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Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform

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Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform

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The Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform is a mini "socket & ball" head that has been carefully designed and manufactured to precisely position the camera easily and securely. Measuring slightly over 1" (27mm) in diameter, this head is rated to support up to 7 lbs (3 kg).

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. One large control knob locks down all movement of the ball.

Hollowed out ball
Load Capacity 7 lbs (3 kg)
Height 2.1" (56 cm)
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level No
Tension Control No
Separate Panning Lock No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 (1/4"-20 reducer bushing is provided)
Weight 2.8 oz (81 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 2.7 x 1.5"
Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform
  • MH-331 Quick Release Plate
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    GiottosMH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform
     
    4.0

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large range of motion (8)
    • Attaches firmly (7)
    • Stable (7)
    • Strong clamp (6)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

    • Unstable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Long exposures (3)
    • Stabilization (3)
    • Travel (3)
    • Wildlife (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Compact Ballhead

    I use this with a Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom compact tripod like thing. It works well with my D300 and short lenses. A 70-300mm is too front heavy and sinks considerably after tightening.

    I use this with a Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom compact tripod like thing. It works well with my D300 and short lenses. A 70-300mm is too front heavy and sinks considerably after tightening.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works good, but not for heavy loads

    I use one of these to mount a Zoom H4N audio recorder to my DSLR video rig. Works good for that application because of the "quick release plate" on this...Read complete review

    I use one of these to mount a Zoom H4N audio recorder to my DSLR video rig. Works good for that application because of the "quick release plate" on this ballhead. Also, the H4N is really light, so it doesn't put any stress on it. I tried it with my 7" Marshall Monitor and it coudn't hold the weight when the monitor battery was attached. Great tool for lightweight use.

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    5.0

    Great Little Bullhead

    By JLH

    from North Carolina

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Canon Or Nikon External Flash

      Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

      This was purchasesd to use with a flash on a tripod. This small bullhead is perfect for a flash and will provide the flexibility to aim the flash with a high degree of accuracy. It is small, light and easy to handle.

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      5.0

      great for medium- lightweight use

      By Marcel Huijser

      from Missoula, MT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Complicated Controls

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

      allows for equipment to be very close to ground mountend on focus gorillapod. Note that you may have to undo the top screw to expose the tripod screw which allows you to firmly attach the head to whatever you are mounting on it.

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      4.0

      Great LITTLE Ball Head

      By jebnotbush

      from Toledo, Ohio

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

            This is a fine product. I use it with a Manfrotto 3292 car window mount, using a small p&s camera. It's ideal for that purpose.

            Car windows are curved and slanted, so if you think the camera will be straight when mounted on the window mount you're wrong. That's where this little guy comes in. It allows you to position the camera straight and level on top of the window mount. It's small and short and unobtrusive but it WORKS to position the camera on the mount. The nifty little quick-connect can be left on the p&s and is hardly noticeable. I haven't tried it yet but I think it'll be a good fit for a mini-tripod too.

            Keep in mind that this is a LITTLE head, for use with a LITTLE camera. Don't try to use it with a big DSLR, as you'll be frustrated. But it's a quality product for what it's meant to be, although a little pricey hence the 4 stars not 5.

            As usual, B&H is the best!

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            3.0

            Not A Strong Ball Head

            By bsmlight

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly

            Cons

            • Unstable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

              This product seems to be a good design, but can't really support more than a few pounds. The set screw couldn't be tightened enough to keep the camera/lens steady. Great to use for off camera flash and all but the heaviest point and shoot models.

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              5.0

              Works well

              By Josh who likes bugs

              from Urbana, IL

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

                I use this to help position my flash on the bracket for macro shots. It swivels on the base when loose, which is quite handy for positioning. Stays firm, though the bushing does sometimes work loose.

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                5.0

                Small and well constructed

                By Mr. Picture

                from Florida

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Large Range of Motion

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

                    Great on a monopod.

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                    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Did not support weight of SLR Camera

                    By Upstate D

                    from Schenectady, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Unstable
                    • Weak Clamp

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

                    Great in concept but didn't function properly. I bought this small ballhead for use on a monopod. The head was totally unable to be tightened sufficiently to support the weight of a Canon 7D even with a smaller lens. Perhaps this head was defective but you should try it out with your camera prior to purchasing it.

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                    5.0

                    Tiny but does the job

                    By Norm

                    from Tucson AZ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Easily attached
                    • Large Range of Motion
                    • Well Built

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Table top

                      Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

                      I use if for a table-top tripod and for a light weight monopod. It's well built and is secure.

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                      5.0

                      Sweet little head

                      By hiker

                      from tx

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

                        Okay, I'm impressed. Perfect companion for my monopod at a great price. Excellent little QR device too. Going to use this on my monopod for hiking and photographing with my Canon G10. In practice (haven't made the "big" trip yet) it's a perfect solution to my needs. Good job Giottos!

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                        3.0

                        Works good, but not for heavy loads

                        By AJ

                        from Gainesville GA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good price value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Lightweight use
                          • Video

                          Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

                          I use one of these to mount a Zoom H4N audio recorder to my DSLR video rig. Works good for that application because of the "quick release plate" on this ballhead. Also, the H4N is really light, so it doesn't put any stress on it. I tried it with my 7" Marshall Monitor and it coudn't hold the weight when the monitor battery was attached. Great tool for lightweight use.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          nice little momopod ballhead

                          By Dave the Quicker

                          from Brooklyn, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Large Range of Motion
                          • Strong Clamp

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Night Shots
                            • Video

                            Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

                            Has a good quick-release, good swivel angles and is relatively light weight. I use it in low light conditions.

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                            3.0

                            Small Cameras only

                            By Bobby B

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Unstable

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

                            I bought this as a upgrade to the stock ball head on my slik tripod and while the construction is nice and the form factor is great it just can't handle a DSLR with a lens over a prime 50mm. Use for very lightweight cameras only; 2-3 lbs. max.

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                            4.0

                            Small but capable

                            By Sparkman

                            from On a wave, RI

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Long Exposures
                              • Stabilization

                              Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

                              I use this ballhead with a Gorilla Pod zoom. It supports my D-80 with 18-200 VR in all but the most daring configurations. Used in an upright fashing this head supports my SB600 flash.

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                              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Small reasonably decent ballhead

                              By drogen1

                              from San Diege

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Econonical
                              • Fits Well
                              • Improves Tripod Function
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Not spring loaded

                              Best Uses

                              • Added versatility
                              • Long Exposures
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction)
                              • Stabilization

                              Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

                              for a monopod. I presumed the quick release was spring loaded. It is not. It is threaded. If that weren't enough to slow things down it is also position critical; althought one can snug the quick release to clamp down to any camera position the machine-ing was designed for a single position. It does look good as a round Q.R. as opposed to a square one. There aren't a whole lot of low cost choices to be made here. It will suffice for a monopod & digicam.

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Nice Compact Ballhead

                              By J in NM

                              from Las Cruces, NM

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quick Release

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Long Exposures
                                • Stabilization

                                Comments about Giottos MH-1104 Pro Series II Mini Ballhead with MH-330 Camera Platform:

                                I use this with a Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom compact tripod like thing. It works well with my D300 and short lenses. A 70-300mm is too front heavy and sinks considerably after tightening.

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