Manfrotto ギア雲台 ギア付きジュニア雲台 アルミニウム製 410
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非常にコンパクトでユニークなこの雲台は、ギアの動きで3 方向(パン、ティルトおよび横から横へのティルト)の動作が可能です。クイックリリースカメラプレートシステムを組み込んでおり、デジタル/ フィルムの一眼レフカメラにおよび中判カメラに適しています。 カメラアタッチメントは1/4+ 3/8ネジに対応。最大耐荷重:5kg。各軸の動きがミリ単位での制御により、最高の精度を提供します。たとえは建築撮影やスタジオ静物撮影で遠近感の微修正など、最高の精度が求められる場合に最良の選択肢となります。
Movement controls are a little stiff but that doesn’t make it jerky, it moves smoothly.
Downsides. That manufacturer specific plate. It is nice and solid but a pain so I’ve just attached a separate Arca clamp on top.
In my opinion, i'd rather sacrifice weight for usability so i don't mind carrying the extra 0.5kg
The build quality is excellent all round and the gears are reassuringly solid.
I was sceptical about the larger base plate, having always used the smaller, new style plates. However, once i had the camera mounted, all my scepticism disappeared as it is a much more solid mounting. There is absolutely no wobble in the mount, and the larger plate allows me to mount a large rig without any front-to-back movements.
Overall, I'd say this head is a better build quality than the newer alternative. Unless you are hiking for hours, I'd recommend this over the lighter, modern alternative as the results are so much better!
Note that if you use arca-swiss connectors you will also have to consider investing in the Hejnar plate replacement (which is a totally solid piece of engineering) or equivalent unless you like spending your time swapping connectors or want to introduce a source of movement
Instead, I decided to throw more money at the problem by trying out the 410's bigger sibling: the 405 Geared Head.* Maybe, I reasoned, Manfrotto had lately been cutting corners with their junior head, and that the two I bought from Amazon, while presumably part of a bad batch, wouldn't be replicated with their 405 range. To which I can now dash that last hopeful conjecture with a heartfelt: Oh, dear! (or words to that effect). The first thing I noticed upon unpacking the head was that the rubber handgrip on one of the axis controls was missing. Okay, so it wasn't a serious fault in itself, but it did smack of slipshod inspection procedures at wherever in the world Manfrotto produce their photo accessory equipment. And it has to be conceded that my toleration levels towards all things Manfrotto had taken a bit of a beating by this stage. Still, were it just a small matter of a missing rubber grip, I would have turned the other cheek and got the online suppliers to make up for this shortfall, end of story. Except that it proved to be nothing of the sort. I will be brief here, save to point out that both the head's pan and levelling axes were in every sense of the term mechanically inoperable. I have since returned to the head to the suppliers concerned, along with a detailed account of its failings.
So this is the current situation: I have an excellent lightweight tripod that is now gathering dust from lack of use. And it may remain so for the forseeable future, given that I wouldn't trust to demean it with one of Manfrotto's entry-level ballhead camera mounts, never mind any more of their so-called professional geared heads.
NB. I am obliged to award at least one orange star for this product review. In reality the product in question deserves no orange stars whatsoever, just five black marks.
* Not purchased from Amazon.
In practice the head realised all of my expectations. It is sturdy, allowed quick initial positioning followed by precise alignment and problem free movement of the frame in all 3 axes. The geared controls worked easily with gloves in temperatures down to -10degrees C. This is called a "Junior Head" and I worried that it might be lightly made or the gearing be sloppy - not so! It is extermely solid and well built with no backlash on the gearing. I was using the relatively weighty combination of a Nikon D300 with an 18-200 Nikkor lens and never felt any need for a sturdier platform ( when combined with Velbon Sherpa 6300 tripod ). Some reviews have commented that the head does not allow you point the camera at high elevations - just extent the centre pole of the tripod a little and mount the camera on on the base-plate the opposite way from that indicated and Bob's your proverbial. NB This head is referred to as the "Junior Geared Head" or the Manfrotto 410 geared head head - both terms now seem to refer to the same product. It is an excellent buy.
The good points.
The head is a beautiful piece of engineering that will outlast me by many decades. The gearing allows roll, pitch and yaw to be precisely adjusted with assurance. It's a Manfrotto after all.
Setting up is easy and the level bubble ensures spot on horizontals.
Once on target the camera stays rock solid with no slack in the gearing system.
The one bad point.
This is purely personal and due to my age and condition of my joints. I find it difficult to quickly pan onto a shot using the QA release, especially if I need to adjust elevation at the same time. The release is just a little too stiff for my arthritic fingers. The QA option also means that camera can jump one way or the other as the cogs re-engage. Adjustment back on target is fast enough for this to be easily corrected. If like me you have joint issues then be aware that you may well find yourself forgoing the QA release option. This would not be a problem for landscape or posed photography.
The good points vastly outweigh the bad point and I would buy another tomorrow if this one was stolen. Had I been able to award 4.9 stars I would have gone for that, and given its designed purpose it is well worth the money.
I don't like ball heads, nothing against them but I've never felt quite comfortable with them. I've owned ballheads and I always felt like I had to overtighten the locks just to feel comfortable that it's not going to slip. I've been using the 804RC2 and I always liked the simplicity of three-way pano head, big handles you can grab in sub-zero temps and you know when you lock it, it stays locked. However the problem comes when you want a minute adjustment to the framing and it means yanking open that axis and then trying to position it carefully before locking it again, takes time and prone to always being slightly off.
In comes in the gead-head! You can make big adjustment by simply squeezing the spring loaded locks to quickly position it, then tweak the fine adjusters to ease the head into position. One of the things I like to do is pick up the whole kit and just walk off and I had to get into the habit of locking my pano head into position, else it would slip as I walked around and the sudden jolt does the camera and lenses no favours. The gear head stays locked in position automatically, it cannot slip out so you just pick up the kit, sling it on your shoulder and walk off.
It's slightly heavier than the 804RC2 and the half hour with it I almost tripped over as it the slight weight increase caught me slightly off balance as I jumped over a style! LOL! Just takes a little time for you to adjust your balance to compensate.
I'm extremely pleased with it. If you like pano-heads but you need the ability to make fine adjustments to get the framing right in-situ, well worth the investment.
My main camera system is a lightweight Sony A6000 but has a (relatively) hefty Sony SEL18-200mm hanging off the front of it. But the max load of the tripod/head was never going to be seriously challenged with my kit.
Only had it a couple of weeks and been out two whole days with it so far. Cannot therefore comment on durability, but can see no reason to be concerned as the mechanisms are smooth and the entire item gives the impression of being sturdily built to last. I'm a keen amateur and it's unlikely to be tested by me in the most rugged circumstances. Nevertheless, for those interested, I've protected it and the tripod with a Manfrotto 80 cm padded bag. Also a very worthwhile high quality finished item. My combined tripod and head assembly fits easily and well into this bag with room for packing soft clothing or snacks/ bottled water should it be required. Very impressed with both these purchases so far. Love it.
I had a choice of buying the 055 legs with a ball hear or a 3-way head but cold not get buy with this geared head. Shame!
I bought this for Macro shots so I could make tiny adjustments without lag. I was surprised there was no clicks when turning the knobs! I was expecting some noise but its silent and smooth. It does an amazing job when I'm using extension tubes and a macro slider coupled with a macro lens. So far I've only tried using it at 1.8 to1 real life to sensor ratio. Trying to make find adjustments with a ball head only led to frustration so the geared head is great.