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Brand: Manfrotto by Bogen Imaging
Located in: Tripods, Tripod & Monopod Accessories, Misc. Accessories
Bogen - Manfrotto Long Lens Monopod Bracket (#3421)
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.5 stars
(based on 4 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Improves tripod function(3)

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best product available for the money....
By GregVerified Purchaser from Florida on 3/30/2009
Pros:
Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
Best Uses:
Photography, Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Manfrotto by Bogen Imaging Bogen - Manfrotto Long Lens Monopod Bracket (#3421):

Very solid and stable... Best product available or the money. Nothing wrong with a Wimberly mount, but this does the same job at 1/3 the price.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Most cost effective tele solution
By MozarkidVerified Purchaser from Mid USA on 9/4/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Manfrotto by Bogen Imaging Bogen - Manfrotto Long Lens Monopod Bracket (#3421):

This is the most cost effective solution to large tele lens support. The downside is a little more vibration. The flat bar material used in it's construction does not prevent/dampen vibration as effectively as the more expensive tubular designs, but hey - it's costs one third as much!

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
well worth the investment
By TimVerified Purchaser from Tulare, Ca on 3/29/2007
Pros:
Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Solid
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography, Wildlife
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Manfrotto by Bogen Imaging Bogen - Manfrotto Long Lens Monopod Bracket (#3421):

I needed a head to support my big glass 500mm f/4 and did not want to break the bank, this head works as well installed on a tripod (thats how I use it) as it does on a monopod, it's not flashy, not stylish, just practical and fully functional at what it does. I would buy it again. I gave it a 4 because I have not used it for very long. I will give it a few months in the field and will update this review.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great alternative to $[...]Wimberley!
By BillVerified Purchaser from Houston, TX on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Compact, Extraordinary Value, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Lightweight
Cons:
Not a status symbol
Best Uses:
Long lenses 400mm
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Manfrotto by Bogen Imaging Bogen - Manfrotto Long Lens Monopod Bracket (#3421):

I first saw this head holding a Canon camera and Sigma 300-800mm zoom. The owner said it functioned perfectly, so I tried it out with my Sigma 50-500, Canon 100-400, and finally Canon 500mm F4.For about 25% of the cost, you get 95% of the functionality of the Wimberley [...]. The Manfrotto gimbal head is marketed as a monopod head, but it is perfect as a tripod head for long lenses. The safety latch is superior to Wimberly's, and it has places where you can mount a flash shoe for off-camera flash (the Wimberly flash bracket costs more than the whole Manfrotto gimbal head!)Only drawback is that the left side of the head is not open like on the Wimberly, and I'm not sure that matters, since some pros recommend turning the Wimberly around for improved control--like you get from the Manfrotto already.I highly recommend this gimbal head. I give it four stars for functionality plus one for value!

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