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Cullmann Magnesit MB8.3 Ball Head with MX445 Quick-Release Platform

B&H # CU40283 MFR # CU 40283
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You Pay: $219.95
Product Highlights
  • Supports Up to 66 lb
  • Friction Control with Lock-In Settings
  • Separate Pan Lock
  • Scale for Panning
  • Quick-Release Plate
  • Two Bubble Levels
  • Aluminum Construction - Made in Germany

The Cullmann Magnesit MB8.3 Ball Head with MX445 Quick-Release Platform is an extremely sturdy ball head for any camera/lens combination, including medium format models and DSLRs outfitted with heavy lenses. Specified to support loads up to 66 lb, the Magnesit MB8.3 features a large 2.1"-diameter ball.

The MB8.3 head features separate knobs for ball and pan lock. The friction control knob has several convenient "lock-in" positions that enable you to recreate working conditions from shoot to shoot, engendering a measure of predictability that makes for comfortable shooting. The detailed degree scale facilitates precise panoramic and architectural photography.

The included MX445 quick-release assembly includes a camera plate and features a well-designed locking system to ensure the security of your expensive camera gear. Two bubble levels tell you whether your shots are flush with the horizon. Constructed of aluminum, the Magnesit MB8.3 ball head is made in Germany.

Load Capacity 66 lb (30 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 2.1" (54mm)
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level Yes, 2
Tension Control Yes
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Height 4.4" (112mm)
Maximum Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 1.8 lb (810 g)
Cullmann Magnesit MB8.3 Ball Head with MX445 Quick-Release Platform
  • Medium Quick Release Plate - 42mm
  • Padded Carry Case
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty
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    CullmannMagnesit MB8.3 Ball Head with MX445 Quick-Release Platform
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Large range of motion (3)
    • Stable (3)
    • Strong clamp (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Portraits (3)
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      4.0

      Quality product

      By Jim

      from Michigan

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Cullmann Magnesit MB8.3 Ball Head with MX445 Quick-Release Platform:

        I've been quite satisfied with this ball head. Extremely solid construction means your DSLR isn't going anywhere, even vertical with a 70-200mm lens and external flash. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the QR mechanism. It's a bit flimsy for a full size camera and better suited to a point and shoot. All in all though, this thing is smooth and built like a tank. Just get the model with screw in head and upgrade to an Arca-Swiss plate.

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        5.0

        MB8.3 Ball Head

        By Sam

        from Sydney-Australya

        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
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Cullmann Magnesit MB8.3 Ball Head with MX445 Quick-Release Platform:

          Its like German engineering very solid build i like everything about with the Magnesit 528 works excellent.I used Tampa national parks camera sits very solid thats what i wanted.

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          5.0

          good craftmanship

          By gavit430

          from California

          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 Cullmann Magnesit MB8.3 Ball Head with MX445 Quick-Release Platform:

            this is a great ball head. Very stable. good craftmanship. easy to use too. I used it with manfrotto Carbon fiber 055CXPRO03. great together.

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