Manfrotto 536 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod

Manfrotto 536 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod

Manfrotto 536 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • Maximum Height: 80"
  • Supports up to 55 lb
  • Minimum Height: 10"
  • Folds Down to 28"
  • Weighs 7 lb
  • 75/100mm Bowl Adapter Ring
  • 4 Sections
  • Leg Angles: 23, 50, 70°
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The Manfrotto 536 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod has four sections and a 75/100mm bowl adapter ring for industry standard fluid heads. With carbon fiber tubes and magnesium die castings, the 536 boasts great stability, high load capability, and a light weight.

Thanks to carbon fiber single tube and magnesium die castings, this tripod provides great stability and load capability in a lightweight, ergonomic, easy-to-use and compact design
Angle Selector
An angle selector is offered for adjusting the leg angle in an easy and precise way
Bowl Adapter Ring
A screw-in bowl adapter ring offers the user the ability to work with 75 or 100mm half ball heads
UPC: 719821290582
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Manfrotto 536 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod
  • Bowl Adapter Ring
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    Manfrotto 536 Specs

    Head Mount Type 100 mm Bowl
    75/100 mm Bowl
    75 mm Bowl
    Load Capacity 55 lb / 25 kg
    Maximum Working Height 80" / 203 cm
    Minimum Working Height 10" / 26 cm
    Folded Length 28" / 71 cm
    Materials Carbon Fiber, Magnesium
    Bubble Level No
    Weight 7 lb / 3.25 kg
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Leg Positions 3 Positions
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 4
    Leg Diameter 1.5" / 39.2 mm
    Feet Features Rubber
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.0 x 8.8 x 8.0"

