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Manfrotto 131DDB

Mounts on any column with 3/8“ thread, this side arm allows posi Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Untapped Market

Mothboy, B&H Photo
24 November 2008
  • Summary: With this recent boom in 3d film making, I used this product in an rather unconventional way. I recently shot a thesis film in 3d using this to hold both of my cameras close to each other. Since I didn't spring for a 3d adapter for an hvx200a, I mounted two right next to each other. It was able to mount both, conveniently, but there were several design flaws. The grayish pot casted metal parts don't tighten and lock in place once the camera is mounted.
  • Pros: Compact, Improves Tripod Function, Lightweight
  • Cons: Loose Mounting
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Overall 10
10

Excellent addition to your tripod

Chris, B&H Photo
8 October 2008
  • Summary: Have used this several times in the studio and repeatedly on location shooting food shots for a restaurant chain. I mount my canon on one side tethered to my laptop on the other side and the shots come up in full 17 inch color. The marketing types hone in on exactly the shot that they need and it's a win win situation. In the studio I spin the laptop around and the client gets to see exactly what I'm capturing.
  • Pros: Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function
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Overall 10
10

Great Accessory for Shooting Tethered

Steve, B&H Photo
30 September 2008
  • Summary: This is a must-have for anyone shooting tethered to a laptop in a studio or on location. It fits onto any good, solid tripod, and is supplemented with the Gitzo GO65 laptop tray attached to one of the two supports on the horizontal bar. You add a ballhead to the other support on the horizontal bar for your camera, attach the camera to the laptop via USB or Firewire, and you're good to go.
  • Pros: Improves Tripod Function
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Overall 8
8.0

Very useful piece for your studio setup

dlevans, B&H Photo
26 August 2008
  • Summary: I ordered this piece after reading Terry White's blog awhile back (A blog I highly recommend) while he was discussing shooting tethered. I wanted to try, picked up this piece and have yet to do so. However, I've found so many additional uses for this support it was well worth the purchase.From multiple camera setups and flash units, you can really do some fun - creative things with this arm.
  • Pros: Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great for tethered shooting

bazza10, WEX
20 February 2013
  • Summary: I use this in the studio with an aero tether table and another manfrotto extension arm 131db and it is a good solid rig
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Smooth Movement
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Overall 10
10

Manfrotto Grotto 5*

Trumpet 1, WEX
21 December 2012
  • Summary: The accessory arms from Manfrotto are solid and very professional in appearance, for tethered shooting they are fantastic, I use this with MacBook Pro 17" mounted to the right and camera mounted to the left... I love using it, the quality of manufacture is excellent as are all the other available accessory arms in this range...
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Robust, Smooth Movement
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Overall 10
10

This is the Ronseal of accessory arms

McScraddy, WEX
17 February 2012
  • Summary: Easy to use. Works straight out the box.Does the required job properly.Good bit of kit
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
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Overall 10
10

What every pro-tripod needsÖ

PaulPhoto, WEX
26 February 2010
  • Summary: This bar allows for combinations of up to four cameras/flashes or three plus a table for the laptop if so desired.A must for stereo imaging but has many other uses as long as you have the kit to fit ;-)However, make sure you have a very firm tripod to take the weight of all this stuff without collapsing or falling !
  • Pros: four working heads, Sturdy, very reasonable price for the flexibility gained
  • Cons: needs a pro tripod to support all the weight., temps you to buy for kit to fill it ;-)
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