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|Maximum Camera Supported||Large format|
|Load Capacity||17.6 lb (8 kg)|
|Height||6.1" (15.5 cm)|
|Spirit Level||Yes, double|
|Tension Control||No, but does have balance spring|
|Tripod Mount Thread Size||3/8"|
|Weight||3 lb (1.370 kg)|
...because I like the head except for one large problem: it's very difficult to tighten-- especially the tilt handle. Like others here have said, you have to REALLY clench it down to keep it from moving forward or backward, especially with a weighty lens.
Although a big fan of quality ballheads, I ended to buy this p&t head for my Manfrotto 055XPRO tripod And I do not regret it at all. Very well constructed, ergonomic, and with a superb quick release and plate, with double security mechanism, this head is a superb value for money. Really good.
Quality, ease of use
I bought myself the Canon 70-200Llll 2.8 for Christmas and I took it out on a trial run and put it on my tripod only to discover it was too heavy for that head. I researched and decided on the 808RC4 and it works great.
Since I haven't got out to the fild still... I can just tell you that it is perfectly stable and holding Mamiya RB67 Pro SD with 250 mm KL lens without problems (cca 4 kg).We will see how it will work out in the field.
Would be great for mirror less or a DSLR with no big lens. I will likely use it with a 4x5 field camera but a Toyo Rail Studio camera does not do so well on it. That is a long load but well within the claimed weight it supports. Seems to flex a bit much.
I use this head on my personal tripod, and it is so good, I ordered 2 for work. I have had it over 5 years, and still works just like new.
Manfrotto quality. Well engineered piece of equipment.
smooth and fluid movements, well constructed quality materials.
I liked this head in most ways, but I am selling it after owning it only a few months. I shoot spherical stitches, which require pointing the camera straight up. This lens only allows the camera to point up 30 degrees! Another very small gripe, one I could live with, is the locks tighten down funny.
works smoothly, using it for portraits and landscape