Giottos MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate

Giottos MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate

Giottos MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate

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Product Highlights

  • Arca-Style Quick Release Plate
  • Supports up to 13 Pounds
  • Separate Pan Base and Ball Locking Knobs
  • Weighs Less than 1 lb
  • Fits 3/8" - 16 & 1/4" - 20 Tripods
  • 360 Degree Pan & 90 Degree Tilt
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The MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate from Giottos utilizes an Arca-style clamp with length scale and 360° dial for panoramic shooting. This professional ballhead provides high stability and fine adjustments.

With a separate base and ball panning mechanism, the ball can stay locked during panning allowing the camera to stay level, so you won't need to carry a separate leveling base to take accurate panoramic images. Weighing less than 1 lb, the MH5400-656C is a small, but sturdy package that supports loads up to 13 lbs, which makes it a great choice for travel with precision control.

360° panning and 90° tilt with separate pan base and ball locks. It also features a 360° dial to ensure equal panning when shooting panoramic images
Weighs less than 1 pound with clamp
Supports up to 13 pounds
Utilizes 2 spirit levels for easy and convenient leveling
Anodized aluminum construction
In the Box
Giottos MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4" - 20 Reducing Bushing
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Giottos MH5400 specs

    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread & 1/4"-20 with Bushing
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 13 lb / 5.9 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 2
    Weight 0.7 lb / 0.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.97 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 4.4 x 3.2"

    Giottos MH5400 reviews

    MH5400-656C Ballhead with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great for mirrorless/ micro 4/3rds I purchased this for my new Giottos carbon fiber tripod (birthday gift), to use with my micro 4/3 camera kit. The head has a nice fluid motion, and a capacity of 13LBs. This is more than ample for my Lumix G6, and pretty much any of the M4/3 lenses. It has two bubble levels; which while not necessary(the camera has a level function), it is nice to have anyway.The only minor issue I would raise is the placement of one of the bubble levels under the Arca Swiss plate. Seems a bit odd to me. Overall though, I really am happy with this purchase.
    Date published: 2014-03-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I use it with a Manfrotto triod and my Fuji X-T1 mirrorless system. It holds my 55-200mm lens absolutely steady. I love that when I have the center bar of the tripod at 90, I have a bubble level on the ballhead knob. The Arca Swiss style plate matches my Fuji's hand grip. This one is perfect for my landscape, macro and architectural photography.
    Date published: 2016-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very compact arca head This was a gift for my wife. This head is amazingly small, very easy to operate. Works with any arca plate I won as expected. The arca system here is even better it has a system to prevent the plate from slipping out
    Date published: 2015-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Monopod-Worthy Strong built, relatively light. Really good addition to my monopod adding a lot of versatility for those above or below shots. Panning with my monopod is a bonus I never thought about before owning this little thing. In a pinch, I use it for my D3s and 200mm f2 - monopod only since I'll always hold it.
    Date published: 2013-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with this ballhead I used it for landscape shots - panoramas as well as for studio macro shots to keep my camera steady and in place. This head is easy to use and to manipulate when changing & adjusting angles for that perfect pic!
    Date published: 2013-01-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from well made ballhead a good ballhead at this price
    Date published: 2013-10-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product Heavy duty, easy to use
    Date published: 2012-05-31
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