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Manfrotto410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg)
 
4.8

(based on 250 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (205)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (118)
  • Attaches firmly (103)
  • Large range of motion (87)
  • Easy to use (79)
  • Strong clamp (78)

Cons

  • Heavy (48)
  • Heavy / bulky (15)
  • Complicated controls (3)
  • Heavy bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (136)
  • Night shots (76)
  • Portraits (50)
  • Home (47)
  • Travel (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (84), Photo enthusiast (65), Semi-pro photographer (65), Casual photographer (3), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (183), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

If you're questioning getting it, BUY IT

I love this tripod head! I bought a new tripod head because my old one couldn't hold up my canon 7d and 70-200 f/2.8 is mkII and battery grip. This head can...Read complete review

I love this tripod head! I bought a new tripod head because my old one couldn't hold up my canon 7d and 70-200 f/2.8 is mkII and battery grip. This head can hold all of that with a master flash in the hot shoe as well and then some. with that weight this gear head is very precise and steady with no slipping or creeping. When adjusting, you have a choice of precise movements or a quick release to make larger adjustments. The only 2 negative things that I can possibly think of: you can only look up up to a 30 degree angle, however you can just reverse mount the camera/lens on the quick release plate (not a big deal for me). The second negative (shown in photo) is the space in-between the left/right tilt knob (ONLY if you have a full sized body or battery grip)is a little tight especially if you have bigger fingers. I would not use this for sports, action, travel, video, events, or wildlife because it is so precise and has a little too much weight to it for these.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

precision control

I needed a head that could give me precise control on the 3 axes. This is exactly what this head does, and it does it well. However ...
The head won't...Read complete review

I needed a head that could give me precise control on the 3 axes. This is exactly what this head does, and it does it well. However ...
The head won't allow your camera to "look straight up" : one of the buttons hits the central part of the head preventing it to look up more than app 30 degrees.
This wouldn't be so much of a problem if it were easy to mount the camera facing aft on the head, but the mouning plate will only fit one way on the head. The workaround is to unscrew the plate slightly (with a screwdriver or coin), turn it 180 degress, fasten it again, mount the camera back on the head, turn it sideways and up... what a hassle.
Except for this not so clever design, the head works great. I'm pleased with it.

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5.0

Wow, life just got easier!!

By Steady Shot

from SF, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

This geared head is simple perfect! Great compact design. Paired with the Manfrotto 475b Pro Tripod with Geared Column, my new setup makes it about 1000x easier to set a shot and make the minor adjustments needed quickly and with confidence. I can't believe I shot architectural photos previously without it...huge time saver and excellent control. Well worth the $

 
5.0

Another great product

By Viking

from California

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

Works as expected based on the promotional material and specifications. Excellent for making fine adjustments while posing the shot.

 
5.0

Manfrotto 410 Geared Head

By NJ2VA

from Virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

Heavy but worth it.
Place this head in position and it locks down. No lens creep.
Using it on a Manfrotto 055Pro tripod.

 
5.0

MAGNIFICENT TIME SAVER!

By E.

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

A must-have for architectural photography. I used the Manfrotto 3-way pan/tilt head for years it was a great tool but heavy and cumbersome to carry/transport. Then a friend suggested Manfrotto's magnetic Ballhead which was much lighter and just easy and simple but the bobbly jumpy head takes far too much time in setting up shots for level accuracy no matter what subject matter it is, especially architecture it was too time consuming and difficult to level. I was spending far too much time in LR using auto correction. And then...third times a charm the 410. MAGNIFICENT. 

1. Huge time saver. Shaved 30 minutes off my normal session time. Once you set the head level and lock it at the bubble mark, you will breeze through setting up each shot. Some reviewers have stated it takes longer to set up shots on this gearhead vs a ballhead, I disagree 110%. This gear head allows you to work much-much-much faster. 

2. Saved tons of time in post production because everything was already level and accurate, and the precision of small adjustments is incredibly easy to get spot on. 

3. Quick release plate is trustworthy and the head is rock solid and the texture of the knobs make it easy and comfortable to handle 

4. Much lighter than I expected based on other reviews Pay the price it's worth it, you'll turn jobs faster so in turn have room for more jobs. 

I wish I had known about this gearhead years ago. Bravo Manfrotto.

 
4.0

I would not hesitate to purchase this product again..

By what? I'm ten?

from texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

If you have a large diameter tripod collar you will want to purchase a tripod head spacer.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tripod head, excellent quality. Very happy with it.

By Glen

from Fort Mill, SC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

I've only used it a few times, but I love it.
If you want fine control over the direction the camera points, or if you want to smoothly pan the camera, this is the tripod head for you. I upgraded from a Manfrotto ball head, which was nice but didn't allow for small motions or for panning. This head is sturdy and well made, with no noticeable play in the gears.

I have two minor complaints, but they aren't significant enough to drop my rating from a 5.
First, you need a tool (a quarter or a key) to get the base plate screw tight enough that the camera doesn't slip. The Manfrotto ball head had a bale on the base plate screw that worked nicely. Too bad they didn't carry that feature over to this head.
Second, the knobs that allow free motion are a little stiff. I feel like using the free motion knobs should be a one-handed operation, but I use two hands to make sure the tripod doesn't move from the force required to turn the knobs.
Overall a great head and I'd certainly by it again.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent with One Major Flaw

By Michael

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

The Manfrotto 410 Junior geared head is an excellent product. It makes final adjustment of the camera very easy, particularly if using a longer focal length lens. However, it has one major flaw: it places the optical center of the camera approximately 1 inch to the left of the central axis of the tripod. This means that it is inappropriate for use as a panoramic head – because parallax errors can occur, particularly when making a panorama of an indoor scene.

