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Manfrotto234RC Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release
 
4.6

(based on 417 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (299)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 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

 

Well built, simple, but limited motion.

I have a Bogen 2541 6x carbon fibre monopod, and I bought this head through several recommendations.It's solid and works well for what it does, but I'm severely disappointed with the range of...Read complete review

I have a Bogen 2541 6x carbon fibre monopod, and I bought this head through several recommendations.It's solid and works well for what it does, but I'm severely disappointed with the range of motion. Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm surprised that there's so many 5 star reviews with this fact. If you set it so you can switch from vertical to horizontal, the only way to tilt your field of view up or down is to physically tilt the monopod, which limits being able to look low or high.I wouldn't necessarily say it's heavy, but compared to my monopod it is. It's 50% of the total weight. I won't consider that a con.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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    • No

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    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.

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      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.

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        • No

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        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.

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          • No

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          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

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            • No

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            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.

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            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.

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              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.

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                5.0

                Perfect fit

                By JerseyHarley

                from Plano, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

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

                  Manfrotto Tilt Head for Monopod is the answer to what i needed. Light weight and tilts with ease. Glad I chose this model.

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                  5.0

                  Capture wildlife like a pro.

                  By Lisa

                  from Sandy, Utah

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

                  A fellow nature photographer recommended this attachment for my monopod. I was skeptical. It didn't take long for me to learn how to attach my camera and start shooting photos. I love it. It does not hinder my performance in the least. Well made construction. A must for monopods!

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                  5.0

                  High quality monopod head

                  By Khoaster

                  from Ann Arbor, MI

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      I always love Manfrotto products. It doesn't have many direction movements but I don't expect it to. High quality, sturdy and made in Italy is a plus. I have a Nikon 200-500 mounted on it and it handles well.

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                      4.0

                      Good tilt head.

                      By Pat stik

                      from Jeannette ,pa

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                      • Weak Construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action

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

                      Nice unit . I like the quick release foot. But as I tightened the foot to my camera the d ring popped off. I was Abe to reattach it. I guess it prevented me from over tightening and damaging the camera.

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                      3.0

                      Tilting Problem

                      By DTC

                      from Arkansas

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Cumbersome

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife

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

                      I use this product for indoor when using 70-200 zoom lens.

                      Small and lightweight.

                      To tighten the tilt gently so the tilting would be slow and gentle is lacking.

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                      5.0

                      Nice, Easy to Use

                      By Amy K

                      from Kinston, NC

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

                      I bought this to use with my Manfrotto 681b Monopod. So far I haven't had any hiccups. Seems quality.

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