Fantastic Manfrotto 3-way head

I am absolutely thrilled with this Manfrotto 3-way head. My last one took nearly a decade to wear out, mostly due to abuse in salt water environments, and I had to have a new one.

This head works great with some of my larger lenses on board. The Nikon AI-S 300mm F2.8 and my Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F2.8 are both perfectly stable on this head. Friction controls are a nice addition, missing from my last head, and the collapsible levers get out us your way. Bubble levels pretty much exactly where you'd want them and a fantastic quick release system. It uses the same mount as previous pan-and-tilt Manfrotto head, so I can even use the old mounting plates.

I expect to get another 5-10 years out of this one.

Manfrotto MHXPRO-3W X-PRO 3-Way Head with Retractable Levers and Friction Controls via Amazon

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  1. Don't both of those lenses have a rotatable tripod collar? Doesn't seem like you don't need the extra complexity of the 3 way head for them.

    That being said, I've found my old Bogen stuff to be of lasting quality.

  2. I only caught a quick glimpse of it, and had a few minutes to jot something down before a meeting, but I wanted to let you were right...I don't know what Jason's playing at...

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