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Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release

B&H # MAMH057M0Q5 Mfr # MH057M0-Q5
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Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 33 lb
  • Quick Release with Camera Plate
  • Working Height: 6"
  • Weight: 3 lb
  • Adjustable Tension
  • 360° Pan with Independent Pan Lock
  • 3 Spirit Levels
  • Portrait Angle Selector

At 3.0 lb, the Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release is an ideal mate to Manfrotto 475 Digital Pro, 05B Triaut and Triman tripods as well as the 057 series and Mk2 tripods. Thanks to the marriage of imagination and technology this heavy duty head provides extremely precise movements, ergonomic handling and innovative features like a 90 – 105° portrait angle selector and three built-in bubble levels. Despite its very light weight for its class and low profile it is capable of supporting up to 33 lb (15 kg). The included Q5 Quick release system with its locking plate provides speed, balance and security.

Material of Construction Magnesium alloy
Type Ball head
Load Capacity 33 lb (15 kg)
Dimensions Working height: 6.0" (15 cm)
Base diameter: Not specified by manufacturer
Ball sphere diameter: Not specified by manufacturer
Adjustments Panning: 360°
Lateral tilt: -103° / +40°
Quick Release Q5, with 501PL camera plate and 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded studs
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Tension Control Yes
Tripod Attachment 3/8"-16
Spirit Level x3
Tension Control Yes
Finish Smoke
Weight 3.0 lb (1.3 kg)
Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release
  • 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension after Registration Online
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ManfrottoMH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release
     
    4.7

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large range of motion (14)
    • Stable (14)
    • Attaches firmly (11)
    • Strong clamp (9)

    Cons

    • Heavy (7)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (10)
    • Portraits (9)
    • Night shots (8)
    • Wildlife (8)
    • Sports/action (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    "Super heavyduty yet super precise"

    I was amazed with the robust build of this ballhead,yet when i held it, the weight was surprisingly light. The knobs were easy to turn and very precise!Yes!i will want to...Read complete review

    I was amazed with the robust build of this ballhead,yet when i held it, the weight was surprisingly light. The knobs were easy to turn and very precise!Yes!i will want to buy this tripod again and again...

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Massive & Chunky

    Big and sturdy, chunky feeling release plate. Has basically all the features you would need, but it's a bit heavy. Pairs well with an 057 tripod. Adjustable handles are a nice touch,...Read complete review

    Big and sturdy, chunky feeling release plate. Has basically all the features you would need, but it's a bit heavy. Pairs well with an 057 tripod. Adjustable handles are a nice touch, as well as levels. Pretty smooth and functional. Not the most precise engineering, but for 98% of uses it is fine.

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    5.0

    The best of the best

    By New Era Media

    from Australia

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Build quality
    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Video

    Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

    I've owned many ball heads in the past. This is the best out there in my opinion. The build quality is top notch. I use mine heavily in dusty environments, extreme heat and in rain and it's never let me down. A blast with the air compressor cleans it up nice. You will always have control with this ball head, even with a Canon 1DC, 70-200mm lens and monitor attached.

    It can become heavy if you're carrying it around the field all the time. This is why I purchased the 055 model as well.

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    5.0

    Manfrotto always builds quality stuff

    By Dave

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

      I needed this for my monopod and slider system. Great design, very easy to use, super solid!

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      • No

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      3.0

      Massive & Chunky

      By PrimeTime68

      from White Plains, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

      Big and sturdy, chunky feeling release plate. Has basically all the features you would need, but it's a bit heavy. Pairs well with an 057 tripod. Adjustable handles are a nice touch, as well as levels. Pretty smooth and functional. Not the most precise engineering, but for 98% of uses it is fine.

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      • No

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      4.0

      "Rock Stable"

      By Jeanie Peanie

      from Venice, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

      Excellant companion to the 057 3-section carbon fiber tripod w/ rapid center column. My first priority was stability and this combination met my expectations. Easy to use with an ergonomic design. Alittle on the heavy side but well worth it.

