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Manfrotto400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg)
 
4.8

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      5.0

      Rock solid, panzer feeling.

      By Costin

      from Montreal, QC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg):

          Use it for my Sinar P2 mounted on a column stand. Cast in stone stability. For smaller camera you will need an l bracket for Portait mode. The flip mechanism is replaced with micro horizontal adjustments wich gives maximum precision for those moment when the client wants you to match "this exact angle". Highly recommended for large format photography.

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          4.0

          Not for Hasselblad H

          By Jinming

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg):

              This head is super high quality without doubt, but I am having issues with the quick release plates. It seems to me that it is a design flaw, I've try all the combinations of screws and positions, but still could not firmly mount my Hasselblad H5D onto it, the anti-twist screw is just 2mm away from the hole on my camera. I have no such problem with Gitzo products. So I decided to return this and try the Manfrotto 405 Geared Head.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The best heavy duty head for LF cameras

              By Gray Owl

              from Kazakhstan

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro photo

                Comments about Manfrotto 400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg):

                I use this head on Berlebach heavy duty and Gitzo 5530s tripods with both Sinar P2 and Linhof Kardan GTL cameras. And I feel myself much more comfortable with it than even with Linhof 77mm Levelling Pan/Tilt Head. The Manfrotto 400 Geared Head - has very smoothly movements and really easy supporting LR view cameras, as above. It's very useful for me in all kind of studio works especially I enjoy it at macro shooting. In a present time I think about buying one more Manfrotto 400.

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Making life simple in Australia

                By Cutting Edge Outside Broadcast

                from Australia

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Compact
                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Lightweight
                • Precise

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Manfrotto 400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg):

                  I use the Manfrotto 400 geared head for our domestic cricket series in Australia, we have 4 locked off HD cameras mounted up on scaffolding with a shot of the pitch including both wickets, the shot is required to be exact as it is keyed using a graphic representation of the wickets, this is used to show if the ball continued on its path, would it have knocked down the wickets.
                  The geared head is fantastic allowing fine adjustment and getting the exact position on all cameras.
                  I now own 8 units.
                  I am extremely happy with this product.

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                  5.0

                  Rock solid

                  By Peter

                  from Cambridge, MA

                  About Me Professional

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                  Pros

                  • Smooth
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • Somewhat bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Long Exposures
                  • Precise positioning
                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Manfrotto 400 Deluxe Geared Head (Quick Release) - Supports 22 lbs (10kg):

                  I use this head in my laboratory to support heavy (10-15lbs.) high-speed video cameras. I need to be able to precisely point the camera at the target, and this head works like a dream. The movement about all three angular axes is very smooth, and I don't notice any backlash. The head is so solid, I imagine it could support a 25 pound camera when mounted sideways. No more loosen-move-tighten-redo-redo...you just dial in the angles you want. The action on the knobs is perfect--not too stiff, but stiff enough that there is no chance of the camera drifting. You can fold out little cranks on the knobs, but that is not really necessary. There are three sizes of "pedestal" quick-release platforms of varying height. This is nice if your camera has accessories or parts that can interfere with mounting to the head. Definitely recommend!

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