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Manfrotto410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg)
 
4.8

(based on 188 reviews)

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    (32)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (118)
  • Attaches firmly (103)
  • Large range of motion (87)
  • Strong clamp (78)
  • Easy to use (42)

Cons

  • Heavy (43)
  • Heavy / bulky (9)
  • Complicated controls (3)
  • Heavy bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (110)
  • Night shots (76)
  • Portraits (50)
  • Home (47)
  • Travel (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (63), Photo enthusiast (59), Semi-pro photographer (51), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (144), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

If you're questioning getting it, BUY IT

I love this tripod head! I bought a new tripod head because my old one couldn't hold up my canon 7d and 70-200 f/2.8 is mkII and battery grip. This head can...Read complete review

I love this tripod head! I bought a new tripod head because my old one couldn't hold up my canon 7d and 70-200 f/2.8 is mkII and battery grip. This head can hold all of that with a master flash in the hot shoe as well and then some. with that weight this gear head is very precise and steady with no slipping or creeping. When adjusting, you have a choice of precise movements or a quick release to make larger adjustments. The only 2 negative things that I can possibly think of: you can only look up up to a 30 degree angle, however you can just reverse mount the camera/lens on the quick release plate (not a big deal for me). The second negative (shown in photo) is the space in-between the left/right tilt knob (ONLY if you have a full sized body or battery grip)is a little tight especially if you have bigger fingers. I would not use this for sports, action, travel, video, events, or wildlife because it is so precise and has a little too much weight to it for these.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

precision control

I needed a head that could give me precise control on the 3 axes. This is exactly what this head does, and it does it well. However ...
The head won't...Read complete review

I needed a head that could give me precise control on the 3 axes. This is exactly what this head does, and it does it well. However ...
The head won't allow your camera to "look straight up" : one of the buttons hits the central part of the head preventing it to look up more than app 30 degrees.
This wouldn't be so much of a problem if it were easy to mount the camera facing aft on the head, but the mouning plate will only fit one way on the head. The workaround is to unscrew the plate slightly (with a screwdriver or coin), turn it 180 degress, fasten it again, mount the camera back on the head, turn it sideways and up... what a hassle.
Except for this not so clever design, the head works great. I'm pleased with it.

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5.0

Love It!

By Big Boy

from Chicago, IL

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • High Quality

Cons

  • A bit heavy

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Micro Photography

Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

Perfect for micro and landscape photography! Allows you to make fine adjustments easily.

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5.0

very well made and does its job well

By hummingbird man

from missouri

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Precise
  • Solidsturdy

Cons

  • Heavy bulky

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

I bought this primarily for landscape and hummingbird photography. It allows very precise adjustments to be made quickly. I have also used it for portraits.

The weight is a bit heavy but worth it for the capability. I would like the camera attachment screw to have its own tightening device.

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2.0

Not as good as I had read

By Cello

from Sydney Australia

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

    Well, it's pretty good, but when I adjust one axis it affects another axis. Basically I'm using it for stop motion animation and it's hard to keep my verticals when I adjust the horizontals and vice versa. It also seems to sag a tiny bit over time, despite tightening it, which is horrible for stop motion or time lapse. Maybe the larger model is better made? All in all, it's not bad but not as great as people have made it out to be. Maybe it's just the particular unit I have.

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    5.0

    Indispensible tool for architectural

    By ML

    from USA

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

        This geared head is heavy and it takes strong hands to adjust but it does the job for architectural photography. Movements are precise, it stays in position, and the camera is securely attached. Bubble level is handy for leveling the tripod in the first shot, but after that, a bubble level in the camera's hotshoe supplementing the in-camera level is more useful. I opted for an aluminum tripod for added stability, especially when photographing exteriors on windy days.

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        5.0

        All around great tripod head

        By rafa

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Table top
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

          Must have when you want to do small adjustments. Best for table top work.

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          5.0

          Excellent Geared Head

          By Drew

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Architectural Interior

            Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

            Works perfectly. I've never been disappointed with any of Manfrotto's products.

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            5.0

            Can handle a medium format, great buy!!!

            By Jarryde

            from Sydney, Australia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                I have used a medium format; Mamiya, it handles great. The geared head is a great feature. Defiantly worth the money

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Rick

                from Central PA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Solid

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro work

                  Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                  I am using this head in a studio setup for macro work. Along with a macro focusing rail, I have complete control over the framing of my photograph. It allows me to make the very small adjustments that are required in this type of work. Solid, well made product.

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                  5.0

                  Great Geared Head--Great Value!