However, all is not lost. There is an easy solution for those who use an Arca-Swiss type camera mounting plate. Hejnar photo makes a long conversion plate that is designed to place the optical center of the camera directly over the central axis of the tripod. Perhaps someday Manfrotto will see the problem and make a longer plate itself. But in the meantime, panoramic photographers can use the extended plate to solve this problem.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great head!

By Re

from Lima, Peru

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

the possibility of move it by mm without releasing the lock is great!

 
5.0

great for precision

By Jon

from RI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

2 leveling bubbles are a great design feature. Spoiled by video heads that let you level the actual head relative to the legs

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ideal for Real Estate!

By Trevor

from Portland, OR

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Preciseness

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Real Estate

    Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

    I'm using a 5D MKIII with a grip and this fits perfect, and makes it incredibly easy to confirm the proper angle / tilt while setting up the ideal shot. This may not be the perfect tripod head for someone who is needing to make quick adjustments, but for real estate / landscape photography where you have the time to make sure everything is set just right, I can't imagine a product that will outdo this one. Well worth the $, indeed!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    EXCELLENT!

    By di Simondi

    from Boston

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Precise
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Architecture
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro
      • Product Photography

      Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

      I have been using the Manfrotto 410 for about 6 months now. I bought it for real estate and architectural photography, but it is SO nice to work with that I use it for many types of jobs. Also nice to work with is this type of quick release mechanism. Although I once had a problem with the quick release, the repair service was superb - rapid, exacting, and free. The 410 head is strong and stable for 35mm format. It has no problem handling my 5Diii with 24mm tilt/shift or 17mm tilt/shift lenses. The adjustment knobs rotate smoothly and precisely for exacting adjustments, and each has an override mechanism for large changes. Engineering, materials and manufacture are all excellent - one of my favorite pieces of photo gear!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Geared Tripod Head

      By Frjosi

      from Toledo,Ohio

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Audio Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

          Why did I wait so long? There's no going back to ball heads!!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Does the job well

          By wireless researcher

          from Brooklyn, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

              We mount radio equipment on the pan-tilt unit.

              Stable as anything. Easy to use. No real weaknesses.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              BEWARE!!

              By Mark

              from Davis, CA

              Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

              Once you use this head you'll wonder how you got along without it! Switched to this head about 10 years ago from the 3047 head. So much faster for minor adjusting. Have 10 of these heads, this is a replacement for one that bit the dust from dropping the tripod/head on concrete. Hated spending the money again, but could not see a better head out there for the money. Hint: we use a vertaflip to shoot verticals, keeps the camera over the center of the tripod.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Tripod Head

              By Pat

              from Young Harris, GA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                The gears on this Manfrotto head enables the photographer to make small and accurate adjustments to get the camera exactly level on the tripod.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                1st 30 days I am still happy, no movement at all

                By Jim

                from NC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                  Is it heaver than my other heads, yes, but that is why I got it. I am not sure if I would want to use it for everyday outside lifestyle photography, but for everything else it works very well.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this geared head

                  By Rob the studio manager

                  from Benton Harbor, MI

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Architecture

                    Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                    We use this in a large commercial photo studio, and we own at least eight of them. It is a great value; a quality product at a reasonable price.

                    The product is perfect for making tiny leveling adjustments but still allows for quick major moves also. Architecture and set photography require the geared movements.

                    The Junior Geared Head is perfect for our DSLRs and we do use it occasionally with larger cameras, but the step up from Manfrotto is a better option there.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good Macro Head

                    By DelMar_Photog

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Precise Control

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                    If you planning on getting this know what you are getting. If you want precise control for studio work, especially macro, it is awesome. Control in 3 axis by geared knobs. Bigger interior knob in each dimension to make a big move, and release to lock again. This is a heavy ball head. I would not use it for field work, unless you want a workout. The quick release plate took a little fiddling to figure out how it worked, not intuitive or easy, but stays put once locked. I got it to do studio macro work, and for that it is very well suited.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good Solid Performer

                    By Studio X

                    from Republic of Vermont

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Solid
                    • Well designed

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Architecture
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                      I've recently gotten back into shooting architecture and controlled landscapes in both digital and film. After struggling with the standard Bogen 3047 3 axis pan/tilt head, I decided to get the 410.

                      It is well made, nicely heavy with the right amount of resistance on the adjusters. I holds my Nikon F3 with the MD4 motor drive and a long lens with great stability. There is no movement from the head.

                      The only downside is I don't really trust level bubbles on tripods or heads as these things get knocked around quite a bit over the years.

                      All in all, a fair price for a quality bit of kit.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect for Real Estate Phtos

                      By Shawn

                      from St.

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg):

                          Previously I used a Manfrotto tilt and pan head for real estate photography. After using the 410 Junior on just one job I was wondering how I ever got along without it. So easy to level and it stays solid in place. Well built and easy to use. It has no problem supporting my Canon 7D and Sigma 10-20.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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