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Regardless of what you're shooting, a quality tripod head is worth the investment to achieve professional-quality shots. While the tripod legs provide stability, the tripod head holds your camera in place at the precise angle you need to get the perfect shot every time. If you want to shoot in low light, capture long exposures, or simply need the stability to shoot sharper photos, a tripod head is an essential piece of equipment.

Tripod heads are modular and can be attached to most quality tripod bases. They come in a variety of styles with different functions that you may need depending on your style of photography. Ball heads provide flexibility, geared tripod heads offer precision adjustment, and gimbal heads provide steadiness for bulky equipment and smooth video shooting. With products from Manfrotto, Really Right Stuff, Benro, and more, Samy's has all your tripod head needs covered.

What Is the Best Type of Tripod Head?

The type of tripod head you need will vary depending on the kind of photography you are doing. For example, a geared tripod head allows you to control your camera's precise angle, making them great for architectural and cityscape photography. In contrast, a fluid head like a pan/tilt head allows you to smoothly move your camera for capturing video. Ball heads are the most versatile type, giving you complete control over angle adjustment.

Are Manfrotto Tripod Heads Worth It?

Manfrotto products are known for their quality engineering and durability. While they do not have a monopoly on quality tripod heads, they have earned a reputation for making excellent tripod heads, tripods, and other camera accessories. Samy's offers a variety of tripod heads, including Manfrotto ball heads and fluid heads.

MFG# BH55LR
Samy's Part# S-062438
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The Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (Chrome) is the culmination of years of iterative development based on first-hand experience and abundant input from seasoned professionals and enthusiasts. Our goal was to build the best ball head out there. Our premise
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MFG# BH40LR
Samy's Part# S-062441
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A Really Right Stuff ballhead is the best choice for all general photography, and will give you fast and accurate control and solid support of your camera or lens. Aiming and horizon leveling can be accomplished as one instinctive motion, and rigid lockup takes just a quick twist of one control.
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MFG# GH5C
Samy's Part# S-073004
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Essential for long, heavy lenses, the Benro GH5C Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head with PL100LW Plate supports up to 66.0 lb (30.0 kg) and weighs only 2.4 lb (1.1 kg). The GH5C gimbal is ideal for live sports photography, wildlife photography and bird watching. The camera plate clamp is Arca-Swiss compatible
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MFG# 405
Samy's Part# MANF405
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Speed and digital precision are paramount in the latest 405 Pro Digital Geared Tripod Head from Manfrotto. The 405 provides ideal support and fast, pinpoint positioning for professional medium format cameras with conventional or digital backs.

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MFG# GD3WH
Samy's Part# S-056980
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The Benro GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head is designed to offer precision control of camera movement and is ideal for studio still life photographers as well as those landscape photographers chasing golden hours at sunrise and sunset. The GD3WH delivers separate, precision movement in three directions.
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MFG# GH5CMINI
Samy's Part# S-073167
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With the Benro GH5CMINI Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head with PL100N QR Plate, balancing long lenses with a lightweight head has never been easier. Combining high-quality materials, with advanced functionality, and precision, these specialized heads are perfect for dynamic sport, or wildlife photography.


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MFG# BH25LR
Samy's Part# S-062440
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A Really Right Stuff ballhead is the best choice for all general photography, and will give you fast and accurate control and solid support of your camera or lens. Aiming and horizon leveling can be accomplished as one instinctive motion, and rigid lockup takes just a quick twist of one control. As
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MFG# MHXPRO-BHQ2
Samy's Part# S-042242
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The Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO Ball Head with 200PL Quick-Release System is the perfect union between innovative technical solutions and design. XPRO Ball Head features a new triple locking system which guarantees camera position stability, avoiding drifting thanks to three wedges which enclose...
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MFG# GX25
Samy's Part# S-069230
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A perfect companion for your next shoot, the Benro GX25 Two Series Arca-Type Low Profile Aluminum Ball Head
delivers uncompromising strength, functionality, and value. This head features an intuitive design with a dual panoramic pan head for precise movements, and rounded operation knobs enable...
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MFG# MH496BHUS
Samy's Part# S-057784
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For all 
photographers looking for a portable yet powerful ball head, the Manfrotto 496 Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate enables smooth and precise camera positioning. The 496 Center ball head is ideal for anyone looking for a quick and reliable solution that helps frame shots precisely. This tripod head is made of highly...
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MFG# MHXPRO-3W
Samy's Part# S-032983
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The MHXPRO-3W 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head is Manfrotto’s most compact, precise and reliable 3-way tripod head.

