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