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If you feel like it you can add a bubble level beneath it on your tripod with micro adjustments, but you can also use a lose one.

Short rail demarcations are from 0 – mm. The sliding plates provide forward, back and side adjustment for precise positioning. Manrotto further details see delivery estimates in cart.

Manfrotto SPH QTVR Spherical Panoramic Head Kit – SPH B&H

The device is also supplied with 2 bolts of different sizes to fit whatever screw hole size of your camera. As you will have to spend time readjusting back to the entrance pupil. If this had the capability to shoot the nadir without the tripod in view then I would probably have given this a higher score. The rail demarcations are from 0 – mm.


I’m planning ahead on taking it with my luggage to the outside and I do have some concerns about this matter. My tripod is mwnfrotto bit old, and I had a problem fixing the SPH onto my tripod because the screw of my tripod was thinner than the screw hole at the base of the device. No Upper arm detent stop: Then I pointed the camera down, as if I’m shooting the nadir, and adjusted the camera’s center focusing point on the mznfrotto screw of the VR head.

Extra set of rails and screws. That’s just my personal preference. When I first stitched my first panorama it was parallax free. Loosen the screw 3 securing the camera, and adjust as required. The screw 1 that is securing the camera rail is not designed for quick adjustments.

It’s extra cost on their end. The longer rails that comes with the VR head is probably suitable for most telephoto or zoom lenses.

The instructions are good. Components of the SPH.

Rated 5 out of 5 by jfk from Excellent Pan Head Purchased this head and before i bought it i must admit i was a bit skeptical. Talking about cost how much more is it to add manrotto bubble level?

Manfrotto SPH review

Weight, size and cost is another issue. I simply used a carpenter’s square and Manfrotto’s double-bubble to initially adjust the nodal point. I personally prefer to be able to shoot the nadir without the tripod in view.


Adjusting is so easy, every part of the head is numbered majfrotto has a ruler so once you get the things right if you write them down you will always get them right. I personally prefer to keep a location’s true details. NOTE on images below: The value of this item is just great, purchasing this you get 3 systems in the price of one.


The upper bracket has grooves underneath that matches the rails’ tracks. Click here to get a new password! The system is suitable for most 35mm SLR, medium format still and digital still cameras using wide angle or standard lenses.

Manfrotto 303 SPH : Specifications and Opinions

Very sturdy and durable quality. Have you ever shot a of a location where there is important detail on the ground that makes a location significant or unique to any other place? The Manfrotto SPH is a panoramic head.

It is not who has impressed me, but still it’s a solid object even if the cons are not few. Mounting brackets and rails have dual safety features.

Price too high for an object so sloppy. The precision of the SPH is incredible.