Lateral arm for tripod help

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    I have a Manfrotto 141rc tripod and I was wondering if anyone knew of a lateral side arm that I could buy that would attach to it please?


     
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    I would start by looking at the B&H Photo page under Tripods and Support/Tripod Head Accessories/Tripod Arms, which is found here:

    Tripod Arms | B&H Photo Video

    It has 26 different products. Perhaps one will be good for your needs?
     
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    Needs to hold a canon mark 3 and a 24-105 safely above my food subject. I will have a look. Thanks.
     
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    KmH, I don't think it is strong or long enough, thanks for the link anyway.
     
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    Your query is confusing because a Manfrotto 141 RC is just a 3-way head, not a tripod.
    Being a 3-way head it won't accept a lateral arm.

    What make/model tripod legs do you have?
     
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    I was hoping I would be able to attach a lateral arm to this 3 way head in some way? Sticker on tripod legs say manfrotto cruppo.
     
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    You have not really given a good idea about the scale of the problem -- how high above the subject and how far you need to reach, and I don't know the weight. But I would prefer a setup that is grounded at two ends. This would be something like a tripod on one end and a light stand at the other. Anyway, here is a video about "C-stands" which are normally used for lights and modifiers, but have a "boom" as part of the design:

    "C-Stand Overview Tutorial", posted by "Tuts+ Motion Graphics" on Mar 23, 2014,
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    You also need to look into clamps. Also, I would say that since you already have a good tripod, it could be done for under $100 US.
     
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    Thanks. I am leaning toward this plus a sandbag:

    Manfrotto 131DB Accessory Arm

    I just need to make sure it will attach to the tripod head once flipped - see image.
     

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    I've actually have use my counter weighted Heavy Duty Boom Light Stand for these types of situations. Thought I might mention it just in case you have one.
     

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