Manfrotto 161MK2B Super Professional Tripod Mk2

Manfrotto 161MK2B Super Professional Tripod Mk2
Regular price 2,900.00


The Manfrotto 161MK2B Super Professional Tripod Mk2 is one of the tallest in the Manfrotto line of tripods, and is capable of supporting cameras up to 44 lb, at a height of 105.1". It is the ideal large format tripod for home and studio use.

The 161MK2's center column is geared for easy, accurate adjustment. This tripod can easily handle an 8x10 view camera even at full height and precarious angles.

  • The built-in mid-level spreader adds anti-torsional rigidity and stops the tripod legs from accidentally being knocked wider apart. Compared to a ground-level spreader or dolly, the mid-level spreader has the advantage that it stays well out of the mud and dirt and is more suitable for use on uneven terrain.
  • The geared center column allows for safe and precise height adjustments.
  • The three set screws in the camera platform can be used to permanently secure the head to the tripod, providing additional security.
  • The twist locks are slightly slower to use than the more common "Quick Action" flip lever leg locks, but give total control over locking force. In addition, they are much easier to service out in the field.
Technical Specs


Load Capacity

44.1 lb / 20 kg

Maximum Working Height

105.1" / 267 cm

Max Height without Center Column

95.3" / 242.1 cm

Minimum Working Height

17.3" / 43.9 cm

Folded Length

41.3" / 104.9 cm

Head Mount Type

3/8"-16 Screw


17.5 lb / 7.9 kg


Aluminum Alloy

Bubble Level



Leg Lock Type

Twist Lock

Independent Leg Spread


Leg Sections


Leg Diameter

1.6" / 40.6 mm

Feet Features

Spiked, Retractable

Center Column

Center Column Features

Center Brace

Center Column Shape


Center Column Sections


Center Column Extension Type


Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column