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Manfrotto 400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg)

B&H # MA400 Mfr # 400
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Product Highlights
  • With 13mm, 23mm & 44mm High Q.R. Plates
  • Replaces # 3263

The Manfrotto 400 Deluxe Geared Head is a heavy-duty head designed primarily for use on studio column stands or larger tripods, and for use with large or medium format cameras. It offers the ultimate in precision 3-way geared adjustment and control. Self-locking foldaway cranks allow 360° panning, +30° and -90° of frontal tilt & +/- 7.5° of lateral tilt. Side to side levelling is controlled by a separated handle. The bubble level aids in precise positioning.

The availability of three different heights of quick release plates eliminates the nuisance of interference of camera standards, which is critical for use of fast wide angle lenses. In addition, the tension holding the round quick release plate can be released to allow fine adjustment with complete safety.

Replaces old part number 3263.

Includes 13mm, 23mm and 42mm high quick release plates.
Maximum Camera Supported Large format up to 8x10
Load Capacity 22 lbs (10kg)
Height 6.3" (16cm)
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level Yes
Tension Control No
Attachment Screw Diameter 1/4" and 3/8"
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Weight 5.7 lbs (2.6kg)
Manfrotto 400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg)
  • 400PL-LOW Quick Release Plate (13mm) for 400 Deluxe Geared Head
  • 400PL-MED Quick Release Plate (23mm) for 400 Deluxe Geared Head
  • 400PL-HIG Quick Release Plate (44mm) for 400 Deluxe Geared Head
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering Online or by Mail
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    Manfrotto400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg)
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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        5.0

        Rock solid, panzer feeling.

        By Costin

        from Montreal, QC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg):

            Use it for my Sinar P2 mounted on a column stand. Cast in stone stability. For smaller camera you will need an l bracket for Portait mode. The flip mechanism is replaced with micro horizontal adjustments wich gives maximum precision for those moment when the client wants you to match "this exact angle". Highly recommended for large format photography.

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            4.0

            Not for Hasselblad H

            By Jinming

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg):

                This head is super high quality without doubt, but I am having issues with the quick release plates. It seems to me that it is a design flaw, I've try all the combinations of screws and positions, but still could not firmly mount my Hasselblad H5D onto it, the anti-twist screw is just 2mm away from the hole on my camera. I have no such problem with Gitzo products. So I decided to return this and try the Manfrotto 405 Geared Head.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The best heavy duty head for LF cameras

                By Gray Owl

                from Kazakhstan

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro photo

                  Comments about Manfrotto 400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg):

                  I use this head on Berlebach heavy duty and Gitzo 5530s tripods with both Sinar P2 and Linhof Kardan GTL cameras. And I feel myself much more comfortable with it than even with Linhof 77mm Levelling Pan/Tilt Head. The Manfrotto 400 Geared Head - has very smoothly movements and really easy supporting LR view cameras, as above. It's very useful for me in all kind of studio works especially I enjoy it at macro shooting. In a present time I think about buying one more Manfrotto 400.

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                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Making life simple in Australia

                  By Cutting Edge Outside Broadcast

                  from Australia

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Lightweight
                  • Precise

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Manfrotto 400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg):

                    I use the Manfrotto 400 geared head for our domestic cricket series in Australia, we have 4 locked off HD cameras mounted up on scaffolding with a shot of the pitch including both wickets, the shot is required to be exact as it is keyed using a graphic representation of the wickets, this is used to show if the ball continued on its path, would it have knocked down the wickets.
                    The geared head is fantastic allowing fine adjustment and getting the exact position on all cameras.
                    I now own 8 units.
                    I am extremely happy with this product.

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                    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Rock solid

                    By Peter

                    from Cambridge, MA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Smooth
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                    • Somewhat bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Long Exposures
                    • Precise positioning
                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Manfrotto 400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg):

                    I use this head in my laboratory to support heavy (10-15lbs.) high-speed video cameras. I need to be able to precisely point the camera at the target, and this head works like a dream. The movement about all three angular axes is very smooth, and I don't notice any backlash. The head is so solid, I imagine it could support a 25 pound camera when mounted sideways. No more loosen-move-tighten-redo-redo...you just dial in the angles you want. The action on the knobs is perfect--not too stiff, but stiff enough that there is no chance of the camera drifting. You can fold out little cranks on the knobs, but that is not really necessary. There are three sizes of "pedestal" quick-release platforms of varying height. This is nice if your camera has accessories or parts that can interfere with mounting to the head. Definitely recommend!

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