Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 Photo-Movie Tripod Head With Q5 QR Plate

Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 Photo-Movie Tripod Head With Q5 QR Plate

Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 Photo-Movie Tripod Head With Q5 QR Plate

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Product Highlights

  • For Photo and Video Shooting
  • Ideal for HDSLR Cameras
  • Photo Mode for All-direction Movement
  • Adjustable Counterbalance Control
  • Video Mode for Pan-and-Tilt Movement
  • Fluid Cartridge / Fluid Movement
  • Friction Control
  • Reversible Pan Bar
  • Suitable for Left & Right Handed Users
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The Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 Photo-Movie Tripod Head offers optimal function for still photo shooting as well as videography. Primarily designed for DSLR cameras with movie shooting ability, the tripod head features a Photo-Movie selector to quickly switch between the 2 modes.

In Photo mode, the MH055M8-Q5 head offers free movement in all directions just like a typical ball head. Equipped with fluid cartridges and an adjustable counter balance control, the tripod head provides precise, smooth, and controlled movement.

In video mode, the head restricts all-direction movement to precise pan-and-tilt operation, which is just perfect for videography. The MH055M8-Q5 head comes with a pan bar and offers fluid movement along with friction control. The pan bar is reversible for right- or left-hand users and can be quickly detached. An included rest clip allows the pan bar to be attached to a tripod leg after being removed. A Q5 quick-release plate is included.

Tripod head to support still photo and video shooting
Ideal for HDSLR cameras that are capable of photo and video shooting
60mm head bowl
Photo mode provides free movement in all directions just like a typical ball head
Fluid cartridge ensures precise and smooth movement
Adjustable counterbalance control
Video mode restricts all-direction movement to precise pan-and-tilt operation, which is just perfect for videography
Fluid movement suitable for jerk-free movie recording
Friction control
Reversible pan bar
Suitable for right-handed as well as left-handed users
Rest clip (included) allows pan bar to be removed from head and attached to a tripod leg
UPC: 719821324157
In the Box
Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 Photo-Movie Tripod Head With Q5 QR Plate
  • Q5 Quick-Release Plate
  • Pan Bar
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration.
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    Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 specs

    Tripod Attachment 3/8" screw
    Front tilt ±90°
    Lateral Tilt +90° / -20° tilt range
    Load Capacity 15.4 lb (7 kg)
    Panoramic Rotation 360°
    Head Bowl 60 mm
    Material Magnesium
    Pan & Tilt Drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max. level
    Spring Loaded Counter Balance Proportional / free / off
    Working Height 5.31" (135.0mm)
    Weight 2.8 lb (1280g)
    Packaging Infoyffubsbu
    Package Weight 3.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 5.3 x 4.8"

    Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 reviews

    MH055M8-Q5 Photo-Movie Tripod Head With Q5 QR Plate is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 83.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Multi-purpose head This is replacing my old Bogen Head as well as a recently purchased ball head. The Manual is terrible but check out the U TUBE video from Monfroto. This video explains it all.Shooting horizontal photographs at ground level is difficult due to the bulky design of the head. See the attached imageI have seen reviews saying it looks cool however it is about functionality and versatility. This will make a great addition to a photographers tool box.I immediately purchase a second QR plate for my Hasselblad and with the pin at the front of the QR plate, it adds stability and provides a secure attachment to the camera for vertical shots.
    Date published: 2014-05-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from caution - not a profession strength head used 10 -12 times - head becomes stiff and not as fluid- sent in for repair - a small knob is broken - plastic part does not grab the metal part for turning - head doesnt have a scratch on it - repair is not covered under warrantee - even though it seems to be an internal problem - cost for repair 330 dollars almost the cost of the head itself- i own leica,hassy,nikon,- done over 2200 assignments for the NYTImes - This is the first time in my professional career that a piece of equipment has had such horrible premature death . This Tripod head does not seem to be designed for profession use - or at the very least can't sustain - by its design - actual professional use - maybe in a studio but in my use not for free range -
    Date published: 2014-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Give it a chance I bought this head because I didn't want to try and change heads while in the middle of a shoot. I am adding video to my architecture work and this is the only head on the market for both. Take a moment to learn to use it. Forget the fact that it is heavy. i have a large and sturdy tripod to begin with so the weight is really no different than my regular photo tripod head. It takes a little getting used to using a ball head and I will admit that the arm is in the way but all in all it worked as advertised. The transition from Photo to Video was seamless. Had I t do it again this is the one I would buy.
    Date published: 2013-07-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Quality problem On paper this seemed like a good solution for a video tripod head that was compact and sturdy. It started out great, but after a few hours of shooting lacrosse games, the plate that attaches the head to the tripod came loose and the camera began to wobble. It got progressively worse. I looked to see if it could be tightend with no luck. I emailed Manfrotto asking if there was a way to tighten the plate. It took three days to get a response that I should return it to their service department. Instead, I contacted B&H and they quickly accepted a return with full refund. I have other Manfrotto products and I'm happy with all of them. I think this one has a design problem.
    Date published: 2013-08-01
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from good head but the worst .... redesign plate ever! the photo-movie head is a great idea and great head except for the following: I have used entry to pro level heads in my field which use the similar release plates as this one. the only thing that is different is that the old plate (doesn't matter the cost) has a rubber stopper so if you don't use the big screw you can take it off (typical DSLR and mid to small cam) and don't have to worry about the small screw falling off the plate. Some crazy genius now cut cost and use the big screw as the stopper which if I take the big screw off (don't want to hear it rattle while tilting the camera) then the small screw will fall of the plate when not attach to a camera. at least give me a short screw or a rubber stopper. This is too stressful for the price
    Date published: 2015-06-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An indispensable piece of gear I'm a professional filmmaker and use this head and its mag legs for both field and studio work. I agree with what has been said by others in terms of its sturdiness, lightness and ease of use. This is a great piece of equipment. However, the comments about the pan handle being mounted on the left side ... try just flipping it over as per the instructions. I'm right-handed and that works just fine for me. My only negative comment is that the attachement for the pan handle does look flimsy. I haven't had trouble yet, but I can see that it could be a weak point. However, the overall quality of the unit is such that I'd be happy to get a tradesman to fit a work-around for me. One head for both stills and movies; this is the one you want.
    Date published: 2011-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous engineering This is used for my Canon 7D to shoot movies and stills, plus my smaller cameras, the G12 and point and shoots. It it rugged and has amazing engineering and especially quality. This is the first head to recognize the needs of DSLR/video owners. Manfrotto quality is terrific. I swallowed a couple of times before paying the price. What really convinced me to keep it is the ability to balance the camera/lens load on top of the head and the smooth panning action. If you travel, this one head will be all you need. You'll notice the weight if you carry it onboard, but it has to have weight to be rugged.
    Date published: 2011-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works exactly as advertised! Ignore all the miswritten negative reviews you see around here, whoever wrote them never read the instructions. First, the video handle works for both left and right hands you simply have to flip it from one side to the other. There is no reason to lose any of the camera screws if you dont need the large one just leave it threaded in the hole. It gets it out of the way and keeps the smaller screw from falling out....DUH. The Neck that holds the camera has ZERO flex, in fact it could probably hold 3 times the heads rated weight without any strain. It doesnt have 2 knobs for locking perpendicular and up and down movement, the little one is the friction control, the big one is the lock, RTFM please! No its not as simple to use as a simple ball head but unlike ballhead it will hold the biggest DSLR with an 8lb 300mm nikon lens in any angle or any wierd orientation you wish. For video mode it pans and moves up and down superbly smoothly. The counterweight feature is excellent to maintain your vidoe camera light on the mount. The fact is, its simply spectacular for both video and photo very strongly recommended. If you need to mount a 50 pound HD video camera this is not for you, but its not meant to be either. Lastly a little advice for those proffesionals that write silly reviews, before you review something please know how to operate the device, a good place to start is to read the manual, its only 4 pages.....Sheesh
    Date published: 2012-06-15
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