Photo heads and video heads are two very different pieces of gear. A photo head allows you to move from landscape to portrait mode quickly. A video head has fluid drag for smooth pans and tilts. Up till now, if you were shooting both, you needed two different tripods. Well not anymore. Manfrotto has introduced the 055 Hybrid Head Q5, a new design that incorporates the best features from photo and video heads. Priced at $350, it looks to be a great addition to anyone’s kit. Look for it to arrive in May.
Look for the Q5 at 2:17 in the video below.