Head Rankings

Below is a sortable table of all tested tripod heads.

HeadPrice USDStiffness Nm/radWeight lbs (kgs)Stiffness/weight
Gitzo GH1382TQD$32011170.762 (0.346)1464.
Gitzo G-2271M$32019091.704 (0.773)1120.
Gitzo GH3382QD$45028271.558 (0.707)1813.
Gitzo GH2780$32029630.970 (0.44)3054.
Manfrotto MH804-3WUS$886291.576 (0.715)398.8
Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2$12614511.216 (0.552)1192.
Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ6$16830201.153 (0.523)2619.
Manfrotto 410 Junior$24814912.541 (1.153)586.5
Manfrotto 482 Micro$272770.260 (0.118)1063.
Manfrotto MH494-BH 200PL$805560.712 (0.323)781.1
RRS BH-40$40541551.069 (0.485)3885.
RRS BH-55 Screw$44588631.922 (0.872)4610.
RRS BH-55 Lever$48980521.962 (0.89)4103.
RRS BH-30$22523940.535 (0.243)4468.
RRS BH-25$10825870.315 (0.143)8205.
Acratech Ultimate$32029280.943 (0.428)3102.
Sirui K-40X$16779861.679 (0.762)4754.
Sirui K-30X$14464701.133 (0.514)5709.
Sirui K-20X$13036640.870 (0.395)4207.
Sirui C-10X$8019680.423 (0.192)4648.
Sirui K-10X$12035870.762 (0.346)4702.
Arca Swiss Monoball Z1$38062791.399 (0.635)4485.
Arca Swiss P0$28018210.698 (0.317)2606.
Kirk BH-3$28524441.212 (0.55)2015.
Kirk BH-1$38548901.856 (0.842)2634.
Feisol CB-70D$260132532.140 (0.971)6190.
Feisol CB-50DC$19047861.238 (0.562)3862.
Zomei Z669C$6029100.773 (0.351)3759.
FLM CB-58FTR$32087011.935 (0.878)4495.

The stiffness metric is the harmonic mean of the stiffness measured about the vertical and radial axes.