Manfrotto Manfrotto 234 Swivel Tilt Monopod Head - Supports 5.6 lb (#3232)

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About Manfrotto 234

Simply tilt the head to allow a camera on a Monopod to be turned 90° to provide either a vertical or horizontal format.

The Manfrotto 234 is commonly used for Home, Landscape/scenery, Night shots, Photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Stabilization, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Manfrotto 234 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Manfrotto 234 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Manfrotto 234: Attaches firmly, Large range of motion, Stable and Strong clamp

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Attaches firmly (26),Stable (24),Strong clamp (16),Large range of motion (13)
Cons:
Heavy (5),Small range (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (14),Sports/action (13),Travel (13),Wildlife (10),Stabilization (9),Home (8),Night shots (8),Portraits (7),Photography (5),Video (5),Weddings (5),Reducing noise (ISO reduction) (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (12),Semi-pro photographer (8),Professional (4),Casual photographer (3)

Manfrotto 234 Specifications

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

Manfrotto 234 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 30 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Useful For Monopods

I bought this monopod head for my Bogen-Manfrotto monopod and to mount a quick-release clamp. Instead of using the swivel to be able to switch from portrait to landscape mode, I use an "L" camera bracket, using the swivel to allow different angles when shooting upward or downward. The unit is very solid and clamps firmly. I recommend tightening the base of the monopod head to the monopod top using set screws driven upward, omitting the chance of it loostening.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You get what you pay for

In typical Manfrotto/Bogen fashion, it's excessively heavy for its size. When is this company going to realize that weight has become a significant factor in this carbon fiber era? Even their CF monopods feel top heavy WITHOUT the head! However, if you use Arca-Swiss type plates on your lenses, then I suggest taking a look at Kirk's MPA-1. It's the same 3232 head with a Kirk QR plate pre-installed, completely eliminating the wandering lens syndrome (Something that the useless standard locki...

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In typical Manfrotto/Bogen fashion, it's excessively heavy for its size. When is this company going to realize that weight has become a significant factor in this carbon fiber era? Even their CF monopods feel top heavy WITHOUT the head! However, if you use Arca-Swiss type plates on your lenses, then I suggest taking a look at Kirk's MPA-1. It's the same 3232 head with a Kirk QR plate pre-installed, completely eliminating the wandering lens syndrome (Something that the useless standard locking ring fails to achieve).

Reviewed by 30 customers

 
4.0

Tripod head

By

from Oregon coast  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The tripod head is well built, just wish it could swivel side to side like a ball head.

 
4.0

Good purchase, supported by ball head.

By

from San Antonio, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

Mated well with Manfrotto monopod also purchased.

 
3.0

great for my lightweight monopod

By

from FLorida  -  Photo Enthusiast

It's perfect for my lightweight monopod that I use with my Canon SX50. It screws on and off. unfortunately it does not turn but you can unscrew it a touch and that works. The biggest downfall is that there is not a quick release. But hey! I got it for basically $3 with a heavy weight monopod by Manfrotto, knowing I would be using it with the smaller one. Cant beat it!

 
5.0

Great head for beginners on a budget

By

from NC  -  Casual Photographer

It is small sized but very sturdy, and not to heavy when joined to the monopod. Great for beginners whose budget is limited, or people who don"t want to travel with extra heavy weight, enough to hold both camera and large flash. con: It doesn't have Quick Release.

 
5.0

Perfect for a monopod

By

from Las Vegas, NV  -  Pro Photographer

I use the Manfrotto 3232 head on my Manfrotto Monopod with a Manfrotto RC4 Low Profile Rectangular Rapid Connect Adapter (that's a lot of Manfrotto!) It works great for sports and news stills and video where a tripod whould be to slow.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Manfrotto tilt monopod head.

By

from Saint Petersburg, FL  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this tilt head to hold a 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII and a TC-20EIII coupled to a Nikon D600. It simply gets the job done.

 
4.0

solid design, heavy, but inexpensive

By

from Bellevue, WA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought this to attach my cameras to a jib/crane device. The unit is a simple design that pivots on one axis, plus I can rotate it on it's base axis. Overall, the unit is solidly built, easy to operate and functions just fine for my use. It appears to be capable of holding a LOT of weight. One issue one may find with this unit is that, being cast out of metal, it is heavy. As so many Manfrotto head use modern plastics these days, I think a plastic version of this unit would be much, much lighter. For someone needing a head for a light camera, or monopod, this head seems somewhat heavy. Regardless of the weight, I'm glad I bought this and would recommend it. Another issue for some may be the lack of a quick release plate. Of course, this would increase the cost and complexity of the unit. I prefer the simple thumb screw with 1/4" thread as I am concerned about an expensive camera falling off a jib/crane from 10 feet up in the air. BTW, the unit can be easily disassembled, and you can flip the screw around to use the other end which appears to have 3/8" thread.

 
4.0

Good

By

from Hartford,CT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Works great with Monopod

 
5.0

Solid and simple

By

from central NJ  -  Photo Enthusiast

a perfect fit for the Manfrotto monopod. Simple to use and relatively inexpensive

 
4.0

Good Product

By

from Northern Indiana  -  Photo Enthusiast

Fits monopod, easy to use.

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