Manfrotto 234RC Swivel Tilt Monopod Head with Quick Release - Supports 5.6 lb (#3229)

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About Manfrotto 234RC

Similar to the 3232, but with a quick-release camera plate system and secondary saftey lock. Simply tilt the head to allow a camera on a monopod to be turned 90° to provide either vertical or horizontal format.

The Manfrotto 234RC is commonly used for Home, Landscape/scenery, Long exposures, Night shots, Photography, Portraits, Reducing noise (ISO reduction), Sports/action, Stabilization, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Manfrotto 234RC is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Manfrotto 234RC is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Manfrotto 234RC: Attaches firmly, Easy to use, Folds away, Large range of motion, Lightweight, Stable, Strong clamp and Unfolds quickly

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Stable (77),Lightweight (39),Folds away (16),Unfolds quickly (15),Attaches firmly (12),Strong clamp (9),Large range of motion (7),Easy to use (4)
Cons:
Heavy (9)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (38),Wildlife (32),Stabilization (31),Landscape/scenery (29),Travel (29),Portraits (26),Photography (21),Night shots (20),Weddings (17),Home (16),Video (12),Long exposures (11) Reducing noise (ISO reduction) (5) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (36),Semi-pro photographer (23),Enthusiast (20),Casual photographer (6),Pro photographer (4)

Manfrotto 234RC Specifications

Max. load Capacity
5.6 lbs
Head height
2.4 inches
Quick Release
Yes
Spirit Level
No
Female Thread size (Connect to Tripod)
3/8"-16
Weight
0.6 lbs

Manfrotto 234RC Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 90 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Proven Indestructable

The Manfrotto swivel tilt Monopod Head with QR is a constant companion on my Manfrotto monopod. It has greatly improved my ability to get the shot by the ease of attachment and use. I recently found out how tough it is when photographing a local waterfall. I was trying to get to that special spot when I stepped in a hole and went down hard. What did I land on? My camera STILL attached to the monopod. It hit the ground before me and I landed on the monopod and then hit my head on the lens. The...

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The Manfrotto swivel tilt Monopod Head with QR is a constant companion on my Manfrotto monopod. It has greatly improved my ability to get the shot by the ease of attachment and use. I recently found out how tough it is when photographing a local waterfall. I was trying to get to that special spot when I stepped in a hole and went down hard. What did I land on? My camera STILL attached to the monopod. It hit the ground before me and I landed on the monopod and then hit my head on the lens. The camera was stable enough on the monopod that it landed on the rear with very little movement with no damage other than a few scratches on one side of the lcd. The lens was unfortunately another story. It's locked up. Well after a few stitches and some major pain meds and ice packs both camera and the photographer are doing well with not a scratch on the QR Manfrotto head. The quick release is as strong as the standard head and much more convenient. I recommend it wholeheartedly for pro and amateur alike.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

easy to use, works well with my monopod

I am happy with the Swivel Tilt Monopod Head, except for a quality control issue (the handle to fasten camera is not attached properly, it took me a while to place it back).

Reviewed by 90 customers

 
4.0

Good value

By

from Fl  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Excellent for most every situation

 
5.0

High Quality Basic Monopod Tilt Head

By

from Denver, CO  -  Casual Photographer

I paired this head with a Manfrotto 681b monopod using the 3/8" screw for a secure fit. I like the safety pin for the quick release plate. The head is small and tilt is easily adjustable, although very loose when you untighten it, so be careful when adjusting. I used it with a Giottos MH-621, since I use that quick release on a tripod as well. Overall it feels solidly built and serves the intended basic tilt function.

 
5.0

Excellent product for it's price

By

from Weatherford, Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

Upon receiving my Manfrotto monopod head, I was struck with it's compactness and detail of workmanship. It worked flawlessly out of the box, and I have been using it everyday. The build quality is really fantastic, and all of this, at an extremely reasonable price. I am a very happy customer of Adorama.

 
5.0

Tripod swivel head

By

from Oceanside CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Very simple and well made swivel head. I particularly like the security the quick detachable plate provides when carrying the camera by the tripod. Excellent product, does the job, and typical Manfrotto quality. I highly recommend it.

 
5.0

easy to use

By

from Reading, Pa  -  Semi-pro Photographer

As a first time owner of a monopod, I wasn't sure how easy this head would be to use. Attachment was easy and the head is of excellent quality. I used the setup for outdoor nature photography in a setting where I was often in and outof my car. I had no difficulties with attaching or removing the camera from the head. The safety keeps my camera firmly in place and adjusting the angle for photographing is simple with the turning knob. The knob stays tight without camera drift. I have no complaints about this product.

 
5.0

Nice solid no frills head

By

from Crofton, MD  -  Pro Photographer

love this much more than most ball heads, solid and sturdy and excellent for taking video with DSLR type cameras as well as photos with long zooms. Claims to handle 5+ pounds which it does with no issues, and can handle more with long zooms with lens collars that do a better job of balancing.

 
5.0

Perfect addition

By

from Mechanicsville, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I ordered this along with a Manfrotto monopod. It works well with monopod and the quick release plate fits my Manfrotto tripod. Nice not having to switch plates.

 
5.0

Does exactly what I need

By

from Wisconsin  -  Photo Enthusiast

I wanted a monopod head that would work with the tripod quick release already mounted on my camera. This was compatible and works exactly as I'd hoped.

 
4.0

Big help

By

from Williamsport, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I found myself frustrated with my monopod in that I couldn't easily angle my camera.This mount solved that issue. Easily attached to my monopod and camera, it provides a secure mount for my lens and camera along with the ability to angle for the shot. Initially, I had to practice lining the mount to the quick release that attaches to either the camera or lens. Now, quite easy to do.

 
4.0

I like it

By

from Louisiana  -  Photo Enthusiast

Used on monopod. Took me awhile to figure out quick release, but glad I purchased it.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
BILL G  Got it for a new monopod i recently purchased.
Shopper  does this 234 rc head work with the 243 car window pod?
RAY B  I don't know.
SUSAN R  Is the plate on the Manfrotto Swivel Tilt Monopad compatable with RC2 Quick Release plate? I would need the RC2 for the Black Rapid 7 tripod adapter.
HUGH N  Yes, I use a Manfrotto 200PL-14 RC2 plate with my Manfrotto 234RC head.
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