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Manfrotto 2983 Adjustable Background Holder Crossbar (108")

BH #MA2983 • MFR #2983
Manfrotto 2983 Adjustable Background Holder Crossbar (108")
Key Features
  • Expands from 3.7 - 9.0'
This is an Adjustable Background Holder Crossbar from Manfrotto that is adjustable from 3.7 - 9.0'. It has horizontal and vertical 5/8" sockets to accept light stands with matching studs.
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$114.88

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Manfrotto 2983 Overview

This is an Adjustable Background Holder Crossbar from Manfrotto that is adjustable from 3.7 - 9.0'. It has horizontal and vertical 5/8" sockets to accept light stands with matching studs.

UPC: 719821152101

Manfrotto 2983 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)47 x 2.5 x 2.5"

Manfrotto 2983 Reviews

Good backdrop holder

By Michel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-13

Pro quality, no bending, very happy

Holds my 8x8ft Muslin Backdrops

By Glen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-07

I've got mine holding up my 8x8ft muslin backdrops and there's almost no sag in the middle.

Useful item...

By Zack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-27

If you already have a collection of light stands.

works great!

By matt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-12

thanks B&H

Awsome

By Bach
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-12

Good quality, Handle Kino Flo the DMX image 47 light very well

Pricey but well-built

By Victor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-07

I purchased this, along with two Impact Heavy Duty stands, to hold up my Savage seamless paper roll. I've only used t twice, but it seems to hold the roll nicely.

Never had this happen before

By James
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-13

In years of using this support, never ran across this problem. The ends will NOT fit into Savage backdrop tubes. The ends require 1.75 ID tubes, while the Savage backdrops are somewhat less than that. While this isn't really a problem with the Manfrotto holder, it would be good if the ends came off completely to allow skinnier rolls to fit. The black ends are permanently riveted in, so to use this bar with the Savage backdrop rolls, one needs to cut the roll and tape it to the bar. Not real optimal for a quick setup or change.

Solid crossbar

By Ibrahim Onur
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

I bought this crossbar to hang a heavy printed fabric background where any sagging would render it useless. At full extension there is barely visible sagging in the middle which I got rid of by slightly stretching the fabric sideways on top. Very easy to mount and to extend. It would work well with paper as well. Highly recommend it if you are concerned about sagging.

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Asked by: Efrem
The Manfrotto part number for those screws is R098,12, which is something we do not carry at this time. You may obtain them through Manfrotto directly by calling 201-818-9500.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is one end of the bar supposed to spin freely? ...

Is one end of the bar supposed to spin freely? Mine does, I just wasn't sure. It makes sense to make it easier to mount.
Asked by: Henry
Yes that is correct.
Answered by: Alpherd
Date published: 2020-10-16

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Asked by: Mohammed Al-Taher
Yes .The following unit equipped with the proper support can with stand a payload up to 15lbs.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-02-14

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Asked by: Victor
Yes.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-31

question

How do you feed the paper roll or background fabric over the big ends of this pole? Are they removable? Thanks.
Asked by: NANCY
Most seamless paper rolls have a hollow cardboard core in the center which is over 2" and which will accept this cross bar inside of it. With a fabric background, it all depends on the make/model of the background, as some pole pockets can be wide and other can be narrow.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-09-10

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Asked by: gavriel
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Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-10-03

question

Has anybody had any trouble with the 107 paper backdrop rolls fitting on this 108 pole? Is there room (after the paper is loaded) for the pole ends to sit on their supports?
Asked by: Stephanie S.
That crossbar is designed for 107 seamless paper background while being attached to stands.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2020-03-13

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Asked by: anna
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Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-04-29
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