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|Head Type||3-Way geared|
|Load Capacity||11 lbs (5kg)|
|Tripod Mount Thread Size||3/8"-16|
|Weight||2.7 lb (1.2kg)|
The geared movements are a little stiff but may smooth out with use. However, the mount is not centered over the tripod. Any pans will be offset. Why did they do this? If you are trying to do a precise movement the requires a horizontal pan of any kind, you will be frustrated as the camera is not...
Awesome purchase worth every penny!
I have previously written a favorable review of this head, and it does have good features; I really care about geometry and precise framing during long exposures and the Manfrottos adjustments plus a solid tripod allow for that.
Combine with the right Tripod elevetes your experience to a different level
I got this to mount a camera to a Fornax Lightrack II, which is a precision star guiding system. It made it so much easier than using a ball head. Where you set it is where it stays, immediately.
I have had this Manfotto 410 head almost 20 years. This is a fabulous head, and I have used the best brands out there. It loosens over time but there is a way to tighten, involving peeling back the circular labels and tightening - I believe with Allen wrench (its been a long time) - and resticking...
I love the geared motion. Its smooth and precise. Whats a challenge is the slack, or looseness around the base pivot point. It gives the head a loose feeling which is the exact opposite of what I want. Its annoying, but Ive learned to work with it.
Been using this heavily for 5 years now. Heavy duty and compact. It fits in my bag nicely, unlike other heads with long protruding handles. I do a lot of interiors so separating the axis is very helpful.
Things I like:- the quick release plate is great. it is solid and well engineered- great for fine tune adjustments on your shots (it is a geared head, afterall)Things I don't like:- heavy- knobs get stuck and hard to turn at times- the pan adjustment became wobbly after about a year of use,...
Build quality seems good but it didn't last very long. I use my equipment 3-4 days a week for work. After 3 months of use the quick release broke and my camera almost fell off in the middle of a shoot. I had to run out to buy a second one to complete the job.