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(From company literature) Manfrotto 3030 Pan/Tilt Head with Quick Release. An easy to use pan/tilt head for cameras up to medium format. Full-three way action with each axis movement controlled by separate locking handles. Fitted with quick release plate and secondary safety lock for added security.

Includes Manfrotto 3157N Rapid Connect Rectangular Plate (1/4"-20 screw) quick release mounting plate.


  • Finish: Black
  • Pan: 360 degrees
  • Tilt: -90 to +30 degrees Lateral Tilt; -30 to +90 degrees Frontal Tilt
  • Quick Release: Yes
  • eight: 13.2 cm / 5.2 in.
  • Camera Mount: 1/4"-20
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Maximum Load Capacity: 6 kg / 13.3 lbs
  • Weight: 1.04 kg / 2.3 lbs

Also available in green (3030G).

Keywords: Manfrotto Panhead Quick-Release


Registered: December 2006
Posts: 7
Manfrotto 3030 Pan/Tilt Head with Quick Release review by archaney
Review Date: 12/11/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

Pros: Solid construction and rock steady hold
Cons: Slowness when compared to a ball head

I used the 3030 pan/tilt head for several months before moving on to a ball head. The 3030 has very solid construction and holds my camera well at any position. It is smooth, pans well and could we used well with video equipment (that is why I still have this head).

My only complaints weren't with the head itself but were with pan/tilt heads in general. The first is that it is slower to position than a ball head. The second was the lack of ability to move the camera vertically when the camera is tilted to the portrait position. However, as pan/tilt heads go the 3030 works great. There are even times I wish I had it mounted instead of the ballhead, especially when I am working with a heavy lens.


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