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Mantona Scout Tripod with Ballhead

by Mantona

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  • tripod leg with flexibility for low angle shots
  • With ball head and quick release plate
  • Tripod bag included
  • Stable and light weight
  • High quality anodised aluminium

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 1.6 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.2 Kg
  • Item model number: 43001
  • ASIN: B002CF37OC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 Feb 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The camera tripod mantona scout is a very light weight advanced model and perfectly suited for travel and to take it in the field. It is sturdy and portable so this is a great device for shake-free pictures. It offers all features you need in a tripod and this gives you more time to focus on your subject rather than on the handling of your equipment.

The clips of the legs are manufactured with a quick-release and the unique feature is that the middle column is easily reversed with a small movement and now you have not only a normal but also a tripod for exact and clear macro photographs. You have complete freedom with the 3 different angles on the tripod legs and the spirit level will tell you when everything is in the right angle.

This is a set with ball head and tripod and it is ideal for beginner and semi-pro SLR cameras and Camcorder. The quick release plate is also compatible with other tripod heads. It offers good grip so it will stick safely to your camera. An additional pin on the ball head offers safety and it fastens the quick release plate secure on the tripod head.

Special features:
- rotatable middle column
- foam grips
- material: carbon
- load capacity: 5 kg
- maximum height: 150 cm
- minimum height: 45 cm
- weight: 1,6 kg
- closed length: 50 cm
- material: anodised aluminium
- middle column: rotatable for macro shots
- leg spread: independent with 3 different angles

Product Description

mantona tripod Scout with ball head
The twofold extendible tripod mantona Scout which is made from anodized aluminum is a versatile solution not just for beginners. It is easy to use, has convenient functions and is at the same time sturdy and compact. Like all products by mantona it convinces with a great price/performance ratio.

Flexible leg angle adjustment
The tripod legs of the mantona Scout can be extended steplessly particularly quickly due to the sturdy clips. The fasteners can be adjusted to run more smooth or tight with the included Allen key, according to your individual requirements.
The uncomplicated leg angle adjustment ensures additional stability. That way the tripod is ready for macro shots within moments.
The rubberized tripod feet ensure a secure stand on various surfaces.

Ground-level working due to removable center column
For ground-level working the mantona Scout offers a particularly convenient option besides adjusting the leg angles: The center column can be completely removed and be remounted on the tripod with the ball head facing down. The photographer's creativity is not limited with this high-quality tripod.

Ball head included
The mantona Scout is delivered including ball head and quick-release system. The camera plate is normed and can be used with all common tripods. The ball head allows quick reacting to changing light conditions. It can be turned in all directions without problems.
The quick-release plate is rubberized and therefore stays attached to the camera reliably. An additional safeguard prevents the plate from loosening from the camera. With this set, beginners and advanced users, who value quality, are perfectly equipped.


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By cyman on 21 Oct 2013
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I bought this with trepidation having some experience of flimsy tripods. I have a Nikon D7100 and did not want to balance my beloved camera on a wobbly tripod so I worked on the basis that the camera needs a tripod at least close to it's own build. Having said that I am an amateur hobby photographer so I dont need the best and did not want to spend hundreds on a tripod if avoidable. A couple of the reviews I read here (particularly the one from the pro photographer) gave me the willpower to go ahead with this order and wow - I am delighted with my buy. Absolute gem of a tripod. Sturdy and oozes decent quality (not fantastic quality but decent). Anyone seeing or touching it will think you spent more than the price on this. It has excellent sturdy legs and comfortable clips that allow you to open and close without losing a finger nail. The legs are tubular and not the cheapie hollow type that you get for £10 and this makes them even more sturdy. It also has a level which is great for telling you if you are set up on flat ground. However that is a bit useless without an indicator on the head to tell you when the camera is level set too. However that is a minor grips as I tend to shoot in RAW and can easily level off my photos with my Nikon software that came with my camera.

The on off ballhead mechanism which some people claim to have found complicated is actually a breeze to learn. The tripod comes with no manual which is a bit of a surprise given that not everyone might now how to use the ballhead mechanism however nothwithstanding this it took me all of a minute to work it out. Basically release the brass lock by pulling it toward yourself and then pull the black plastic lever above it to release the camera foot.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Paul on 6 Nov 2011
I have worked in the photographic trade for twenty two years, this tripod is absolutely fantastic, this tripod is so well made like others that can cost two or three times the price. totally recommend.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By D. R. Tunnicliffe on 7 Aug 2013
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I am a professional photographer, almost invariably seen lugging around my favourite Manfrotto 190 series with large 3 way head. But despite it's obvious robustness it isn't what one would call 'portable'. I bought this Mantona Scout with some trepidation. After all what can you really get for under sixty quid complete with a ball head AND quick release plate? How wrong could I be. Not only is the build quality very much akin to my Manfrotto, with turn-over leg locks and top adjustment being almost identical in every detail but the QR plate mounted atop the excellent quality ball head is a dead ringer for all the other QR plates in my various camera bags... Someone else made comment about difficulty disengaging the QR plate. I had no such difficulty - it behaves exactly like the Monfrotto..

Top marks Mantona for a great product, very well made, packaged and at such an amazing price. Next stop, Jardin de Monet. I have every confidence this will perform well with my Nikon D3x and 70-200mm F:2.8 (among others).

Oh, and surprise, surprise it came with an excellent black, zip up carry bag with shoulder strap. Nice one!

So, with such praise what could be wrong - surely there must be something? Yes, Amazon's packaging has once again let the product down. I couldn't believe the size of the box that arrived by Hermes courier today. Two crumpled up pieces of brown paper and an otherwise empty space which could easily have held 5 more Mantona tripods boxed.. Come on Amazon, I thought you had improved but clearly not so, this packing is a disgrace...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Seanf on 14 April 2013
I bought this from Amazon Germany, where there are many good reviews for it. It was on offer and cost just 47 euros which turned out to be an absolute bargain. I've been looking for a light and sturdy tripod for my Nikon D7000 but didn't want to pay too much as it's something I would only occasionally use but am very aware of the low quality of cheap tripods, having owned a few in the past. The weakest part on a cheap tripod is the head, very often made of plastic and likely to move as you press the shutter, defeating the object of a tripod. The Mantona Scout is extremely good value for money, there are very few plastic parts on it and it is mostly made from aluminium - it weighs just over 1kg. The ball joint and top plate contain no plastic and are very solid. Camera position can be very quickly moved and reset with just one lever. It just about reaches its limit with the front-heavy 300mm zoom attached but, with a bit of care, this doesn't pose any real problems. The only possible improvement perhaps would be to add a hook to the base of the centre pole allow a camera bag to hang to add rigidity. All in all, this is a very well made piece of equipment and I can most definitely recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Powell on 18 July 2013
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I was really impressed by the build quality of this tripod, both the ball head and the body. In my opinion it is not that far away from Manfrotto standards for a similarly sized tripod. The legs have clip locks on them which are much easier and faster to extend than the twist locks that are found on some budget tripods. The leg catch at the top allows the legs to be opened out in one of three positions: narrow (for tighter spaces), normal (for greater stability) and very wide (for ground work).

There are a few negatives: the ball head doesn't have a separate pan feature, making it unsuitable for panoramas, and the central pole doesn't have a hook for attaching weights to (for increased stability). For me these weren't big issues, but I did buy a Giottos MH5011 3-way head for greater flexibility.
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