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Manfrotto 808RC4 3-Way Standard Head with Quick Release Plate 410PL (Black)
|Price:||$169.88 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- There are two balance springs enable you to more comfortably handle heavier camera loads.
- Dual axis bubble levels to achieve level shots.
- Built in quick release system with secondary safety system.
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|Included Components||3271 Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 &|
|Item Dimensions||4.33 x 4.72 x 7.87 inches|
|Item Display Weight||3.02 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||3.35 pounds|
|Tripod Head Type||pan-and-tilt-heads|
Top Customer Reviews
This is the best panhead that I've used in all my years of photography.If you want a solid panhead for long lens use,macro photography,landscapes or portrait work,this panhead is highly recommended.
BTW...I haven't had any of the problems with the quick release as stated in other reviews here on Amazon.In fact I find the quick release quite simple to use.
A video review below of the Manfrotto 394 RC4 showing the ease of use and the solidness of the Manfrotto 410PL Quick Release Plate.
I bought the Manfrotto 808RC4 along with their 190XPROB Pro Tripod and the Manfrotto MB MSTRAP-1 Tripod Carrying Strap. All at Amazon. Here's why:
This head gives you unlimited control in all directions. The large knurled handles allow you to grip and adjust the tension on the pivot points to any degree you want. I use it to pan video, I use it to do off center composure and metering. I love how rock steady this thing is when I am shooting my 60and 120 second exposures with my 300MM lens. Rock steady. And the rotation is greased smooth, nary a glitch.
With a bubble level and two straight levels you always know where you are. And gradients to indicate -30 to +90 tilt for replication. Great for panning video or shooting stills for a panorama. There are two "softening springs" to slow the movement of the tilts as you reach either end. You can disengage them if you wish.
I have friends that went with the ball heads. And regret it. They are fast, but not accurate, especially with a long lens. With this head you can adjust the tension and just ease the camera around without having to adjust it again.
Now hear me on this. I see other reviewers not so happy with the way the shoe is a little tricky. Let me say that by practicing with the shoe mounted to your camera and paying close attention snap it onto the head three times and you know all you need to know. You may have to practice a few more times to get it in the dark but I tell you that you are going to love it. When you snap the camera onto the head it automatically engages and you have no worries. The double safety has stopped me from dropping my camera twice.Read more ›
The Manfrotto 410 is about twice the cost as the Manfrotto 808RC4. But the 410 is a geared head, which gives the photographer precision control over the axis controls. The 808RC4 is limited to adjusting and then tightening the handles - which can result in a slight droop after the handles have been tightened. The 410 prevents this from ever happening and it also makes micro adjustment of photograph framing and composition possible that is very hard to do with the 808RC4.
I think that the 808RC4 will be great for many users. I highly recommend it and I think it's an excellent product. I just wanted any potential buyer to also take a look at the 410 because I wish I would have had someone tell me about the 410 when I was considering the 808RC4 (if you're a serious photographer, you'll probably upgrade eventually).
Anyway, I still recommend this! Another great product by Manfrotto!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The 808RC4 is a heavy duty rig necessary to support heavier loads. I have a few heavy lenses that allow for droop because of load weight. Read morePublished 6 months ago by GP OPA
I've never had a "fluid" but adjusted to your liking this pans very well. I needed a head I could use for photography, video, a spotting scope, and all of them together... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Derald G.
This is the best tripod head I have ever used. I have held onto a couple of Manfrotto heads for many years, but have been concerned about the connection of the camera to the head. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Artist-Writer
Great tripod head for the price. I have used many different tripods and needed a new head for my Sinar 4x5. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dylan Nelson
It is a heavy head and the piece that attaches to the bottom of the camera is hard to get off the top of the head. It is taking some getting use to but I am still happy with it.Published 10 months ago by Nichele D. Weatherford