www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5
8.9 out of 10

Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5

Showing 1-10 of 110
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
  • Read full review
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
  • Read full review
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
  • Read full review
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
  • Read full review
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
  • Read full review
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
  • Read full review
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
  • Read full review
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
  • Read full review
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
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Photo head won't tighten.

D Ben, Adorama
13 January 2014
  • Excerpt: 1-12-2014. Extremely frustrating because I have to use "Kentucky windage" to tighten down, and hope the subsequent swing downwards ends up where I wanted it to be.
  • Cons: Weak Clamp
  • Read full review
Next page >>