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Manfrotto 410 geared head, opinions?

 
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Feb 21, 2009 17:28 |  #1

Anyone have opinions, good or bad aside from its weight, for the Manfrotto geared head 410?

I like the idea of being able to make fine tuning adjustments without unlocking and moving the whole camera when I only need a small rotation.

http://www.manfrotto.c​om …db767011c16d3de​c52e_L.jpg (external link)

On an aside, while looking for a tripod and head I find the manufacturers websites to be rather lacking making it difficult to really see what their products do. Most hide photos of their products until you go to that item instead they give a list of product numbers without really telling you what each one has to offer.




  
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Feb 21, 2009 18:44 |  #2

I have the 488rc2. I was thinking of buying the 410, originally. For what I use a tripod, the 410 would have been better for me... portraits, close ups, nature and panoramas. I will be buying the 100 macro, soon and the 410 will certainly be more usefull than the 488rc2.

I will be changing my head.... either the 410 or the Markin Q.

For precise framing, I think the 410 can't be beat.


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Feb 21, 2009 21:13 |  #3

I used to own one and loved everything about it except for the fact that it only uses RC4 QR plates. It is very precise and excellent for when the job demands that type of control.


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Feb 22, 2009 08:48 |  #4

It's heavy & feels quite coarse IMO.

A whole different level of quality (& price) is the Arca Cube. (external link)
Ridiculously expensive however, so if I were to buy a geared head, it would probably be a Manfrotto...


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Feb 22, 2009 10:06 |  #5

HappySnapper90 wrote in post #7376242 (external link)
Anyone have opinions, good or bad aside from its weight, for the Manfrotto geared head 410?

I like the idea of being able to make fine tuning adjustments without unlocking and moving the whole camera when I only need a small rotation.

http://www.manfrotto.c​om …db767011c16d3de​c52e_L.jpg (external link)

On an aside, while looking for a tripod and head I find the manufacturers websites to be rather lacking making it difficult to really see what their products do. Most hide photos of their products until you go to that item instead they give a list of product numbers without really telling you what each one has to offer.

I have a 410 head. The reason I bought it years ago was to use a 6" mirror telescope on my large tripod. It worked quite well for that.

Would I want to carry the 410 head on an everyday field tripod? Not a chance. It's way too heavy and not very convenient for everyday use.

I've got the 410 head in my studio with an RC2 adapter (external link) mounted to the RC4 QR plate. I don't want to use the RC4 quick release plate directly on my EOS equipment, as it's way too large for handling the equipment off the tripod. I have not actually used this setup yet, but expect to for tabletop work where the finer adjustments might be handy.


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