Manfrotto 161MK2B Black Super Pro Tripod Legs (Height 17.4-105.2", Maximum Load 44.10 lbs) (#3258)

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About Manfrotto 161MK2B

The tallest tripod in the range. Capable of providing a stable platform for cameras up to 44lbs at maximum height of almost 9 feet (105.2 in)! (On the other hand this giant is also capable of a minimum height of just over 17 inches!).

The geared center column is self locking. The legs are braced using telescopic structs for maximum rigidity and the ability to have individually adjustable and lockable angles. Rubber feet with retractable spiked feet and spirit level are standard equipment. Ideal for all large format camera.

Manfrotto 161MK2B Specifications

Max Height w/extended column
105.2 inches
Max Height w/closed column
95.3 inches
Minimum Height
17.4 inches
Closed Length
41.4 inches
Leg Sections
Max Load Capacity
44.1 lbs
17.5 lbs
Column Type: Geared
Leg Diameter: 40, 35, 30 mm
Foot Type: Rubber feet w/ retractable steel spike
Head Mount: 3/8" threaded mount
Levelling Bubble: Yes
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Manfrotto 161MK2B Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers




from Springwater, NY

I kept making do with old "heavy duty" tripods but really wanted to try the 161MK2 and glad I did. For BIG binoculars it is essential. I use it with the APM 100mm Astronomy Binoculars mated to a custom Yoke. The tripod's sturdy crank height adjustment is essential for comfortable viewing and readily adjusts at full-load without losing pointing. This accommodates objects at different elevation angles and people short to tall. The auto-brake is great and prevents losing control of a heavy payload. The shortest height assumes the legs are all contracted (OK) and that they are nearly "doing the splits" (fairly awkward). A more practical min height is more like 34 inches. The fold-in crank is a bit tough to deploy...takes both hands. It is SO superior to my other tripods...I never use them anymore.


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GARY C  Is the Manfrotto 161MK2B a good choice for a canon 800 mm super telephoto using a wimberley WH-200 gimbal?
John R  Which Manfrotto tropod has a geared head with center column that can be removed from from the legs and used horizontally to get camera out over objects away from the trupod?
CHARLES E  The 190 PRO & 055 PRO pro models both have ability to tilt the center column horizontally, but neither has a gear head. I'm not aware of any gear head model that has this feature.
Shopper  Does anyone have a recommendation for a carry case? Thanks!
JOHN S  Tamrac makes tripod cases in several different lengths.
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