nor could I find one used. Since this is the replacement model that, I went ahead and purchased the 7302YB.

So what improvements did I find? The ball head locks down MUCH better and legs seems to slide back and forth easier.

What don't I like? The legs are STIFF. I do mean STIFF. I imagine they will loosen over time. Also the latches for the legs are a bit tight.

I do a variety of types of photography and this tripod should serve me well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worth the Extra Money

I am not a professionarl photographer, but have been learning that the use of a tripod on a regular basis results in better pictures. This tripod of versatile. The ballhead is a tremendous...Read complete review

I am not a professionarl photographer, but have been learning that the use of a tripod on a regular basis results in better pictures. This tripod of versatile. The ballhead is a tremendous improvement over the cheaper tripod I had which has so many limitations. I did not realize the signifcant difference until I began using this tripod.

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5.0

Great Tripod

By Matt B

from Carver, MA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Firmly
  • Good Stability
  • Large Range of Motion
  • Strong Clamp

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots
    • Travel

    Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

    I'm an amateur photographer and this fits my needs perfectly. Pretty light, but definitely sturdy. I just used it on a photo shoot on a cold night where I had to chase my 2 yr. old niece around an amusement park and it wasn't a hassle to carry and set it up because of its light weight. I actually bought my dad one for a christmas present.

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    • No

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    5.0

    excellent product

    By owdjoss

    from NHnone

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Excellent choice
    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion
    • Strong Clamp

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

    beautifully engineered tripod

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    • No

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    4.0

    Outstanding accessory for anyone

    By Minuteman

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability
    • Strong Clamp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits

      Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

      Family photos, Night photography
      Light enough to carry and sturdy enough to trust it with your camera and lenses.
      Quick and slick set up and breakdown

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great tripod!

      By Capt Kirk

      from spokane, wa.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Nice size for travel
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

        I'm going to use it with a Lumix dmc-fz7. Just the right size for the camera. I haven't really used it (just received it) but it is of good quality materials and the actions work smooth and solid.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect light weight carry around.

        By Chris

        from Boiling Springs, SC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Compact
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Light

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots

          Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

          I use this for astro-photography (beginner) and as a carry around on hikes for panoramic shots.

          I love its compact size and weight.

          The one con is that when you need to pan the camera, there is no separate pan adjuster, you loosen the whole ball head.

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          5.0

          Would buy this for all my family!!

          By mmcamaro

          from Redding, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Great Size
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Light weight
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

            I bought one this Manfrotto tripods for myself and just bought another for my daughter for Christmas. They are small, easy to use and fits in my backpack. It is very stable and is easy to set up. Even used it to help myself out of the snow when I sank in it up to my hip!! Many uses of a good tripod.

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            • Yes

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            4.0

            Solid tripod for the money

            By Sabu

            from San Francisco, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

            I wanted an all-around, sturdy, and lightweight tripod to use with a variety of cameras that I own. I shopped around at my local stores, but was disappointed in the price and selection. So I took a chance at buying online, after reading some reviews. I was not disappointed with this unit. It suits my needs and seems like a very good value at this price point. If you want a tripod for heavy duty use however, I would probably say you should invest in a more expensive price range.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Tripod

            By PT

            from LA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

              This tripod is a great upgrade from my pan/tilt tripod. It's very easy to get the angles that I want that took forever to get with the pan/tilt style tripod. the legs can also be adjusted to sit at different angles that make it easier to get certain angles that are impossible with other tripods. It also comes with a quick release plate that I would recommend since it makes it easier to detach your camera for some handheld action!

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              4.0

              Good for beginner

              By Keville

              from Ireland

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits

                Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

                It's my first tripod so I guess it'll take time for me to get the pro's & con's but for now it suits me fine

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good product for beginners

                By JMcM

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Compact
                • Good Stability
                • Large Range of Motion
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Weak Clamp

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Travel

                Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

                Out of the box (and travel bag it comes with) this tripod looks amazing and the light weight feel makes you want to immediately take it out for a spin.

