The Manfrotto X-PRO 3-Way Head’s compactness is achieved through patent pending retractable levers that can be extended when needed. With the levers retracted and folded to the most compact position, the space occupied by the head is only 13×13.5×13.5 cm.
The friction controls on the head help the user balance the weight of camera so that fine framing adjustments can be made with the locking knobs open, only locking everything down once everything’s in position.
There are three levelling bubbles on the head.
The X-PRO 3-Way Head weighs 1 kg (2.2 lbs) yet supports up to 8 kg (17.6 lbs).