Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head
Geared heads are a great way to capture a panorama, but are also ideal for macro work or any shot requiring complete compositional control. The Manfrotto 410 features three knobs that will wind your Nikon precisely around a 360-degree pan, as well as tilting it vertically and laterally. Each knob has a quick release collar so you can make snap adjustments.
Substantial aluminium construction contributes to the head’s meaty 1.22kg bulk, though it is well up to handling a D4s with a serious lens.
Down sides? Well you don’t get any nodal point adjustment, so close-range panoramas may not stitch together correctly. You’ll also need to pan precisely as this head can’t be configured to click into place at pre-set intervals.
This extremely sturdy head will support a top-end D-SLR and still remain capable of precise panning