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Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5

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Reviews and Problems with Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5

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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 330 dollars almost the cost of the head itself- i own leica,hassy,nikon,- done over 2200 assignments for the NYTImes - This is the first time in my professional career that a...
  • 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. See the attached imageI have seen reviews saying it looks cool however it is about functionality and versatility.
  • 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. I've found the fine tuning knob for the pivot tension great for vertical angles when shooting videos. This has been an all around great tripod head.
  • 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 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 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
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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. 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. This one is no good for either one. It falls short on both unless, maybe, if you are using it as an entry level one.
  • Cons: Amateurish, Falls Short, No Good
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome head

dirtbag, B&H Photo
4 September 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Heavy, Pan Handle Pops Off, Weak Clamp
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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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