The compact closed size that makes the X-PRO so easy to pack and carry is down to its retractable levers that can be extended when needed. With the levers retracted and folded for transport, the space occupied by the head...
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MFG# MH494-BHUS
Samy's Part# S-054831
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For all amatuer photographers looking for a small yet powerful ball head, the Manfrotto 494 Aluminum Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate enables fast and precise camera positioning. Lightweight and compact, the 494 Center ball head is ideal for anyone looking for a quick and easy solution...
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MFG# K20II
Samy's Part# S-062397
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The
Sirui K-20X II Ball Head unique locking mechanism for guaranteed precision and safety. Separate control knobs for panning and locking. Friction knob is conveniently located on the main locking knob. 3 bubble levels allow precise horizontal leveling for critical shooting situations. Arca-co...
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MFG# B00K
Samy's Part# S-059477
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The Sirui 
B-00 Series Mini Ball Head is an Arca-type compatible, anodized aluminum head that weighs 7.2 oz and has a load capacity of 11 lb. The 2.76" tall ball head has a portrait notch on the side of the head that allows an attached camera to move in 90° angle, for vertical shooting. At the base,...
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MFG# L20S
Samy's Part# S-041624
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Tilt heads are a perfect solution for levelling the camera, and are especially effective as a partner to a monopod. The Sirui L-20S 2-Way Pan/Tilt Head can be tilted by 90 degrees in two directions, with an etched scale to help with positioning. A built-in spirit level helps with camera alignment....
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MFG# BHM2S
Samy's Part# S-039595
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The Induro BHM2S Ball Head features double action separate positioning and pan controls, a Universal Arca-Swiss style Quick Release mounting plate system, and a new Integrated Lock Limiter Tension Disk - all with positive locking knobs. Featuring a slim profile, the BHM2 supports heavy payloads...
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MFG# B1
Samy's Part# S-010850
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The BENRO B1 Double Action Ballheads feature dual independent manual drag and locking controls, a Universal Arca-Swiss style Quick Release mounting plate system, and smooth panning control - all with positive locking knobs. Supports up to a 26.4lb Load.
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MFG# HD2A
Samy's Part# S-056978
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The popular HD series of 3-Way tripod heads provide more precise camera movement and positioning than ball heads, and now the Benro HD series has been refined, remodeled and offers greater versatility than before.

There are two major changes to the overall design of the head. The first is that

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MFG# MH1302655
Samy's Part# GIOTMH1302655
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The Giottos MH-1302 Pro Series II Ballhead with MH-655 Quick Release System is a "socket & ball" head that has been carefully designed and manufactured to precisely position the camera easily and securely.

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MFG# MH1301656
Samy's Part# GIOTMH1301656
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The Giottos MH-1301 Pro Series II Medium Ballhead with MH-656 Quick Release System is a medium-sized "socket & ball" head that has been carefully designed and manufactured to precisely position the camera easily and securely.

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MFG# BR203
Samy's Part# S-075549
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The Benro Polaris Timelapse Edition 2-Axis Smart Tripod Head
 is an electric tripod head with an integrated camera interface controller. It allows adjusting the composition of a photo and enables users to program the head to capture a series of photographs, easily track and take long exposures...
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MFG# WH15
Samy's Part# S-075175
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The Benro WH15 Long Lens Wildlife Head is a newly developed 8-stop counterbalance two-way video tripod head that enables 8-stop counterbalance and tilt adjustment. It features a dual panoramic function that will realise panoramic splicing even if the ground is not flat. The 3-section handle enables

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MFG# 410
Samy's Part# MANF410
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Extremely compact, the Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Tripod Head with RC4 Rapid Connect Plate offers gear movement in three directions, pan, tilt and side to side tilt. The head incorporates a quick release camera plate system and is suitable for 35mm SLR and medium format cameras.

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MFG# 330707
Samy's Part# FOBA330707
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The Superball M-1 ballhead provides a high clamping force. One large locking lever locks all and ensures simple and rapid operation. It locks down firmly with just a twist. A panning base allows for easy and fast positioning.

