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Manfrotto-128rc.33119606
9.3 out of 10

Manfrotto 128RC

A lightweight fluid head with pan bar and quick release camera p Read more

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Overall 10
10

Solid and Sturdy

Doug, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I use for videos with my D7100 DSLR and with my spotting scope. This head is smooth, solid, and vibration free. Well made.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

Perfect for my application.

Bob, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This head's mechanics provides just the right amount tension to allow for very smooth movement.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Head

Josh Mc, B&H Photo
5 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Overall, I think this is a good fluid head. For the price range, you cant do better. My main gripe is the quick release plate lever being in the way. I have a 7D with a vertical grip attached. When mounting a 70-200 with the collar mount, and the vertical grip on the body, it wont allow it to lock into position. The movement on the head is super smooth, and the tension control for tilt is nice. Would recommend.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Large Range of Motion
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice solid head but not that fluid

Benjamin, B&H Photo
21 July 2014
  • Excerpt: It's sturdy, can take a decent amount of weight and remains firmly locked in. I however thought it would be smoother for panning and tilting. The head is of much higher build quality than my previous Velbon fluid pan head but the smoothness for pans and tilts is so so. Fine for wide shots but difficult to pull off smooth moves for close-ups and macro shots. I do however love it's build and lightness.
  • Pros: Good Stability, SOLID, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Limited Fluid Pans Tilt
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Overall 10
10

This was the video head I was missing

Michael, B&H Photo
15 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I shoot mostly low light video and stills without flash or other lighting. I already own a Manfrotto mvh502ah for my heavy system, a Manfrotto 802rc2 and several other small heads. The 128RC was what I need for my Nikon D7100 with a 24-700 F2.8 lens when I did not want to use the MVH502. The 128RC was fluid, solid and panned very smoothly. I am considering buying a second one for my Canon XA10 which I use mostly in a static (minimum panning) application.
  • Pros: Good Stability
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Overall 10
10

Just what I was looking for

roqnron, B&H Photo
26 May 2014
  • Excerpt: This works well with my Canon Vixia camcorder, it's well made, smooth panning, adjustable handle, QR plate
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Fluid Head, Small Mounting Plate

stykman, B&H Photo
21 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this to mount my DSLR to my slider and it works very well. The fluid head is very smooth. My only issue is the mounting plate. It's very small and has a bit of an akward way of locking in. That being said it's not a big deal. It's just more of an observation. I've had it for at least a month now with no problems.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion
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Overall 10
10

Great value for casual videos

Rob, B&H Photo
19 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm a pro photographer that occasionally needs to capture video on my DSLR. For years I tried to get by using standard photo heads and was never happy with the end result. This basic video head is perfect for my DSLR as well as my m43 system. In fact, I've grown accustomed to using it for my still photography. Please note that you must level the tripod since the head only moves horizontally and vertically (not side to side).
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Portable
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Overall 10
10

Perfect

TimeInLight, B&H Photo
8 May 2014
  • Excerpt: This head is perfect and is why I buy from Manfrotto. It is solid, smooth, and everything fits tight. It is a bit heavy, but that that makes me feel more comfortable during panning. It has no problem holding a large DSLR or Black Magic with a large lens on it.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

Smooth spotting scope head

Brian from NH, B&H Photo
11 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This particular head had been recommended to go with my new spotting scope. It makes a nice pair. The quick release is strong enough for the weight of the scope and makes set up a little more efficient. The panning mechanisms are very smooth.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion
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