Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 200PL-14 QR Plate

Model #496RC2

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General Information

Material Aluminum
Type Ball Head
Load Capacity 13.23 lb (6.0 kg)
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 Female thread
Camera Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Quick Release Yes, RC2 with 200PL-14 camera plate
Adjustments ±90°
Panning: 360°
Separate Panning Lock No
Tension Control Yes
Ball Sphere Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
Bubble Level No
Base Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions Working height: 3.94" (10 cm)
Weight 0.71 lb (0.42 kg)
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
27 July 2016

Works great for stills or any other situation where you need can quickly position the camera in any way you'd like (landscape, portrait, dutch angle, etc), lock the head in place firmly and quickly and leave it alone till you need to need to reframe.

13 April 2016

The Manfrotto 496RC2 is a basic ball head that is OK on a tripod, but works very well on a monopod. The lack of a panning feature makes this head useless for panoramic landscapes where stitching photographs together is needed.

  • +

    Well built, stable quick release, light weight

  • -

    Cannot pan

7 January 2014

This is a very well manufactured and designed ballhead. It easily attached to my Manfrotto 190 tripod, I found the locking lever and friction control easily adjusted. Can't wait to get out and use it.

B h photo.34921152
10 April 2018

Yo tengo un trpode con cabezal pan&tilt, pero me resultaba algo inestable para mi Nikon D7200 con zoom 18-300mm. Con este accesorio puedo cambiar el cabezal y obtener mayor firmeza especialmente en fotografa de exteriores. Solucion mi problema. Lo recomiendo.

B h photo.34921152
9 February 2018

We needed an addition for our slider dolly and the Manfrotto 496RC2 is perfect. It let's us quick change cameras and adjust angles for a wide variety of shots.

B h photo.34921152
28 December 2017

I got this one to use instead of my 3-way pan/tilt head as it is much lighter to carry around. It performs well with a relatively heavy setup (used it with canon 5d, with vertical grip, and with 24-70 lens). Very stable both in horizontal and vertical orientation.

B h photo.34921152
22 December 2017

looking forward to getting it out in the field

B h photo.34921152
17 October 2017

This is the 2nd one of these I've ordered. It easily supports a full size DSLR with a short to mid tele lens.

B h photo.34921152
20 September 2017

This is a GREAT ball head; wonderfully and simply designed (they go together no?) and beautifully finished. I use it on top of my Sirui P-326 monopod for greater flexibility than the one-axis head afforded me and it fits like a glove (the bottom of the head is aligned perfectly with the top of the...

B h photo.34921152
24 July 2017

This is my second one I use for my monopod with my D4s. really happy with its performance!

Product Highlights
  • Aluminum Construction
  • Load Capacity: 13.23 lb
  • Working Height: 3.94"
  • Weight: 0.93 lb
  • 360° Panning
  • Head Tilt: +/-90°
  • Tension Control
In The Box
  • Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with RC2 Quick Release
  • 200PL-14 Rectangular Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
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