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Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5

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Overall 10
10

An elusive product FOUND.

Johnny G, B&H Photo
6 March 2014
  • 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 had to switch to the stills tripod.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Decreases Gear, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Solves Problem, Strong Clamp
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Overall 8
8.0

Opinión MH055M8-Q5

Dan, B&H Photo
3 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Excelente producto. Los materiales y los acabados destacan por su calidad y detalle. Se trata de un diseño que aporta un uso práctico y rápido, aunque algunas funciones requieren algo de tiempo para dominarlas (como aprovechar la opción de movimiento vertical a partir de encontrar el punto de equilibrio de la DSLR). Con todo, es sin duda al día de hoy, una de las mejores opciones para la captura de video con DSLR.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Heavy
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Overall 4
4.0

Not a good Photo nor Video Tripod head

Alex Ojeda, B&H Photo
5 November 2013
  • 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. <br />I would suggest to chip in a bit more and get a good Video Tripod Head, a fluid one, and also buy a dedicated photo tripod head to do photography.<br />This one is no good for either one.
  • Cons: Amateurish, Falls Short, No Good
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Overall 6
6.0

Great for dSLRs

K, B&H Photo
15 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I wish it would close down with a tripod to a slightly more compact size, as it's a pain to have to unscrew the handle when packing up, but otherwise, this works great for photography and for video.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Heavy
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Overall 2
2.0

Quality problem

Harold, B&H Photo
1 August 2013
  • 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. I looked to see if it could be tightend with no luck. I emailed Manfrotto asking if there was a way to tighten the plate.
  • Cons: Unstable
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Overall 10
10

Give it a chance

Dave, B&H Photo
29 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this head because I didn't want to try and change heads while in the middle of a shoot. I am adding video to my architecture work and this is the only head on the market for both. Take a moment to learn to use it. Forget the fact that it is heavy. i have a large and sturdy tripod to begin with so the weight is really no different than my regular photo tripod head.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 8
8.0

Great duel function head

Toshio, B&H Photo
4 June 2013
  • 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. I replaced the screw with a hex head screw so I can still hand tighten, but it fits under the camera. It is not a good head for commercial work, where you need subtle adjustments.
  • Pros: Great Multifunction, Quick and easy to use, Smooth movements
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great Multi-Purpose Head

Zach, B&H Photo
9 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Does the job well for all of you photo/video hybrid shooters.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Very versitle &amp; smooth.

Crash Blevins, B&H Photo
21 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this at work for photos &amp; videos.<br />I really like the &quot;counter balance&quot; feature; when recording a video you do NOT have to lock the head, possibly causing camera-shake.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
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Overall 10
10

Great for a DSLR video shooter.

Eric, B&H Photo
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I use the MH055M8-Q5 Photo-Movie Tripod Head on all my video shoots, and it holds up fantastically. <br /><br />It is well constructed and offers outstanding fluid motion in every direction.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
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