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Manfrotto 244 Variable Friction Magic Arm with Camera Bracket

BH #MA244 • MFR #244
Manfrotto 244 Variable Friction Magic Arm with Camera Bracket
Key Features
  • Locking Knob
  • Requires Super Clamp or Base
  • Replaces #2929
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.
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Manfrotto Variable Friction Magic Arm Overview

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

Manfrotto Variable Friction Magic Arm Specs

Key Specs
Load Capacity
6.61 lb / 3 kg
Length
20.87" / 53 cm
Length
20.87" / 53 cm
Weight
2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.515 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.875 x 3.625 x 3.5"

Manfrotto Variable Friction Magic Arm Reviews

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What is the maximal length? What is the length of ...

What is the maximal length? What is the length of each section?
Asked by: Sarah
8.5" from the center of the joint to the end of each arm, so 17" end to end if it's straight, not including the silver 5/8" studs at the ends or the camera bracket.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-08-04

On the 244 model, does the camera mount plate ...

On the 244 model, does the camera mount plate easily detach in order to put a super clamp on both ends?
Asked by: Brian
Yes, the 143BKT plate is easily removable to gain access to the 5/8" on both ends of the arm to add accessories such a Super Clamp.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-08-02

What is the max weight it can handle?

What is the max weight it can handle?
Asked by: Silvana
This arm can withstand up to 6.6 lbs.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2018-12-24

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Do I order a mafer clamp with or without a stud for this?
Asked by: Ian H.
You would order a clamp without a stud, as the stud is already built onto the end of the Manfrotto 244 Variable Friction Magic Arm with Camera Bracket.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2023-06-30

I"m needing to use something like this to shoot ...

I"m needing to use something like this to shoot down flat/macro work. Will this support a Canon 5D3 with say 100L macro lens or 24-70L II lens?
Asked by: Kelly
You can mount it but it would not be as stable as a tripod
Answered by: Shalom
Date published: 2020-09-01

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
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

Do you sell the quick release camera brackets ...

Do you sell the quick release camera brackets separately? I can't seem to find mine
Asked by: Patrick
Yes, the Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter is compatible with the Manfrotto 244RC Variable Friction Magic Arm with Quick Release Camera Bracket: https://bhpho.to/44rAGHy
Answered by: Marisa
Date published: 2023-11-12
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