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Manfrotto 229 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 030-14 Quick Release Plate

BH #MA229 • MFR #229
Manfrotto 229 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 030-14 Quick Release Plate
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 26.5 lb
  • 3 Independent Movements with Locks
  • 90° Forwards and 25° Backwards Tilt
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
The 229 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head from Manfrotto has a load capacity of 26.5 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. It includes an integrated RC0 quick release cam lock and a 030-14 Quick Release Plate. RC0 compatible quick release plates such as the 030-14 can removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be instantly reattached.
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Manfrotto 229 Overview

The 229 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head from Manfrotto has a load capacity of 26.5 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. It includes an integrated RC0 quick release cam lock and a 030-14 Quick Release Plate. RC0 compatible quick release plates such as the 030-14 can removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be instantly reattached.

Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the 030-14 Quick Release Plate, which measures 2.6 x 2.6 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, nonslip surface. The head can be rotated 360°, tilted 90° forwards or 25° backwards, as well as 30° sideways for portrait orientation. Each of these three movements function independently of each other, have dedicated control handles, and can be locked into place by twisting each corresponding handle's rubberized grip.

To promote fast, repeatable, and accurate device positioning, the 229 3-Way, Pan and Tilt Head also includes dedicated angle scales for its rotational and sideways tilt movements that are designed for easy visibility.

229 3-Way, Pan and Tilt Head
  • 26.5 lb load capacity
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • Can be rotated 360°, tilted 90° forwards or 25° 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, have dedicated control handles, and can be locked into place
  • Dedicated angle scales for rotational and sideways tilt movements that are designed for easy visibility promote fast, repeatable, as well as accurate device positioning
  • Integrated, RC0 quick release cam lock
  • Two bubble levels for landscape orientations and one bubble level for portrait orientations
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
030-14 Quick Release Plate
  • Compatible with Manfrotto RC0 quick release cam lock
  • Measures 2.6 x 2.6 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, nonslip surface
  • 1/4"-20 mount
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
UPC: 719821287636

Manfrotto 229 Specs

Head
Head TypePan & Tilt Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Number of Bubble Levels3
Friction ControlNo
Independent Pan LockYes
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt-90° to +30°
Vertical Tilt+90° to -25°
Panning Range360°
General
Load Capacity26.46 lb / 12 kg
Diameter2.6" / 6.6 cm
Weight4.4 lb / 2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8 x 4.9 x 4.6"

Manfrotto 229 Reviews

Broke out of no where

By Andre
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-13

Have had this thing not even a 6 months and one of the handles broke off mid shoot inside of it while i was trying to untighten it. If you’re going to get a manfrotto tripod head just get the 405 or 410.

Can’t find a complaint

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-11

Paired this with a slik pro 4 legs. Haven’t been impressed with manfrotto recently. All the legs I’ve tried seem just.... cheap. Lots of plastic and rattles like a rain stick. This head however, solid as a rock and smooth precise adjustability. With the legs I got it’s an extremely solid setup.

Very solid and easy to use

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-17

Very solid, tremendous grip, and easy to fine tune adjustments in any direction. Love it!

Beautiful piece of equipment

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-29

I bought this hoping for a sturdy tripod head to secure a Linhof Master Technika 4 x 5 view camera. Naturally it fits manfrotto tripod and holds camera well allowing fine and secure adjustments. Easy to avoid handles by placing all three in direction of lens on tripod. Quick release works perfectly when understood.

Manfrotto 229 pan and tilt

By Philip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-11

I adapted this to a heavy surveying tripod to use my Questar 3.5” telescope. Works beautifully.

Love it! Rugged and tough!

By Chad
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-24

I absolutely love this tripod head. I own a professional studio, and this is my fourth one of the same head over the years. It's very rugged and precise. I use it both on a camera stand in the studio and on a tripod outside of the studio. I shoot a wide range of photography, but it's both quick for senior photos or kids while also being precise for product photography. Please note, I would give this a 5-star rating, because honestly, it's worth five stars. The only reason I gave it a 4-star rating was one of the heads I purchased was too tight to use. There was not an easy way to release the tension. B&H also would not accept the return for it's face-value, so I had to sell it on eBay for a loss. Besides the issue on that one head, I absolutely love this tripod head and would recommend it for just about any type of photography.

Excellent Tripod Head

By Stanley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-23

Usual Manfrotto quality. Will support and accurately place the heaviest cameras/lenses with ease. Quick Release Plate makes changing cameras/lenses easy.

Excellent Tripod Head

By Stanley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-16

Usual Manfrotto quality. Will accurately place the heaviest lenses/cameras with accuracy.

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Can I use it to tilt 90 degrees UP ?(I use telescopes not cameras)
Asked by: Anonymous
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