The Bogen Manfrotto 209 Table Top Tripod fits into any camera bag ready to give quick support to a lightweight camera. This tripod replaces the Bogen Manfrotto 3007.
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Most table top tripods are flimsy and more of a threat to your camera's safety than an enhancement. The 209B bucks this trend with metal build and excellent fit and finish in a pocket sized package. It's served ala carte: you provide a head to complete the package. The Manfrotto 492 Ball Head and Gitzo G1077M Magnesium 0 Series Ball Head are ideal matches: complement the size of the 209B, have a socket to match the 209's 3/8 inch stud and offer smooth ball movements under moderate loads. You can use a 3/8 to 1/4 inch adapter if your head uses the smaller thread. I already had an old Gitzo G1077M laying around and, after a few twists, was in business.
The 209B is stronger than it looks and can take more weight than its 4.4 pound rating. This rig is surprisingly stable with my 5D MKII and EF 70-200 4L IS USM in horizontal...
I own many Manfrotto products, and this was one of my first. I have 2 bases, with a micro ball head attachted to each, topped off by a cold shoe mount. These setups provide me with a small, and very reliable, mobile backlight base for my Nikon Speedlights (usually the SB-600's).
I do not recommend this for anyone looking to mount a DSLR camera bigger than the D40/D5000 (new series) for use as a tripod (as stated by manufacturer), and a zoom lens bigger than the 18-55mm. The base is too small to counterbalance the off-set weight of larger cameras/zoom lenses. Works great for anyone with a point-and-shoot style smaller camera, and will be more than sufficient.
It will work in a pinch for larger setups, but be careful, as the system will tip, and may cost you hundreds in damage to your equipment.
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