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Manfrotto Black Adjustable Background Holder Crossbar for 44" to 117" Paper.

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About Manfrotto

3 section telescoping crossbar. 5/8" female sockets attach to light stands.

Manfrotto Specifications

Minimum extension
44" 112cm
Maximum extension
117" 298cm
Weight
0.6 lbs
Mounting Stud
25
Mfr #
272B
SKU
BG2983

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4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just the job!

I was really looking for something collapsible that would extend without compromising the overall strength in any way. The pole simply requires a twist to lock action after it is pulled out to the required length and then twist and push to collapse again when not in use, keeping it clean around these areas would help keep it working smoothly too. It has a rotating support either end which will fit onto a simple light stand which can also be tightened securely to avoid being knocked off whil

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I was really looking for something collapsible that would extend without compromising the overall strength in any way. The pole simply requires a twist to lock action after it is pulled out to the required length and then twist and push to collapse again when not in use, keeping it clean around these areas would help keep it working smoothly too. It has a rotating support either end which will fit onto a simple light stand which can also be tightened securely to avoid being knocked off whilst in use. I haven't noticed any sagging whilst using the support either and honestly don't expect to see any in the future unless someone were to stand or fall on it! Whilst it is described as adjustable from 44" to 117" it may be worth noting that this is the overall length and NOT the size of rolls one could support. Supported sizes would be 42" to 114" at max. The only reason for not giving it 5 stars were simply because there's always something that can be done to improve products, just not sure at this time what they could be.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
5.0

Solid, durable product

By

The crossbar is very well made and is strong enough to support fabric backgrounds. The end pieces fit the 5/8" fittings on the top of my light stands. One end swivels so the bar is easily attached to the stands. I have also used it on my older 3/8" stands with 3/8" to 5/8" adapters. I am very pleased with the product. It was worth the extra expense compared to the much cheaper crossbars that are not continuously adjustable.

 
5.0

Stable, adjustable

By

THe Manfrotto 272B crossbar is sturdy enough to support a king-size sheet for a backdrop without sagging. It is easily expanded and collapsed. It is perfect for even small spaces.

 
4.0

Nice crossbar!

By

I purchased this crossbar to use with seamless paper. I currently use it with two of my Manfrotto light stands. A few rolls of seamless paper and I am in business taking some nice portraits of my 3 kids. I have only used it with 53 inch seamless paper, but it extends to accommodate wider rolls. It seems sturdy and don't think I will have any problems with this piece of equipment.

 
4.0

Manfrotto Crossbar

By

I purchased this based on recommendations. I'm using it to support a 9x18 pro-white vinyl backdrop with the single Manfrotto wall brackets. Had to modify the crossbar with a large bolt in each end to work with the brackets. I would like this crossbar better if there wasn't "sag" in the middle of my backdrop. I see another "mod" in my future.

 
5.0

Perfect, Easy Setup

By

Perfect for holding up backgrounds -- felt very secure even when extended all the way out

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Just the job!

By

I was really looking for something collapsible that would extend without compromising the overall strength in any way. The pole simply requires a twist to lock action after it is pulled out to the required length and then twist and push to collapse again when not in use, keeping it clean around these areas would help keep it working smoothly too. It has a rotating support either end which will fit onto a simple light stand which can also be tightened securely to avoid being knocked off whilst in use. I haven't noticed any sagging whilst using the support either and honestly don't expect to see any in the future unless someone were to stand or fall on it! Whilst it is described as adjustable from 44" to 117" it may be worth noting that this is the overall length and NOT the size of rolls one could support. Supported sizes would be 42" to 114" at max. The only reason for not giving it 5 stars were simply because there's always something that can be done to improve products, just not sure at this time what they could be.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very solid and reliable

By

I don't have muslin or paper just yet but this cross bar works for many different backgrounds. I've even draped a comforter over it and it holds really well. I've also used it to hang some lights and dry fish. One day I caught my wife even using it to hang dry some of her clothes!

 
4.0

Strong cross bar

By

Easy to use, wish the screw that attaches the cross bar to a stand was a little longer.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Well-made crossbar, super strong!

By

Exceptionally well made to stand up to the most demanding use. Comes with sturdy clamps that worked very well with my Lowell stands.

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helen j  does this have to be used with manfrotto stands or can I use it with any? I can't see a close up of the ends of it.
JAMES G  "Any" set of stands. I use a pair of Savage 13ft stands with mine.
helen j  thanks!
Don C  On either end is it made of hard plastic with a hole in either end so one can drop it on to a light stand or C-stand? Is it made of aluminum?
CHRISTOPHER S  The end caps are made from hard plastic, but have a metal insert for the threads that hold the clamping screw. The plastic end caps are pretty substantial, so I see very little concern with breakage. I am a semi-pro photographer and use the crossbar quite frequently with my 12-foot lightstands. I clamp the backdrop to the crossbar extended to whatever width I have available in the client's home. It is extremely flexible and allows me to make double use of my lightstands. I hope this helps to answer your question. Chris S.
Don C  Thanks Christopher. I have a green screen that is 14' long so I will have to continue looking for a longer extension....thanks again
Shopper  Will this hold 10ft paper. The specifications indicate 9.75 ft, but in practice, can it do 10ft?
JULIAN H  Seamless doesnt usually come in 10' rolls. You should be fine with a 9' seamless, though.
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