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|Center Column Sections||1|
|Center Column Type||Rapid, faceted, removable|
|Head Mount Thread Size||3/8"-16|
|Weight||4.4 lb (2 kg)|
|Load Capacity||15.4 lb (7 kg)|
|Maximum Height||63" (160 cm)|
|Maximum Height w/o Column Extended||53.1" (135 cm)|
|Minimum Height||3.5" (9 cm)|
|Folded Length||32.2" (59 cm)|
|Leg Lock Type||Flip|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Load Capacity||13.2 lb|
|Maximum Height||67" (170 cm)|
|Maximum Height w/o Column Extended||587 (145 cm)|
|Minimum Height||7.5" (19 cm)|
|Folded Length||27.2" (69 cm)|
|Weight||5.3 lb (2.4 kg)|
|Head Type||3-way pan/tilt|
|Load Capacity||13.2 lb (6 kg)|
|Maximum Height||3.9" (10 cm)|
|Quick Release Plate||Yes, 200PL|
|Camera Mount Thread Size||1/4"-20, female|
|Tripod Mount Thread Size||3/8"-16|
|Weight||0.9 lb (420 g)|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
looking forward to getting it out in the field
This is the 2nd one of these I've ordered. It easily supports a full size DSLR with a short to mid tele lens.
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...
This is my second one I use for my monopod with my D4s. really happy with its performance!
Size-about the size of an 12oz redbaxx can Grip- Tight and secure fit on the quick release plate and the ball joint Action- Smooth 360 ball movement Safety- Fair and accident unlocking the release plate can happen Cons- The ball head is lack of panning movement locking knobs, causing it works a bit...