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(From company literature) Manfrotto 3028 Super 3D Pan/Tilt Head. A self-adjusting conical bearing locking system allows 360 degrees rotation on both the vertical and horizontal plane. The head incorporates a larger camera mounting platform and large easy grip ratchet handles, for cameras up to medium format.


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Specifications:

  • Finish: Black
  • Pan: 360 degrees
  • Tilt: -180 to +30 degrees Lateral Tilt; -180 to +30 degrees Frontal Tilt
  • Quick Release: Optional
  • Height: 10.2 cm / 4 in.
  • Camera Mount:
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Maximum Load Capacity: 5 kg / 11.1 lbs
  • Weight: 0.64 kg / 1.4 lbs

Keywords: Manfrotto Panhead


matthewporter

Registered: August 2006
Posts: 12
Manfrotto 3028 Super 3D Pan/Tilt Head review by matthewporter
Review Date: 1/14/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Easy to lock position tight
Cons: Levers can be awkward

This head has long levers that are perpendicular to the screw threads. While these allow you to tighten the platform up very easily they can get in the way of each other. It is then necessary to fiddle around with them to make sure they aren't in the way of each other.


Make sure you try one before buying to make sure you are happy with the way the levers work!
John H Maw

Registered: November 2006
Posts: 15
Manfrotto 3028 Super 3D Pan/Tilt Head review by John H Maw
Review Date: 1/14/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Simple, strong, reliable
Cons: Nothing

Nice simple and reliable head. It will hold any SLR and probably any medium format camera. I added a couple of marks so that I would know when it was lever, at least with the column. Other than that it has everything it needs. Good compact design seems better than those with long adjustment arms. The levers are on splines, so can be rotated to whatever position best suits.
Ross_Alford

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 36
Manfrotto 3028 Super 3D Pan/Tilt Head review by Ross_Alford
Review Date: 12/29/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Very stable and flexible, angles usually don't change when tightening controls
Cons: No quick release

This is a very nice head if you want to mount a large, heavy camera and have lots of control over precise positioning.


The controls for back and forth and side to side tilt have no tendency at all to change angle as they are tightened; a very good thing. The rotation control can sometimes cause a shift, which is very annoying when it happens, but it doesn't seem to happen all the time.


There are no real brakes of any sort, so when you loosen a control, you''d better have a hand on the camera to stabilize it, or it could crash into full tilt in whichever direction it is leaning towards. With a big heavy camera or lens, this could be disastrous. The locks do loosen relatively slowly though, so if you are careful you can keep a bit of friction on them.


This head is robust enough to cope with a view camera or an RB-67 with no problem at all, and is still moderately light weight. The lack of a quick release can be annoying, and adding one makes it bigger and heavier.
gadgetguy

Registered: May 2006
Posts: 62
Manfrotto 3028 Super 3D Pan/Tilt Head review by gadgetguy
Review Date: 12/13/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 0 

 
Pros: cheap, stable
Cons: slow to operate

Not bad if you want to shoot landscapes or still life or anything that doesn't move since it's slower to operate than a ball head.


 






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