Giottos MH 1004 Mini Ball Head

Giottos MH 1004 Mini Ball Head

Giottos MH 1004 Mini Ball Head

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  • Supports 5 lb (2.3 kg)

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Giottos MH1004 overview

  • 1Description

The smallest in the Giottos Ball Head line, the MH 1004 Mini Ball Head features an independent pan bed and offers weight support to accommodate most 35mm or Digital cameras. The Giotto MH 1004 is a solid performer in the entry-level ballhead segment.

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Giottos MH 1004 Mini Ball Head
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty, Extends to 12 yr with Online Registration.
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    • 1Description

    Giottos MH1004 specs

    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread & 1/4"-20 with Bushing
    Quick Release Plate Type No Quick Release
    Load Capacity 5 lb / 2.3 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels None
    Friction Control No
    Dimensions H: 2.0" / H: 52.0 mm
    Weight 0.1 lb / 52.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.6 x 3.0 x 1.0"

    Giottos MH1004 reviews

    MH 1004 Mini Ball Head is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 167.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Design flaws Does not seem to support 5 lbs. Used this for small softbox speed light combo. Although MOST of the time it supports this set-up, some times there is a little slippage. You have to really crank the screw to get it to stay in. The percise moment at which it finally is secured into position is also hard to determin. Too little tension and your rig is slowly sliding down. Although the screw does go counter clockwise much more easier. The price is really where the value is with this product. If you don't mind doing a lot of screwing then this product just be okay.
    Date published: 2010-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works with gorilla pod type tripod I had a Gorilla Pod type tripod that can wrap around poles and trees to get a good shot, but I always setup the tripod and then want to make minor adjustments, this worked perfectly for that. I have already used it a couple of times and I like the construction of the ball head. The adjustment screw holds the whole thing in place and must be tightened to first screw the ball head on to the tripod. Once its on there loosen up the screw and you get full range of motion, the ball itself seems to be slightly textured for a smooth action and confident hold. While you might be able to use this for pans and tilts this I best for a fixed angle setup.
    Date published: 2012-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adds functionality to a monopod I purchased this head to add tilt functionality to a monopod (I can't hold the camera in the vertical position with a monopod). It is very small (really small) and light, which was my main goal when I selected it. I don't want to add weight and bulk to my monopod, which is what I like to carry around for camera support when I go on long hikes. The ball head is solid and holds the camera well, even with a 70-200 f/4 zoom lens attached. I had to play some games to attach the head to the monopod and add a quick release plate to it, but eventually it all worked out. I'm pretty happy with it.
    Date published: 2008-06-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for strobes and small P&S cameras! I currently own 5 of these ball heads and am ordering 4 more. Why so many? - they are so inexpensive, I'm able to attach them to various strobe mounts (mainly DIY-made clamps and brolly brackets) and hot shoes so all I have to do is set up, slot in my strobe, attach a PW and I'm ready to shoot. The compact size and light weight allow for all sorts of tight spots for clamping and add little to an otherwise heavy load when hiking into a shoot location. I've also used these on a mini-tripod for my Canon G9. The locking mechanism is tight (although, when loosened, everything goes floppy) and they are sturdy enough for me not to worry about them failing and damaging my gear.
    Date published: 2008-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from very useful for my needs and purposes. I bought this not to use on my regular monopod but rather to use on my Leki Sierra photo walking stick. I have multiple sclerosis and need a cane or walking stick and often it is inconvenient or hard to carry both a regular cane and monopod. The ball head fits well on the stick and as long as used in the upright position supports even my Nikon D7000/Tamron 18-270 combo. And even better for me, I can place the wooden cane handle right on top of the ball head and it looks and works just like a a regular cane ! This is gonna get a lot of use.
    Date published: 2016-02-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight and strong Pro: I use this on a monopod with a digital SLR and have found it to be very stable even with a long lens. It is easy to adjust and holds true. Being very light weight is a big plus. Con: The only negative is that unlike the catalog picture, the ball tightening screw is 90 degrees from the ball tilt, not 180 - which would make quick adjustment easier and more intuitive.
    Date published: 2009-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds all expectations! I got three of these mini ball heads to use them with my SB-800's to give more flexibility of positioning when on stands. It of course handles the SB-800's with ease. When they arrived I immediately noted that although small they locked very positively so I have used one of them on the top of my monopod where it securely holds my D70s camera and any of the lenses I have (not pro lenses). It is exactly what I want on the monopod allowing the camera to be levelled or pointed up or down. With it's small size at overall length = AA battery (50mm) and its diameter not quite twice an AA battery (24mm) and very light I find it a very useful little ball head. Obviously one should not expect the silky smoothness of a very much more expensive ballhead and I would not use one on my tripod.
    Date published: 2008-05-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent for stationary work w/small cams This is a very small ballhead. Attaches to camera securely. The side knob controls both ballhead tension and tension between the body and the female nut attaching to the monopod or whatever you put it on, so in order to screw or unscrew the head you have to lock the ball first. Loosening the ball also allows the body to swivel on the monopod/whatever. The movement of the ball in the socket is very rough, so this is strictly for static positions. Don't plan to adjust the tension and pan/tilt smoothly even with a wide angle zoom. If you're cool with those issues then this could work great for you, for me it was a deal breaker but it was so inexpensive I didn't bother to send it back. I ended up ordering a purpose-built monopod head instead. I haven't used it much so I can't say how well it will hold up but it doesn't feel very sturdy. I would recommend it for light use if the constraints I mentioned aren't an issue for you.
    Date published: 2011-01-11
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