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|Load Capacity||8.8 lbs (4kg)|
|Head Mounting Thread||3/8" female thread|
|Counter Balance System||Not applicable|
|Counter Balance Range||No|
|Center of Gravity||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Quick Release/Wedge Plate||Yes, (200PL-14)|
|Balance Plate||Fixed, 1x 1/4"-20 screw|
|Tilt Drag||Not applicable|
|Spring Loaded Counter Balance||Not applicable|
|Temperature Range||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Weight||2.2 lbs (1kg)|
I was looking for a pan & tilt head to use with my spotting scope on a Gitzo Traveler tripod, as I already had an Acratech GV2 ball head for my cameras.The Manfrotto does the job and at a very competitive price.
I purchased this for use on my new manfrotto element tripod. it installs easily and works like a charm. The QR is tight and solid, as it should be. I've used this several times with my spotting scope and have found that the fluid head is a MUST when panning and tracking objects.
I put my Vortex Razor HD 16-48x65 spotting scope with a PhoneSkope and my iPhone 7 plus, and it worked wonderfully. I also used the Vortex Bluetooth Shutter Release that I think is an absolute must in these situations.
Good features: Smooth independent pan and tilt. Adjustable handle angle. Quick-detach plate and locking lever are solid and dependable. Not-so-good: When temperature dips below 30F, the motion becomes stiff and there is some wobble. Below 20F and it becomes annoying.
I wanted a lightweight compact pan head for travel, but this is neither compact nor light. Also, the pan and tilt are way too stiff for a head of this size. I thought it would loosen up after some use, but it did not. Returning it.
Smooth panning action
Very smooth and sturdy
Very smooth operation.
It works very well, great price point!
I like the 128RC that I bought 4 or 5 years ago and wanted to have a duplicate. I was expecting the new unit to perform the same. However, the fluid pan movement (left-right rotation) on this new unit is stiff even when the tension adjustment is fully opened.