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Giottos MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate

B&H # GIMH5400 Mfr # MH5400-656C
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You Pay: $106.99
Product Highlights
  • Arca-Style Quick Release Plate
  • Supports up to 13 Pounds
  • Separate Pan Base and Ball Locking Knobs
  • Weighs Less than 1 lb
  • Fits 3/8" - 16 & 1/4" - 20 Tripods
  • 360 Degree Pan & 90 Degree Tilt

The MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate from Giottos utilizes an Arca-style clamp with length scale and 360° dial for panoramic shooting. This professional ballhead provides high stability and fine adjustments.

With a separate base and ball panning mechanism, the ball can stay locked during panning allowing the camera to stay level, so you won't need to carry a separate leveling base to take accurate panoramic images. Weighing less than 1 lb, the MH5400-656C is a small, but sturdy package that supports loads up to 13 lbs, which makes it a great choice for travel with precision control.

360° panning and 90° tilt with separate pan base and ball locks. It also features a 360° dial to ensure equal panning when shooting panoramic images
Weighs less than 1 pound with clamp
Supports up to 13 pounds
Utilizes 2 spirit levels for easy and convenient leveling
Anodized aluminum construction
Load Capacity 13 lbs / 5.9 kg
Quick Release Yes, Arca-style quick shoe
Compatibility Arca-style plates
Spirit Level Yes, 2 different levels
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8" - 16 (1/4" - 20 reducing bushing supplied)
Weight 0.7 lbs / 0.3 kg
Giottos MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4" - 20 Reducing Bushing
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    GiottosMH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      5.0

      Works great for mirrorless/ micro 4/3rds

      By Pat T

      from Hilliard, Oh

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Traveling

        Comments about Giottos MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate:

        I purchased this for my new Giottos carbon fiber tripod (birthday gift), to use with my micro 4/3 camera kit. The head has a nice fluid motion, and a capacity of 13LBs. This is more than ample for my Lumix G6, and pretty much any of the M4/3 lenses. It has two bubble levels; which while not necessary(the camera has a level function), it is nice to have anyway.The only minor issue I would raise is the placement of one of the bubble levels under the Arca Swiss plate. Seems a bit odd to me. Overall though, I really am happy with this purchase.

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        4.0

        well made ballhead

        By arneand

        from Tucson Az

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Giottos MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate:

          a good ballhead at this price

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          5.0

          Monopod-Worthy

          By akaflash

          from Canaan Valley, West Virginia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Portraits
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Giottos MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate:

            Strong built, relatively light.
            Really good addition to my monopod adding a lot of versatility for those above or below shots. Panning with my monopod is a bonus I never thought about before owning this little thing.
            In a pinch, I use it for my D3s and 200mm f2 - monopod only since I'll always hold it.

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            5.0

            Very happy with this ballhead

            By Julia

            from Ontario, Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Large Range of Motion
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Giottos MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate:

              I used it for landscape shots - panoramas as well as for studio macro shots to keep my camera steady and in place. This head is easy to use and to manipulate when changing & adjusting angles for that perfect pic!

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              5.0

              Quality product

              By MalteseBippy

              from NYC, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Giottos MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate:

                Heavy duty, easy to use

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