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MFG# MHXPRO-3WG
Samy's Part# S-037700
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For passionate photographers looking for portable supports with extremely precise framing control. Specifically designed for outdoor use, this head by Manfrotto weighs a mere 0,75 kg (1.65 lbs) but can support a payload of up to 4 kg / 8.8 lbs. Its Adapto body, a strong and rigid technopolymer,...
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MFG# MBMINI
Samy's Part# NOVOMBMINI
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The MagicBall Mini is the smallest and lightest member of the MagicBall family. The MagicBall ball head is yet another example of Novoflex‘s outstanding ability to develop innovative and practical accessories. This ball head provides an unbelievable positioning range of 120 degrees in virtually...
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MFG# BALLNQ
Samy's Part# S-015094
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The Novoflex Ball NQ Ball Head is a precision ball-and-socket head that's manufactured in Germany and designed for ultimate precision and stability. The Ball NQ is intended for studio or outdoor photography – its corrosion-free materials ensure that it will survive any elemental rigors. The lo...
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MFG# PH10
Samy's Part# S-068926
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The Sirui PH-10 Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head is a great solution to the problem of shooting moving subjects with a long telephoto lens. Ball heads and 3-way heads can be cumbersome in fast-moving situations, but the gimbal head make a camera and heavy lens seemingly weightless and offers smooth and

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MFG# 330700
Samy's Part# FOBA330700
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The Superball M-1 is one of the strongest fixation devices on the market today. One large lever locks all and ensures simple and rapid operation. It locks down with just a twist. A panning base allows for easy and fast positioning.
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MFG# 7201
Samy's Part# S-051093
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The Promaster GH25 Professional Gimbal Head is designed with meticulous precision for the finest shooting experience. It includes two heads, which can be used separately or together. The GH25 Gimbal Head is an excellent solution for balancing your camera and a long lens. The PH25 Panoramic Head...
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MFG# GX35
Samy's Part# S-069231
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A perfect companion for your next shoot, the Benro GX35 Two Series Arca-Type Low Profile Aluminum Ball Head
delivers uncompromising strength, functionality, and value. This head features an intuitive design with a dual panoramic pan head for precise movements, and rounded operation knobs enable...
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MFG# MHXPRO-2W
Samy's Part# S-035084
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The Manfrotto MHXPRO-2W is a standard 2-way pan/tilt head with the added feature of dual fluidity levels. This means you can choose between hard and soft fluidity when tilting your camera or scope. Hard fluidity will provide a slower tilt movement, while soft fluidity allows you to more quickly re...
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MFG# K30II
Samy's Part# S-062469
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The
Sirui K-30X II Ball Head unique locking mechanism for guaranteed precision and safety. Separate control knobs for panning and locking. Friction knob is conveniently located on the main locking knob. 3 bubble levels allow precise horizontal leveling for critical shooting situations. Arca-co...
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MFG# B3
Samy's Part# S-039489
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With 360-degree Panning, accurate panoramas can be easily orchestrated using the graduated panning scale for accurate image alignment. The Built-in Bubble Level allows adjustment to prevent uneven pans and head movements. Separate Locking and Drag Control adjustment knobs help to avoid confusion...
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MFG# K40XII
Samy's Part# S-062471
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The Sirui K-40X II Ball Head unique locking mechanism for guaranteed precision and safety. Separate control knobs for panning and locking. Friction knob is conveniently located on the main locking knob. 3 bubble levels allow precise horizontal leveling for critical shooting situations. Arca-co...
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MFG# MH804-3WUS
Samy's Part# S-044220
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The Manfrotto MH804-3W 3-Way Pan Tilt Head is a 3-way photo head constructed of ultra durable and lightweight technical polymer, the new 804 is now even compact thanks to the new retractable levers, with ergonomics handle provided with rubber. The new patented 804 has a unique spring feature to...
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Regardless of what you're shooting, a quality tripod head is worth the investment to achieve professional-quality shots. While the tripod legs provide stability, the tripod head holds your camera in place at the precise angle you need to get the perfect shot every time. If you want to shoot in low light, capture long exposures, or simply need the stability to shoot sharper photos, a tripod head is an essential piece of equipment.

Tripod heads are modular and can be attached to most quality tripod bases. They come in a variety of styles with different functions that you may need depending on your style of photography. Ball heads provide flexibility, geared tripod heads offer precision adjustment, and gimbal heads provide steadiness for bulky equipment and smooth video shooting. With products from Manfrotto, Really Right Stuff, Benro, and more, Samy's has all your tripod head needs covered.

What Is the Best Type of Tripod Head?

The type of tripod head you need will vary depending on the kind of photography you are doing. For example, a geared tripod head allows you to control your camera's precise angle, making them great for architectural and cityscape photography. In contrast, a fluid head like a pan/tilt head allows you to smoothly move your camera for capturing video. Ball heads are the most versatile type, giving you complete control over angle adjustment.

Are Manfrotto Tripod Heads Worth It?

Manfrotto products are known for their quality engineering and durability. While they do not have a monopoly on quality tripod heads, they have earned a reputation for making excellent tripod heads, tripods, and other camera accessories. Samy's offers a variety of tripod heads, including Manfrotto ball heads and fluid heads.

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