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

(based on 222 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (181)

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    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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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 (63)

Cons

  • Heavy (45)
  • Heavy / bulky (13)
  • Complicated controls (3)
  • Heavy bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (125)
  • Night shots (76)
  • Portraits (50)
  • Home (47)
  • Travel (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (76), Photo enthusiast (62), Semi-pro photographer (60), Casual photographer (3), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (168), Yes (6)

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

Great affordable gear head!!!

By BBusbee

from Austin, Texas

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Precise Control
  • Well built

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Architecture
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Real Estate

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

    I bought this primarily to use for architechture/real estate photography to make sure the verticals were vertical. Compared to the ball heads this gear designed head is superior. The only exception is you might get greater portrait movement with the ball head, but for architecture you need a stable head with fine tuning ability and this bad boy delivers. Great job Manfrotto.

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    5.0

    Great tripod head

    By BP

    from Schenectady NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro

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

    Great product. Durable and works great for both macro and landscape work. It is a little heavy, but definitely built pretty solid

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    • No

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    5.0

    Why Did I Wait So Long?

    By Ken

    from Prescott, Arizona

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Architecture
      • Landscape/Scenery

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

      I have been photographing architecture for many years and always went with my Monfrotto Ball Head. I finally bought a 410 Junior Gear Head and all I can say is WOW! My life has been changed. Using the onboard level with the Canon 5d Mark III and the 410 Junior Gear Head makes leveling my camera a piece of cake. I clearly see this is a piece of equipment I will enjoy for years to come. Thank you B&H for the prompt convenient service as always.

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      5.0

      One of the best items I have purchased for Photography

      By Edgar Allan

      from Southern Pines, N.C.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Easy to use. Perfect level shots. Great for real estate or architecture and everything else to be honest.

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          4.0

          Essential for architectural photography

          By FriendofBruno

          from New England

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Best For Small Fingers
          • Tripod Plate Is Builky

          Best Uses

          • Architecture
          • Real Estate Photos

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

          An essential tool for shooting multiple photos without converging verticals. Much better built than its cheaper, plastic cousin. The only flaw is that the knobs for gross movements are a little hard to access with large fingers. Reasonably compact, and will fit inside most tripod bags.

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          5.0

          Leveling is a snap

          By kimsmithphoto

          from buffalo, ny

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Video Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Precise
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Architecture
            • Interiors
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Landscapes
            • Long exposure
            • Twilights

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

            I do interiors and architecture, so perfect leveling is important to minimize distortion. I love the little bubble level and fine tuned to more aggressive shifts you can make with this. When I auto-level in Lightroom, it barely adjusts. This thing gets it right. Sturdy enough for long exposure, or composited images.

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            5.0

            Great Head

            By jimmyd

            from south carolina

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

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

              I have one of the heads and ordered another, the 2nd had sloppy horizontal movements control and the first is perfect. Sent back the 2nd and awaiting the replacement.

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              4.0

              Stopmotion animation

              By Claydogh

              from Rochester, NY

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Precise

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Animatio
              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Stopmotion
              • Wildlife Photos

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

              Havent gotten to test it in my field fully yet, but this head is perfect for stopmotion animation, I am an animator myself and need precision when setting up shots. It also allows me to pan the camera frame by frame perfectly. Only issue is when you let go of the quick move knobs it tends to drop onto the ridges of the worm gear and it clicks back when you incrementally move it. Not a big deal, just a bit worried about damaging the gear.

              Great product, better price with student discount (College students, sign up!)

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              5.0

              Great Tripod Head

              By Pete

              from Louisiana

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

              I shoot a lot of art work on location. The Mangrotto 410 Junior Geared Head allows me to make precise adjustments when shooting flat art work where I need horizontal and vertical positions to be exact. Absolutely a great product.

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              5.0

              Precise framing!

              By Tomcatbo

              from South Carolina

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

              Don't know why I waited so long. Using it for architectural jobs with Sony A7r. Makes a big difference.

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              5.0

              Manfrotto 410 is #1

              By Bruce R

              from New York

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

              I am aprofessional real estate photographer and was looking for a Monfrotto tripod with the best head possible. I bought this product and ever since I had no problems and I love this product I can use this product in any which way possible. Hands down, the best.

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              5.0

              The best technical tripod head available

              By Timbo Photo

              from Savannah, GA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

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

                It's heavy, it's difficult to learn but in the end it's the only tripod head I'll ever use.

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                3.0

                Adjustment is not smooth

                By John NEO

                from Canton, OH

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Well built

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Stiff Adjustment Knobs

                Best Uses

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

                  Wanted to use it with a Questar Field Model to look at and photograph birds. I found the three adjustments to be much too stiff. I was expecting more of a lighter, micrometer feel. Making adjustments moves the lens and camera way off target. For use shooting wildlife, the subject has to be static like a sea anenome. I never use it.

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                  5.0

                  Amazing!!!

                  By Andrew

                  from St Petersburg

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

                  Hands down the second best photography related purchase I've ever made. Coming from the most basic manfrotto heads this one is miles awat in every aspect.

                  The level of precision you can achieve with this head is almost un real. I was able to move quicker with my old head but I would trade that in any day for this item. It does take some getting used to if you've never used a geared unit before but, after one work week of shooting I've definirely gotten the hang of it.

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                  5.0

                  I made the RIGHT DECISION.

                  By Photo Mojo

                  from Broomfield CO

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Secure

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Architecture
                    • Family Photos

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

                    After 18 months of photographing homes for real estate and home builders I finally feel secure with my camera mount. Ballheads are great and I will continue to use one for my nature outings, but for home photography not so great. No more balancing the 5 pounds of camera, remote, light and diffuser with every composition change. A few twists with the fine tuning control knobs for a level composition or the rapid adjustmet control knob for a complete composition change. I no longer have to change LCD screens to insure all is level. The well positioned level on the 410 Junior gives me all the info I need at a glance so I can focus on exposure and compostion.

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                    5.0

                    Great time saver!

                    By Marky

                    from AZ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action

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

                      Switching from a traditional rotate to lock gearhead to this one has been great. I save more time in post by just getting a good level from the start. Very nice construction. It's especially helpful when reading the horizon line isn't easy.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent product!

                      By Arch Shooter

                      from Mesa, Arizona

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Architectural photography
                        • Landscape/Scenery

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

                        I am a professional architectural shooter and was using an older NPC ball head for all of my work until I came accross the 410 Junior. I love this product and cant believe I waited this long to get a geared head. It has slowed me down a little but it has done so in a good way and as I get used to using it Im sure the pace will pick back up to where it was.

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                        5.0

                        Amazing!

                        By Len

                        from Mid-Hudson Region, NY

                        Verified Buyer

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

                        There is no question about this grade.

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                        5.0

                        Incredibly Precise

                        By Len

                        from Mid-Hudson Region, NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

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

                          One of the best tripod heads I've erver owned.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great tripod head.

                          By SLKphoto

                          from Canada

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

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

                            I use this head for everything except wildlife photography where I feel I'm better served by a ball head. The 410 is of excellent quality and design. Movements are precise and smooth.

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