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The Giottos MH1312 652 Series II Ball Head is designed for fast and easy positioning of the camera. Series II ball heads differ from Series I heads as they include an extra feature which gives you additional control over your camera’s movement. Movement through all 3 axes is controlled from just the one locking lever, with an additional control for adjusting friction. With friction applied to the ball you have far greater control over the speed with which the ball will move and ultimately you can achieve more precise positioning. The Giottos MH1312 652 Series II ball head incorporates a quick release plate system with a maximum load capacity of 6kg. Series II ball heads also feature an additional pan lock control, an extra large weight saving hollowed ball to ensure stability whilst retaining impressive maximum weight capabilities. Designed to fit all Giottos tripod legs (the 1312 has a larger base area than its predecessor the 1302) and comes complete with a 5 year warranty.
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Comments about Giottos MH1312-652 Series II Ball Head:
Great ball head. Light and compact - ideal for travel or when hiking with a scope or larger camera & lens. Smooth in operation but rock solid secure when locked. And good value too.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Excellent ball head
If you are looking for a good, standard ball head for your tripod, you can do a lot worse than buying this one.I needed a relatively light weight, stable head to take travelling with me to use for close up photography for my work (museum archive research), and general holiday shots. This Giottos head did not let me down. It is durable enough to withstand a lot of abuse, and withstood months of heavy use and constant adjustment without any loss of accuracy and 'tightness'.Using a ball head may never 'feel' as precise as using one with arms. Yet, for me, the advantages gained in terms of weight and portability far outweighed any cons.
from Trawden, Lancashire
I'm no expert and more a hobbyist photographer, however I have found the Giottos MH1312 a real joy to use. I really don't know how I've coped without it for so long. The head is well constructed and engineered with intuitive control knobs. I have mounted the head on a set of Giottos MT8223-50 legs, with no problems. The MH1312 holds my Canon 600D with a Canon EF 70-300 lens without any creep and is ideal for my astrophotography and long exposures. I really have nothing negative to say about the MH1312.
Really love this head. Easy to use, lightweight, smooth. What more can I say
A really good buy!
By The Novice
About Me Getting started
First time user of a tripod combination. Very simple to use.
One good tripod head
This head fulfills all my needs, its easy to work and durable the quick release plate locks in very tight.
from isle of Lewsi
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional
excellent piece of equipment
First Ball Head for my Giotto tripod
from East Anglia
Pro: The friction control is a great feature when using different weighted camera body / lens combinatons.Locks firmly and smoothlyCon. If mounting the camera the correct way on the head to use the spirit levels, the width of the top of the tripod stops the head from assuming portrait position when angeled upwards. So have to adjust a tripod leg to compensate
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Giottos MH1312-652 Series II Ball Head
After looking a various ballheads for my carbon tripod legs I settled on this one, and I'm very glad I did. Easy use through the tension knob makes it a joy to use and is more that man enough for a gripped 1000D with a 70-200mm lens attached. The movements are smooth and the ballhead locks tight positively. All in all a great ballhead to start off with and highly recommeded.
Comes well packaged,supplied in a soft bag for storage and allen key for adjustments.This feels solid and well constructed with easy to use controls, and also comes with a quick release plate. I use it with my Giottos MTL9351B tripod and it is a perfect match. I use it for macro and landscape photography mostly.
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