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Giottos MH7001 Pro Ball Head with Built-in MH652 Quick Release Plate, Supports 11 lbs.

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About Giottos GIOTTO'S

Each Giottos head has been carefully designed to work with specific tripods. They are engineered to position the camera precisely in the required shooting position with a minimum of fuss for optimum results.

The heavily anodized aluminum ball lets you make camera positioning adjustments more smoothly than ever before by eliminating all vibration and skipping so you can frame the perfect photograph the first time without wasting precious seconds on micro corrections.

Add ergonomic design and advanced precision engineering to guarantee high performance locking and your camera is not only quickly adjusted but also rapidly and securely locked where you want it.

Giottos GIOTTO'S Features

  • Professional Heavy Duty Ball and built in Quick Release
  • Three Buble Levels on QR Plate, 2 Horizontal, 1 Vertical
  • Interchangeable 1/4" and 3/8" camera fixing screw
  • 1/4" and 3/8" thread fixing in base
  • One-touch lock for platform and pan movement
  • Locking knob
  • Fixed 90 degree position for portrait mode

Giottos GIOTTO'S Specifications

Head Type
Pro Ball Head
1/4" & 3/8" Threads
Quick Release
652 Quick Release Plate (included)
Tripod Socket
3/8" with 1/4" adapter
Bubble Level(s)
Three, 2 Horizontal, and 1 Vertical
Head Weight
15.5 lb / 440g
11 lbs. /5 kg
2.4" Base
Includes Draw String Pouch
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Most Liked Positive Review


Great Head

I bought this head with a new Giotto;s tripod. I liked it so much that I ordered a second on for a smaller tripod that I use in the house.


Most Liked Negative Review



I use it with the D7000 and a 70-300mm and had all sort of trouble getting it level. Tried other brands are much better to control. Cannot find anything positive of this head, wasted my money.

Reviewed by 15 customers


Giottos Pro Ball Head


So far I have been really impressed with this ball head. I've mainly been using it for landscape photography, but it also works well for portraits and architectural. The one complaint I have with it, is that the quick release lever is a little short. That's the only reason I gave it 4 stars rather than 5.


Very happy!!


For the price, this ball head is a great value and was exactly what I was looking for. Very well built and sturdy. The only down side is the adjustment knobs cannot be spun freely as they hit the camera body. But the way it is built you just need to pull the knob out (they are spring loaded) and re-adjust to continue tightening or un-tightening.


Poorly made


Tilt adjustment cannot be tightened. Quick release hard to attach. Bought this because it was cheap. Bad choice on my part. Adorama took it back and gave me a refund. Very good customer service.


Great value


I am finally alble to make pictures of the entire family without someone holding the camera. I also plan to us it for shots while hiking.


product works as promised


I use the product for motorized dolly camera moves, with the Giotto's head on top of a light-stand, while the other end of my 5 foot slider is supported by a tripod. I angle the dolly slider vertically sometimes, and I needed a head like this to give me the range of motion needed, depending on the angle required by the shot. It works like I had expected. Good product.


Just ok


If you use a small camera with a kit lens, say a Canon XSI with a 18-55, this will works just fine, but if you use a larger semi- pro or pro body you need a Pro Ball head, don't waste your money. As a comparison I can not use a Canon 30D with a Sigma 17-50 f2.8 as it cant handle the front weight as you angle the camera for the shot




I use it with the D7000 and a 70-300mm and had all sort of trouble getting it level. Tried other brands are much better to control. Cannot find anything positive of this head, wasted my money.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Satisfied for the work I do


I am very pleased with this product. Solid, easy to adjust. Only minor complaints: I too had the problem of the camera getting in the way of the adjustment knob. I had to disassemble the knob and rotate it so it adjusts under the camera. Works perfectly now. Also, heavier lenses tend to slightly drop down after clamping. I have to compensate by framing slightly higher, then clamp down.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent value!


This product is an excellent value. It's strong enough to hold a Canon 70-200 with Canon 20D attached. The controls are extremely simple. For precise leveling, the liquid levels are a great feature. Also, the vertical lock is extremely useful. All of the parts are constructed from sturdy metal, which adds some weight, but is well worth it. I purchased one for my monopod but found the quality for the price so high that I just bought a second one for my tripod. This is a professional grade head at hobbyist prices. You should definitely purchase one... right now.


Great Pro Ball Head!


Wow! Goes great, works great and moves great with my tripod! I got this particular ball head with my tripod because I wanted the slide effect I get with the plate for my macro work. Love the quick release and the sturdiness. Adjusting is easy and simplistic and getting into horizontal is no problem at all with this ball head! Totally satisfied!

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