Manfrotto 458B Neotec Pro Photo Tripod – Product Description:
Awesomely fast and easy to use, the Bogen-Manfrotto 458B has the innovative Neotec rapid opening and closing mechanism — just pull each leg downwards to open and automatically lock it in any position, with no screws, knobs or levers to tighten or loosen. Then to fold it back up again, press the mechanism release button and push the leg closed, it’s that simple!
Combined with the 458B’s high load capacity, great minimum and maximum height range, full range of professional features and speed, makes it the ideal tripod for location work under pressure. The 458B has a built-in carrying handle; a two section center column for low angle or normal shooting and four leg angle positions.
- Center column design allows you to leave the head mounted on the column when switching between low angle and normal shooting.
- Double positioning vertical and horizontal center column.
- Four set leg angle positions for a solid footing at any height.
- Leg lock release button for closing the tripod or shortening each leg for perfect positioning.
- Carrying strap can be used to support a counterweight.
- Waterproof up to 18 inches as the bottom leg section is sealed.
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Manfrotto 458B Neotec Pro Photo Tripod – Customer Review:
NEOTEC IS FAST AND EASY TO SETUP!
I took a class and the instructor had about 20 different stands to borrow. The one I picked up was the 458B Neotec Pro. If you do not understand what everyone is saying about easy and fast to setup, go find someone or a shop that has one and check it out. You literally just pull out on the legs and you are setup. No levers to unlock or lock. You can pull out to any length you want. At the class I was always the first to setup – while everyone else was unlocking, pulling out the legs, then locking them in place, I was ready shooting pictures. I was on a hill side once, pull out the 2 legs full, then pulled out the third leg against the hill until level – ready in just seconds. To close it is just as easy – each leg had a button at the top you push, then push in the leg. I got into the habit to push all three buttons at once, then pushed the tripod down to the ground – it was put away in just seconds. The tripod I used during the class was used and abused, but it still functioned perfectly. If I remember correctly, the bottom of the legs are sealed, so that you could put them in water and not have to worry about water getting up the tube. Due to costs, I did end up purchasing the 055XproB, but still have the 458B on my wish list.