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Manfrotto028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column
 
4.9

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (43)
  • Unfolds quickly (24)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Folds away (11)
  • Easily adjusted (7)

Cons

  • Heavy (13)
  • Cumbersome (4)

Best Uses

  • Video (33)
  • Portraits (17)
  • Weddings (16)
  • Landscape/scenery (14)
  • Travel (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (29), Semi-pro photographer (13), Photo enthusiast (6), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Rock solid

Though this is meant as a heavy studio tripod, I bought it to use as a sturdy base for a portable astrophotography setup. I needed it to support up to 20lbs of equipment that...Read complete review

Though this is meant as a heavy studio tripod, I bought it to use as a sturdy base for a portable astrophotography setup. I needed it to support up to 20lbs of equipment that would be rotating on a gear, and couldn't move a millimeter. And I have to say, as long as there was little to no wind, this worked perfectly. Very pleased with it, though I would recommend using it for applications where you won't have to carry it much, as it is very heavy. If you know that going into it, though, then this is a highly recommended base.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not very portable

OK for studio work for large load, height is good, but...
For transporting and out of studio work it is cumbersome and fussy. Leg struts bend and damage easily, takes...Read complete review

OK for studio work for large load, height is good, but...
For transporting and out of studio work it is cumbersome and fussy. Leg struts bend and damage easily, takes time to set up. Feet spikes don't bite into ice (hockey team pics).
For studio work, it's fine for portraiture but awkward to move around. Doesn't 'go low' for unique product shots.
If you buy this, get a second (lighter) tripod for other uses.

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5.0

028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column

By Gene

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

This tripod is everything I dreamed it would be. I've only used it at home so far to shoot birds on my patio bird feeder with my heavy 600 mm Sigma telephoto lens. The geared center column makes all the difference because it allows me to raise or lower the camera easily without having to do it manually. I bought this tripod primarily to use it outside when I photograph animals at the various zoos in the state and I'm hoping it won't be too heavy for me. Wish me luck!!

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5.0

Very good Tripod

By Sam

from usa

Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

Great tripod smooth

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5.0

like it

By Nibras

from usa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

good Tripod for video

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5.0

Amazing tripod for Video

By Yunker78

from Las Vegas, NV

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • No Shake
  • Solid

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits
    • Video

    Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

    LOVE this tripod for video. Pared it up with the Manfrotto 502 head and you can't beat it! Going to buy another one when I can. No shake when you pan from weight. Just solid!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Solid

    By bmoney

    from tempe, az

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

    Great tripod for the price

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    • No

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    4.0

    Fantastic, amazing tripod! Solid build yet not very heavy

    By Aram Sun

    from NYC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

      Very pleased with this tripod, needed something heavier and sturdier for my new Cinevate Duzi Slider + C100 and this did the job well! I love the geared raising of the center neck its so glorious and makes life easy! It's certainly a fine tripod for video field work even though it's sold as a studio tripod. I love it. It's certainly not as tank-ish as a serious heavy duty studio tripod so it perfect for what I do.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Tripod

      By GermanM

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

          Solid tripod for studio work. Reliable and great to shoot at elevated angles. It's not your tripod if you are looking for a portable or a small tripod to shoot at ground level.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Tripod

          By John

          from Berkeley, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Focus Stacking
          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

          I wanted a heavy tripod for use in my "studio" for focus stacking. This tripod is as solid as I could wish. The various adjustments make this a flexible solution to my issues and, I would guess, to those of most studio photographers, no matter their level of expertise. It's weight is such that I would not recommend the tripod for field photography.

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          5.0

          Every professional should have one!

          By JUNEBUG

          from ORANGE MOUND, TN

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

          I use the Manfroto 028B Triman tripod(3) to support my Nikon D610(3). This tripod is a professional grade, sturdy, and reliable. What I like about it most is its fully extended height which put me & my cameras 8ft. above ground level which is well above the heads of any crowd I have encountered at a concert and other live events. When you're being paid to capture a moment, you can not afford to have someone walk through your frame.

          I have 2 028Bs with Manfroto 3063 fluid motion heads for video, and 2 028B with a MXHPRO 3W head for portraits, however it moves so smoothly that I sometimes use this one to shoot video also.

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          5.0

          Great tripod

          By Chuck

          from Tyler, tx

          Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

          I can't say enough about this tripod. Manfrotto tripods are all that I use. They are great products.

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          5.0

          Excellent product

          By Fernando the animator

          from New York NY

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

          Reliable, stable. A great piece for studio work.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Secure, smooth crank adjustment

          By Willcutt Guitars

          from Lexington, Kentucky

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits

            Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

            For studio product photography

            Smooth vertical rack adjustments

            Good for the money. A heavier one would be better, but would cost more.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent tripod

            By Cheebs

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Stability

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Concert
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

            I bought this tripod to eliminate shakiness and it ended up doing that and much more. This tripod is heavy duty and definitely worth every penny.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By P Studio

            from Marlboro, NJ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

            Very good tripod

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works Great!

            By Brenda Lashua

            from Groton, MA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                Tripod helps greatly when setting up products that need to be photographed.

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                • No

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                5.0

                great product

                By golden eye

                from los angeles

                Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                Great product for the price.

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                5.0

                Well built, great height!

                By Topbunk

                from Burlington, NJ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                  I use the 028B as part of a multicamera setup. I mount a motorized pan & tilt head on it. I chose these legs for the height - 7.45 feet(8.27m)! It's the third one I've owned.

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                  5.0

                  Rock solid

                  By Red Fern

                  from Hayward, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent construction
                  • Good Stability
                  • Solid
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Astrophotography
                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                  Though this is meant as a heavy studio tripod, I bought it to use as a sturdy base for a portable astrophotography setup. I needed it to support up to 20lbs of equipment that would be rotating on a gear, and couldn't move a millimeter. And I have to say, as long as there was little to no wind, this worked perfectly. Very pleased with it, though I would recommend using it for applications where you won't have to carry it much, as it is very heavy. If you know that going into it, though, then this is a highly recommended base.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  perfect for dslr video

                  By b

                  from maryland

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video

                    Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                    perfect for dslr video. light weight. fantastic height adjustments.

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Studio Tripod

                    By William

                    from Texas

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column:

                    This is a sturdy tripod that we are using to shoot live video for our church services.

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                    • No

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