Manfrotto 057 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release

Model #MH057M0-Q5

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General Information

Material of Construction Magnesium alloy
Type Ball head
Load Capacity 33 lb (15 kg)
Dimensions Working height: 6.0" (15 cm)
Base diameter: Not specified by manufacturer
Ball sphere diameter: Not specified by manufacturer
Adjustments Panning: 360°
Lateral tilt: -103° / +40°
Quick Release Q5, with 501PL camera plate and 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded studs
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Tension Control Yes
Tripod Attachment 3/8"-16
Spirit Level x3
Tension Control Yes
Finish Smoke
Weight 3.0 lb (1.3 kg)
User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
13 March 2016

I'm using it for stills and videoIts easy to level quickly and panning is smoothIts fairly heavy which is good to damp vibration but not so good on long hikes

B h photo.32817553
30 January 2014

I've owned many ball heads in the past. This is the best out there in my opinion. The build quality is top notch. I use mine heavily in dusty environments, extreme heat and in rain and it's never let me down. A blast with the air compressor cleans it up nice.

B h photo.32817553
12 February 2013

Big and sturdy, chunky feeling release plate. Has basically all the features you would need, but it's a bit heavy. Pairs well with an 057 tripod. Adjustable handles are a nice touch, as well as levels. Pretty smooth and functional. Not the most precise engineering, but for 98% of uses it is fine.

B h photo.32817553
31 October 2012

Excellant companion to the 057 3-section carbon fiber tripod w/ rapid center column. My first priority was stability and this combination met my expectations. Easy to use with an ergonomic design. Alittle on the heavy side but well worth it.

B h photo.32817553
23 September 2012

No flaws at all. Rock solid, quite easy to adjust. Can't ask for more.

B h photo.32817553
21 June 2012

Originally i thought of giving this product a 4 start rating, but in allhonesty, it deserves the 5 star rating. My only concern originally was weight, but compared to the small ballhead I had originally, the weight was expected.Accuracy with this ballhead is amazing.

B h photo.32817553
6 May 2012

This head is so easy and handy especially at situation where you just need change aim while holding the camera. It also very convienent to store where you don't need unscrew any part to fit in your cary case unlike other traditional heads. It is also very sturdy unlike other known ball heads.

B h photo.32817553
30 April 2012

This was exactly what I was looking for. The ball head mechanism is strong and can hold my canon 7d with a 100-400mm on it with out slipping on portrait mode. The levels in the quick release have certainly helped my landscape photos and the ability to adjust the knobs to where you need them to be is...

B h photo.32817553
2 March 2012

Sometimes it is difficult to qualify excellent products. This ball head is easy to be used, is beautiful, is sturdy and is very stable. When you put your hands on it, it will speak for itself.I use it with a Manfrotto 117B tripod and I can say that, they work nice together.

B h photo.32817553
22 August 2011

This ball head is absolutely solid. i bought it to stabilize DSLRs on short tracks that are basically portable dollies. And i wanted a ball head that would be able to hold it and stay ABSOLUTELY solid during the entirety of the track.

Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 33 lb
  • Quick Release with Camera Plate
  • Working Height: 6"
  • Weight: 3 lb
  • Adjustable Tension
  • 360° Pan with Independent Pan Lock
  • 3 Spirit Levels
  • Portrait Angle Selector
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