Manfrotto 410 Gearhead: Pan Adjustment too stiff

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RobinHsherwood Contributing Member • Posts: 843
Re: Manfrotto 410 Gearhead: Pan Adjustment too stiff

Jarvis393 wrote:

Thanks Ian,

That was a very thorough review of how to dismantle the gearhead. I might go ahead and try that but am somewhat disheartened that I should even have to.

My 410 gearhead was stiff like this right out of the box. It is clearly a manufacturing defect that Manfrotto should certainly have been able to to prevent.

I like everything else about the head and will, if necessary, purchase another one. This time I will try to get the vendor to actually test it before they ship.

I have used two 410 heads for several years now, no sign of stiffness in any of the adjustments. If I had received one that was stiff right out of the box, I would immediately return it for exchange. I find them very good heads and even use them as leveling bases for other heads, e.g. gimbals and ball heads.

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