Manfrotto 327RC2 Joystick Head

Model: 327RC2

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General Information

Load Capacity 12.13 lbs (5.5kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter Not Specified by Manufacturer
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level Yes, One
Tension Control Yes
Rotating Head 360°
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8" female thread (bottom)
1/4" screw (attachment)
Plate 200PL-14
Height 10.1" (256.54mm)
Tilt Lateral: -3°/ +90°, Front: -90°/ +90°
Weight 1.4 lbs (0.62kg)
User Reviews
22 March 2017

I bought this head instead of a more traditional ball head and cannot now imagine ever going back. I use it for photography with my Nikon D810 (and a variety of lenses). It has, so far, functioned as well as I could have hoped. I love the speed with which I can now level the camera on any subject.

21 March 2019

Very stable and infinitely adjustable. I found the camera mount on several other pistol grips to be a bit wobbly but this one is rock solid. I would note that the friction was set way too high when it first arrived.

5 April 2019

Ive had the Manfrotto 222 pistol grip ballhead for years. The height was the only factor which I did not like.This solves that issue.Ive used this over a dozen times since buying it a month ago and love it.

1 January 2018

It is easy to use and fairly light weight. I hate lugging around heavy equipment, so anything that eases that burden is nice. I am not completely convinced that the quick release is really quick. Perhaps it is just me, but I seem to struggle with it.

9 December 2016

I was a bit worried as I did not purchase as a kit with a tripod. I wanted the 327RC Pro Joystick Ball Head which was a step up and a bit heaver to go with my Manfrotto carbon 190Pro3 Carbon tripod. Well, zero problem with my Fuji and heavy 50-140mm f2.8 zoom.

19 October 2018

Been frustrated by lack of reliable stability of other tripod heads - can't wait to take this one into the field.

9 May 2018

The good is that it's very convenient to move your camera around the ball head - whatever angle, or direction you want. But, that is also a curse. You work to get a level shot, then the second you try and pan your level is off, and you spend the next few seconds trying to level everything again -...

23 March 2017

Well made, easy to use and makes using a tripod a joy!

2 February 2016

Was looking to add another Manfrotto ball-head for a new camera stand, but the model we already have is discontinued. This one doesn't seat the shoe as tightly/as easily and there's a slight shift when you release the grip. The tension seems like it should be tighter than the unit allows.

24 October 2015

My only complaint is that the quick release lever is actually TWO levers. They have a safety lever which prevents the quick release from unlocking by itself, or as I like to say, an extra lever which takes the quick out of quick release.

Product Highlights
  • 12.13 lbs (5.5kg) Load Capacity
  • Magnesium
  • Lateral Tilt: -3°/ +90°
  • Front Tilt: -90°/ +90°
  • Lightweight 1.4 lbs (0.62kg)
In The Box
  • Manfrotto 327RC2 Joystick Head
  • Plate 200PL-14
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering On-line
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