Excerpt: It is beautiful, and well built. I would have liked a gear drive on the slide that you adjust the most like the Manfrotto 454. I may try swapping that slide. The scales are not always easily read, difficult to see the #5 increments so you may have to count lines from where it is plainly visible, but...
Excerpt: I shoot 360 degree virtual tours for a living and have used this head for nearly 1000 tours. The best thing about these heads is that you only need to set them once for a particular camera and lens combination. Once the settings are made, you're good to go. The settings are also the problem.
Excerpt: I am a professional photographer. I am very technical and demanding on my gear. I always try to provide myself with the best equipment, and if I cannot afford it at the time, I prefer to wait until I have the money rather than jump for a lower quality, cheaper alternative.In my opinion, Manfrotto is...
Pros: Excellent build, High Quality, Intelligent design, Most technical Pano Head, Precise adjustments
Summary: ProsItís built like a tank with excellent attention to detail.It has all the useful measurements marked on it allowing for the re-setting of the nodal point with ease, once calibrated correctly.Important (and otherwise easy to lose screws!
Summary: After the initial headscratching when trying to work out which way to set it up on the tripod and aligning the lens, this tripod head works exceptionally well.It is sturdy and well made and will stand the test of time, I'm sure.Defining the nodal point is a little challenging to begin with - but if...
Pros: sturdy ( if used with a suitable tripod), Well constructed
Summary: Der Panokopf entspricht meinen Vorstellungen. Mit Nivelliervorrichtung bekommt man die waagerechte Achse gut in waage. Was allerdings saublöd ist, das man die vertikale Achse nicht anständig in Waage bekommt. Der Kopf ist gut verarbeitet sehr stabil und robust aber dafür auch sehr schwer.
Markus Mayer "Regenpfützen und Neonlichter", Amazon
16 January 2009
Summary: Das Ding ist robust, soviel steht fest. Und es ist so schwer, dass man am Ende des Tages weiß, was man getan hat. Ein kleines Manko ist, dass die letzte Schiene, die die Kamera hält, keine wirklich gute Skala bietet.