Published August 6th 2014

Manfrotto Friction Arm

I already had a Manfrotto Magic Arm, but wanted to try the Manfrotto arm with a friction knob for tightening, and I can only recommend this model over the somewhat awkward Magic Arm with its very tight lever and its definite on-off tightening. The friction arm allows for some fine adjustments under tension and a final and very firm tightening using the oversize knob. I can mount Arca-Swiss clamps and ballheads on this arm as well as on all my other tripods, clamps and arms.

Manufacturer: 
Manfrotto
Precise name: 
244N Variable Friction Arm
Gear type: 
Tripod, tripod accessory
Year acquired: 
Still have: 
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