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Manfrotto MH057A5 Virtual Reality and Panoramic Head (Sliding)

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Manfrotto MH057A5 Virtual Reality and Panoramic Head (Sliding)
Key Features
  • Sliding Panoramic Head
  • Includes 300N Panoramic Unit
  • Sequential Shots Around Single Axis
  • Sliding Horizontal/Vertical Plates
Manfrotto's MH057A5 Virtual Reality and Panoramic Head (Sliding) makes it possible for you to take sequential constant-angle shots around a single axis with your camera, either in portrait or landscape position. It also ensures that the nodal point of the camera/lens is in line with the center of panoramic rotation so that parallax effects don't cause problems during image stitching.

The MH057A5 is built around (and includes) the 300N panoramic unit, adding a system of sliding horizontal and vertical plates for accurate positioning of the camera nodal point. The plates have engraved index rules to make subsequent repositioning easier. The included quick release elbow bracket lets you use the portrait orientation of the camera, gaining vertical field. The system is suitable for most 35mm SLR still and digital cameras using wide-angle or standard lenses.

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Manfrotto 057 Overview

Manfrotto's MH057A5 Virtual Reality and Panoramic Head (Sliding) makes it possible for you to take sequential constant-angle shots around a single axis with your camera, either in portrait or landscape position. It also ensures that the nodal point of the camera/lens is in line with the center of panoramic rotation so that parallax effects don't cause problems during image stitching.

The MH057A5 is built around (and includes) the 300N panoramic unit, adding a system of sliding horizontal and vertical plates for accurate positioning of the camera nodal point. The plates have engraved index rules to make subsequent repositioning easier. The included quick release elbow bracket lets you use the portrait orientation of the camera, gaining vertical field. The system is suitable for most 35mm SLR still and digital cameras using wide-angle or standard lenses.

Sliding panoramic head
Includes 300N panoramic unit
Sequential shots around single axis
Sliding horizontal/vertical plates
Engraved index rules for repositioning
Quick-release elbow bracket
Works with most 35mm film/digital lenses
UPC: 719821338574

Manfrotto 057 Specs

MaterialsAluminum
Plate TypeQuick release with 1/4"-20 and 3/8" screws
Load Capacity11.02 lb (5 kg)
Working Height5.79" (14.7 cm)
Weight3.53 lb (1.6 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13 x 12 x 8"
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If you attach the camera mot the bracket with the ports on the open side it will work fine and will not be blocked for access.
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The physical size of the lens determines what lenses can be used on the unit. I have encountered several nodal point heads that cannot accommodate a Canon 16 to 35mm. What is the list of lenses that are compatible with this unit?
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Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Asked by: Leland Y.
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Can I use this for VR panorama photos, as in the ones they do for Google SV ?
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Can I use it for 360 photography? how different is this than http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/293646-REG/Manfrotto_303SPH_303SPH_QTVR_Spherical_Panoramic.html
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Manfrotto MH057A5 can be used for 360 degree panoramic photography. It makes sequential constant-angle shots around a single axis with your camera, either in portrait or landscape position. The Manfrotto 303SPH http://bhpho.to/1dtO5i5 is designed for Quick Time Virtual Reality technology, is a panoramic head which can be used for multi-row (spherical) shooting. In practice, the MH057A5 would make a panoramic image along a single straight line of sight. The 303SPH would allow you to create a scene that a viewer looking on a computer screen would be able to pan left or right and up and down (as if in a dome).
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Can it do multi row panos?
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Date published: 2018-08-28
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