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Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 6.6 lb
  • Weighs: 1 lb
  • 1/4"-20 Camera Screw
  • -30° / +180° Front Tilt
  • 180° / +30° Lateral Tilt
  • 360° Panning
  • Working Height: 4 "
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You Pay: $59.88

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Separately locked movements on three axes make the Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head ideal for 35mm cameras, while and the conical self-adjusting bearing surfaces on the tilt pivots provide more than enough strength to support medium format cameras. The head has 360° panning, -30° / +180° front tilt, -180° / +30° lateral tilt and a load capacity of 6.6 lb.

Material of Construction Aluminum
Load Capacity 6.6 lb (3.0 kg)
Height 4.0" (10 cm)
Adjustments 360° Panning
Front tilt: -30° / +180°
Lateral tilt: -180° / +30° tilt range
Quick Release No, 1/4"-20 Camera screw
Spirit Level No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Weight 1.0 lb (0.5 kg)
Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
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    Manfrotto056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head
     
    4.7

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (17)
    • Stable (15)
    • Large range of motion (11)
    • Strong clamp (11)
    • Easy to use (7)

    Cons

    • Small range (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (12)
    • Travel (9)
    • Home (8)
    • Night shots (7)
    • Video (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Piece for Remote Cameras

    I bought this even though I already owned and used the Manfrotto 410 geared head. I wanted something smaller and lighter for setting remote cameras while traveling. This head folds up nicely for...Read complete review

    I bought this even though I already owned and used the Manfrotto 410 geared head. I wanted something smaller and lighter for setting remote cameras while traveling. This head folds up nicely for transport, and is solid enough to hold a camera (at least a full frame DSLR and pro wide angle zoom). When the knobs are tightened they stay in place; I saw no creep at all. Paired with a Super Clamp, this would replace a tripod and ball head where there was somewhere to clamp it. Highly recommended and a nice addition to my collection of stuff.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    easy, cheap, starter head

    Needed a simple light weight head for my tripod. Its good for what you pay for. Not the greatest but not the worst either. Feels strong and sturdy. Just not as fancy as...Read complete review

    Needed a simple light weight head for my tripod. Its good for what you pay for. Not the greatest but not the worst either. Feels strong and sturdy. Just not as fancy as other Manfrotto heads.

    Reviewed by 31 customers

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    4.0

    Issue when used w/super clamp

    By Tosa Sports Pics

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

        Tilt head by itself is great. But, be wary when using with the Super Clamp 035. When attached to the super clamp, the knob that controls the rotation portion of the head will interfere with the clamp mounting surface. As such, the head can only be tightened in approx. 300 of max possible 360 degrees.

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        5.0

        Makes many adjustments easy , compact

        By StudentofLife

        from Orange County, CA

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

          This makes securing and moving the camera round on the tripod even for a side tilt a breeeze. My hands don't do as well with some of the other flat controls. I put it on a used other brand tripod with a level on it. So it's a lightwieight, compact very flexible setup for me to drag into the woods, up hills, etc. Love it!

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          5.0

          Excelente

          By Francesco

          from California, USA

          Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

          Soporta mas de tres kilogramos, ultra versatil, opt enemies mil posiciones en la camara. Lo USO con mi camara 7d y el lente 24-70mm f/2.8,

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          5.0

          Very Good, lots of configuration options

          By JTLLP

          from Greenfield, MA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Large Range of Motion

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

              The head can be configured in countless ways ... you should definitely be able to get the shot.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Cant live without it

              By Coopershawktoday

              from Maryland

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                I use it with my bogan super clamp for the most versatle mounting system available

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent product!

                By 1000Words

                from Sarasota, Florida

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                  My first Manfrotto head. I am very pleased. When I purchased it I reall did not know the capabilities of the head other than it could hold 6.6 lbs. I found that my equipment weighs 4.3 lbs and the head has no problem at all hold that weight at all types of configuration. The thumb screws tighten fully with just a slight twist and it is very easy to use. Would highly recommend!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  As eazy as XYZ

                  By HA

                  from Illinois

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                    for the price I am very impressed, having used ball mounts I prefer using this X-Y-Z head, if you take the time to level your pod any single head moment in pan, elevation or tilt will be on a square axis not flopping around like a ball mount dose making adjustments simple

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Still going

                    By mergus

                    from wisconsin

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Large Range of Motion

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro
                      • Product shots

                      Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                      I've been using the original 3025 head for 30 years now. It's solidly built, very simple (which is probably why it's lasted this long), and flexible. One word of caution; be careful when adjusting your camera and make sure the knobs are tight. Once the knobs are loosened, there is no counterweight to prevent the camera from slamming down. Back in '84 or so I put a nice dent in my Canon F-1, by not making sure the knobs were tight. Other than that, this is a well made, easy to use head at a very reasonable price and I continue to use it daily with my 5D MkII.

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                      5.0

                      A very solid head at a great price!

