Manfrotto 808RC4 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head with RC4 Quick Release - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg)

Model #808RC4

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General Information

Maximum Camera Supported Large format
Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8 kg)
Height 6.1" (15.5 cm)
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level Yes, double
Tension Control No, but does have balance spring
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"
Weight 3 lb (1.370 kg)
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
16 October 2018

Since I haven't got out to the fild still... I can just tell you that it is perfectly stable and holding Mamiya RB67 Pro SD with 250 mm KL lens without problems (cca 4 kg).We will see how it will work out in the field.

B h photo.34921152
20 April 2018

...because I like the head except for one large problem: it's very difficult to tighten-- especially the tilt handle. Like others here have said, you have to REALLY clench it down to keep it from moving forward or backward, especially with a weighty lens.

B h photo.34921152
28 September 2015

Positives: A head design is excellent, and easy to adjust the tilt angle and directions. Negatives: needs a rather strong grip to tighten the adjustments. Definitely not for those with small hands and afraid of heavier weight.

B h photo.34921152
12 May 2017

Would be great for mirror less or a DSLR with no big lens. I will likely use it with a 4x5 field camera but a Toyo Rail Studio camera does not do so well on it. That is a long load but well within the claimed weight it supports. Seems to flex a bit much.

B h photo.34921152
14 April 2015

It's a well made head. The controls tighten up well and is easy to use. Also has accessories that can be added to it for greater utility.

B h photo.34921152
14 January 2019

I bought myself the Canon 70-200Llll 2.8 for Christmas and I took it out on a trial run and put it on my tripod only to discover it was too heavy for that head. I researched and decided on the 808RC4 and it works great.

B h photo.34921152
9 October 2016

I use this head on my personal tripod, and it is so good, I ordered 2 for work. I have had it over 5 years, and still works just like new.

B h photo.34921152
15 August 2016

Manfrotto quality. Well engineered piece of equipment.

B h photo.34921152
18 July 2016

smooth and fluid movements, well constructed quality materials.

B h photo.34921152
6 January 2016

I liked this head in most ways, but I am selling it after owning it only a few months. I shoot spherical stitches, which require pointing the camera straight up. This lens only allows the camera to point up 30 degrees! Another very small gripe, one I could live with, is the locks tighten down funny.

Product Highlights
  • Supports 17.6 lb
In The Box
  • Manfrotto 808RC4 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head with RC4 Quick Release -
  • Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" and 3/8" Threaded Studs
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension after Registering Online
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