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Manfrotto 244N Variable Friction Magic Arm

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

Key Specs
Load Capacity
6.6 lb / 3 kg
Length
20" / 508 mm
Length
20" / 508 mm
Weight
2.4 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.16 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12 x 3.75 x 3.5"

Manfrotto Variable Friction Magic Arm Reviews

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Can I bring this as a carry on item on a flight?

Can I bring this as a carry on item on a flight?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Manfrotto 244N Variable Friction Magic Arm may be carried in a carry-on case for flight travel.
Answered by: Manzell L
Date published: 2022-02-16

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

Manfrotto 143 vs 244? Pros/Cons of each?

Manfrotto 143 vs 244? Pros/Cons of each?
Asked by: Alexander
The 143 has a lever that locks the arm, it's either locked or unlocked. The 244 has variable friction controlled by the big knob. With the 143, you have to use a fair amount of force to 'pop' it into the locked position, so if you're trying to position something very exact or delicate, it's tricky because that force can move things. The 244 allows you to loosen it just enough to make minor adjustments. Both are solid up to their capacities, so I use them sometimes for small fixtures like Dedolights but more often for dots, fingers, etc. With lighting fixtures, sometimes I find I'm limited more by the stand going off balance or whatever is holding the arm than by the arm itself. I prefer the 244.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-09-12

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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
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