                This is my first tripod, but it does the job right. I went out the night I received it and took some long exposure shots to test out the stability. At exposures up to 25 seconds I saw little to no effect of creep in the images.

                Only in one photo did I have a problem tightening the ballhead enough in order to prevent the camera from slowly creeping downwards. This was when my 18-200mm VR ii was at its maximum focal length and I was standing on top of a hill facing downward.

                if you want results, you REALLY have to tighten the ball head, which makes me worry a little about how longevity of the product.

                All in all, well worth the money, weighs basically nothing, great travelpod

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                5.0

                outstanding quality

                By Kulkan

                from Eugene, OR

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Large Range of Motion
                • Strong Clamp

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

                  I was happily surprised at the very high degree of quality manufacturing and engineering. Couldn't be more pleased.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I won't be needing another Tripod

                  By Colorado Gigi

                  from New York City

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Large Range of Motion
                  • Not too heavy
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fashion
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Portraits
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

                    I have already used the tripod on a number of shoots & it fits in perfectly.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great value

                    By Rod

                    from Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

                      When shopping online I pay a lot of attention to the reviews. The rating and number of reviews both are important in my opinion. I made a move based on what I needed and the two factors I just mentioned in selecting this product. There you go a home run. This tripod is worth every penny!

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                      5.0

                      a little pricy but worth the money

                      By Naftoli

                      from NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

                        lightweight, durable, ball-head is great for maneuverability, i also like how its easy to hold when transporting, very comfortable grip.

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                        5.0

                        Great Tripod.

                        By LD

                        from Cape Cod, MA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability
                        • Large Range of Motion
                        • Strong Clamp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

                          I have a Nikon D300 and wanted a ballhead tripod. This is a great tripod for a fair price. It's light, compact and it holds the camera securely. Easy to use and easy to set up and take down.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Value and Super Light

                          By addys photographer

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Light and compact

                          Cons

                          • No Level

                          Best Uses

                          • Amusement Parks
                          • Home
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

                          [...] they recommended this as a great walk around tripod. I primarily wanted to use it for trips to Disneyland and various other amusement parks. Compact, great price and value. The ballhead included on the tripod is super stable.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect for the price

                          By Chris

                          from Mystic, CT

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Good Stability
                          • Large Range of Motion
                          • Strong Clamp

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

                            I use this tripod with my Nikon D90 and the MBD80 vertical grip for studio work and outdoor portrait & nature photography. It is very stable and holds the weight of my camera in various positions with no problems. It is not quite as 'heavy duty' as some more expensive tripods, but for the price, and how I am using it, it is perfect.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Light and Sturdy

                            By Bill in Vermont

                            from Randolph Center, VT

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Quick release
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

                              Even thought the tripod is light it is very sturdy and easy to set up. This is my first tripod with a ballhead and it's a great feature to have giving you the ability to hold the camera at any angle you want. The camera can easily be dismounted from the ballhead for quick hand held shots. This is a big improvement over my old tripod and well worth the money. I'd recommend it to other non-professionals like myself.

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                              4.0

                              Works for my Canon Rebel xsi

                              By Karen

                              from Kennewick, WA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Good Stability
                              • Strong Clamp

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Portraits
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

                                This is very sturdy and well made. I need to get a bubble level to use on my camera as I have some trouble with getting things level. But with practice I will improve. It is short in it's bag and will fit into a carry-on very nicely.

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                                5.0

                                Solid Piece of Equipment

                                By double A

                                from Upper Black Eddy, PA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Firmly
                                • Good Stability
                                • Large Range of Motion
                                • Strong Clamp

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ Ballhead - Supports 7.7 lbs (3.5kg):

                                  Very Compact tripod with good weight and has a large range of adjustments. The quick disconnect works great. Extremely solid standing when fully extended. The only thing i wish it had would be a handle to position the camera from so that i could pan while taking video a little more smoothly, otherwise this is a great product.

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