The SPH is a multi-row panoramic photography head. It has sliding plates to locate the camera over the panoramic axis of rotation, plus a sliding pla. Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used “Manfrotto SPH QTVR Spherical Panoramic Pro Head ” and save 54% off the $ list price. Buy with confidence as. Model: Manfrotto SPH. VR Head Type: Multi-Row Spherical Panoramic Tripod Mount. Weight: lb (2 kg). Dimensions: 32 cm. Load Capacity: 4 kg. Color.

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Rails’ corners have been shaved to an angle and edges rounded off to avoid personal injury. This is due to a banded bearing 1 and cardboard type washer 2 between the vertical arm and rotator assembly. Then I pointed the camera down, as if I’m shooting the nadir, and adjusted the camera’s center focusing point on the pivotal screw of the VR head.

But I would personally feel cheated after spending that kind of money knowing I can’t get a clear shot of the ground with all that engineering unless I modify it to Eric Rougier’s but that’s now doubling your cost. Now, it remains in the bottom bar chand it must be prepared so that the lens center axis is at the center of the stand.

The upper bracket has grooves underneath that matches the rails’ tracks.

You need to set the nodal point position manually, having a lot of fortune. As shown above, the SPH can definitely shoot high resolution panoramic images.


I simply used a carpenter’s square and Manfrotto’s double-bubble to initially adjust the nodal point. Long rails that can accommodate long zooms and mid-size telephoto lenses.

Upper manfrrotto detent stop: Proprietary Rotational Head N. Less work in having to remove shadows and you’ll retain the location’s authenticity. That’s just my personal preference. Packaging Info Package Weight 6. You do it by joining JuzaPhotoit is easy and free!

The rail demarcations are from. Mounting brackets and rails have dual safety features. Ease of rail adjustments. It works very well and is easy to set up and use.

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

The longer rails that comes with the VR head is probably suitable for most telephoto or zoom lenses. It was a bar of aluminum with 6 holes, a threaded to attack the support of the stand, the other to position the camera with a screw.

None Spare Parts Supplied: With more than members, there is space for everyone, from the beginner to the professional. The lower image shows what is required for a nadir shot that will give you enough image to work with. The manual is enough to give you a start ahead. Have you forgot password or username? The screw 1 that is securing the camera rail is not designed for quick adjustments. Too much adjustments are required just to shoot the nadir.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from The world in degrees At our office we’ve always been fascinated by 303zph world of QTVR and spherical photography. No worries, it comes pre-assembled. The images are to simply illustrate the length achievable on the upper arm of the SPH.


Through the years we have owned several panoramic heads, but always come back to Manfrotto.

Manfrotto 303 SPH : Specifications and Opinions

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Again, you wouldn’t do this if you were shooting multiple locations.

Simple and effective entrance pupil adjustment. Be the first to review this item. However, it worked fabulously.

It is a more of a side project we have kept alive through our interest and all the projects we have been asked to do. Make sure the VR head 1 is properly leveled. What do you think about this head?

Manfrotto SPH review

Spending a few euro. There are, however, certain points to consider: If you’ve been around Photography most likely you’ve heard of them. Rated 3 out of 5 by Robert from Not what I expected for the price. But the truth should be told, I was surprised that it is capable of being a turntable for VR objects because I was looking forward for this topic and needed some tools, and now I have 2 in 1.