Manfrotto MH054M0-Q5 054 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release
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- Attachment: 3/8'' attachment type
- Independent pan lock: Yes
- Lateral tilt: -100deg. / +40deg. head tilt
- Load capacity: 10 kg / 22.05 lbs
- Material: Magnesium
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|Item Dimensions||7.87 x 4.13 x 7.92 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1.95 pounds|
The best Manfrotto pro ball head, dedicated to 190 carbon fiber tripods. An extremely precise ball head, providing extra smooth movements thanks to state of the art materials and technology. Innovative and unique features like the exclusive 90-105deg. portrait angle selector allows for better camera control for advanced precise settings. Innovative, compact, ergonomic, powerful and made of lightweight magnesium- it is the ideal tool for durability, high performance and accuracy. The new magnesium Q5 quick release system is compatible with RC5 standard plates and offers increased ergonomics, speed, reduced weight and accuracy- thanks to 3 leveling bubbles. The Q5 with the sliding plate provides a perfect weight balance for heavy equipment and long lenses.
Top Customer Reviews
Love the legs and the ball head itself is top notch, but I'm very disappointed in the quick release which sometimes gets stuck so badly while sliding it on to the head I literally can't get it on. Other times it slides on easily. Oddly, once it's on I never have a problem sliding it off. I can see where some of the paint has worn off on the plate already (after less than a week) so I think it's just poorly machined and simply doesn't fit well. I've ordered a replacement so I'm giving them another chance, and I hope it works better. Since I was on vacation I didn't keep the boxes so I'm hoping it won't be complicated to return the legs (Manfrotto but a different seller than the head) if I end up returning the head.
I'm updating this review because I figured out a work around. The way the quick release works is you slide the plate onto the head and it clicks when it's locked and the plate is trapped in the mechanism. At this point the plate can't be removed without pressing the release but it can still slide back and forth until you tighten down the knob. The problem is that when you loosen the knob enough to remove the camera/plate from the head and slide it off, the knob is still not loose enough to put it back on and needs to be loosened further. I don't know if this is by design or a flaw with my particular piece but it's easy enough to do now that I've figured it out and I'm updating my review from 2 stars to 4 stars and cancelling me return.