The Giottos MH-1301 Pro Series II Medium Ballhead with MH-656 Quick Release System is a medium-sized "socket & ball" head that has been carefully designed and manufactured to precisely position the camera easily and securely.
In order to cut back on its weight, this head features a hollowed out heavily anodized aluminum ball. The body shell (socket) follows a slimmer and lighter structure design, yet offers increased hardness. Three separate knobs provide optimal security and convenience. In addition to the main locking knob, it also features a friction control knob, and a separate locking knob for pan control.
The attached MH-656 is a clamp style quick release system that is compatible with plates that fit the Arca Swiss standard. It comes with horizontal and vertical bubble levels, and anti-twist reversible tabs on the plate to prevent slippage when using the head in a vertical position.
|Load Capacity||20 lbs (9 kg)|
|Height||4.1" (106 cm)|
|Spirit Level||Yes; horizontal & vertical|
|Separate Panning Lock||Yes|
|Tripod Mount Thread Size||3/8" (1/4"-20 reducer bushing is provided)|
|Weight||1.1 lb (516 g)|