Giottos VH-6011-658D Mini Video Head

Giottos VH-6011-658D Mini Video Head

Giottos VH-6011-658D Mini Video Head

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Giottos VH-6011-658D Mini Video Head

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  • 8.8 lbs Capacity
  • Fluid Head
  • Quick Release Plate
  • +90°/-90° Tilt
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The Giottos VH-6011-658D Mini Video Head is a lightweight fluid head that can support a payload of up to 8.8 lbs (4 kg). Made from die cast aluminum and weighing just over a pound, it features independent pan and tilt locks, an adjustable pan handle that can be used either right or left-handed, and a quick release plate that slides forward or back for better balance. Smooth, solid and affordable, this head is perfect for video, photo or sport optics.

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Giottos VH-6011-658D Mini Video Head
  • Pan Handle
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty, Extends to 12 yr with Online Registration.
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    • 1Description
    Load Capacity 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
    Diameter/Thread 60mm
    Counter Balance System Fixed Spring
    Counter Balance Range Not specified by manufacturer
    Center of Gravity Not specified by manufacturer
    Quick Release Yes - MH648D
    Balance Plate No
    Tilt Drag Fixed Fluid
    Tilt Range +90°/-90°
    Tilt Lock Yes
    Spring Loaded Counter Balance Fixed Fluid
    Pan Range 360°
    Pan Lock Yes
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/No
    Temperature Range Not specified by manufacturer
    Height 4.1" (10.3cm)
    Weight 1.23 lbs (0.56kg)
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    Package Weight 1.76 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.7 x 5.0 x 4.0"
    VH-6011-658D Mini Video Head is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ehh at first glance this head is built well. die cast aluminum is great! 6 months down the line the pan got very loose. I contacted Giottos to see if they'll replace and have yet to hear from them. it's still not a bad head for the price range. If i get that pan fixed i'll be back in business.
    Date published: 2011-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little video head I use this with my FF mirrorless and long telephoto zoom. It has proven to be a winner with smooth pan and tilt and stable support of the camera. I tried several other big-name brands and models that cost a lot more and this works better than all of them. I really like the machining of the parts and solidity of the head. It is an excellent match for my Promaster tripod. IMO, you will have to spend a lot more to get a much bigger head that works any better than this one.
    Date published: 2017-08-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from More versatile than original ball head I want to do panning on my great Giottos tripod and the nice ball head made this too difficult It was a bit confusing swapping heads - this base plate is much larger than the ball head base plate - I was assured that this will be OK Yes, so far, this is a good panning head and the ball head is best when I use the monopod leg from the tripod
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and Smooth I wanted a light but smooth video head for travel and outdoor excursions. Fits the bill perfectly on my Oben AC-1300 tripod. My Sony PXW-X70 is a perfect fit.
    Date published: 2017-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice solid head Used for motion pictures. Good bang for the buck.
    Date published: 2016-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Well for Macro Rig Although the name of this head suggests it is primarily for video work it adapts well for other uses also. A case in point is my use of the Giottos head for my macro setup with twin flash heads (see attached photo). My macro setup consists of an Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera with the 60mm macro lens and two Olympus FL-600R flashes attached to magic arms which are then attached to a custom bracket that mounts on a Novoflex mini focusing rack. This entire assembly mounts on the Giottos head. Prior to using the Giottos head I had attempted to mount this rig on a standard ball head. Whenever I loosened the clamp on the ball head to make an adjustment the rig would be very hard to control due to the considerable weight and the very high center of gravity relative to the ball head. Now with the Giottos head I have complete control. Because it is a video head with only two axes of control the rig cannot tip side-to-side and with the spring tension and fluid damping on the tilt axis and the long handle I can smoothly and easily tilt and pan the rig to the exact position needed. The head locks down firmly and does not creep. I have only had the Giottos head for two weeks so I cannot comment on its long term durability but it certainly meets my expectations for controlling my macro rig at a very reasonable price.
    Date published: 2016-06-07
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