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Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5
8.8 out of 10

Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5

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Reviews and Problems with Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5

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Overall 4
4.0

good head but the worst .... redesign plate ever!

Mang, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • 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...
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability
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Overall 8
8.0

very good head

Steve p, B&H Photo
29 March 2015
  • 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
  • Cons: Panning Not So Smooth
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Overall 6
6.0

Not as expected

Frizz, B&H Photo
23 March 2015
  • Excerpt: A lot heavier than anticipated. Had to purchase a different tripod just for the tripod head. Does good job with video shoots and is very safe for my camera.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Getting Used to It

PhoWI, B&H Photo
6 March 2015
  • 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.
  • Pros: Good Stability
  • Cons: Complicated Controls
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Overall 10
10

Strong and easy to use

v1kt0r, B&H Photo
21 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this head because i'm Nikon user n sometimes need to record smalls videos for wile and soothing my photos so is really great option
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 2
2.0

caution - not a profession strength head

photo, B&H Photo
4 June 2014
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Multi-purpose head

Jim Rendant, B&H Photo
15 May 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Bulky, Complicated Controls, Heavy, Poor Instruction Manual
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Overall 10
10

Versatile Tripod Head

CoalPhotoman, B&H Photo
8 May 2014
  • 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.
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Its Manfrotto! Cool new design...

shawnmon, B&H Photo
7 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Two in One. Photo and video with one tripod head.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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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...
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Decreases Gear, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Solves Problem, Strong Clamp
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