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Manfrotto 300N (3414) Panoramic Head - Supports 31 lb (14kg)

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The Manfrotto 300N Panoramic Head allows the operator to set 10 different angles of rotation; 5,10, 15, 20, 24, 30, 36, 45, 60 & 90° (respectively equivalent to 72, 36, 24, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6 & 4 shots) spanning 360° rotation using the engraved, graduated scale markings for reference. To make angle selection easier, a "click-stop" selector screw is included and attached to a safety cable to prevent it from being separated from the head and getting lost.

The head can be used for precise sequential and constant angle shots or simply for panning and reading the angle of rotation. The camera can be mounted directly to the head (use optional item #3054, not included, for 1/4"-20 mount), or on a conventional head which is in turn mounted on the Panoramic Head.

Note: This item has a 3/8"-16 male mounting screw on top and a 3/8"-16 female mount on the bottom.

Dimmensions:

Head Height
2.4"
Weight
1.1 lb
Manfrotto 300N (3414) Panoramic Head - Supports 31 lb (14kg)
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    Manfrotto300N (3414) Panoramic Head - Supports 31 lb (14kg)
     
    4.9

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (5)
    • Large range of motion (5)
    • Stable (4)
    • Strong clamp (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Portraits (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5)
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      5.0

      Simplifies Taking Great Panoramas

      By Poppa Michael

      from Northbrook, IL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • easy to use
      • Relatively Light
      • Very well made

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 300N (3414) Panoramic Head - Supports 31 lb (14kg):

          I use the Manfrotto 300N Panoramic Head under my Arca-Swiss Monoball Z1 tripod head to take great panoramas. Also, to make sure that I am pivoting the camera on the nodal point of the lens, I mount the camera on a Kirk LRP-1 6.5" Long Rail, using an appropriate Quick Release Plate on my camera. This is a great, and relatively lightweight, alternative to one of the excellent all-in-one panoramic devices that are available today. In fact, I also have and love the GigaPan Epic Pro Robotic Camera Mount – which was developed for and used on the Mars rover to take panoramic pictures of the surface of Mars. It is a technical marvel, works beautifully, and is a real bargain at around $1,000. However, it is bulky and heavy, and requires its own backpack. That makes hiking up the mountain to those wonderful panoramic vistas, with two heavy camera backpacks and a tripod, a less than pleasant experience.
          Since any photographer considering this panoramic head will already have a suitable tripod head, the only additional piece of equipment you will need is the Kirk long rail, or a comparable device, to set the camera at the appropriate pivot point.
          Another thing you will find helpful – and which will cost nothing other than a bit of your time – is to prepare a chart so you will know immediately where to set the click stops on the panoramic head for each of your lenses. For example, if you are using your 80 mm lens, which has approximately 40° of horizontal coverage, you can consult your chart in the field and, without doing any calculations, simply set your click stop at 24° and get excellent overlapping coverage of your successive shots.
          Lastly, I recently purchased the Manfrotto leveling head model 338 (see my separate review of that item). The leveling head goes between the tripod and the Arca Swiss tripod head and makes it very easy to level the top of the tripod – which is critical for a good panorama – without having to spend five minutes raising and lowering the tripod legs.
          All the items I have mentioned are available right here on the B&H website.

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          5.0

          Invaluable

          By Urphotoguy

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • A Good Feel To It
          • Attaches Firmly
          • Large Range of Motion

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Interior Panoramas
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Manfrotto 300N (3414) Panoramic Head - Supports 31 lb (14kg):

          As a professional photographer, I want things to work well, be long lasting and frankly, make my job easier. This unit when coupled with the Manfrotto precision pan head & 338 QTVR leveling base does the trick. This piece is great. For panoramas I can just set it and forget it. The click stops allow me to concentrate on the shot and not worry about the overlap. For the average user this piece should last a lifetime. However if you shoot a lot of panoramas, I shoot about 1500 – 2000 annually, this will last about 2-3 years. I consider that a pretty good return on my dollar.

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          4.0

          Works great, well worth the price.

          By Brenda

          from Waterbury, CT

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

          • LOCK thmb screw nds wrk

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Manfrotto 300N (3414) Panoramic Head - Supports 31 lb (14kg):

          The only gripe I have with this product is the fact that the LOCK thumb wheel screw can unscrew and get lost in transit.
          They forgot to mention that the lower portion of the head is also capable of turning 360 degrees with the LOCK screw open. Tighten the lock screw, and it becomes fixed and ready to be step rotated at your choice of degrees. I would have given it a "5 star" if the LOCK screw wasn't able to easily unscrew and get lost. I placed a light spring over the LOCK screw threads so that it offers some pressure between the thumb screw and the head body. It works better.
          I pared the head up with a Manfroto 338 QTVR Leveling Base inderneath, and a Wimberly Arca-Type Quick Release clamp on the top. The arrangement is great. I also use a Benro A-2691 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod equivalent (My Benro model was replaced with this P/N) The Tripod works great, the B-1 head is in the closet. I'm happy with the overall tripop / leveling head / panorama head assembly. the whole assembly is good for 26+ pounds of Canon EOS-50D camera with all Canon attachments and big Canon 300mm f2.8 lens and Jobu gimbel head.

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          5.0

          Excellent Product

          By Swede

          from Maple Valley, Wa

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate stops
          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp
          • Well Made

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Taking panoramic photos
          • Travel

          Comments about Manfrotto 300N (3414) Panoramic Head - Supports 31 lb (14kg):

          The machining of the head is excellent. The independent stops work well. The only suggestion that I could make world be to add a manual giving sample settings for different lenses. As it is it is trial and error; however, once you set it up the head and stops work very well.

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          5.0

          built to last

          By finhntr

          from Klamath Falls Or.

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Portraits
            • Travel
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Manfrotto 300N (3414) Panoramic Head - Supports 31 lb (14kg):

            Haven't used this much. A very heavy piece well made. put this on a 190xprob Bogan tripod with a 468mg ball-head on top.mounting a Pentax K7 with the battery grip an a 50-500mm lens.Head is easy to use ,seams to be a little stiff while indexing ,but is very stable.for the money it will be hard to beat.

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            5.0

            What the hey?

            By P. Ann O'Rama

            from Dublin, Ireland

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Manfrotto 300N (3414) Panoramic Head - Supports 31 lb (14kg):

              I use this head in order to shoot medium format camera normal lens with 120 film. I will have to get somebody else to stitch, preferably a sail maker is required. This head is a real piece of metal, that would probably dent the floor if dropped from shoulder height, and still be able to function properly. Nice and heavy, I put mine just below a joystick. Cool.

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              5.0

              Great for outdoor landscape photography

              By macpiciu

              from Warsaw, Poland

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Fits Well
              • Heavy
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Well Built

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cityscape
                • Landscape
                • Photography

                Comments about Manfrotto 300N (3414) Panoramic Head - Supports 31 lb (14kg):

                I use this head with my EF 70-200/2.8 lens to create great panoramic landscape photos of Poland's mountains. The gears are very accurate and the choice of angles should fit any needs for panoramic photos. Its weight adds to the overall tripod weight, which regardless of the heaviness, improves tripod stability.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Highly recommended

                By Yves

                from Ollon, Suisse

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Manfrotto 300N (3414) Panoramic Head - Supports 31 lb (14kg):

                Very easy to use. Excellent quality manufacturing.

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