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9.1 out of 10

Manfrotto 341

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Overall 10
10

A CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE TO CUSTOM BRACKETS

PrimeImages, B&H Photo
3 February 2009
  • Summary: I've been looking for alternatives for the pricey Custom Bracket and finally found this one. It's a perfect fit for my existing 486RC2 head. Comes complete with all adaptors so didn't have to worry about getting anything...just straight out of the box.
  • Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality
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Overall 10
10

Indispensible

reubenr, B&H Photo
6 December 2008
  • Summary: Works great with my medium format camera. Lost the washer first time out (what's the washer for any way?) but then went out and bought a 7/32" "E-clip" for about a $1 at [...] to lock in the camera retaining screw. I'm not as handy as one of the other reviewers but he gave me inspiration (of the affordable kind).
  • Pros: Improves Function
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Overall 10
10

Cheap and works with many cameras

Jenac, B&H Photo
22 November 2008
  • Summary: Works great. Not a fancy "fit-just-one-camera", but rather a "fit-many". Requires special head - make sure to check that you get/have the right one.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Improves Function
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 10
10

Quick Change artist

Rick H., B&H Photo
15 October 2008
  • Summary: This is an indispensable addition to my camera bag. It beats tilting my camera sideways using the tripod head to change to a portrait shot, throwing the rig off balance. Simply release the camera, rotate the camera+bracket 90 degrees, the snap it back in. No adjustment to the tripod head also means keeping the same composition, too. My only quibble is the knob/screw used to attach the bracket to the tripod socket on the camera.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Improves Function, Lightweight
  • Cons: Small parts may get lost
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Overall 8
8.0

Works better modifed

freakinblackbox, B&H Photo
6 September 2008
  • Summary: I use it on both tripod and monopod for fast changes from vertical to horizontal. On the monopod, though, it seemed "backwards" to me. When mounted, the monopod head (which has just one direction of travel/pivot), would tilt it left and right....it really needs to tilt up and down (like nodding your head) more than side to side.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Improves Function
  • Cons: Loose mounting bolt
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Overall 8
8.0

It's far more useful than I thought

Bruce P., B&H Photo
14 April 2008
  • Summary: I originally bought this over a year ago hoping to create a panoramic head with it, but I bought an inexpensive pano head instead. Since I had this, I decided to give it a try. I use Bogen ball heads and a Bogen pan head I've converted to RC2. I use battery grips on my cameras and since I used to use a camera with a rotating back, I find it comfortable to have the shutter release, etc. in the same place whether the camera's horizontal or vertical.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Improves Function
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 10
10

Invaluable - Quick and Easy

Dutch, B&H Photo
10 April 2008
  • Summary: Needed a quick switch from landscape to portrait mode without fumbling around reseting the tripod. This is it, for an event shooter that makes his money by the shot and dealing with important people the fast action of this accessory cannot be beat - looked at others and did not want to spend the money to convert my Manfrotto system to a different manufacturer.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Improves Function
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't waste your money, find another way

David, B&H Photo
22 March 2008
  • Summary: There is nothing great about it. Everything that it does well, its SUPPOSED to do. Bad things are its heavier than most alternatives. The absolute worst thing about it is that 1/4" tripod mount screw is NOT attached. When this bracket is NOT attached to a camera, it's LOOSE, as in one step away from LOST, and then the bracket is useless. This is by far, the most inferior product Bogen sells. I would recommend everyone to pass on this.
  • Cons: Bulky, Difficult to Use, Easy to loose pieces, Not Functional
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