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(based on 2 ratings)
Brand: Giottos
Located in: Tripods, Tripod Heads, Ball Heads
Giottos MH-1002 Compact Ball Head with Independent Panning Lock - Supports 13 lbs.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.5 stars
(based on 2 reviews)
 
Great Ballhead for smaller cameras
By Scootah the Shootah from The Beautiful Northwest on 1/27/2011
Pros:
Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
Best Uses:
Home, Landscape/Scenery, Night Shots, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Giottos Giottos MH-1002 Compact Ball Head with Independent Panning Lock - Supports 13 lbs.:

First of all, there is no way this ballhead supports 13 pounds, or even the 6.6 pounds that it is sometimes rated at. However, it is a great ballhead for smaller cameras like my Panasonic G1. The Giottos MH-1002 has a really nice look and feel to it, appears very well made. The independent panning lock is a great feature...the actual panning movement is a bit stiff, but works smoothly enough...the stiffness may not be a negative, it may keep your camera from wandering too easily when the panning lock is not tightened down. In my opinion, this ballhead is a great size for micro-four thirds cameras, and probably for smaller DSLRs with standard lenses.

 
if you have more money get a better head
By JayVerified Reviewer from Colorado on 7/26/2007
Pros:
Great Value
Cons:
Weak Clamp
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Giottos Giottos MH-1002 Compact Ball Head with Independent Panning Lock - Supports 13 lbs.:

I find the ballhead easy to use and smooth. But it is not capable of clamping tight enough for me. Cranked all the way down, I can still move the head with my hands. The panning lock is really nice though. The construction is overall solid but a little wobbly.

If you have enough money, I think you should get a better head. It should be fine for light-duty work though, I wouldn't recommend using a large, heavy lens with it.

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