    Manfrotto 536 Reviews

    536 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 58.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best investment for my career This is one of the best piece of gear I have ever bought. It is well made, extremely high + fabulously low due to the fact that it has no column. I can use this stick with both still and motion picture since a 75 or 100mm half ball will take both types of head. You don't need apple boxes to match your 6 foot 3 actor's eye level anymore. This might be a bit more expensive than others tripod but this thing is built to last. I've been traveling with it, using it on different terrace without any problems. Don't be cheap on tripod since this will stay side by side with you for your whole career. Thank you B&H! You guys are awesome as always!
    Date published: 2015-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sturdy but light tripod... This tripod is versatile as it can take 75mm and 100mm ball mount fluid heads. I purchased this to use with my Sachtler DV 10 SB fluid Head for lightwieght run and gun set ups instead of the heavier Sachtler Double Leg Carbon Fiber Tripod (100ENG 2CF) that I already own. It also providesa a sturdy platform for my O'Connor 1030HD fluid Head. I'm using all this with a Red Epic Dragon with PL mount Prime and Zoom lenses. Also supports my Trost Motion M-Series Slider perfectly. The adjustabel tilt on the legs is great giving you more height flexibility. The lowest setting is about equivalent to a hi-hat height. Highly recommend.
    Date published: 2015-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't think of anything I'd change These were my first real sticks, after using so many budget tripods. This tripod puts them all to shame. It's solid, tall, easy to adjust, relatively light, durable (so far!), and even looks good. I honestly don't know how to improve on them. I was a bit worried that the fiber would be easily scratched (I even wrapped the top riser in foam and athletic tape), but so far they still look almost brand new. The hardware is also impressive; even good steel will rust in the FL salt air and humidity, but so far (over a year since I got them), all the bolts and screws are still a shiny silver.
    Date published: 2016-10-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Legs buckle I have been using Manfrotto for almost 20 years. I never leave reviews, but felt compelled to do so in this case. Went through two Manfrotto legs. Both cases the legs buckled with weight load of 9 pounds. I had two cameras drop because of faulty legs buckling. In one case, I had Touch Screen LCD destroyed and lens destroyed because of the legs buckling in and the camera tipping over. Forget bad customer service, as Manfrotto does not even return emails. The last shoot I had to tape the legs clips with gaffer tape in order to get through the rest of the shoot. The legs could not handle payloads well under their limitation.
    Date published: 2017-09-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Astounding height range!! As most other reviewers noted, the height range on these sticks are astounding. These sticks easily support my dslr and 4 ft jib at their height, allowing an incredible variety of shots: I'm happy I don't have to pack baby legs. The only disadvantages I can see are that panning sometimes tips the tripod over (and I can't find a good way to hook on a sandbag to keep it steady) and that there are so many latches it can take a bit of time to level them all and lock them up at the height you want as the legs stick a bit (an issue I am told resolve itself). That said, very happy with the purchase!
    Date published: 2011-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A solid choice! I specialize in wildlife videos shot with Canon dslr's and heavy Canon telephoto lenses. With all the peripherals (external monitors, audio recorders, mics, etc.) the overall weight overpowered my former video head/tripod combination, so I upgraded to the new Manfrotto 504HD video head and the Manfrotto 536 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod. An excellent combination in terms of strength, durability, and toughness. Since I have to pack all this stuff into the field, the lightness of the 536 is vital. The carbon fibre technology also noticeably absorbs vibration very effectively compared to my previous aluminum tripods. The only con I can think of is minor -- it doesn't ship with a kevlar carrying case.
    Date published: 2010-10-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful tool but not perfect The best tripod I've owned by far. It has so many positive points: - Lightweight for its size - Incredible height (I use for shooting high-angle shots and wedding ceremonies over everyone's head, very useful) - Build quality is to notch - Attractive style (looks so much simpler than multi-rod aluminum tripods) - Wide range of leg angles A few drawbacks: - The legs don't telescope out easily; you have to pull them out (slow and awkward to manage) - Not as light as I would have hoped (still light for its size but still hefty to carry around) - Teardrop locking mechanism more difficult than their new quick snap release on a few newer models Would highly recommend; would buy again
    Date published: 2017-05-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Most versatile sticks I've used USES: -Pro Video work -Docs, Features, Shorts, Web Content -Used with new bridge tech Manfrotto 504 head PROS: -Light weight, minimal vibrations, 75mm/100mm bowl options -Legs fully extended are amazingly tall -Legs angle out to get a great low angle, replaces a high hat in most situations -Amazing versatility -The legs move independently of one another so shooting in the field is simplified. Shot around a rocky creek bed with ease. CONS: -I do wish there was an optional spreader, to keep the legs locked in place. After they're broken in the legs will fall into place, which is good at the end of the day, but makes slight tripod repositioning a pain at times. -Since there's not spreader extending the legs while the camera is attached is a bit of a balancing act, even with two people. -Metal spikes did end up scratching a floor, the rubber knobs naturally start to screw themselves up the threading, exposing the sharp points. Wooden floors beware.
    Date published: 2011-10-20
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    Any recommendations on what half bowl to purchase with these sticks?
    Asked by: Michael O.
    We believe you are asking for a half ball tripod head. If so, it does of course matter what camera you are using and what type of video work you will be doing. Here are two on the affordable side of the tripod range. Manfrotto 504HD Fluid Video Head B&H # MA504HD and the Libec RH25D Fluid Head B&H # LIRH25D. The MA504HD is hugely popular while the Libec is simply no nonsense quality. On the heavier side, you can consider then Manfrotto 509HD Professional Video Head B&H # MA509HD for a nice match of head and tripod or the VariZoom VZFH100 Fluid Head (100mm) B&H # VAVZFH100 which has a very good review.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Is it possible to use this tripod with a photo head? I'd like to purchase this for both video and photo use. I would use the 504HD for video work, then swap it out for a photo head. Is there any way to adapt this tripod for a photo head? Thank you!
    Asked by: Hatef Y.
    Yes. You can buy a separate bowl adapter that will attach to any tripod head. We have one for our slider as well as a variety of heads.
    Answered by: Julian G.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does this come with a half bowl adapter for either a 75 or 100mm flat base fluid head?
    Asked by: Shelby
    Yes, this comes with a 75/100 mm half bowl adapter.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    How low can the legs go off the ground?
    Asked by: Antonio
    You could use the Manfrotto 165 On-Ground Tripod Spreader (B&H #MA165) or a 181 Folding Auto Dolly (B&H #MA181) to get the tripod legs off of the ground. If this is not the kind of product you had in mind feel free to email us directly at and we can see what other solutions there are for you.
    Answered by: Joseph P.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Are these legs compatible with the manfrotto 556 leveling center column ?
    Asked by: Emiliano A.
    Sorry, the 536 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod since it has a bowl top cannot accept the Manfrotto 556B Leveling Center Column. So that we may be of further assistance with your application, please email us provideo@<a href= target= _blank ></a>
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Which dolly works with this for mostly cinematography work? Also if legs are taken to the lowest height, will it still fit on the dolly?
    Asked by: Clint D.
    The following Manfrotto dollies are compatible with this tripod: 114, 127, 127VS
    Answered by: Dideo M. Manfrotto Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    How long is the warranty on this product?
    Asked by: Marc
    A Limited 2-Year Warranty is included from Manfrotto.A Limited 3-Year Warranty Extension with Online Registration is also offered.
    Answered by: Dana G.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Is it 75mm or 100mm bowel?
    Asked by: Nizar Q.
    Answered by: Sara W.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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