Manfrotto tripod head is for heavy duty use. If you have
a 4x5, 5x7, or 8x10 camera this is the tripodhead to select.
tripod head geared close up
of the Manfrotto tripod head
you are using a digital camera costing more than $5,000 (and especially
if you are using a Sinar,
Scitex Leaf, Phase
or Better Light system which can cost $27,000 and upwards) the stability
of a Manfrotto head is essential.
digital photograph can require exposures of several minutes, and
wobble during that time is fatal. Thus
it is also recommendable to use a tripod with no center post. A
center post is an ideal source of wobble. Ries tripods offer a solid
platform (in other words, no center post).
view of the geared Manfroto tripod head
craftsmanship. This Manfrotto geared head is obviously not
made in a land that prefers cheap disposable products. If you are
using a Hasselblad,
any comparable camera, or 35mm equipment, you are better
off with a different Manfrotto, or an Arca-Swiss monoball.
Arca-Swiss heads are considerably better than any of the others
that attempt to make comparable heads. We also like the Gitzo Big
Ball series, though it is a different kind of head (not a monoball
metal--holds up even out on remove expeditions.
Manfrotto geared head is obviously not made in a land that
prefers cheap disposable products.
are what keep your heavy camera from wilting. This is industrial
information on Gitzo tripods, Manfrotto tripod heads, Elinchrome
strobes, Metz flash equipment, and Bogen light stands is readily
available from the distributor (Bogen
Imaging Inc.), firstname.lastname@example.org
or Phone: 201-818-9500,
565 East Crescent Avenue, P.O. Box 506, Ramsey, NJ 07446-0506