Looking for a new budget geared head

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gipper51 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,180
Looking for a new budget geared head

Hi Gang,

I do architectural photography as a side gig, and my trusty Manfrotto 410 has developed an issue with one of the movements. After I knocked the tripod over (without a camera, thankfully) a while ago onto one of the knobs, it's gotten very tight to turn at certain rotations. I've taken it apart and nothing appears bent, (knob spins straight, gears look OK). I know there are parts I can order to fix this, but that's almost as much as a new head factoring in shipping.

While it still works, I'm tempted to try one of these two heads. Plus I've decided I want an Arca compatible head so I can eliminate the adapter plate I need on the 410. Any recommendations between these two? The Benro GD3WH has a lot of good user reviews from both Adorama and B&H and it's my first choice. But now I've found this SunwayFoto head and it looks pretty nice also. Just very little info on it so I'm somewhat hesitant to be a guinea pig.

And before anybody says it, yes I'd love to buy the Arca Swiss Cube but it just 'in the cards right now lol.

https://www.adorama.com/sunghproii.html?rfkref=productPage

https://www.adorama.com/begd3wh.html

Thanks!

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