Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball and Socket Head with Friction Control and quick release plate
• A single indexed "ratchet" locking knob for 360 pan and +90
-90 tilt movements.
• Head to tripod attachment is 3/8" female.
• All aluminium construction and black finish.
• Equipped with a quick release 200PL camera plate system
with a secondary safety catch.
Repositionable ratchet lever
A repositionable ratchet means that the locking lever's action will never be blocked either open or closed by interference with the camera body, tripod shoulder, simply pull the lever outwards and it's free to be positioned more comfortably without affecting the locking mehanism. Then you can continue tightening or loosening the knob.
Double 90° Groove
The double 90° groove (one on each side of the ball head) means switching from landscape to portrait is easy and convenient.
Quick-Release camera plate 200pl
The Manfrotto 496RC2 Ball Head comes with a compact, rectangular 200PL quick release plate system fits neatly under small-bodied still cameras up to SLR (even with telephoto lenses) or small medium format, or under small video cameras or spotting scopes. It's rubber pad gives a good grip without damaging the camera, and its angled sides ensure that it also fits perfectly and tightly into a wide range of Manfrotto heads.
The 200pl Q-R plate is available separately at - £16.00 (see bottom of page). When bought on its own as an extra plate or replacement, it comes with a removable video pin (not shown)
Attaches by: 3/8" female thread
Lateral Tilt: -90°/+90° head tilt
Independent Pan Lock: No
Load Capacity: 6kg
Panoramic Rotation: 360°
Working height: 10cm
Why not combine this with…
The Gitzo Carbon Monopod GM3551 - Find out more here.
You can also purchase a complete monopod kit including a Gitzo GM3551 Carbon Monopod, a Manfrotto 496RC2 Ball Head (with QR plate) and a spare 200-pl Quick Release plate. Add it to your basket below.