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
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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.
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...View full Review
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
The tripod head is well built, just wish it could swivel side to side like a ball head.
Mated well with Manfrotto monopod also purchased.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Works great with Monopod
a perfect fit for the Manfrotto monopod. Simple to use and relatively inexpensive
Fits monopod, easy to use.