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Giottos MH 1302-210C Pro Series II Ballhead w/ MH-210C Camera Platform

B&H # GIMH1302210C Mfr # MH1302-210C
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You Pay: $84.99
Product Highlights
  • Supports 13.2 lbs (6kg)

The Giottos MH 1302-210C Pro Series II Ballhead with MH-210C Camera Platform is a "socket & ball" head that has been carefully designed and manufactured to precisely position the camera easily and securely.

In order to cut back on its weight, this head features a hollowed out heavily anodized aluminum ball. The body shell (socket) follows a slimmer and lighter structure design, yet offers increased hardness. Three separate knobs provide optimal security and convenience. In addition to the main locking knob, it also features a friction control knob, and a separate locking knob for pan control.

Features an independent calibrated pan bed
Hollowed out ball
Load Capacity 13.2 lbs (6kg)
Height 3.7" (9.4cm)
Quick Release No
Spirit Level No
Tension Control Yes
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 (1/4"-20 reducer bushing is provided)
Weight 8.8 oz (250g)
Giottos MH 1302-210C Pro Series II Ballhead w/ MH-210C Camera Platform
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    GiottosMH 1302-210C Pro Series II Ballhead w/ MH-210C Camera Platform
     
    4.8

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (6)
    • Attaches firmly (5)
    • Large range of motion (5)
    • Strong clamp (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (6)
      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Night shots (5)
      • Home (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Giottos Panning Tripod Head

      By John Mantzefield

      from Portland, OR USA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Panning Function

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Travel

      Comments about Giottos MH 1302-210C Pro Series II Ballhead w/ MH-210C Camera Platform:

      I bought this panning tripod head to use on a Manfrotto Befree Compact tripod because the head that comes with that nice piece of gear doesn't have a separate panning function. This is the fourth Giottos tripod head I've purchased and like the others works perfectly in this application-iphoneography with my iPhone5s to do panoramic photos, night shots with camera apps designed for that and some other photo projects.

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      4.0

      compact & strong

      By ankyloman

      from Belchertown, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Giottos MH 1302-210C Pro Series II Ballhead w/ MH-210C Camera Platform:

        This head is small, light, and seems to be strong enough to hold the equipment I plan to mount on it. One small glitch. This is being used on a Sirui tripod which has legs the flip up 180 degrees to rest against the center column (in fully raised position) to reduce length for transport, BUT, the locking knob and tension knob of this head are exactly opposite each other, so one or the other interferes with the full folding of one leg.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Lovely, smooth small ball head

        By Dr.Z

        from Broadway, VA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Giottos MH 1302-210C Pro Series II Ballhead w/ MH-210C Camera Platform:

          I use this with a small carbon fiber travel tripod. Not only is this much smoother and precise than the ball head I had before, but it's much more stable. I have my own quick release system so didn't buy the version with quick release.

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          5.0

          I like this

          By Mikhail

          from Kaliningrad, Russia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Giottos MH 1302-210C Pro Series II Ballhead w/ MH-210C Camera Platform:

            Lightweight and comfortable Ballhead for the slider.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice, Small and Light Ballhead

            By Dave

            from Silver Spring, MD

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Travel

              Comments about Giottos MH 1302-210C Pro Series II Ballhead w/ MH-210C Camera Platform:

              I use this ballhead with a Feisol Traveler tripod CT-3332. Together they are a perfect match and make an extremely compact and lightweight tripod for hiking. I use a micro 4/3rds camera on it, so I didn't need a heavy-duty tripod. I prefer the camera platform that screws into the bottom of the camera. It's more secure than the Arca-Swiss quick-release plates that I have on my other tripod. I find myself sometimes loosening the quick-release plate knob thinking it is the ballhead knob...and once the camera fell out!

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              5.0

              Pocket Rocket

              By Vinod Chandra

              from Bangalore, Karnataka State, INDIA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Giottos MH 1302-210C Pro Series II Ballhead w/ MH-210C Camera Platform:

                It is a value for money ball head. It is perfect for traveling and for landscapes.

                I bought this for using it on a Wimberly head WH 200 and using it for landscapes by attaching a camera plate pr P10 plate to the bottom of the ball head and attaching the same to the Wimberly head

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Ballhead

                By S and S Pix

                from Young Harris, Ga.

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography

                  Comments about Giottos MH 1302-210C Pro Series II Ballhead w/ MH-210C Camera Platform:

                  Bought to replace head on existing tripod. Works great. I have used with a D300 with optional MD10 battery grip and Nikon 80-400 VR. Holds in-place with no problem. Friction ajustment works smoothly so you can follow movement if needed. Also works on my mono pod. Great addition.

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                  4.0

                  A Precision Ball Head

                  By Pastor Hal

                  from Arlington, VA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Long Exposures
                    • Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction)
                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Giottos MH 1302-210C Pro Series II Ballhead w/ MH-210C Camera Platform:

                    I purchased the MH-1302 to go along with the Giottos MT-8361 tripod legs. The ball head looks a little small atop this tripod, but it is rated to hold almost as much weight as the tripod legs, so I decided that it would be large enough. My camera is fairly light, so I can't comment on the capacity of the head.

                    What I can say is that this is a precision machine. Fit and finish are exceptional. The ball and all of the controls operate very smoothly. The three knobs give control over ball position, panning, and the 'tightness' of the ball, which helps the head adjust easily with a camera/lens of any weight. I replaced the MH-210C camera platform with the Giottos MH-652 Quick Release platform for added flexibility; it's also a very good product.

                    Overall, I'm very pleased with the 1302. It equals or betters the quality of competing ball heads at a much lower price. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of 5 is that when the panning control is tightened, the head tends to rotate ever so slightly to the right. Just a small quibble with an otherwise outstanding product.

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                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    They light weight tripod head that can .

                    By Don Jeraldo de Bosque del Apache

                    from San Antonio, NM

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Long Exposures
                      • Photography

                      Comments about Giottos MH 1302-210C Pro Series II Ballhead w/ MH-210C Camera Platform:

                      When traveling, we have to be very concious of weight. I carry a very light tripod and wanted a head for doing misc. and close-up photography. Since my camera is relatively heavy, 1D or 1Ds, and a good lens and maybe a flash, I was looking for a head that would handle both requirements, The MH-1302 is great at both.

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