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7.2 out of 10

Manfrotto 405

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Manfrotto 405 Pro Digital Geared Head review by bfischer

bfischer, slrgear.com
28 November 2006
  • Summary: I've spent a lot of time using a cheap MA 141RC because I could not decide whether I'm into ball head style of working or geared head. Finally after trying different ball heads I ordered an MA 405. When I use a tripod, I'm into architecture, scenic, macro and still wildlife, so I don't require rapid movements. A geared head is ideal for my range of application. The MA 405 is very solid and has a relatively small footprint.
  • Pros: very solid, knobs for gear override, smoothly and precisely working adjustments
  • Cons: heavy (1.6 kg), pricey
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid professional and reliable

David Lund, WEX
6 September 2014
  • Summary: Solid build
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Manfrotto 405 Pro Geared Head

Landscape2, WEX
15 January 2014
  • Summary: I have used this for most of my photography on my Gitzo tripod. I don't used it if I have to walk too far due to the combined weight.The head id very easy yo use and has no movement when adjustments have been made.Easier to use than the Manfrotto 410 head but of course a bit heavier.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Smooth Movement
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

splendidly smooth

Steve, WEX
9 August 2013
  • Summary: An excellent head great fine control ideal when photographing in the studio
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
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Overall 10
10

Superb piece of precision kit

Ed, WEX
21 September 2011
  • Summary: If you use a 454 Micro Positioning Plate, employ both the 3/8" and 1/4" attachment screws on the QR plate. The resulting assembly is like a single piece of metal. You'll need a studio stand or a mighty tripod to get the most from it however. Superb, if weighty, bit of precision engineering.
  • Pros: Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great tripod head, but heavy!

EmDashMan, WEX
22 February 2011
  • Summary: I use this for product shots, landscape and close-up photography. It's a solid, high-quality tripod head that locks in nicely and is very easy to adjust.I bought it because of the 3 degrees of easy, accurate adjustment - my previous Manfrotto head had quick release in two planes, but to adjust the 3rd plane I had to loosen the screw holding the camera to the tripod head, which ripped my fingers apart in the cold.Chuff, this thing's heavy, though!
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Smooth and Precise

Chris P, WEX
25 January 2011
  • Summary: Having used a Ball Head for a long time I finally decided to purchase this head most for Macro and Landscape type photography.I find it excellent. The spirit levels are useful and the fine adjustment very good. The quick release feature works very well and allows swift rough positioning which I then fine tune as required.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Geared Head +

GRBelfast, WEX
24 March 2009
  • Summary: I use this in conjunction with a Gitzo GT3541XLS Systematic tripod (source one of these rather than just an LS!). I use Canon full frame digital cameras.After only a couple of months use I have benefitted from the advantages that the Manfrotto MN405 has over ball heads. Ball heads may be lighter but it is very difficult to aim them accurately.
  • Pros: excellent controlls, good complement to a good camera and tripod, precision aiming, Quality feel
  • Cons: Price, Weight
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Overall 10
10

Best Precision Tripod Accessory

WestLothian, WEX
11 February 2009
  • Summary: This is a very stable support head that gives both rapid and then precise movement capability for heavy cameras and telephoto lenses or for complex combinations of camera, bellows and extensions used in macro photography.It is very rugged in construction but every effort has been made to keep the weight to a minimum making it perfect in studio applications but not ruling out portability and working in the field on a suitable tripod.The quick release clutches allow for...
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Overall 2
2.0

Kein feststellen möglich, nach sechs Wochen Totalschaden.

M.Kolb, Amazon
6 April 2014
  • Summary: -Feintrieb okay -leider ist es nicht möglich die Kamera exakt zu fixieren -wackelt um 2-4 mm -nach 6 Wochen leider kein feststellen mehr möglich -somit unbrauchbar
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