Manfrotto Adds New Friction Arms Range and Adapters

Manfrotto Adds New Friction Arms Range and Adapters


Upper Saddle River, NJ—Manfrotto, manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products, added to its range of accessories for photographers and videographers with a new series of friction arms.

For enthusiasts and professionals alike, the line comprises four small friction arms available in two sizes, 5.5 and 9 inches. The new Italian-made arms include updated features and interchangeable adapters for more flexibility.

With the series, Manfrotto also introduced an anti-rotation system to prevent the load from rotating. This feature is available when using Manfrotto friction arms in combination with the Manfrotto Nano Clamp 386B-1 and with the “Easylink” connection of the Manfrotto 190 and 055 tripod series. As a result of the unique shape of the anti-rotation adapter, the metal ring, arm, equipment and support or clamp are interlocked, preventing unwanted movement and rotation.

Manufactured using aluminum, the new friction arms can carry a payload of up to 6.6 pounds. The also feature ergonomic, adjustable knobs that allow for maximum torque when securing the arm in place as well as a hot shoe attachment and an adapter that can be swapped for various applications. The adapters are available in a 5/8-inch spigot, 3/8-inch and1/4-inch attachment.

With five-year warranties that activate upon registration at the Manfrotto website, Manfrotto’s new friction arms and adapters have the following SRPs: 244 Mini Friction Arm, $109.99; 244 Micro Friction Arm, $89.99; 244 Micro Arm with Anti-Rotation, $104.99; and 244 Micro Friction Arm Kit, $129.99. The following adapters will be available late July: Spigot adapters, $26.99; Anti-Rotation adapter; $21.99; 3/8- and1/4-inch adapters, $14.99; and hot shoe adapter, $26.99.