Manfrotto 056 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 1/4"-20 Mount

Manfrotto 056 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 1/4"-20 Mount

Manfrotto 056 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 1/4"-20 Mount

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 6.6 lb
  • 3 Independent Movements with Locks
  • 180° Forwards and 30° Backwards Tilt
  • Up to 180° Sideways Tilt
  • 360° Rotation
  • 1/4"-20 Mount, Non-Slip Surface
  • Durable, Aluminum-Alloy Construction
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Manfrotto 56 overview

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The 056 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head from Manfrotto has a load capacity of 6.6 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the head's rubberized, non-slip platform. The head can be rotated 360°, and tilted 180° forwards or 30° backwards, as well as 180° sideways. Each of these three movements function independently of each other and can be locked into place. To promote fast and repeatable device positioning, this 056 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head also includes a dedicated angle scale for rotational movements that is designed for easy visibility.

  • 6.6 lb load capacity
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • Can be rotated 360°, tilted 180° forwards or 30° backwards, as well as 180° sideways
  • Rotation, backwards and forwards tilt, as well as sideways tilt each function independently of each other and can be locked into place
  • Rubberized, non-slip platform with 1/4"-20 mount
  • Dedicated angle scale for rotational movements that is positioned for easy visibility helps promote fast and repeatable device positioning
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
UPC: 719821284017
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Manfrotto 056 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 1/4"-20 Mount
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration
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    Manfrotto 56 specs

    Head Type Pan & Tilt Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type No Quick Release
    Load Capacity 6.6 lb / 2.99 kg
    Number of Bubble Level(s) None
    Material Aluminum
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt -180 to +30
    Vertical Tilt -30 to +180
    Panning Range 360
    Base Diameter 2.36" / 5.99 cm
    Dimensions H: 3.9" / H: 9.9 cm
    Weight 1.21 lb / 550 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 5.0 x 3.6"

    Manfrotto 56 reviews

    056 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 1/4"-20 Mount is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 34.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does a great job and cheap! This has been my standard head for 5+ years, until my tripod was stolen at the base of the Eiger. I travel extensively and often hide my tripod, so I can be more mobile. With a note saying I'll be Baaack. So I've given up on expensive Gitzos and Foba heads. (I've had 2) This unit is simple and basic, but even for twice the money it can't be beat. It's also relatively compact. I've used it with my Canon 7d with no problems or slippage, even with my 70-200mm lens. After spending hours reviewing various model, I see no reason to buy another model for so much more money.
    Date published: 2012-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Piece for Remote Cameras I bought this even though I already owned and used the Manfrotto 410 geared head. I wanted something smaller and lighter for setting remote cameras while traveling. This head folds up nicely for transport, and is solid enough to hold a camera (at least a full frame DSLR and pro wide angle zoom). When the knobs are tightened they stay in place; I saw no creep at all. Paired with a Super Clamp, this would replace a tripod and ball head where there was somewhere to clamp it. Highly recommended and a nice addition to my collection of stuff.
    Date published: 2010-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from using for panoramics This head, in combination with my Canon 70-200mm lens and tripod collar, can get my lens to pivot at the entrance pupil (and avoid parallax), which is great for doing panoramics (tripod collar lets me shoot portrait orientation). I think I had to be at 100 or 135mm for it to work, and scoot the tripod collar base all the way to the back that T in the head. There's a way to do this with any lens, that uses a Metz flash bracket (slot for adjustment) and a steel L bracket from .... Google around for a DIY panoramic fix and you'll find it.
    Date published: 2011-02-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still going I've been using the original 3025 head for 30 years now. It's solidly built, very simple (which is probably why it's lasted this long), and flexible. One word of caution; be careful when adjusting your camera and make sure the knobs are tight. Once the knobs are loosened, there is no counterweight to prevent the camera from slamming down. Back in '84 or so I put a nice dent in my Canon F-1, by not making sure the knobs were tight. Other than that, this is a well made, easy to use head at a very reasonable price and I continue to use it daily with my 5D MkII.
    Date published: 2012-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, well made, cost efective This is really a great product. I've had mine for over 15 years and it still works perfect, it is a quality product at a down to earth price that will make u happy. It is light, compact and is great for travel, it can take on many cameras from pocket to full D SLR with up to a 135-200mm lens with no problems. Keep in mind two things: 1.It is not a pro head. 2. There are still a hand full of products that work well without having to pay a bundle.
    Date published: 2011-08-24
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from easy, cheap, starter head Needed a simple light weight head for my tripod. Its good for what you pay for. Not the greatest but not the worst either. Feels strong and sturdy. Just not as fancy as other Manfrotto heads.
    Date published: 2010-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very solid head at a great price! This is my second head of this model. My first lasted 8+ years before I lost it. It was as solid as the day I bought it. I wanted this head for a lightweight and inexpensive TRAVEL tripod (Promaster C423W Carbon Fiber). With a little caution, this combo can be trusted with my Canon 7D camera. It's not too top heavy. This head can easily go on just about any heavier tripod and provide rock solid support.
    Date published: 2012-08-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid and Steady We used this product to mount stationary cameras. It was very easy to use and adjust to get the right shot. Once you locked it in, the head kept the shot still and secure. These heads are exposed to wind and other weather elements, and have continued to keep a solid shot. If someone is not familiar with adjusting tripod heads, then this product may be a little difficult at first.
    Date published: 2011-05-11
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