Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 Photo-Movie Tripod Head

Model: MH055M8-Q5

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General Information

Tripod Attachment 3/8" screw
Front tilt ±90°
Lateral Tilt +90° / -20° tilt range
Load Capacity 15.4 lb (7 kg)
Panoramic Rotation 360°
Head Bowl 60 mm
Material Magnesium
Pan & Tilt Drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max. level
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Proportional / free / off
Working Height 5.31" (135.0mm)
Weight 2.8 lb (1280g)
User Reviews
27 September 2017

These days a lot of photographers are also doing video and having the flexibility within your gear to do both is extremely important. Some video clients are also asking for vertical shooting for social media platforms. Either way this head could do it, and it's extremely sturdy.

11 August 2017

Main reason I bought this was for using on photo shoot so when I need to go from portrait to landscape quickly. Which it does. Only issue is you unlock it to go into portrait configuration, there's no way to lock the verticals axis so it can pan on the Y axis.

5 August 2016

I like the head very much. Big but light. Lots of knobs so sometimes difficult to see bubbles and pan degrees. But when you purchase everything in one, not everything will be perfect. Easy to switch cameras if you have multiple plates. No need for L-plates any more, perfect vertical camera position.

11 February 2016

Manfrotto is a very reliable brand, the construction is great, it is made with magnesium but feels robust and stable. I am a photographer and have a lot manfrotto ball heads, but I want to start to make some videos with my New Sony a7RII and the head works just GREAT!!

23 March 2015

A lot heavier than anticipated. Had to purchase a different tripod just for the tripod head. Does good job with video shoots and is very safe for my camera.

2 January 2019

Im mostly a photographer and dont often do video, so keep that in mind. Ive had this head for about 4 years now and have started avoiding using it.Pros:-Smooth in all directions-Good adjustability on all axis-Enough bubble levelsI know thats just 2, but theyre really important.

30 October 2017

I am going to try and sell this to get a fluid head instead of one thing that does video and photo. It's not fluid for video, and clunky at best for stills.

5 January 2017

Have a heavy camera, and this holds it very, very well. No shift, no wobble.

4 December 2016

Using on SLR video shoot. Very pleased with the outcome

19 September 2016

I am using this head on a slider and works perfect, for my needs.

Product Highlights
  • For Photo and Video Shooting
  • Ideal for HDSLR Cameras
  • Photo Mode for All-direction Movement
  • Adjustable Counterbalance Control
  • Video Mode for Pan-and-Tilt Movement
  • Fluid Cartridge / Fluid Movement
  • Friction Control
  • Reversible Pan Bar
  • Suitable for Left & Right Handed Users
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