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.
Manfrotto 244N Overview
Manfrotto 244N Specs
|Load Capacity||6.6 lb / 3 kg|
|Length||20" / 508 mm|
|Weight||2.4 lb / 1 kg|
|Package Weight||2.2 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||11.181 x 3.701 x 3.622"|
Manfrotto 244N Reviews
These are great
So many uses for these arms. Rock solid. I use on my cart to mount my iPad plus myriad other scenarios when you need to position something just so but don't have a lot of room or need that extra articulation.
Manfrotto 244N Variable Friction Magic Arm
These are really versatile. I have three, and wouldn't like to be without them in my kits. My most frequent for these Magic Arms is to mount Atomos Shoguns to video tripods and to my video crane. They are also perfect for holding cameras when they need to be in difficult places such as for some overhead shots.
Perfect for small lights
I use this in tandem with the clamp and shoot products. Perfect!
Well worth it.
I was told this 'Magic Arm' was a necessity. So, I order one. The information was correct. Now I must order another. The arm is extremely useful, well worth the cost.
This item does exactly what it is designed to do, hold just about any kind of camera in any possible position. There is one fabrication flaw. After using for two years the tightening knob failed rendering the device useless . The threads on the brass nut which is embedded in the plastic tightening knob, were stripped. You simply cannot use a soft brass nut to tension with a hardened steel bolt. The harder steel bolt threads ripped out the softer brass nut threads. This can potentially happen on any of these arms. The fix was to replace the knob with a steel nut. I have to use an open end wrench to tighten. I am looking for a lever nut so I don't have to use a wrench. The lever nut is easier to tighten and made of steel.
Seems really good
So far, this has worked really well; I used it with one of my existing SuperClamps to attach a 26 octabox to a fence. I think it should be able to hold my 5D Mk IV + 24-105 or 17-40, but I haven't tried that for real yet.
Been a winner piece of kit for decades
It's solid and brilliant.
Good as it gets
Best mounting arm for remotes.
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