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: 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...
Excerpt: I bought this tripod head thinking I wont be needing to change tripods while shooting video and taking photos, or that I would be able use the same tripod for both photo and video, and boy was I wrong.
Excerpt: Super smooth head for video. Very easy to use in photo mode as well. Big range of motion. Lots of bubble levelers so you really can lock it in to what you want. Very good head for someone shooting alot of video/photo off one camera.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Smooth head, Sturdy
Excerpt: On paper this seemed like a good solution for a video tripod head that was compact and sturdy. It started out great, but after a few hours of shooting lacrosse games, the plate that attaches the head to the tripod came loose and the camera began to wobble. It got progressively worse.
Excerpt: It is a great product for portrait and wedding work. The fluid movements are very smooth and can be used for stills and video in that mode. the tightening plate screw is not designed DSLRs, since the camera may sit over the screw handle and the screw is blocked by the camera.
Pros: Great Multifunction, Quick and easy to use, Smooth movements
Excerpt: I wanted a head to shoot videos but be able to shoot pictures in landscape and portrait. If this is what you're looking for, look no further. I don't know why people hate on this head so much.
Excerpt: I've switched to this head after wearing out my old 229 Super Pro Head. As I've recently switched to a 5D MkIII (from a 1D MkIV) and I shoot some video with it and with a regular video camera the MH055M8-Q5 looked like a good option with its dual capabilities.
In theory it is.