Manfrotto 405 Pro Digital Geared Head with Quick Release - Supports 16.50 lb

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About Manfrotto 405

Manfrotto's new 405 Pro Digital Geared Head is designed especially to meet the more exacting, time-sensitive needs of busy professional digital photographers who shoot with medium format or 35mm camera/back payloads up to 16.5lbs.

The 405 utilizes large, easy-to-grip knobs that provide smooth, positive, geared control through 360° pan and +90° - 30° frontal and lateral tilt.

In addition to its 3-D geared functions, the 405 also incorporates a unique feature that allows you to instantly disengage the gears and rough position the camera by hand, then instantly reengage them for ultra-precise final alignment.

The 405 comes complete with quick-release plate, ¼" and 3/8" camera mounting screws, and 3/8" tripod mount.

The Manfrotto 405 is commonly used for Photography, Portraits and more.The Manfrotto 405 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro photographer among others.The Manfrotto 405 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Manfrotto 405: Attaches firmly, Large range of motion, Stable and Strong clamp

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Stable (9),Large range of motion (8),Attaches firmly (6),Strong clamp (6)
Cons:
Heavy (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (5),Photography (4),Long exposures (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (4)

Manfrotto 405 Specifications

Max. load Capacity
16.5 lbs
Head height
6.3 inches
Quick Release
Yes
Spirit Level
Yes
Female Thread size (Connect to Tripod)
3/8"-16
Weight
5.3 lbs
Notes
Pan 360°

Tilt +90° -30° Frontal & Lateral Tilt
Mfr #
405
SKU
BG405

Manfrotto 405 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

EXELENT PRODUCT .GREAT CONTRUCTION

the experience with this product are exelent .i use this product for astronomy i place the takahashi 60mm refractor .the mount work good for track manualy celestial objects , and terrestial photography .this product exceed my expectation

Reviewed by 10 customers

 
4.0

Super-solid geared head

By

from Woodstock, GA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This was the second one of these we bought for our test lab. It's super solid, quick to adjust, and just generally well-built.

 
4.0

Great for specialized use

By

from Pennsylvania  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great for macro photography with long lens and heavy DSLR. Solid build and precise control. Improved my results. Best use is in the lab or studio. But heavy. Not field equipment. Also, don't try to use this for action photography.

 
4.0

good product

By

from india  -  Pro Photographer

i use it for my product photography

 
5.0

Great Studio Head

By

from Washington, DC  -  Pro Photographer

I used the Junior version of this in my studio for years and loved it. Then one day I found this one and it's bigger knobs are softer and larger and easier to use with gloves on. The motion is just as smooth, but the quick release knob is larger too and also easier to operate. The only head I'll ever use in my studio. Came here today to buy another one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product

By

from McAllen  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Do not believe the reviews that state that this is a delicate head. It is well constructed and should give you years of use.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

for Control freaks like me

By

from New York, New York  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great for fine tuning architectural compositions. It saves a lot of time and gives you precise control. The quick release feature on the fine tune adjustment knobs is brilliant.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It doesn't get any better

By

from Fernley, NV  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The best head going any time precise framing is required. Very smooth movements, and lots of bubble levels and degree wheels make this head a joy to use.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for my purpose

By

from Seaside, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this head for macro (Canon 40D+Tamron 180mm+macro rails), and movie projector on the side as well. An over kill for my purpose but works great for me. It does creek a little over time (as in movie projector's case, you can see the movie screen a little tilted after a few hours. But I've never have any problem for regular macro shootings. Considering the price, there might be better options out there. But I use quite a few Manfrottos at home, and I like their overall solid middle class way of doing things - reasonable priced, solid build with ease of use. I read some pros complained about creek for long exposures and used on large frame camera. Have no experience there myself. All I can say is for regular macro work, this thing is fantastic!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beefy, well constructed unit.

By

from Sydney, Australia.  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

The Pro-Digital Geared Head is a solid unit, with quick adjustments and geared adjustments with no backlash. It is a rugged unit and should last a very long time, at a price that is affordable compared to other heads. I found this unit especially useful in macro photography and portraits, allowing the ability for framing to be spot on, and reproducible if need be.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EXELENT PRODUCT .GREAT CONTRUCTION

By

from san juan

the experience with this product are exelent .i use this product for astronomy i place the takahashi 60mm refractor .the mount work good for track manualy celestial objects , and terrestial photography .this product exceed my expectation

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