Today, we are going to be taking a look at what we feel are the two best Manfrotto tripods for Nikon d850 cameras currently on the market right now. The first tripod that we will be featuring is more of a premium tripod for general use with the other being a smaller, lightweight travel tripod.
Depending on your situation and what you are planning to do with your d850 either of these tripods should be able to more than meet your needs and provide you with some excellent image stabilization for your camera body. With both tripods coming from the Manfrotto range you can rest assured that the come with the excellent quality that the community have come to expect.
The Manfrotto MVK502AM-1 Professional Fluid Aluminum Tripod
This has lead to it becoming a very popular product in the professional photography and videography communities where higher price cameras and lenses are commonplace due to its excellent stability. Due to its excellent performance, the tripod has received tons of third-party reviews (click here to read some of them) from both independent photographers and independent videographers commenting on its performance.
Unlike some high-end tripods that only come with a standard ball head, the Manfrotto MVK502AM-1 comes with an excellent little panhandle that allows you to easily capture some epic panoramic photographs or record slow, high detail panning footage of views with excellent image quality.
The actual tripod head is tripod head has a great build quality with plenty of solid attachment and mounts allowing you to be confident that once your Nikon d850 is mounted it won’t accidentally fall off and come crashing to the ground potentially breaking thousands of dollars worth of camera kit. The load capacity of the tripod comes in with a maximum payload of 15.43 lbs providing more than enough to support your 2lbs Nikon d850 camera body as well as all heavy lenses and any other accessories that you may need to mount on the rig.
With the tripod legs having the newer twin leg design they offer increased stability and support for your camera rig when mounted, especially in windy conditions. The newer design of the legs also help to increase the overall strength and robustness of the tripod while also keeping its overall weight down to a respectable eight pounds.
The innovative design of the tripod also makes it very easy to quickly and easily set up in a pinch taking only seconds. Provided you have its quick release plate already mounted to your Nikon d850 you can literally be set up and ready to go in around fifteen seconds once you have had a little practice and getting used to the tripod. This helps to reduce the chance of you missing any random once in a lifetime photographs while out and about.
If you are wanting to add a great, high-quality tripod to your camera accessories that will easily be able to support the weight of your Nikon d850 as well as any expensive heavy lenses you may mount on it then we really think you should check out the Manfrotto MVK502AM-1. It has such a good reputation within the community for a reason and its performance has been excellent to date.
The Manfrotto MVKBFR-LIVEUS Travel-Friendly Be Free
As you would expect, its build quality is second to none in its niche and its functionality is excellent. This has lead to a bunch of people picking it up and using it as their go-to travel tripod of choice meaning there are plenty of reviews (click here to read some of them) online from other photographers and videographers who use it.
Again, instead of having the standard ball head like many tripods, the Manfrotto MVKBFR-LIVEUS comes with a pan head system to allow you to easily pan your camera whenever needed to capture the best image quality possible. The mounting system and quick release plate on the tripod head is also solid meaning once your Nikon d850 is mounted it is not accidentally falling off without you specifically removing it when you are ready.
Although the Manfrotto MVKBFR-LIVEUS is a smaller and lighter weight tripod, it still has a decent maximum payload of 8.82 pounds meaning that it can easily support your Nikon d850 as well as a large number of popular lenses that are used with the Nikon d850. You will usually have plenty of leftover payload weight to add any counterweight to the counterweight hook at the base of the center column when out and about in windy conditions to help increase the stability of the tripod to prevent it from blowing over.
If you are into travel photography or videography and your Nikon d850 is your go-to camera of choice for it then we would seriously recommend that you consider adding the Manfrotto MVKBFR-LIVEUS to your camera accessories. It will serve both you and your tripod well during your travel photography adventures and help you capture some excellent images.