Manfrotto 244 Variable Friction Magic Arm with Camera Bracket

Manfrotto 244 Variable Friction Magic Arm with Camera Bracket

Manfrotto 244 Variable Friction Magic Arm with Camera Bracket

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  • Locking Knob
  • Requires Super Clamp or Base
  • Replaces #2929

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Manfrotto 244 overview

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The Manfrotto 244 Variable Friction Magic Arm is a fully articulated arm with 90° pivotable and 360° rotatable ends, and an elbow that rotates 360°. The knob allows partial loosening for safe and precise positioning of a light head or camera. It has 5/8" studs on ball joints at both ends with 3/8 and 1/4" female threads. Although it is supplied with a camera platform, it requires a Super Clamp or Base (available separately) for use.

UPC: 719821288404
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Manfrotto 244 Variable Friction Magic Arm with Camera Bracket
  • 143BKT Camera Platform for Magic Arm
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Manfrotto 244 specs

    Length 20.87" (53cm)
    Weight 2.4 lbs (1.1kg)
    Load Capacity 6.61 lbs (3 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.2 x 3.8 x 3.6"

    Manfrotto 244 reviews

    244 Variable Friction Magic Arm with Camera Bracket is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 131.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from should have bought one years ago holding lights, holding cameras, reinforcing a large 60 inch Varavon slider so I can use just one tripod vs. two.... had it out 5 times since I bought it and have used it for 5 different things. Solid! for cameras I have mounted a d4/50mm 1.4 and even a Sony FS100/Tokina 12-24 from it without issue. I used it to mount a White Lightning X1600 from a rafter and even a large LED light from a tripod leg for video Folds up small and needs no padding or anything (can't see it getting damaged even if I let it roll around in the trunk for years) so it travels wellWish Manfrotto would just get with the times and go with ARCA style pates and clamps as an option for all of the products they offer
    Date published: 2014-11-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I want more I do quite a few overhead view how to videos. I used to set a tripod on the table but the tripod legs were always in the way. I tried some other articulating arms, but they weren't strong enough to hold my camera steady. This arm is solid. I have it mounted to a 4 foot piece of 1 1/2 inch steel pipe, which is mounted on my table top using a pipe flange (available at any hardware store). Of course I'm using the Manfrotto Super Clamp to clamp to the pipe. It will hold my XF105 straight out which puts the lens 24 inches from the pipe. I bought two arms and two Super Clamps so I can do side by side videos. I can think of hundreds of ways to use this. The quality of the materials is excellent.
    Date published: 2011-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely useful, solid build A very simple to use and very useful product for both studio set-ups as well as in the field the Manfrotto Magic arm is well worth the money. I use with the Manfrotto Super Clamp to mount either my Nikon D700 or just to secure a remote flash. The great thing about it is that once you have it positioned as you like, a simple turn of the single knob locks the entire thing in place. This particular one at B&H comes with a great mounting head that is ready for your camera or your flash as it has an umbrella mount built right in. I've seen this offered elsewhere with a different head that is not nearly as universal. Can't say enough about the usefulness of this product. Highly recommend.
    Date published: 2009-12-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works ok, not a replacement for a tripod Although it does grip super tight and does not slip or become loose whatsoever, I found that when I attached a Canon 5D and a 24-205mm lens, the whole rig wobbles slightly, and it shows up in the photos with blurring and smearing when using it for long exposures, especially when zooming in. I wouldn't recommend it for long exposures with heavier cameras on the end of it. Also the Empire State Building would not allow it past the security check point no matter what I told them- they knew what it was and don't want cameras being clamped to the fencing.
    Date published: 2011-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Arm for my remote camera I use this arm when setting up a remote camera for shooting NBA games. I like it much better than the arm with the lever because it gives me much more control when adjusting it in close quarters and making small changes.
    Date published: 2009-02-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A useful tool A handy tool to have in your kit. I use it to place both camera's and speed lites in difficult or out of reach spots to get desired results. Great for remote shooting. It comes unassembled in the box with no instructions which is a small hassle as their as a few washers and bearings that fit into the pivot that need to go in the right order for it to work properly. It is a very sturdy piece of kit when in use.
    Date published: 2011-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ingenius piece of gear - very useful Bought this to use with a superclamp to secure a camera in different kinds of situations. I've only used it a couple of times, but I'm very impressed so far. A bit of documentation would have been nice, however. It took a bit of fiddling to figure out that the big knob controls all of the pivot points. Once I figured that out, I was absolutely amazed at the engineering that went into this.
    Date published: 2011-12-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indispensable tool I wish I bought this ages ago. The simplicity is every bit as astonishing as the versatility. The Magic Arm not only helps me get great shots on my small budget, but it is super fun to use and interact with. It is incredibly well built and durable while being lightweight... They say it hold 6.5 pounds but after holding it, I really want to put it to the test because that number seems low. Of course, I won't, but that illustrates the quality of the build. I am considering giving them out as Christmas presents to my 2 closest video friends, but they already own one.
    Date published: 2015-12-23
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