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Manfrotto XPRO 3-Way, Geared Pan-and-Tilt Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

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Manfrotto XPRO 3-Way, Geared Pan-and-Tilt Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • 3 Independent Movements with Locks
  • Spring-Clamp Controls for Fast Movements
  • Integrated Incremental, Geared Movements
This XPRO 3-Way, Geared Pan-and-Tilt Head from Manfrotto has a load capacity of 8.8 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. It includes an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate. RC2 compatible quick release plates such as the 200PL-14 can be removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be quickly reattached. The cam lock also features a safety catch to prevent the 200PL-14, or another compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.
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Manfrotto XPRO Geared Head with 200PL-14 Plat... Overview

This XPRO 3-Way, Geared Pan-and-Tilt Head from Manfrotto has a load capacity of 8.8 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. It includes an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate. RC2 compatible quick release plates such as the 200PL-14 can be removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be quickly reattached. The cam lock also features a safety catch to prevent the 200PL-14, or another compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.

Cameras, sport optics, or camcorders that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the quick release plate before securing it to the pan-and-tilt head. The head can be rotated 360°, tilted 90° forwards or 20° backwards, as well as 90° sideways for portrait orientation. Each of these three movements function independently of each other and have individual, spring-clamp controls. Squeezing each clamp's two handles allows the corresponding movement to be rapidly adjusted, and once the handles are released, the adjustment is locked into place. One handle on each clamp is also an integrated twist knob that allows incremental, geared adjustments, which help to ensure that any device mounted to this XPRO 3-Way, Geared Pan-and-Tilt Head is precisely positioned relative to the subject.

To further promote fast and repeatable device positioning, this XPRO 3-Way, Geared Pan-and-Tilt Head also includes dedicated angle scales for each movement that are designed for easy visibility.

XPRO 3-Way, Geared Pan-and-Tilt Head
  • 8.8 lb load capacity
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • Can be rotated 360°, tilted 90° forwards or 20° backwards, as well as 90° sideways for portrait orientation
  • Rotation, backwards and forwards tilt, as well as portrait orientation tilt each function independently of each other and have individual spring-clamp controls
  • Squeezing each clamp's two handles allows the corresponding rotation, backwards and forwards tilt, or portrait orientation tilt to be rapidly adjusted; and once the handles are released, the adjustment is locked into place
  • One handle on each clamp is also an integrated twist knob that allows incremental, geared adjustments for precise device positioning
  • Dedicated angle scales for each movement that are designed for easy visibility further promote fast, repeatable, and accurate device positioning
  • Integrated, RC2 quick release cam lock
  • Two bubble levels for landscape orientations and one bubble level for portrait orientations
  • Durable and lightweight polymer and fiberglass construction
200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
  • Compatible with Manfrotto RC2 quick release cam lock
  • Measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface
  • 1/4"-20 mount
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
UPC: 719821376088

Manfrotto XPRO Geared Head with 200PL-14 Plat... Specs

Head
Head TypePan & Tilt Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type200PL-14
Number of Bubble Levels3
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt-90° to +20°
Vertical Tilt+90° to -20°
Panning Range360°
General
Load Capacity8.8 lb / 3.99 kg
Weight1.65 lb / 750 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.22 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.8 x 6.4 x 5.9"

Manfrotto XPRO Geared Head with 200PL-14 Plat... Reviews

It Took Me 40 Years To Give In :)

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-02

As a professional architectural photographer, I can't believe I waited 40 years to get my hands on one of these. The geared head has changed the way I take photos once again. I wish I would've had this 40 years ago I would have saved countless hours in preparation.

Manfrotto XPro

By Matthew
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-28

So far so good , small moves are precise , big moves are rough but can worked past once you get accustomed to it.

Worth every cent.

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-27

This geared head is a jewel. It's smooth & easy to operate, fine tuning your composition is a snap & locks rock solid. Absolutely NO play or movement. Also good weight capacity supports my Nikon DSLR & largest Lenses with ease. Most highly recommend.

Good enough

By Peter
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-27

Good but not good enough. I've used Manfrotto 405 geared pan and tilt head for a long time purchased back in 2004ish. Compared to 405, 200pl is not tight as 405 but it will do the job.

100% Rock solid Professional Head

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-12

I am thrilled with this Head! Absolute precision of micro- adjustments. Rock solid with with my biggest, heaviest Lenses. Bought a second one for my other Tripod.

Great for starters, not very durable, broke my lens

By Hunter
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-27

I used this head for a few years and probably owned about 5 of them for my team. Overall, it seems to be a great tripod head and gets the job done better than a ball head for real estate photography. The construction is composite and can take more abuse than you might expect, but it does bow when holding a heavy DSLR and lens. That being said, this tripod head did result in a broken lens. I was walking through a field at a shoot with my tripod over my shoulder when the spring for the vertical tilt axis shot out. This caused my camera to fall forward and the bottom of my lens to strike the tripod leg. This seemed to me like a very unfortunate, freak accident but it did damage the front element of my lens. Long story short, I would recommend saving up for the Manfrotto 410 for a more durable and reliable head.

Great Design and Lightweight

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-12

Great design. Functions well.

Not very stable/precise at all

By Jay
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-29

I really like the way it works with the quick adjustment, but it just moves quite a bit if you touch it wrong. Geared heads are supposed to be precise and this one is until you touch the camera/head too hard in some direction it can move slightly from your set framing. (trying to get things square in real estate so it's very picky) I also hate it has a proprietary Manfrotto quick releases plate. Move to arca swiss like everyone else Manfrotto.

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question

What are the dimentions of the quick release plate?
Asked by: Anonymous
it is similar to RC2 plate size
Answered by: Krzysztof H.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can I use an ARCA compliant L-bracket with this head?
Asked by: David
No
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-04-25

question

I see the body is plastic to reduce weight. However, are the gears made of metal? I'm just afraid that if the gears are also plastic that they will wear quickly and lose precision.
Asked by: Joseph
Manfrotto uses very good quality material. In the light there have been no reports at B&H as to gears failing for this head, we feel confident that the gears here are more than up to the task. You should get many solid years of service out of this head.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

I've seen some reviews on this head from some unhappy customers. How is the play and gears on this head? I typically shoot with a pan/tilt or ball head but lately I've been shooting much more product and design/architectural assignments. I like the reviews on the 410 Jr but I want to stick with the RC2/PL220 releases.
Asked by: Mike
Thanks all! I did purchase this head. It just arrived but initially I am pleased with the build quality and precise adjustments. Thanks again for the input!
Answered by: Mike H.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

How do I get the head off my tripod or tripod extension? I cannot figure this stupid question. What the heck am I doing wrong?
Asked by: dean
Look UNDERNEATH the tripod center column mounting plate and you’ll typically see 2 or 3 small inset steel set screws. Use a medium-small flat head screwdriver to loosen these FIRST. You typically don’t need to remove them entirely, but you need to loosen them until they are nearly out of the plate in order to unlock the head from the column. Once these set screws are loose, you can easily screw off the original head by hand. Reverse the process to mount and lock a new head to the center column.
Answered by: Bill
Date published: 2020-01-23

question

From what alloy is the 405 constructed, and how hard is it? Should the gears wear well over the long haul?
Asked by: Robert
I can't answer the question directly, but I will say that I loaded it with a heavy camera and large lens and it performed well.
Answered by: Robert Z.
Date published: 2020-04-25
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