                  By Julie

                  from Park City, Utah

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                    This geared head is amazing. It's ability to be adjusted in 3 directions ensures that you get the exact angle you're looking for every time. And once you set it, it stays put. It's also able to accommodate the longer, heavier lenses, which is a real plus if you're into wildlife photography.

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                    5.0

                    Awesome!!!

                    By pkwicki

                    from oakgrove, ky

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                      I love this head very much. It provides excellent support to my equipment. I really love the fact I can make minute adjustments on the fly with ease and pretty quick.

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                      4.0

                      Better control than a 3-way head

                      By Flagship Photo

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Architectural

                        Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                        I work as an architectural photographer and had been using a Manfrotto 3-way head with the threaded handles (loosen, move camera, tighten). This geared head is easier to use and I find it's more precise, which is very important when trying to get perfectly straight lines.

                        The knobs take a bit of strength to move - I was expecting to use a lighter touch. But this doesn't affect its precision or anything other than strain on my hands.

                        Overall, it's my go-to head for my work and I enjoy using it. Very well made, stands up to Manfrotto quality.

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                        5.0

                        Love This Head

                        By Dar

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                        OK, maybe I'm biased but I love this head. Having gone from a RocketFish ([*]ball-head to this one, there's a WORLD of difference. Personally, I love the gear-based adjustments, which allow me to tweak things, very precisely. Something I've never been able to do, before. I use this head for a couple of things. One, I have a bird spotting scope that I attach to my camera, on occasion, to do moon shots, and actually shoot birds. With all of my other heads, there's always been a small amount of "drift" when I position the scope and lock the head... not so with this one. That, to me, is worth its weight in gold. The one drawback in the gearing system is that it is somewhat, not a lot, but somewhat coarse. For the price, Manfrotto could have geared it down, just a bit, for more precise adjustment. It's not terrible, though. I love the thing.

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                        5.0

                        Good solid product

                        By Tom

                        from Crown Point, IN

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                          Very solid built for its weight capacity and easy to operate.

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                          5.0

                          Great for Macro Work

                          By PatB

                          from Wichita, KS

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                          Pros

                          • Actuates Smoothly
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                          • Somewhat heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro

                          Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                          Acquired for taking macro photos. So easy to perfectly line up the subject and know it will not move when you take your hand off the head. There is just a bit of backlash in the gears but it is easy to get used to and correct for. Nice if it were lighter. Overall a great product for specialized use.

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                          5.0

                          Precise

                          By Danzig

                          from Chicago

                          Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                          I use these in a commercial studio shooting home furnishings, and these heads make it a breeze to line up our shots and keep the angles consistent throughout. They're solidly built so there's no issue when using one to mount a camera to the ceiling and shoot large rugs.

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                          5.0

                          Great for RE Photography(DSLR)

                          By WildEye

                          from Flathead Vally, Montana

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Feels solid
                          • Good quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Architectural photography
                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Poduct Photography
                            • Real Estate Photography

                            Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                            This is the smaller of the two Manfotto Greaed Heads. I was thinking of getting the bigger one and I'm glad I picked the smaller one. Just right in my pinion. Feels good and solid and works great for my Real Estate Photography. Being a wildlife photographer for 30 years and all I used was my ArcaSwiss.

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                            5.0

                            Have Always Like This Geared Head

                            By Left Eye Dom

                            from Dallas, TX

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Precise

                            Cons

                            • Tad Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                            I have had use of this Manfrotto geared head at the studio where I work and have always considered it my favorite.

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                            5.0

                            I've Used it for years now

                            By Dave

                            from Provo, Utah

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Great Picture Quality

                            Cons

                            • Heavy bulky

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                              Like other reviews have said, this thing is rock solid. Only drawback might be the knobs can get difficult to turn. Not too big of a deal, but just know it. It's also a bit heavy.

                              But it doesn't creep and it's been amazing to me in the 2 years I've used mine. I'm getting another!

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                              5.0

                              Very accurate tripod head!

                              By PhotoKona

                              from Kona, Hawaii

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • A Bit Stiff

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                              I use this tripod head for real estate photography. Getting straight verticals is essential in this field. this head allows micro adjustments in all axises and is very precise. Once again manfrotto base a winner

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                              5.0

                              Perfect for real estate phoography!

                              By Jeff

                              from Honolulu, HI

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Precise
                              • Sturdy

                              Cons

                              • Heavy bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Architecture Photography
                              • Real Estate Photography

                              Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                              If you read any reviews from professional real estate or architecture photographers, they'll tell you about how useful a geared tripod head is. I've put off buying one because of the cost, but it's well worth the investment! The only downside, is that the head is rather large and heavy. It's a good thing during use (it feels solid), but it is a pain to store.

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