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Manfrotto MKC3-H01 Compact Photo-Movie Kit - Black
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- Ergonomic handle
- Quick release plate - with 1/4" screw
- Aluminium legs and techno polymer
- Five leg sections-VHS pin is not included
- Maximum height: 154 cm
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|Item Dimensions||8.99 x 47.5 x 12.98 cm||8 x 14 x 1 cm||12.7 cm x 43.99 cm x 1.65 m||12.7 x 39.88 x 12.7 cm||8 x 42.49 x 8 cm||—|
|Item Weight||1.15 kg||20 grams||1.42 kg||1.41 kg||0.54 kg||0.66 kg|
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An ultra-compact and easy-to-use kit for shooting both photo and video. Easy to carry, it is a universal solution- fast and efficient for all applications. The unique photo-movie selector allows for maximum freedom to set the position of your camera when shooting photos and an easy-to-control movement when shooting videos. The ergonomic handle allows for an intuitive use and is perfectly foldable for packing the tripod in your bag. Folded length 18.1";Extended length 60.6";Maximum load capacity 3.3lbs;Weight 2.5lbs
An ultra-compact and easy-to-use kit for shooting both photo and video
Easy to carry, it is a universal solution- fast and efficient for all applications. The unique photo-movie selector allows for maximum freedom to set the position of your camera when shooting photos and an easy-to-control movement when shooting videos. The ergonomic handle allows for an intuitive use and is perfectly foldable for packing the tripod in your bag.
Maximum height: 154.0 cm
Minimum height: 44.5 cm
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I will try to update this review in a few weeks after I have chances to use it extensively (2 long trips ahead!!).
But so far, very happy with this purchase.
Updating (6 months after buying):
Now that I've used it for 6 months I can say a couple of things about it:
2) never let me down
3) easy to carry and not heavy, even when carrying for many hours attached to my slimbag 200.
1) does not have spikes to get a firmer grip on earth
2) does not have a hook to put extra weight if needed
Anyway, a good tripod. But for the two flows above, I'm taking a star off.
I love the fact that it's lightweight. It extends to a decent height and feels stable. The quick-release wheel on the grip makes a doddle to change position.
The photo mode allows you to tilt your camera for portrait shots whereas the video mode doesn't allow this. I have used this to shoot video at events without much issue. The only real downside is the lack of a pan-lock that locks the head so you can sweep across the horizon perfectly. This would have made it a five-star product.
I have since moved on to the 70D Canon EOS 70D Body Only Camera - Black (20.2MP) 3.0 inch LCD
What I've now found is that the tripod feels a bit top heavy and there's nothing to allow you to add counterweights (or beanbags) to. The increased weight of the dSLR also means that the ballhead mechanism is too loose and I worry the camera will fall forward or something. So I'm now looking for a replacement.
The MKC3-H01 is well made and quite sturdy. If you have it fully extended and the centre column up to its highest then it might be a tad less steady, but still very good.
The bit I love is the pan & tilt mechanism and the lock. It's a thumb-wheel! So easy to use and so easy to lock exactly where you want.
There is a little button on the ball joint to change between camera and video-camera. In 'camera' this allows it to swing into portrait where 'video' won't. It's another good and useful feature.
It's quite light and folds down to a nice compact size and fits on the side of the Amazon Basics Backpack for my dSLR perfectly!
My only downside - I forgot I'd looked on Amazon and bought it in a PC shop on offer, but for an extra £17! :'(
At the Amazon price it really is a steal! :-)
Hope you have as much fun as I am . . .
I bought the tripod back in January so I've had plenty of experience in using it. I wanted a decent lightweight tripod for non professional use that could be a replacement for the seriously cheap but not very portable Hama tripod I accidentally left in Vietnam last year, believing it would be a nice compromise between video and photo applications when needed with what appeared to be a half decent ball head.
The biggest negative with this tripod from the perspective of stills photography just as with video is the ball head; if you have a DSLR with ANY weather sealing and a lens added on to that which is anything heavier than a light weight prime, prepare for some serious frustration! Precise framing is next to impossible, you simply cannot lock the head into position firstly the way the head locks in place via a friction wheel on the grip is ridiculous for stills use; when tightening the wheel the framing creeps up and when you think you've finally locked it in position; have a long exposure? An exposure bracket? Then be warned it creeps down with the weight of the camera!! I have used this tripod mostly with crop sensor cameras; a Nikon D7000 with a heavier lens for example; a fixed aperture zoom and the head simply couldn't handle them! I also tested out my 5D MKIII minus the battery grip just for overkill testing to see if I was pushed and had no other choice I could use it, of course I could not.
Besides the poorly designed head the legs are unbelievably flimsy the final extensions are very, very weak under the relatively low weight of a D7000 and a 35mm F1.8 the legs bow and flex, I expect better from manfrotto!
Now I can see the argument coming my way; for this price what did I expect!? Honestly a lot more! The Hama tripod I previously mentioned was slightly larger but cost less than half the price of this tripod, the legs had a lot less flex and the head locked in place!! That tripod looking back was extremely good value for money, granted the head when put in portrait wasn't fantastically strong and couldn't support a full frame body in that position at all but landscape; no problem. And the bottom line is: if needed a landscape frame could be cropped to a portrait composition, at least I could frame precisely and get the exact desired shot and marginally lose quality when cropping this simply isn't an option with the Manfrotto when I look at the reputation they have and the fact that their heads are my go to choice for pro level gear I'm extremely disappointed, hell the Hama had spirit levels, a bag and a hook for adding weights. I would not recommend this tripod for use with anything heavier than a mirror-less or compact camera but most of all it's simply not worth the money.
To replace this I'll be getting a MeFoto Backpacker as its been recommended repeatedly as one of the best travel tripods around.
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For photos, it does the job.