Summary: Cheap alternative to the top end heads.. Simple to adjust. Have used with 500mm and 200-400mm lenses for wildlife photography. Have dropped a couple of times and it copes really well. Only caveat is weight but keeps you fit in the mountains using rucksack.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Easy Panning, Good Footing, Robust, Simple Design, Smooth Movement
Summary: Purchased this after getting a new very heavy lens (Sigma 150-600)and wanted to be able to support and control it. It may not be as fancy as a gimbal but it is half the price.Once set you are able to balance the lens/camera making it easier to use.
Summary: I note all the others have said. I do not regard its weight as a "con." It is heavy but stable and suits my Sigma 50-500 (bought around the same time) very well. I guess I could always fit a level to the camera hot shoe and, of course, I believe some modern DSLRS have electronic levels...
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: Having purchased this head to support my Canon 500mm F4 Lens I can say that it is a very solid piece of metal that does the job well. The ability to pan easily and adjust the balance of the lens is exceptional.My only gripe is that it is difficult to lock the head in one position which can make...
Summary: If you are a wildlife photographer who is happy to set up a site and just observe and shoot then this product is great. It has a lovely smooth action which follows birds in flight is easy to manouver and does exactly what you expect.Its limitations however are that it is quite heavy and actually not...
Pros: a lot cheaper than other such devices, Easy to manouver, Smooth action, solid and well built
Summary: I had been wanting to get a tripod head for` in flight shots` for use with my Canon 600mm. I had considered a Wimberley, but at over £500, it seemed grossly overpriced. A professional friend of mine told me to look at the manfrotto.
Pros: Excellent value for money, Solid build quality
Summary: Unable to justify 500 quid on a head for my 500mm lens I chose the Manfrotto. It is a quality piece of kit and solid as a rock. My only complaints would be the weight and the lack of locking machanism for carrying over your shoulder (the head can be tightened but requires a small allen key and is...
Conclusion: Ett finfint huvud när man ska fota tex fåglar. Man behöver inte vara oroad över att objektivet ska krascha ner i ett av stativbenen om man släpper kameran. Den hänger fint balanserad och stannar i det läge man släppte kameran, kanon!
Pros: Enkel, billig, lättarbetad, rätt solid
Cons: Rel stor, tung, lite trångt för vänsterhanden om man snabbt behöver ställa om från liggande till stående bildformat, dvs vertikalställa kameran, eftersom utrymmet är tajt mellan skruven på objektiven och "spetan på gaffeln" (hoppas ni förstår)