Manfrotto 055 Magnesium Ball Head with Q2 Quick Release, Up to 26.5 lbs Load Capacity

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About Manfrotto MH055M0Q2

The Manfrotto 055 Magnesium Ball Head with Q2 Quick Release is a sturdy, professional ball head with separate controls for tilt, pan and friction that enable precise positioning. With a 26.5 lb load capacity, the durable head is suitable for just about any camera. The 055 head's lateral tilt ranges from -100Deg. to +40Deg. and pan is a full 360Deg.

With the head's independent pan lock, its state-of-the-art materials & technology that enable smooth movements, plus the degree markers around the base, the 055 is well-suited for precise panoramic photography. The head's quick-release mechanism is the innovative Q2 system, which offers excellent ergonomics & speed as well as light weight.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(3)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (3),Wildlife (3)

Manfrotto MH055M0Q2 Features

  • Perfect companion for Manfrotto 055 carbon-fiber tripods
  • Magnesium Q2 quick-release system is compatible with RC2 standard plates
  • Portrait angle selector (90-100deg.) for finer control over positioning
  • Dual spirit levels for both portrait & landscape orientations
  • Constructed of lightweight magnesium (weighs 2.0 lb)
  • Patent-pending design

Manfrotto MH055M0Q2 Specifications

Load Capacity
26.5 lb (12 kg)
Quick Release
Yes, Q2 system
Camera Mount Plate
200PL-14 quick-release plate with 1/4"-20 screw
Spirit Level
Yes, 2
Tension Control
Yes
Separate Panning Lock
Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size
3/8"-16
Tilt Range
-100Deg. to +40Deg. lateral tilt
Pan Range
360Deg.
Material
Magnesium
Height
5.2" (13.1 cm)
Weight
2.03 lb (0.92 kg)

Manfrotto MH055M0Q2 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

 
5.0

Strong holder

By

from Houston TX  -  Semi-pro Photographer

use on D800 and 70-200 and take landscape picture with 64 sec,no problem.

 
4.0

Up to Snuff

By

from Lafayette, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Good mid-size head. If clamp tightened more securely, I'd give it five stars. Giving Giotto its due, perhaps I am spoiled by Manfrotto's proprietary lever system, which can't be beat. Ideal travel head, as compact, light in weight, but sturdy.

 
4.0

Robust ball head works well

By

from Anthem, Arizona  -  Photo Enthusiast

Holds SLR in correct position.

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Rick D  Hi, Will this work with a 190XPROB or would another head be a better fit?
VENISA L  I use this head on a 055CXPRO4 tripod and I feel the base of the head is too large for my tripod. I wouldn't recommend it for the 190xprob. The 054 may be a better choice for you. The O54 head wasn't available to order, so I went with the 055. The O55 is a great head. I have no complaints.
IVAN G  Hi, I bought a Manfrotto tripod 294, has a 3-axis head with levers, I wonder if I can change it with this ball head, if supported by the tripod I have? thanks
PAT H  I am very pleased with this ball head for use with my Canon 7D and the 100-400 lense. It is rock steady
tanil t  What are the differences among the Q2, Q5 and RC4 plates? I really don't know which one to choose.
Helen O  The Q2 and the RC4 plates are designed mostly for still cameras not requiring a large mounting footprint. The Q5 is designed for larger cameras such as camcorders where a large mounting footprint and the added stability are necessary.
tanil t  Thank you very much Helen for your quick response. If you don't mind I would like to ask you another question. As I have read in the forums some people say that the 054 ball head fits better than 055 ball head on 055 type tripods. Is this true? I have got a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod and would like to know which type of ball head fits better on it, the 054 or the 055? Thanks in advance...
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