Manfrotto 244N Variable Friction Magic Arm

BH #MA244N • MFR #244N
Manfrotto 244N Variable Friction Magic Arm
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Manfrotto 244N Overview

The Manfrotto 244N Variable Friction Magic Arm differs from the regular Magic Arm, in that the Variable Friction Arm allows partial locking in place of a light, grip, or a camera. This comes in handy when using a light or camera to track a subject. It is a pivot arm with a large locking knob. One end will support a light that has a baby (5/8") receptor. The other end is designed to fit into a Super Clamp socket, or other 5/8" receptor.

The Variable Friction Magic Arm is modular -- Stand it on the floor or a table with an optional Backlite base (3095).
The Variable Friction Magic Arm is modular -- Lock it into an optional Super (2915), or Maffer Clamp, on a pipe or shelf from 1/2 - 2" in diameter or thickness.
The Variable Friction Magic Arm is modular -- Use it to mount a camera with the optional camera bracket (143BKT), or order #2929 which includes a camera mount, or #2930QR, which has a Quick Release Camera Plate.
UPC: 719821235385

Manfrotto 244N Specs

Load Capacity6.6 lb / 3 kg
Length20" / 508 mm
Weight2.4 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.181 x 3.701 x 3.622"
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Will this REALLY hold 6.6 lbs. if it is extended ...

Will this REALLY hold 6.6 lbs. if it is extended all the way out horizontally 20" with the weight at the end?
Asked by: John
Without knowing particulars, that sounds like an unsafe application, especially if it’s mounted overhead. Magic arms are designed like human arms, with two sections connected by an elbow joint. A 90 degree angle between the two sections is strong and reliable. The further one moves toward 0 degrees, the less stable the rig becomes.
Answered by: Robert W
Date published: 2020-10-02

How much weight will this effectively hold?

How much weight will this effectively hold?
Asked by: Durham
The most I've put on one is an FS-7 with a lens. I'm sure it will hold more. They are incredibly useful
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2020-01-10

Can this model be attached to the Easy Link on ...

Can this model be attached to the Easy Link on the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 ?
Asked by: Steven
The Manfrotto 3/8" + 3/8" Adapter Spigot, B&H # MA125 can allow this arm to connect to the Easy-Link on select Manfrotto tripods. https://bhpho.to/2QlhTJZ
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-12-26

I'm getting a lot of cracking / creaking noise ...

I'm getting a lot of cracking / creaking noise when tightening the knob. Is this normal?
Asked by: Ian
You need to re-lube the tightening mechanism with a small amount of grease.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-09-01

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How do you attach the magic arm to the Manfrotto tripod?
Asked by: Anonymous
the illustrated arm is shown without the necessary super clamp that must be purchased along with the magic arm. The clamp (either a Manfrotto or a knock-off brand B&H also carries) has a connector that allows either clamping to a table or to a round object like a tripod leg. Just be sure the tripod leg is not too skinny to allow attaching the super clamp
Answered by: HARVEY V.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Could this item be used to attach a small shelf ...

Could this item be used to attach a small shelf or mouse tray to a tether table? I need to find a solution that will support the weight of the mouse and my arm.
Asked by: Sarah
I'd sure try it. I'm very impressed with it's hold
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-12-25

Just out or curiosity. Are the company name and ...

Just out or curiosity. Are the company name and serial number printed on the arm or is it a sticker?
Asked by: Ildar
I have the Manfrotto 244n arm, and the Manfrotto 244 micro arm. On closer inspection the large arm, 244n, has the Manfrotto name on what is a sticker, a substantial sticker, I've had both for many years, they also have patent numbers on each arm. These are very good arms that allow many attachments without movement of the attachment. I would buy both again if I needed to.
Answered by: Manuel
Date published: 2021-06-21

Is the spigot at the end removable (presumably ...

Is the spigot at the end removable (presumably resulting in a male threaded stud) so I can attach the arm to my MVH500AH that has a female threaded hole?
Asked by: John
If you would like to add a 1/4" - 20 stud to attach an accessory just screw in a piece of threaded rod (or cut the head off a bolt) I have 1/4" - 20 and 3/8" - 16 taps and dies to cleanup cut threads and tap holes for various configurations.
Answered by: Bruce
Date published: 2020-12-30
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