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Manfrotto234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release
 
4.6

(based on 423 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (303)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (275)
  • Lightweight (195)
  • Folds away (41)
  • Unfolds quickly (38)
  • Easily adjusted (33)

Cons

  • Heavy (24)
  • Poor quality (9)
  • Unstable (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (199)
  • Sports/action (193)
  • Wildlife (160)
  • Landscape/scenery (158)
  • Night shots (100)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (195), Semi-pro photographer (88), Pro photographer (41), Casual photographer (24), Enthusiast (22)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (250), Yes (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great head for a monopod

I purchased this to put on a Bogen/Manfrotto 679 monopod. The monopod comes with a screw mount but it's fixed in place. This head allows you to pivot the camera up and down...Read complete review

I purchased this to put on a Bogen/Manfrotto 679 monopod. The monopod comes with a screw mount but it's fixed in place. This head allows you to pivot the camera up and down (or sideways). Many people prefer this type over a ballhead because with a monopod, you can easily turn the pod itself, so this makes positioning the camera a little less complicated.

This head is simple and easy to use. It's medium-weight for its size and fits nicely on my 679. Even with the head in place, the monopod is still nicely balanced. A heavier head would make the pod topheavy.

The head is heavy enough to secure my Canon 40D and a 70-300mm IS lens (my largest) without moving.

The version I bought has a QR plate. On a monopod, a QR system is especially nice since I typically pop the camera on and off it numerous times, while I tend to mount a camera once on a tripod and leave it for awhile. The plate fits securely on my Canon and isn't annoying if I leave it in place while hand-holding. The plate slips in and is held very securely.

This head has a double-lock. There's the main flip-catch, but there's also a rotating pin lock as a safety. If you put the pin in place, the flip-lock won't release--so you can't accidently release the camera if you bump the release. You can, however, leave the pin unengaged if you don't want the safety. I like having the choice.

All in all I'm very happy with it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent. Not unhappy!

I would give it 3 1/2 stars. The good thing is, it's sturdy and it does what it says it does.

Unfortunately, I find it pretty difficult to...Read complete review

I would give it 3 1/2 stars. The good thing is, it's sturdy and it does what it says it does.

Unfortunately, I find it pretty difficult to "quickly" release the camera from the "quick" release. It just... you kind of have to force it a little more than I'd prefer. It took some getting used to and a little bit of frustration. But if it caused major frustration, it would be getting no stars.

Also notable: I use this mostly for shooting VIDEO on the streets of India, with a monopod [680B 4-Section Compact Monopod (Black) by Manfrotto] and a Canon XH-A1 camera. It is small enough to travel well in my Porta-Brace backpack with my camera, monopod, light, mic, tapes, batteries, etc.

So even though the quick release is stiff, I like that it's still easier than a screw-on.

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5.0

Great tilt head for a monopod.

By Luis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

I have used it a couple of time and I like the quick release lock feature. It's great for avoiding an accidental release of the quick release plate.

 
4.0

Heavy but quality

By A

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

The quick release is compatible with my Monfrotto tripod which is handy.

 
5.0

Must for event photograph

By Manivannan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

I used to get tired easily by holding camera with zoom lens. With Strong Manfroto monopod and this head, I could keep taking photos tirelessly for hours together. Realizing now on why I missed using it in a last few years.

 
5.0

Tilt Head for Monopod

By PhotoAl

from Yosemite National Park

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

I photograph NFL with a 400 mm 2.8, which is a heavy lens. I was using a ball head and it would get loose and pinch my hand. The Tilt Head gives me enough mobility without getting loose. The quick release is a added benefit when I break down equipment in a hurry.

 
4.0

Very solid

By Promonomo

from Oklahoma City

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

I was looking for an inexpensive, solid head for use with my monopod and this fit the bill quite nicely. It has the typical Manfrotto quality build level and the quick release plates fit my small Manfrotto video head.

 
5.0

Another excellent product from Manfrotto!

By JHog

from Denver, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

I use this product on my Manfrotto monopod. Obviously, you don't need a "pan" function on a monopod, so this is a great option for addressing the occasional need to tilt your monopod-mounted camera up/down.

As with every Manfrotto product I have, this is extremely well designed and built. I have never been disappointed with anything they make.

 
4.0

Compatible with Manfrotto Tripod Head

By Marty

from Minnesota

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

With the mounting plate attached to the 70 200 Nikon lens, it is very easy to mount either on the monopod or the tripod. The lens locks into place firmly and very quickly. We do not use the tilting head feature very much. The plate is attached to the lens to fit the pistol grip head on the tripod so the grip is on the left hand side.

 
5.0

Very Sturdy

By JB

from Milford, Ct.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

This head has a low profile which saves space and adds strength. With the tilt head, you can quickly switch back and forth from horizontal to vertical while maintaining the same plane. With a ball head, you have to constantly readjust. The tightening knob is large enough to get a good grip for solid locking and release. The quick release system is efficient to use and locks tight. The optional locking pin adds security.

 
4.0

Good Monopod Heads

By Brogio

from Arlington, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

This is a good head for your monopod, sturdu, light and easy to use.

 
5.0

Buy it

By Bad sound

from Los Angeles

Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

It's worth the price, don't second guess yourself.

 
5.0

Perfect monopod compliment

By Just me

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

Works as promised. Small form, lightweight and quick release all in one.

 
5.0

really like it

By Ruth the hiker

from Kingman AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

I use it on my hiking stick and to me I have more use for my hiking stick than my monopod--it sure does the job--my camera is the D500 with the heavy 18 to 300mm Nikon lens

 
5.0

Solid head does the job

By Watash36

from Southern Nevada

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Stability
  • Solidly built
  • Tilts quickly and securely

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

    This is a well made, solid head that does the job. When you attach a DSLR and heavy long lens to your monopod you will be able to tilt and take vertical shots quickly and securely. The quick release plate makes changing bodies quick and secure. Consider buying additional plates for your other bodies and telephoto lens mounts so you can change equipment fast.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Solid Build

    By Andre

    from Missoula, MT

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

      The tilt head is made mostly of metal. I use it to hold my canon rebel t5 with a canon 70-200mm f/4 L zoom with no problem at all. I would recommend this tilt head for anyone using a monopod. The quick release works like a charm and firmly locks the plate into place.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Stable monopod head.

      By RP

      from NC

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

        Great addition to Manfrotto monopod.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great simple head.

        By Chuck

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

          Perfect tilt head for Manfrotto monopod.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great useful product

          By milescoltrane123

          from 20 miles north of NYC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

            Love having the quick release feature, makes the monopod that much more user-friendly

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great

            By Josh

            from Ramona, CA.

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

            Mounted this on a 681b and I'm very happy with it. Holds my 7d Mark II and 70-200 with no issues.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Like the quick release

            By 2thdoc

            from Gold River,ca

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife

              Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

              I bought this along with a manfrotto monopod. I like the quick release function.. I attached the release bracket to my 70-200 f2.8 canon lens ring and it has great balance and stability.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Think I get it

              By Deemo

              from Kansas City

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Tripod Prohibited
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Manfrotto 234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release:

                This is a solid piece of equipment that mounts my Siuri R-326 to my EOS 70D. For me there was a bit of a learning curve in figuring out how to use the quick release and what the levers do, but I can charge that to my own inexperience. Once I played with them a little they made sense and the quick release (really quick attachment) made sense.

                The product is much better than the instructions, which tell you nothing in several languages.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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