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.
Reviewed by 3 customers
use on D800 and 70-200 and take landscape picture with 64 sec,no problem.
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.
Holds SLR in correct position.