(From company literature) Manfrotto 303SPH QTVR Spherical Panoramic Head Kit.
The 303SPH is a multi-row (spherical) panoramic photography head. It has sliding plates to position the camera over the panoramic axis of rotation, plus a sliding plate which rotates around the front/back tilt axis. This allows the camera to be rotated on both horizontal and vertical axis around the camera/lens nodal point, so multi-row panoramic photo sequences (cubic VR photos) can be taken accurately and easily.
Using the 303SPH ensures that software used for photo stitching produces a precisely composed VR environment with minimum post-production intervention or software correction.
The 303SPH's vertical bracket can be unlocked and rotated through 90 degrees (then re-locked) so that the head takes up less space in transport, and so that the sliding plate mechanisms are protected against knocks and bumps.
The 303SPH comes complete with an extra set of sliding plates for use with cameras of different sizes.
• Three sliding plates for precise nodal point positioning on all planes/axes.
• Short plates included for more convenient use with compact cameras.
• Long plates included for use with larger SLR or medium format cameras.
• Camera attachment via 1/4"-20 and 3/8" male screw.
• 3/8" female tripod fitting.
• Dual graduated scale on upper part of 300N rotation unit to set the angle of rotation to any of the following degree settings: 90, 60, 45, 36, 30, 24, 20, 15, 10, 5 (respectively equivalent to 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 24, 36 or 72 photos to achieve a full 360 degree rotation).
• Graduated scale from 0 to 360 degrees on lower part of 300N rotation unit.
• By removing vertical brackets, the 303SPH can also be used as an object turntable.
• Vertical bracket folds down and removes for compact size during transport.
Note: We highly recommend using the optional 3416 (338) or 3502 (438) Leveling Base or a 754, 755B or 756B tripod when using the 300N.
• HOT SHOE TWO AXIS BUBBLE LEVEL [ 337 ]
• LEVELING BASE [ 3416 ]
• COMPACT LEVELING HEAD [ 3502 ]
• MDEVE CARBON FIBER LEVELING CENTER COLUMN [ 554 ]
• MDEVE LEVELING CENTER COLUMN [ 555B ]
• MDEVE LEVELING CENTER COLUMN [ 556B ]
• 3021BPRO TRIPOD (BLACK) [ 3021BPRO ]
• 441 CARBON ONE (3-Section) [ 3443 ]
• PRO GEARED TRIPOD [ 475 ]
• MDeVe CARBON FIBER VIDEO TRIPOD [ 754 ]
• MDeVe ALUMINUM VIDEO TRIPOD [ 755B ]
• MDeVe SHORT ALUMINUM VIDEO TRIPOD [ 756B ]
- Pan: 360 degrees
- Tilt: 360 degrees
- Maximum Height: 31.8 cm / 12.5 in.
- Camera Mount: 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16
- Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
- Maximum Load Capacity: 4 kg / 8.8 lbs
- Weight: 2 kg / 4.4 lbs