Manfrotto 243 Car Window Pod

Manfrotto 243 Car Window Pod

Manfrotto 243 Car Window Pod

B&H # MA243 MFR # 243
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  • With 3/8" Screw
  • Replaces #3292

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Manfrotto 243 overview

  • 1Description

The Manfrotto 243 Car Window Pod clamps gently but firmly onto a car window or a window sill, and permits photography or videography from the comfort and safety of your automobile. It features a 3/8" thread, which allows it to accept any of the Manfrotto heads. Ideal heads for this clamp are the 492 Micro Ballhead, the 3232/234 Swivel/Tilt Head, or the 700RC2 Mini Video Fluid Head.

Replaces old part number 3292.

UPC: 719821288237
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Manfrotto 243 Car Window Pod
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Manfrotto 243 specs

    Clamp Range 0.5" (13mm)
    Weight 6 oz (180g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.49 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 4.4 x 1.6"

    Manfrotto 243 reviews

    243 Car Window Pod is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Window mount that delivers the goods You pay less for junk and you pay more for junk. This unit delivers more than you thought you wanted. For example, the extended curved lip goes on the outside of the window and allows you to toggle down on the window until the curve mates with the car, giving a rock-solid platform that is far beyond glass-only stability. Also, the stud is 3/8 brass with a large screwdriver slot for secure tightening. Beyond that- well, there is no beyond that- that's all that you could desire and then some from a window mount (did I mention the two mating screws to commit the ballhead to a permanent fit?) This is essential gear, like the Syrp ballhead...
    Date published: 2013-11-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Quality I bought this for use for shoot and run photography. I often drive by a lake where there are some nice birds or a scenic place where I cannot get out and setup a tripod to take an HDR. This window mount lets me pull over and quickly mount a telephoto or camera to the window. As long as I shut the engine off and sit still, the window mount is pretty good. It is not a tripod and you are essentially sitting on your mount (the car) so camera shake can happen more but it gets the job done. I have only used this a few times and have not put it thought the paces yet but it feels very sturdy and tough. I was looking at several other mounts like the nikon and bushnell versions which include tripod heads but they seemed to be weaker. The Manfrotto is made of very tough materials and feels very rugged and solid. Two set screws are on the underside to firmly attach a tripod head. I mounted a Manfroto 496RC2 ball head to mine and it is a very nice combination. True the Manfrotto window mount does not come with a head or mount but this makes it even more solid since you can choose which one you want.
    Date published: 2010-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed! On occassion, while photographing birds and other wildlife, I need to use my automobile as a blind. This car window pod allows me to do that effortlessly. Before my purchase camera shake was an issue from handholding my 300mm telephoto out the window. Very well made, solid and stable but not too heavy. Very easy to mount my tripod head.
    Date published: 2013-07-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strong grip on window Good grip on the window. Feels very secure. Will use this when I'm chasing storms and need to fool myself into believing I'm safe inside the car.
    Date published: 2011-04-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed! This Window Pod is just what I needed after buying the Canon 100-400mm L zoom lens. Taking decent photos from my vehicle while hand-holding the camera and the heavy lens proved almost impossible . The Window Pod and the Manfrotto 498RC2 ball head provide excellent stability for my wildlife photography. My keeper count has improved dramatically! As always, B & H handling of my order was hassle-free and prompt.
    Date published: 2010-12-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Would Buy Again Worked Great Strong Clamp.
    Date published: 2012-05-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Inferior with telephoto lens on camera I bought this car window pod to take wildlife photos while driving the levies of Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge with my 500mm telephoto lens attached to the camera. It was a waste of $$. The weight of the lens made for too much weight for the device. It is better to roll window down half way and put a towel over the glass and rest your camera and lens on the towel.
    Date published: 2013-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed! There are times when photographing birds and other wildlife, I need to use my car as a blind. This window pod was exactly what I needed. Not too expensive, stable but not too heavy, and easy to attach my tripod head.
    Date published: 2013-07-19
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