The high-tech, revolutionary design of the 322RC2 ball head makes it easy to position and lock this tripod head with one hand. Constructed of lightweight magnesium, the reduced height of this head keeps the weight of your equipment as close as possible to the tripod's center of gravity. Complete with a built-in bubble level and quick release plate, the 322RC2 is suitable for use with 35mm or medium format cameras. This Manfrotto head is covered by a 2-year limited warranty, plus an additional 3 years when you register online.
|Quick Release Plate ||Allows quick attachment of equipment to a tripod head. |
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Nice, but I returned it
tom from joliet, IL
I have the older, vertical version of this, and it works great, I use it all the time. I thought the horizontal version would make more sense, keep the camera lower, easier to rotate. But there appears to be some slack in it that I couldn't work out: I think it's related to the tapered slot (attachment to the ball). So when you squeeze the trigger there's a wobble to it before you pan; the vertical one doesn't do that, it has a parallel slot. I tried tightening/loosening what I could, but to no avail. Maybe I just couldn't figure out how to make it work (wouldn't be the first time....)If so, I'd likely buy another if I could eliminate that slack.
Smooth Action - Ball Head
Sharon from Baraboo, WI
I purchased the Manfrotto Action Grip Tripod head to use mainly for photography. I wasn't sure if this tripod head would work with my digiscope set up due to the weight of the spotting scope. I've tested it out and luckily it works very well. I think it is primarily due to the friction dial. You can pan, swivel and even point the scope to the tops of the canopy. The only trouble I've encountered is when I let others look through the scope and they don't know how to squeeze and rotate the head at the same time. It does take a very firm grip. I can highly recommend this tripod head for all of your photography and digiscoping needs.