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Manfrotto Modo Tripod (discontinued by manufacturer)


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  • HEAD TYPE BALL HEAD
  • MATERIAL ALUMINUM ,TECHNOPOLMER
  • FOR CAMERA OR CAMCORDER
  • FOLDED LENGTH 17.13 in [ 43.5 cm] HEIGHT RANGE 17.52-60.63 in [44.5-154 cm
  • MAX LOAD 3.3 ib [1.15 Kg]

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 980 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: 785B
  • ASIN: B000L462RA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Jun 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Product Description

Modo Maxi offers the height you need, but folds up to a compact 43,5 cm. The 785B is ideal for travelling, hiking, sports or even web photo/video applications.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By David Carter on 4 Jan 2010
I was really impressed with the look and feel, smooth opening and closing, flexibility etc etc.
I used it twice with my Canon EOS300D with just the smaller 18-75 zoom lens and noted that three of the leg extension clamps had broken. The plastic housing which holds the small brass pivot in place had snapped on three clamps. It appears the plastic just isn't strong enough for the full clamping force when locked and it 'bursts'.
I've returned it for refund as I think a replacement would suffer similarly.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Z. Khan on 4 Sep 2009
Got this the other day. It is a very nice looking tripod - that is the first point. It doesn't look like the other ones which look more like some kind of weapon or implement of torture. No, this one looks very nicely designed.

Ok, now that the shallow part of my review is out of the way, here is the stuff you really need to know:

There have been a few reviews in which people have grumbled about the sturdiness of this tripod. It was a concern for me, but having picked up one of these in a shop and messed around with it, I found it to be very light which is of course quite an important factor. This however, does not diminish it's ability to be a sturdy platform for you camera(s). It almost goes without saying that a camcorder or a point and shoot camera is well looked after on one of theses, but what about DSLRs?

Well, I put my Nikon D80 with it's 18-200mm lens on the tripod and it was absolutely fine. I extended the lens to it's maximum zoom and again the tripd was fine. Rotating and locking the head in place at different angles was fine. Steady as a rock for me. I wonder if perhaps others did not engage the 'trigger' lock properly??

The one thing that is not so desirable is perhaps the fact that there is a little play in between the camera base attachment and the platform. It is minimal, but it could annoy some poeple. The trigger locking mechanism for the head also makes it a little difficult to perfectly balance the spirit level.

I'm very happy with it
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chris P on 15 April 2010
I bought this Tripod for a couple of reasons:
1. Manfrotto has a good name in such products
2. size when collapsed is easy to carry around and yet fully extended is of good length.

I've had it almost a month and I am loving it.

I am using it for a Canon DSLR (450d), biggest lens I've used on it is the 55 - 250 mm. I have had no problems with the weight of the camera/lens, tripod worked fine, no concern whatsoever. You need to make sure that the trigger button is fully pressed and your camera will stay where you want to be. You can take landscape pictures, or you can rotate the head vertically for portrait.

Due to some other reviews that I've seen, I am careful with the leg extension clamps, but they look strong enough and unless I drop it on concrete or walk on it, I am confident they will all stay with me.

The head of the tripod is excellent, smooth movement and it locks in place by pressing down the top trigger lock button. The middle column of the tripod can be removed and this allows you to take pictures very close to the floor (you need to change to one of the 3 adjustment settings, easy and works fine). At the bottom of the centre column there is a little screw cap that you can unscrew and this becomes the screw driver for the removable top plate. Nice feature I thought.

I have a Lowepro 100 slingshot camera bag and I attach one leg of this tripod through the two back loops. It works fine for carrying it around, it is secure and I can access the camera without trouble.

Overall, this is a brilliant tripod for travelling, it can hold an entry size DSLR with long lens, if you handle it with some care it should serve you for many years. I am loving it and recommend it without reservations.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Hinton on 3 Aug 2010
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This is my second one of these tripods, the first lasted quite well, but I made the mistake of leaving the leg "clamps" in the locked position, after a period of time two of the clamps split rendering the tripod useless. That said, I found the unit very flexible & for a light weight model pretty stable. Great for days out & holidays. I use a much heavier model for serious sessions. When the first one broke, I looked on the web for a replacement, but ended up going back to the original, not much more I can say, I like it!

Mark
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gary Wilde on 13 Aug 2010
I am now on my second replacement, which has broken again. The plastic lugs for the leg clamps snap. I have used the tripod less than 6 times in very light domestic conditions. Rubbish. DOn't buy.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Peter F. Hegan on 17 Aug 2009
Manfrotto tripods are easily the best on the market in my opinion.

Manfrotto Tripods are made to very high standards, and this is no exception.
It is sturdy, can hold all compact cameras, entry level DSLR's and small camcorders. It can hold up to 1kg or 2.2lb. It is very compact at only 43.5cm or 17.1 inches. It has a minimum height of 17.5cm or 6.9 inches. It has a maximum height of 150.5cm or 59.2 inches ( with centre column extended fully) and 127cm or 50 inches without the centre column extended. The Tripod itself weighs 0.98kg or 2.16lb.

The centre column is able to be made shorter and can be reversed.

Overall, this is an excellent tripod and I would fully recommend it to any

Thanks again to Amazon for providing great customer service and a great price. Super fast delivery, even with super saver.
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