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Manfrotto-393.33680993
7.0 out of 10

Manfrotto 393

The MK393-PD is a compact and easy-to-use photo system belonging Read more

Great Deal: $174.90

Reviews and Problems with Manfrotto 393

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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the price

ianh, WEX
9 August 2011
  • Summary: This is used for photographing birds and I have found it easy to use and it does exactly what I bought it for
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great buy at the price

Weatherbird, WEX
22 February 2011
  • Summary: I note all the others have said. I do not regard its weight as a "con." It is heavy but stable and suits my Sigma 50-500 (bought around the same time) very well. I guess I could always fit a level to the camera hot shoe and, of course, I believe some modern DSLRS have electronic levels built in.I find the quick fit attachment for the lens just the job.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
  • Cons: A bit too bulky, Rather large
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Piece of Equipment

Brimmers, WEX
6 May 2010
  • Summary: Having purchased this head to support my Canon 500mm F4 Lens I can say that it is a very solid piece of metal that does the job well. The ability to pan easily and adjust the balance of the lens is exceptional.My only gripe is that it is difficult to lock the head in one position which can make carrying a tripod with the head and lens attached difficult especially over any real distance.Overall a great buy at an affordable price that does the job well
  • Pros: Excellent handling, price
  • Cons: inability to lock head
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Overall 8
8.0

great but...

Phillistine, WEX
1 May 2010
  • Summary: If you are a wildlife photographer who is happy to set up a site and just observe and shoot then this product is great. It has a lovely smooth action which follows birds in flight is easy to manouver and does exactly what you expect.Its limitations however are that it is quite heavy and actually not that easy to carry around.
  • Pros: a lot cheaper than other such devices, Easy to manouver, Smooth action, solid and well built
  • Cons: not easy to carry for long periods of time
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Overall 8
8.0

Well worth the Money

Colchesterboy, WEX
1 May 2010
  • Summary: I had been wanting to get a tripod head for` in flight shots` for use with my Canon 600mm. I had considered a Wimberley, but at over £500, it seemed grossly overpriced. A professional friend of mine told me to look at the manfrotto. He had seen and tried one out at the NEC against a wimberley, and he thought the manfrotto head was not only better value but a better product.He bought one,and when it arrived he let me try it out.
  • Pros: Excellent value for money, Solid build quality
  • Cons: lack of tightening knob to lock it up sloid
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Overall 8
8.0

Bargain long lens support

Neil, WEX
11 February 2009
  • Summary: Unable to justify 500 quid on a head for my 500mm lens I chose the Manfrotto. It is a quality piece of kit and solid as a rock. My only complaints would be the weight and the lack of locking machanism for carrying over your shoulder (the head can be tightened but requires a small allen key and is fiddly).Overall a great product for general use.
  • Pros: price, Stability
  • Cons: non lockable, Weight
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ken1.a, Fotosidan.se
15 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Testat stödet några gånger nu och är klart imponerad. Väldigt smidigt att följa både i höjdled och sidled. Smidig och följsam och perfekt balans på kameran.
  • Pros: Mycket för pengarna och funkar utmärkt.
  • Cons: Inga direkt dåliga egenskaper!
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Glenn Bark, Fotosidan.se
18 January 2007
  • Conclusion: Ett finfint huvud när man ska fota tex fåglar. Man behöver inte vara oroad över att objektivet ska krascha ner i ett av stativbenen om man släpper kameran. Den hänger fint balanserad och stannar i det läge man släppte kameran, kanon! Friktionen vid panorering/tiltning kan ställas in, och vreden är enkla att hantera.
  • Pros: Enkel, billig, lättarbetad, rätt solid
  • Cons: Rel stor, tung, lite trångt för vänsterhanden om man snabbt behöver ställa om från liggande till stående bildformat, dvs vertikalställa kameran, eftersom utrymmet är tajt mellan skruven på objektiven och "spetan på gaffeln" (hoppas ni förstår)
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