Manfrotto 394 Aluminum 4 Section Tripod with Quick Release Ball Head, Max Height 56", Supports 7 lbs., Gray

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About Manfrotto 394

The MK394-PQ is the most stable and easy-to-use photo system of the 390 family, designed to ensure maximum durability through its high quality metal construction. This system has an integrated compact photo head with a quick camera attachment that provides fast, multi-angle movements. The tripod legs are made of large aluminum tubes to maximize stability and compactness and they can be independently set in two different angle positions. It also comes with a convenient bag for packing and transportation.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Stable (3)
Best Uses:
Home (3),Landscape/scenery (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3)

Manfrotto 394 Specifications

Centre Column
Closed Length
51.0 cm
Column Cross Section
Column Tube Diameter
Lateral Tilt
-90deg. / +90deg. head tilt
Leg Angles
Leg Cross Section
Leg Sections
4 number
Legs Tube Diameter
Load Capacity
3.5 kg / 7.72lbs
Panoramic Rotation
Plate Type
Maximum Height
144.0 cm / 56.69 inch
Maximum Height (with Centre Column Down)
126.0 cm / 49.60 inch
Minimum Height
36.0 cm
1.47 kg / 3.24lbs
Mfr #

Manfrotto 394 Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers


Great Tripod for the price


from Hendersonville, TN  -  Photo Enthusiast

I mostly do portraits and long exposure shots. This tripod is perfect for that. Even with my battery grip the tripod supports my camera. Granted it's not a heavy camera to begin with (Canon 600D). I love it and it's great, especially for the price!


Does what it says on the tin


from Seattle, WA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Our community college purchased a few of these tripods for use by photography students and the library's media center. An excellent choice for non-professional use. They are lightweight, perfect for carrying across campus to document events, classes, meetings, etc. Although the head doesn't move all that smoothly this does not matter much when taking still photos or shooting basic video. The carrying bag is also lightweight and simple, if not particularly protective. The tripod is surprisingly sturdy. Glad to have this model & wold enthusiastically recommend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Sturdy travel tripod!


from CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a wonderful tripod for a great price. I was deciding between this Manfrotto's MKC3 and 393 series. Ultimately, I'm glad I chose this as a nice balance between the 5-section ultracompact MKC3 and the larger 3-section 393. It comes with a quick release (QR) plate, which is basically a little piece that you screw into your camera's tripod socket so that you can attach your camera to the tripod instantly. This is a very important feature for serious shooters. It has 4 sections and 3 latches per leg, as well as a center latch to lock the center column. The tripod head is a standard ball head design that can be rotated 360 degrees. The only downside I can find about this tripod is that it only has one knob for tightening the ball head; more sophisticated heads will have two knobs, one for locking the camera in place and the other for locking the head from rotation, allowing for easier panning for panorama shots. But I guess I can't complain given that this is a sub-$100 tripod. Now let's talk about weight. It's quite light, and you can easily sling the provided bag over your shoulder. However, it feels very sturdy, and should hold anything short of a 400 mm lens mounted on a D4 or 1DX. I've used it with my D5100, even with telephoto lenses, and there doesn't seem to be any instability. Regarding length, it's not the most compact, but it can still fit in a backpack (though it won't be very comfortable). If you're biking, you can tie it to your rack with bungee cords, or even to the underside of the top bar of the bike frame. (Note: I have a medium men's frame. This may not work with small or female frames.) When fully extended, it reaches a height just short of eye level for the average adult man.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)




from Lakeland,Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

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