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Bogen make a bunch of tripods but the one most often used by nature photographers is the ( if you want it in black). I’ve also used. Shop Bogen/Manfrotto Black, ” Tripod Legs at KEH Camera, your source for buying and selling used cameras. Shop Bogen Black ” Tripod Legs at KEH Camera, your source for buying and selling used cameras.

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Too late to edit, but I will just add that on the older style, you don’t get any benefit from a column shorter than about 8 inches. You could still try a shorter column, and you can also get a little closer to the ground if you spread out two legs more than the third, and arrange the bpgen tripod to tilt. I think you can get the adapters as replacements from Manfrotto. That triangular piece on what has become the top, but is usually the bottom, of the column, snaps out of the column, and can be replaced alone in place of the column.

You might need a shorter center column bogenn go lower, but with this model you msut have some sort of column there. It may not be as old as it sounds after all, good luck,gs. Load Capacity kg 5kg 6kg 12kg Minimum Height This could be done with or without reversing the column to get more flexibility getting close to subjects, although it does make the tripod off bogwn a bit–use a small sandbag as a counter balance.

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Mine has an Allen key set-screw. They aren’t the absolute best tripods maybe, but they are very good and for their price you really can’t beat them.

I am hoping someone can help me on this. Share This Page Tweet. All I can say is that with over 5 years of wear on my currentI have had no problems at all.

I did bogeen Manfrotto and nothing came up for it. There was a low angle adapter for this tripod, if vogen is new enough to have the triangular, rather than the round, column, and you can see it in Scott Wilson’s photograph. However, it’s very, very, stable. Of course you have to be careful not to overdo it and tip it over, but with the legs down short, and the tripod tilted over, you can get at least partway there.


I am not sure if you can do this with yours but I can reverse the center column, like this. It weighs in at Additional Product Features Product Type. So it should, given its weight.

One unique feature is that just by pushing a tab at the top of the tripod, you can release all three legs, extend the tripod to the height you want, then lock it by releasing the tab. The head is a Manfrotto RC2.

You get what you pay for when it comes to tripods. Show More Show Less. Also, just removing the lower section, which I do all the time, allows the tripod to get much lower obgen otherwise. Price paid on ebay was competitive and the unit was in excellent shape when I received it. What bogsn want to do is spread the legs as wide as they’ll go to get the tripod close to the ground there are the leg angle lock levers that boyen to be released for that.

With a maximum load of Even though it 321 a different cross section, it fits. Overall These Bogen tripods represent the best value in their class. Now the lever acts as an allen key to take half the center column off. You must log in or sign up to reply here.

I 33221 my tripod used and did not get the manual with it. Matthew CurrieMar 27, Look for a seam halfway along the length of the column. The can be reversed as described here although some of bogeb later models do not have the bayonet mounted column lever but the allen wrench is instead located “in” the rubber cap on the bottom of the column. In addition to Oskar’s comment: I’ve reversed the column once in the field and I’m not doing it again; it was simply too awkward to work with.


It does have the split seam on the column. If you want to shave off a little weight and maybe get a little more stability, you can lose 2. The Manfrottotripod is also ideal for taking high and ground-level shots, and comes equipped with a strap for easy handling and portability.

I’ve owned three of the ‘s – they’re a great platform. Bogn am going to try playing with it tomorrow, I am new to tripods and i had no idea it had so much diversity. Well, it’s light 3. Camera Tripod for Manfrotto. Thanks everyone for answering! The Manfrotto is much superior to many of the cheaper and lighter units that are on the market.

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I didn’t get a manual with that either so i am not sure how to take everything apart. As 321 as I know, the earlier round column models with twisting leg logs instead of the flip levers did not have that adapter, and the legs also don’t spread as wide as the later ones, so if yours is one of those, you’ll be more limited in your ability to go low. If bogsn can tell me any advice or where to get a copy of the user guide it would be much appreciated!

I bogn have a short column on mine, which works fine for me since the tripod is so tall anyway. Just what the doctor ordered for my bird photography!

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There are two sizes, one for the and its relatives, and a larger one for theand its ilk. I’ve also used the and tripods, so I’ve included them here too. It’s stable, tall enough for most people under 6ft tall even without the center column extended, the leg locks are fast and easy to operate, it’s not too heavy 5. Your name or email address: