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Manfrotto X Pro 3 Way Head

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  • Precise and reliable 3-way photographic head.
  • With the levers retracted and folded for transport, the space occupied by the head is only 13cm x 13.5cm x 13.5cm
  • Friction controls on the X-PRO 3-Way Head's tilt and portrait axes help balance the weight of camera equipment
  • 3 leveling bubbles on the head
  • Sturdily built with a rugged aluminium body for reliability and durability
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Manfrotto X Pro 3 Way Head + Manfrotto 055 3 Leg Section Carbon Fibre Tripod + Manfrotto 80cm Unpadded Tripod Bag (MBAG80N)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 16 x 16 cm ; 5 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.9 Kg
  • Item model number: MHXPRO-3W
  • ASIN: B00ICFIV7E
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 Feb. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Product Description

The X-PRO 3-Way Head is Manfrotto's most compact, precise and reliable 3-way photographic head.

The compact closed size that makes the X-PRO so easy to pack and carry is down to its retractable levers that can be extended when needed. With the levers retracted and folded for transport, the space occupied by the head is only 13cm x 13.5cm x 13.5cm (5.1" x 5.3" x 5.3"). Friction controls on the X-PRO 3-Way Head's tilt and portrait axes help balance the weight of camera equipment so that fine framing adjustments can be made with the locking knobs open, only locking everything down once everything's ready. And with 3 leveling bubbles on the head, composition can be levelled precisely in-camera, reducing post production work. Sturdily built with a rugged aluminium body for reliability and durability, the X-PRO supports up to 8 kg (17.6 lbs), but weighs only 1 kg (2.2 lbs).

The X-PRO 3-Way Head is made in Italy by Manfrotto.

Attachment: 3/8" female thread attachment type

Colour: Black color

Front tilt: -30 / +90 tilt range

Independent pan lock: Yes

Independent tilt lock: Yes

Lateral tilt: -30 / +90 tilt range

Material: Aluminum

Panoramic rotation: 360 degrees

Patent: Pat. pending

Plate type: Quick release - with 1/4-20" screw

Quick release: Yes

Secondary safety system: yes

Safety payload: 8 kg

Weight: 1 kg

Working height: 13.0 cm

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Manfrotto X-Pro -3 Way Head


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Edward on 10 May 2014
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Have just bought this head, to attach to my Manfrotto MT190XPRO tripod. It is a quality product, solidly constructed and well engineered. Generally, very easy to use. The quick release system seems secure (I'm not really a fan of quick release systems). The retractable handles are brilliant and are very effective at reducing the size of the head, without compromising on its functionality. I am a bit disappointed in the adjustable friction controls; on mine, they both have to be at the very highest setting, to have any impact. I had expected much finer control. Their shape does not lend itself to the level of force required at the far end of the adjustment either. The friction control on my Giottos ball head, is much finer and also easier to operate. However, I don't consider this warrants knocking a whole star off, so have still given 5 stars.

Overall, a quality and well made product that I am happy to recommend.
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This is a very well, but potentially over-engineered head. The action in all planes is silky smooth and the friction dials do a very good job of allowing you to get a low inertia movement in all the planes. It's heavy, but that's hardly surprising. If you're after a very precise pan & tilt head and can cope with some additional weight I recommend it.

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One thing I have noticed is that if you want to use a lot of vertical angle (more Astro protography than nature), the mount will only move so far if you mount the camera or scope facing away from the handle you see on the top left in the product photo. If you mount in the other direction you can go almost vertical, but then the handle is out-front which is less intuitive to use. It's not detracted from my rating though, but worth bearing in mind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Conedxf on 16 Mar. 2015
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I have owned this head for about 3 months now, I bought it to replace an 804RC2 head which was on my previous tripod. It is a well built, well designed head, which uses the Manfrotto RC2 quick release system. If your familiar with the RC2 system this is an easy change, if not it is easy to get used to, it can be fiddly at first, but once you have the hang of it, I have found it to work well over a number of years. The X Pro 3 way head is lighter than previous heads and very very compact with the levers retracted, they can be used both retracted or pulled out which is a bonus. The friction arrangements on the head allow you to set the friction to suit whatever rig you have attached, this in turn allows very precise positioning of the head, before you lock it off. I'm not sure what other reviewers have attached, but even the heaviest setups I have are catered for, this includes a Canon Eos 1Dx with 70-200 f/2.8 IS lens and 1.4x converter. The other really useful feature is a three way spirit level in the back corner of the head plate which makes it really easy to ensure the camera is level and saves the need to fit one to the hotshoe. Overall excellent
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By adrian on 9 Mar. 2015
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Absolutely superb, only had it out once, never got any decent pics as the conditions where awful, was a pleasure to use, looking forward to giving it some proper action, definatly a step up from my old Manfrotto ball head, would recomend this head to anybody looking for a new one, the friction knobs are a godsend, the retractable handles are a design masterpiece, i've steered clear of 3 way heads in the past due to the long handles, i actualy destroyed a camera and lens once by accidently knocking the tripod over thanks to it's handles, with this head there is no chance of doing the same, kudos to Manfrotto for such a well thought out tripod , however if you are looking for a compact head BEWARE! it is quite large
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss J V Hunt on 5 Feb. 2015
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WOW! Great buy for the money.
As I was struggling with the ball head especially when taking images in the dark of the aurora and night sky it came aware to me I needed to purchase a 3 way head. Working with Manfrotto a lot in my career I opted for this as a midrange replacement and all I can say is for the money its a great buy I may even shoot some video with it as the fluidity of the head and the variable tension makes it quite smooth on pans and tilts. Well worth the step up however does justifiably weigh considerately more than the old ball head but then that is to be expected but not a hindrance unless you are limited for weight for travel I guess.
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This is a good, solid head by a recognised manufacturer. It is a bit heavy when carting your tripod around for landscapes, etc., but that is the price you pay for a steady platform, and it is not that expensive compared to some models. Base has standard 3/8 female screw, qr plate (1 supplied) is male 1/4 inch.

I would suggest a test for a good head is whether, when the camera is flipped to the portrait (vertical) position it can be held at the correct angle without slipping. This head manages that, and it does flip to 90 degrees, unlike some cheapo models. The heaviest I hang on it is a Canon 5d mark iii with battery grip and 17/40 or 24/105 L series lenses, so I cannot comment beyond that; the leaflet gives the maximum weight capacity as 8 kg. Panning is 360 degrees, tilt +90 to -30, levelling same.

The interesting features on this head are the handles that retract inwards for storage/transport, and the friction knobs. The latter allow you to set a degree of resistance on the vertical and sideways tilts that permits smooth movement of the head while simultaneously keeping it in the chosen position: get it right and you don't need to lock off the llevers until you are set up correctly.I specialise in architectural photography and this is a great help in accurately lining up shots of buildings without going to the expense of a geared head.There are three spirit levels, though I prefer cube levels on the hotshoe as easier to see.

Highly recommended.
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