Manfrotto Off road Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head (Red)

Manfrotto Off road Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head (Red)

Manfrotto Off road Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head (Red)

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 5.5 lb
  • Max Height: 40"
  • Min Height: 21.5"
  • Folded Length: 24"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 1.4 lb
  • Ball Head with Single Locking Knob
  • Bubble Level
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Manfrotto MKOFFROADR Overview

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Ideal for adventurous thrill-seeking photographers, the red Manfrotto Off road Aluminum Tripod and Ball Head is a compact and lightweight camera support. Weighing in at just 1.4 lb, the Off road tripod is an excellent choice for backpacking, hiking and just about every outdoor photographic adventure. Three-section twist-to-lock telescoping legs support 5.5 lb, and reach a maximum height of 40". When folded down the tripod measures 24".

Each leg has a walking stick style spiked foot that can be covered with the included rubber feet, or sand/snow baskets keeping it stable on a variety of surfaces. Adding to its compactness is its minimum diameter of just 2" when collapsed. The built-in ball head has a single locking knob to control the ball movement, a thumb screw to secure a camera to the mounting plate, and a bubble level to help align your frame to the horizon.

In the Box
Manfrotto Off road Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head (Red)
  • 3 x Rubber Feet
  • 3 x Sand/Snow Baskets
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty Extendable to 5 Years with Registration
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    Manfrotto MKOFFROADR Specs

    Material Aluminum
    Load Capacity 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
    Maximum Height 40" (102 cm)
    Minimum Height 21.5" (54.6 cm)
    Folded Length 24" (61 cm)
    Weight 1.4 lb (635 g)
    Head Type Ball
    Quick Release No
    Bubble Level Yes
    Camera Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
    Leg Sections 3
    Leg Lock Type Twist-to-lock, telescoping
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Spiked/Retractable Feet Spiked with removable rubber feet
    Center Brace No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.7 x 4.2 x 2.8"

    Manfrotto MKOFFROADR Reviews

    Off road Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head (Red) is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 35.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Potential, but not useful I ordered this tripod and returned it with the only testing being in my living room. I think Manfrotto dropped the ball on this one. I actually really like the tripod design and simplicity and I found the legs to be quite stable for their weight. However, the main issue is the ball head. The ball itself is aluminium but the bracket that attaches to the camera is plastic. The end result is that there is quite a bit of play and camera movement. In my opinion, this tripod acts more like a monopod. If Manfrotto would have added a couple of ounces to build a stronger head, I probably would have kept this tripod.
    Date published: 2015-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for hiking and travel I have to admit i was concerned if the tripod would be stable enough and strong enough for travel in the black forest of Germany. I really appreciated the lightweight and easy to pack feature when combined with the backpack. It was easy to get to and carry with the camera on it when moving to another area. The only thing i would prefer different is a faster easier way to extend the legs. It must unscrew, pull and tighten each segment (3) on three legs. I realize it may add some bulkiness to the tripod but it did take time to setup for the shot.
    Date published: 2015-07-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Off Road Tripod The best feature of this tripod is the weight. It is very light - great thing for a long hike. Attaches nicely to the Manfrotto backpack and is very compact. The problem is that the legs do not extend easy. I often pull too hard and the whole leg comes out and becomes a bit frustrating. It is also hard to quickly make each leg the same length. If I have time to take a the shot this is not a problem.
    Date published: 2015-04-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Yours WILL break. This isn't a matter of weight or usage or care. It is a matter of your camera being held to the tripod by 2mm of plastic that has been stressed by being screwed onto the ball. It will break, because beneath the surface it is already broken. Hopefully, as in the case with mine, while you're holding the camera, not while the tripod is.
    Date published: 2016-07-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Tripod for Very Lightweight Use Caveat: I bought this on a big sale, so I feel I paid appropriately. MSRP is a ripoff. The tripod is extremely light and compact. It's not very tall when extended, so make sure you're OK with it's height. The ball head is OK so far. The legs are not super sturdy feeling, but I've only set it up a couple times so far. Each leg has 3 stages so getting it fully extended is SLOW compared to a more professional tripod. Finally, be very aware of the weight limit on this thing...I'd be very cautious about pushing it. Especially with an expensive camera. Bottom line - if size and weight are paramount AND you're not in a hurry to setup/strike your gear AND it's on sale...this is a good option.
    Date published: 2016-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice compact unit ideally suited for hiking This is a solid little tripod. I saw some of the video reviews and thought that the head may be a bit unstable but realizing that the person doing the review was using a full frame DSLR with a 400 mm lens that made this combo weigh just nearly the 5.5 pounds this unit is rated at! He was lamenting the wobble this unit exhibited with this huge camera/lens combo sitting on it. M D700 with it's 104 mm lens is perfectly fine when on this tripod. this unit is very well made and the parts all fit nice and tight. The only word of caution is that this is not a quick set up unit. each leg has four sections that have screw lock positions. It can take a while to set up, but who takes fast tripod shots? Seems like an oxymoron to me.....
    Date published: 2016-08-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from not all I was hoping for The tripod is sturdy and works well. I was disappointed in the full extension height of the tripod. It's just not tall enough. I have to stoop down to use it. The leg locks are not easy to use for quick leg height adjustment. The head is sturdy and stable. A quick release camera mount would be a great help. Having to screw and unscrew the mount each time I use the tripod is a time consuming annoyance. I bought the tripod because of its ball head and its portability...which is has. I really didn't realize the trade off for this convenience.
    Date published: 2016-08-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent tripod with minor flaws For the budding professional photographer (like me), the amateur who needs *any* tripod, or the more seasoned pro who would like a light and sturdy tripod, this one fits the bill. The pros: - Ball head is *amazing* - I can't sing its praises enough! - Lightweight is great! - Mounting is quick and easy, and doesn't require a quick-mount strapped to the bottom of your camera at all times The cons: - locking mechanism is awkward and slow - rubber foot... caps? - price I really can't sing the praises of the ball head enough. Not only is it metal, sturdy, and strong (holds my Canon T5 with 70-200mm lens easily, and Nikon D100 w/battery grip like a champ), when loose the collar rotates 360 so it's comfortable for use with the right or left hand. My real big complaint is that the legs come out for easy cleaning, which makes extending them a huge chore. I just timed it and it took a full minute for me to extend all three legs and I was going *fast*. Typically it's more like two minutes. Height adjustment is kind of awkward too - usually I just don't bother. My minor complaint is that there are removable rubber foot caps. It seems like if you're out hiking they'd be easy to lose. Also if you're 6'2 like me, it's a little short. But it's been a huge improvement over my old tripod, and once the legs are extended it's a real joy to use. If you find yourself constantly adjusting the height of your tripod, this isn't for you. But otherwise, I highly recommend it!
    Date published: 2016-08-12
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    Can you remove the ball head and put on a different one ?
    Asked by: Mark M.
    No...please take care...its item is very very weak,fragile, and the worst they ( Manfrotto ) have no spare parts in case of damage !!!
    Answered by: JAIRO A.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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