Bogen 3051 Tripod Review Round-Up

bogen-3051-tripodIf the 3001 is the light weight of the trio, the 3051 is the heavyweight. It weighs in at 12.65 lbs. Way too much to carry around in the field for most people. However, it’s very, very, stable. It’s also big even when collapsed (over 3ft without a head) since it only has two-section legs. One unique feature is that just by pushing a tab at the top of the tripod, you can release all three legs, extend the tripod to the height you want, then lock it by releasing the tab. You can also do the same thing for each leg individually. It’s the most stable tripod I’ve used, beating out the 3 and 4 series Gitzos and Carbon Fiber tripods. So it should, given its weight. If you can haul it around in the trunk of your car, or use it in a studio, it’s great, but carrying it far isn’t an option I care for very much. Not a field tripod in my opinion, but you can’t buy more stability for around $200. READ FULL REVIEW AT

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Get information and user reviews for this tripod from Amazon: Manfrotto 3051 Studio Pro Tripod without Head for Medium Format Cameras (Silver)

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  1. Bill legere says

    I’ve had this model Bogen 3051 for about 5 years and yes it’s heavy, I once carted it to Europe with me. I did use a carring stap , but this baby weighs 12Lbs. It is the sturdiest Tripod I’ve ever used.
    I love the ,one button leg release , it’s very fast to set up and with all three legs able to move almost straight out 90 degrees I have never found a place I couldn’t set this up on. I use a 3255 Bogen head with this tripod.
    I also use a small , but sturdy 3021 with a speed grip 3265 head….I really love each of these tripods , neither has ever let me down.

  2. Victoria says

    I have used this tripod for almost 25 years everyday as a professional photographer. It is a work horse that just never stops. I am a 5’4″ tall, 130 lb, 45 year old woman and have hauled this all over on location and in the studio. You won’t find a more sturdy tripod anywhere. In fact I am looking for a new one. Delta damaged my multi leg release and I can’t find the parts. V

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