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Giottos MH5501-657C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate

B&H # GIMH55501 Mfr # MH5501-657C
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Product Highlights
  • Arca-Style Quick Release Plate
  • Supports up to 25 Pounds
  • Separate Pan Base and Ball Locking Knobs
  • Weighs 1 lb
  • Tension Control
  • Fits 3/8" - 16 & 1/4" - 20 Tripods
  • 360 Degree Pan & 90 Degree Tilt

The MH5501-657C 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 1 lb, the MH5501-657C is a small, but sturdy package that supports loads up to 25 lb, which makes it a great choice for heavier cameras while still being travel friendly.

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. It also has a tension control to make adjusting heavy cameras easier
Weighs 1 pound with clamp
Supports up to 25 pounds
Utilizes 2 spirit levels for easy and convenient leveling
Anodized aluminum construction
Load Capacity 25 lb / 11.3 kg
Quick Release Yes, Arca-style quick shoe
Compatibility Arca-style plates
Tension Control Yes
Spirit Level Yes, 2 different levels
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8" - 16 (1/4" - 20 reducing bushing supplied)
Weight 1 lb / 0.4 kg
Giottos MH5501-657C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4" - 20 Reducing Bushing
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    GiottosMH5501-657C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (3)
      • Landscape photography (3)
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      5.0

      Great so far

      By StatMan AK

      from Anchorage, AK

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Giottos MH5501-657C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate:

        I am pleased with this ballhead so far. I have been upgrading my kit lenses and the added weight was getting a little much for my prior ballhead (basically a lighter weight version of this model), especially in the cold. I thought about upgrading to a top of the line ballhead, but selected this one because the controls are familiar, it was considerably cheaper, is much lighter for backpacking, and it gets the job done admirably with the equipment I currently have.

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        5.0

        GREAT PRODUCT

        By josand

        from fort lauderdale,fl

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Landscape Photography

          Comments about Giottos MH5501-657C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate:

          Very reliable and strong construction.
          I used for my nikon D800, it has a secure bottom to hold the plate in place, a nob on the side to control tightness, very good product.
          No complains so far, I like it.

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          5.0

          Great Ballhead

          By Heidi

          from Bay Area, California

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Giottos MH5501-657C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate:

            I like the ease of movement with this ballhead. The release is quick and easy, and I feel my camera is supported.

            I like how easy it is to manipulate, and the levels in the knobs are a great addition.

            It moves smoothly, and does not prove to be cumbersome in any way.

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            4.0

            Good quality, very pleased

            By CherylC

            from Louisville KY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Comments about Giottos MH5501-657C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate:

                  Works well with my L-bracket on my camera

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