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      5.0

      Solid, easy to adjust. Perfect head.

      By Me

      from Nunavut (northern Canada)

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

      No flaws at all. Rock solid, quite easy to adjust. Can't ask for more.

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      5.0

      "Super heavyduty yet super precise"

      By alfred

      from Bataan, Philippines

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Precise

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

        I was amazed with the robust build of this ballhead,yet when i held it, the weight was surprisingly light. The knobs were easy to turn and very precise!Yes!i will want to buy this tripod again and again...

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        • No

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        5.0

        Massive Head

        By Lindy

        from Los Angeles, Ca

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

          I bought this Ball Head to support a heavy teleprompter. It surpassed my expections & functioned perfectly!

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          5.0

          Outstanding

          By Luis Urena

          from Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

          Originally i thought of giving this product a 4 start rating, but in allhonesty, it deserves the 5 star rating. My only concern originally was weight, but compared to the small ballhead I had originally, the weight was expected.Accuracy with this ballhead is amazing. it is very smooth, easy to use, and allows you to have very accurate shots without the fear of it moving. This was specially the case when using heavy zoom lenses and my 7D. No issue at all and was able to do proper focus stacking without any issues.I deffinitely recommend it.

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          5.0

          So easy & Durable

          By Drumvannelle

          from Dubai - UAE

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

            This head is so easy and handy especially at situation where you just need change aim while holding the camera. It also very convienent to store where you don't need unscrew any part to fit in your cary case unlike other traditional heads. It is also very sturdy unlike other known ball heads.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Everything I wanted

            By Jono

            from Gold Coast, Australia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

              This was exactly what I was looking for. The ball head mechanism is strong and can hold my canon 7d with a 100-400mm on it with out slipping on portrait mode. The levels in the quick release have certainly helped my landscape photos and the ability to adjust the knobs to where you need them to be is just brilliant. The only reason why I didn't rate this as 5 star is becasue the base of the quick release head can get a little fiddly depending on how you have it attached to your camera. Overall this is a great tripod head.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect Ball Head for sliders

              By Don F

              from Leominster, MA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

                I use this ball head on my slider for DSLR video.

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                5.0

                It is a worthy product.

                By KMD

                from Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                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
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

                  Sometimes it is difficult to qualify excellent products. This ball head is easy to be used, is beautiful, is sturdy and is very stable. When you put your hands on it, it will speak for itself.

                  I use it with a Manfrotto 117B tripod and I can say that, they work nice together. These devices are heavy, weighting 9.0 kg when in bag for transportation. They are absolutely still when in use with medium weight equipments and it is easy to find the system balance moving the plate back and forward.

                  I love them so much because they always give me completely still pictures. They are perfect when there is no need for moving them from place to place very frequently or for carrying them in hands to a further distance.

                  When I was searching for a tripod and a ball head, I wished something more massive for perfect and still pictures and I got it. In the place where I live, there is no option for buying good carbon fiber tripods, so I could not compare them at all and thus I decided to buy this one and I would do it again without any hesitation, because they have helped me to reach my purposes and I am very glad with them.

                  I consider them a good choice, although heavy.

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                  5.0

                  I will like to buy this again.

                  By Eugene

                  from Surrey BC Canada

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

                  This gear is very useful and stable. I enjoy to take pics with this gear in my tripod.

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                  5.0

                  Solid.

                  By Teddyfil

                  from NJ

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Large Range of Motion
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Manfrotto MH057M0-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release:

                  This ball head is absolutely solid. i bought it to stabilize DSLRs on short tracks that are basically portable dollies. And i wanted a ball head that would be able to hold it and stay ABSOLUTELY solid during the entirety of the track.

                  Also used for photography, and is just wonderful at both applications.

                  It does the job quite well, but in being solid, it can be a little big and heavy for a ball head. That is more of a testament to it's stability, less of a con.

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