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Manfrotto-458b.33200883
8.4 out of 10

Manfrotto 458B

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Tripod, Sturdy, Easy to Use, One Drawback

jefirus, epinions.com
15 March 2007
  • Summary: Get it if you want a sturdy well-made tripod that is quick and easy set up. If not for the oil issue, I would have rated this tripod as excellent.
  • Pros: Very easy and quick to set up.
  • Cons: Oil covered upper legs, can get on your hands.
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Overall 10
10

Brilliant Tripod

Whoever, WEX
2 August 2014
  • Summary: This is so easy to use -it adjusts fairly quickly and I am really pleased with it.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
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Overall 10
10

A must have quality Tripod

Photobob, WEX
16 January 2014
  • Summary: A top end Tripod, which does exactly as is says in the literature, expensive, but well worth the money, so substantial it should last for a lifetime.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
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Overall 10
10

Long term reliability

Flashman, WEX
30 March 2013
  • Summary: I've been using mine for around four years now and as a full time working tog it gets plenty of use. In all that time it has never let me down and is consistently fast to use and a breeze to set up... I can't picture myself using anything else!
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

A Fantastic Tripod

Andy Comber Photography, WEX
22 June 2012
  • Summary: Mainly used to travel with, its a very quick setup process and rock solid.Shooting landscapes its very versatile and with the horizontal option for the middle column, you can fold out very flat indeed to get very close to the water for those moody seascapes.Great All rounder tripod.
  • Pros: Compact, Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
  • Cons: No included bag
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Overall 10
10

Great piece of kit

R3D, WEX
14 September 2011
  • Summary: I'd been toying with the idea of buying this tripod for some time. Let's face it, it's not the cheapest in the Manfrotto range! I wanted it because I have problems with my hands and the button release mechanism sounded ideal. No more jamming my fingers!!It arrived today and I am over the moon with how easy it is to use.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 4
4.0

Watch out for the screws coming loose

finsuk, WEX
14 June 2011
  • Summary: Bought from warehouse express, two of the screws that hold the legs in fell out and the leg fell off, contacted manfrotto who said that I would have to buy another leg wich was around [$], after a few calls to manfrotto engineers they sent me out 2 screws for the legs, I put the leg back on and used locktight on the screws so that there would be no chance of this happing again, the next thing to happen was that the legs were getting harder to pull out /collapse as if...
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Overall 2
2.0

Fails to live up to expectations

lynnski, WEX
20 April 2011
  • Summary: I would like to use this product all the time. However, from the outset the legs stuck they certainly didn't move smoothly as advertised,and I have to wrestle with it. I am sending it back to see if the problem can be fixed. Even if it can, I would go for a more straightforward mechanical tripod next time. It may be more fiddly but at least you can use it.
  • Cons: Difficult To Adjust
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Overall 10
10

If you got the money buy it.

chazzee, WEX
22 February 2011
  • Summary: I got this when watching karl taylor DVD, what a blessing, you just cant go wrong with this, and get the joystick to go with it, you'll never look back. And dont go looking for a better price, its here.
  • Pros: Compact, Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
  • Cons: None just get it
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Tripod Design

ProtoCol, WEX
12 August 2009
  • Summary: I bought this tripod over two years ago and have taken it everywhere - it never fails to be sturdy and quick to use. Once used you wont go back to fiddly catches. The only downside to it is its weight which after 10 miles or so does start to tell... But for capturing that shot you may not have taken on another tripod as its more time consuming you are rewarded when you view the shots at home.
  • Pros: Very Quick, Very stable
  • Cons: very heavy (and thus very stable - horse and cart)
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