Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome)

Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome)

Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome)

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Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome)

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  • To Mount 2 Cameras at 90°
  • Replaces #3059
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The Manfrotto 131D Side Arm mounts on the center post of tripods with a 3/8" thread. It allows easy shooting straight down to the ground without having to get the tripod column and legs into the picture. Double-sided screws (1/4-20" on one side, 3/8" on other) enable cameras to be mounted on either or both ends.

Replaces old part number 3059.

UPC: 719821287797
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Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome)
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    Manfrotto 131D Specs

    Length 23.6" (60cm)
    Weight 2.6 lbs (1.2kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.4 x 4.25 x 3.35"

    Manfrotto 131D Reviews

    131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definately an asset for my use I use this product for over-table work to take pictures for items to be placed for sale on the internet or for insurance companies. It definately helps me to get more reach and not to photograph the table legs. Some items cannot be photographed with just a tripod. I also catalog my items for insurance value and this has helped me. I put a weight of 5 lbs on the opposite end of the camera and that is more than enough weight for what is needed. I would be nice if the company would have some type of counter-weight.
    Date published: 2010-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solves So Many Annoying Problems I love this side arm. I shoot a lot of flat lay images for my social media, product photography, and for stock photos I sell online. Often, the images I shoot are in low natural light and thus holding my camera and shooting is less than ideal due to the slow shutter speeds. So much better with this tool. I did need to purchase a?Manfrotto Tripod Head separately (I use the?Manfrotto 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head with Quick Release) but the pair are flawless together. I do need to also weight the opposite end of the side arm.
    Date published: 2017-11-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Improve Your Product Photography The side arm attachment allows me more flexibility in shooting food images. Attaching the side arm to my tripod allowed me to shoot down on my subject to give a different perspective. The only problem was removing the existing head in order to attach the new one. This proved to be very difficult as the head was wedged in tightly. It required a fairly significant effort and some brute force to release the head. This may be due to the fact that my tripod was fairly old and the head had never been removed in the past.
    Date published: 2015-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product So effective and useful! It works well and holds my gear securely. I did need a small screwdriver to remove the existing tripod head (which I would have liked to know beforehand) and I definitely needed a counter weight as well.
    Date published: 2016-04-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from sturdy enough Sturdy build, the only downside is that when fully extended, there is still considerable shake.
    Date published: 2008-11-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice option to have Very useful to suspend a camera vertically over your material
    Date published: 2008-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well with 131DD Use this with the 131DD to make a T for tethered shooting. I put my tripod head on this side arm and it attaches to the end of the 131DD. I can raise and lower this for camera height adjustment. The 131DD attaches to my tripod legs and holds a Tablez or TetherTools Aero for my laptop.
    Date published: 2015-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from tripod boom arm I mount this arm on my tripod so that I can shoot parallel to the ground without having the tripod legs in the image. The arm attaches to the tripod solidly and, for the weight of my tripod head and camera (a Panasonic m4/3's,) is very stable.
    Date published: 2013-09-18
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    Can this be used with Manfrotto 141RC and Nikon D5000?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Manfrotto 131D Side Arm - for Tripods (Chrome) may be used with your listed equipment.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Can this be used with Canon 6D? I mean whether the screw is compatible with the size for tripod mount on Canon 6D. Thanks!
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Answered by: Michaelo A.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I want to use this for rooftop shots in cities. How much weight can it handle. What about combination of Cannon Mark iii & 70-200 mm lens
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Unfortunately they do not specify a load capacity because it will vary depending on the tripod you are using and the head. However, if you are using a heavy camera and lens like you mentioned, you should use sandbags or a tripod apron to help stabilize the tripod. Please see the following links: the apron, you can place any weight inside such as your camera bag, a sandbag or rocks. Or you can just drape a sandbag over the leg of the tripod to help keep it from tipping.
    Answered by: Dan W.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Can 2 of these be attached end to end for a longer reach?
    Asked by: Alan L.
    Both ends have male attachments and they are different sizes. Even if you could attach them together you wouldn't get a strong attachment, so the camera would wobble. Plus it would place the weight so far out of the center of gravity that the tripod would fall over.
    Answered by: RANAE M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    what tripod would work well with this?
    Asked by: Rika M.
    Get a heavy duty video tripod. Anything else will be too unstable, especially if you're using a DSLR
    Answered by: Patrick F.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I'm wondering if a tripod set like the Manfrotto MK290XTC3-BHUS 290 Xtra (<a href= target= _blank ></a>) would work with this side arm. Also is there anything else I'd need besides the tripod, ball head and side arm?
    Asked by: Scott H.
    Yes im pretty sure it would work, and I don't think you will need anything else.
    Answered by: Herman S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I have Manfrotto element. Is it possible to,attach that tripod?
    Asked by: Osamu G.
    Yes, I attach the Manfrotto Side arm to my Manfrotto Befree Travel Tripod. Just unscrew the ball head from the tripod and replace it by screwing in the side arm.
    Answered by: Elizabeth E.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I use and 3228w bogan manfritto tripod, is this compatible with this tripod?Thanks
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The side arm extension fits on my Bogan tripod. At first I thought it would be a problem because there is a large hole for an oversized stud to mount on the tripod. The center mount is adaptable to large or small studs. You can mount it on almost any tripod. The same is true on the extended arms. A small or large stud comes with the unit to again mount almost anything on the arms. What does not come with the unit is a counterweight to go on the opposite arm. You can move the counterweight anywhere on the arm to help keep the center of gravity centered at the top of the tripod.
    Answered by: Daniel P.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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