                      By Extreme skier

                      from Boulder, Colorado

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability
                      • Great head for any tripod
                      • Large Range of Motion
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                      • It's not a ball head

                      Best Uses

                      • Budget friendly
                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                      This is my second head of this model. My first lasted 8+ years before I lost it. It was as solid as the day I bought it. I wanted this head for a lightweight and inexpensive TRAVEL tripod (Promaster C423W Carbon Fiber). With a little caution, this combo can be trusted with my Canon 7D camera. It's not too top heavy. This head can easily go on just about any heavier tripod and provide rock solid support.

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                      5.0

                      Does a great job and cheap!

                      By Extreme skier

                      from Boulder, CO

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Basic but rock solid
                      • Large Range of Motion

                      Cons

                      • Knobs are the same size

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                      This has been my standard head for 5+ years, until my tripod was stolen at the base of the Eiger. I travel extensively and often hide my tripod, so I can be more mobile. With a note saying "I'll be Baaack." So I've given up on expensive Gitzos and Foba heads. (I've had 2) This unit is simple and basic, but even for twice the money it can't be beat. It's also relatively compact. I've used it with my Canon 7d with no problems or slippage, even with my 70-200mm lens. After spending hours reviewing various model, I see no reason to buy another model for so much more money.

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                      5.0

                      Great to mount small cameras

                      By Chuck

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                        I use this with the Super Clamp without Stud
                        and then order the Reversible Short Stud, with 3/8 & 1/4-20 Threads (Brass). Makes a great mount using a pipe for a camera

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Bulky but versatile

                        By Malia

                        from San Luis Obispo, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability
                        • Strong Clamp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                          I'm using this head with the Manfrotto 682B Self Standing Monopod and a Canon XHA1 video camera. I really like the versatility of the head, but so far I've had some issues with the mechanisms getting in the way of my pans and tilts. This could very well be user error and getting out the little tics of using it. Otherwise, I love it.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Sturdy Built

                          By ldrigg1

                          from Huntsville, AL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                              I use this tripod head for portraits. Very sturdy with a large range of motion. Good for when adjustments don't have to be quick, not recommended for action shots. Good panning ability.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Simple, well made, cost efective

                              By ARXCENTRAL

                              from Honduras

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Portraits
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                                This is really a great product. I've had mine for over 15 years and it still works perfect, it is a quality product at a down to earth price that will make u happy. It is light, compact and is great for travel, it can take on many cameras from pocket to full D SLR with up to a 135-200mm lens with no problems. Keep in mind two things: 1.It is not a pro head. 2. There are still a hand full of products that work well without having to pay a bundle.

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                                4.0

                                Very Ok for the price

                                By Jean-Daniel

                                from Quebec, Canada

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Large Range of Motion

                                Cons

                                • Complicated Controls

                                Best Uses

                                • Permanent installation

                                Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                                I bought this 3D Junior Head in a bundle with a superclamp (Manfrotto 035). For the price, the head is very good and versatile. No quick release, but it wasn't a problem for me.
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                                5.0

                                Use with Glidetrack

                                By Skyline

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                                  I am using this product with my Glidetrack and it is perfect! I can quickly balance my camera and keeps it locked down even with heavy lenses. It also enables you to get really creative with multiple movements on the Glidetrack.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Solid and Steady

                                  By Matt the Video Guy

                                  from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Firmly
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Strong Clamp

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                                    We used this product to mount stationary cameras. It was very easy to use and adjust to get the right shot. Once you locked it in, the head kept the shot still and secure. These heads are exposed to wind and other weather elements, and have continued to keep a solid shot.

                                    If someone is not familiar with adjusting tripod heads, then this product may be a little difficult at first.

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                                    5.0

                                    using for panoramics

                                    By Brian Powell Photography

                                    from [@]

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Firmly
                                    • Good Stability

                                    Cons

                                    • Small Range

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                                    This head, in combination with my Canon 70-200mm lens and tripod collar, can get my lens to pivot at the entrance pupil (and avoid parallax), which is great for doing panoramics (tripod collar lets me shoot portrait orientation). I think I had to be at 100 or 135mm for it to work, and scoot the tripod collar base all the way to the back that T in the head. There's a way to do this with any lens, that uses a Metz flash bracket (slot for adjustment) and a steel L bracket from [...]. Google around for a DIY panoramic fix and you'll find it.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Nice Piece for Remote Cameras

                                    By Dave

                                    from Calgary, Canada

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fits Well
                                    • Solid/Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                                      I bought this even though I already owned and used the Manfrotto 410 geared head. I wanted something smaller and lighter for setting remote cameras while traveling. This head folds up nicely for transport, and is solid enough to hold a camera (at least a full frame DSLR and pro wide angle zoom). When the knobs are tightened they stay in place; I saw no creep at all. Paired with a Super Clamp, this would replace a tripod and ball head where there was somewhere to clamp it. Highly recommended and a nice addition to my collection of stuff.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Good to go

                                      By The Orange Photographer

                                      from Knoxville, TN

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Firmly
                                      • Good Stability

                                      Cons

                                      • Heavy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior Pan/Tilt Head:

                                      I use this on a super clam to hold a remote camera and it works great.

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