Excerpt: the photo-movie head is a great idea and great head except for the following: I have used entry to pro level heads in my field which use the similar release plates as this one. the only thing that is different is that the old plate (doesn't matter the cost) has a rubber stopper so if you don't use...
Excerpt: This head is as strong as it looks like. If used for photo, there is no doubt to hold a 300mm lens at all. In terms of video, I found the panning is a little bit tight, it is not as fluid as the head rotation. I tried to dissemble this head and found too sophisticated to do.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: So far so good. It is a bit awkward to use compared to either a standard ball head, or a dedicated video head and that makes sense. The only thing I seem to have a problem with is getting the pan handle to stay in place.
Excerpt: used 10 -12 times - head becomes stiff and not as fluid- sent in for repair - a small knob is broken - plastic part does not grab the metal part for turning - head doesnt have a scratch on it - repair is not covered under warrantee - even though it seems to be an internal problem - cost for repair...
Pros: Didn't Hold Up To Travel, Had High Hopes But
Cons: Can Take Professional Use, Didn't Hold Up Very Long, Internally Weak, Not Rigorous - Weak
Excerpt: This is replacing my old Bogen Head as well as a recently purchased ball head. The Manual is terrible but check out the U TUBE video from Monfroto. This video explains it all.Shooting horizontal photographs at ground level is difficult due to the bulky design of the head.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Versatile Photo Video
Excerpt: Very well made tripod head that gives dslr video a nice smooth movement through each shot. It doubles seamlessly into a photography head that has a great locking mechanism that pivots from portrait to landscape.
Excerpt: This product is the solution to the problem for shooters of both stills and video. For years I trucked two tripods from job to job because my superior video tripod with fluid head locked my camera down well for horizontal images, but when I needed to switch to vertical shooting, it was a no go and I...
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Decreases Gear, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Solves Problem, Strong Clamp