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Manfrotto-458b.33200883
9.2 out of 10

Manfrotto 458B

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Reviews and Problems with Manfrotto 458B

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Overall 4
4.0

Legs Died

Rex, B&H Photo
1 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I loved this tripod for 5 years. Then the legs gradually increased resistance. I used it mostly indoors, or clean outdoors. No exposure to dirt or weather.<br />When one leg got too stiff to use, I called the national authorized service center and asked about repairing it. They said they see this all the time, send it in and they'll contact me with a quote.<br />So I paid $20 so ship it. Two weeks later they emailed me saying it wasn't feasable to repair.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Flexible
  • Cons: Doesn't Last
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Overall 10
10

My favorite tripod ever

Brucep, B&H Photo
4 October 2013
  • Excerpt: My original review is probably someplace among the reviews. I bought it five or six years ago and have been loving it ever since. I have five tripods. One is much taller (and heavier) than this one. One is carbon fiber and FAR lighter than this one, so I take it when I need one to sling on my back for hours.<br /><br />Using this NeoTec, executives and their staff don't have to impatiently wait while I snap and unsnap (or twist and untwist) several locks on each leg.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy to Use, Fast Fast Fast
  • Cons: Ok It Is Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Rapid Opening &amp; Closing Mechanism

TY, B&H Photo
31 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Innovative Tripod but VERY disappointed about Horizontal Center Column ; it takes (1)Remove, (2)Unlock, (3)Remove,<br />(4)Insert, (5)Tighten to make it a horizontal column...<br />Why didn't Manfrotto apply the same mechanism as 190XPROB for the Horizontal Column??
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Overall 10
10

Great Investment

Dmboxster, B&H Photo
5 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I went on a commercial assignment and another photographer had this tripod and let me use it on my commercial shoot. I love this tripod as to raise it you just pull the legs down to the desired height with no levers to turn. and to collapse it you just push the button where the legs attach to the head and it is so fast and easy. The tripod is also sturdy and light weight and is great when traveling by airplane. I couldn't find a con at this point.
  • Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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Overall 10
10

Great all round tripod

Trevor, B&H Photo
21 May 2012
  • Excerpt: This tripod is great for when you are on the move, it can be very quickly deployed with the quick release buttons located at the top of the tripod and just as quickly folded down. <br />I find it to be very stable though it does loose a little of that stability with the centre column extended. As it is made from aluminium tube it is an acceptable weight to be carrying around town.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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Overall 10
10

Just What I was Looking For!

Mark, B&H Photo
18 May 2012
  • Excerpt: This tripod is so easy to use and adjust when in the pocess of taking pictures. It is a bit long when folded up, but it will be fine. The built-in carrying handle helps. I was able to use the tripod space on my camera bag -Lowepro, but it made the bag a bit too heavy.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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Overall 10
10

Awesomeness Personified

Scottish Nomad, B&H Photo
3 May 2012
  • Excerpt: This tripod is simply amazing. No matter what the terrain or weather has to offer this product really shines. From rock hillsides to grassy flats set up is fast and efficient. Even in strong winds I have had no problem with stability. The ease of adjustment coupled with , varying angles of leg settings, stability, wide range of camera heights, and superb construction make this tripod as near to perfect as you can get.
  • Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Tripod

Mike, B&H Photo
30 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I use this tripod during my landscape photography. It is very sturdy and has a very solid feel. I love how the legs easily collapse with just a button push. This tripod would only be better if it was a little lighter.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Unfolds Quickly
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Fast and easy to use

Craigtk, B&H Photo
10 August 2011
  • Excerpt: This tripod is the fastest to setup and easiest to use that I have seen.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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Overall 6
6.0

Didn't live up to the hype

Phillip, B&H Photo
16 July 2011
  • Excerpt: After doing very extensive research, I took the plunge and ordered this tripod. Here are the main reasons I chose this one over the others I was considering: <br /><br />1. No manual locks on the leg sections<br />2. Pull legs out instantly to lock them at any position<br />3. The ability to level it easily on uneven terrain<br />4. Many positive reviews<br /><br />After receiving it, I certainly wasn't disappointed in the build quality.
  • Pros: Clever unlock design, Good Stability
  • Cons: Greasy, Gritty leg movement
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