Manfrotto Head Ball Compact + Arca Plate

SKU: MH496-Q6
  • Flawless smoothness for precise framing
  • Independent friction control to balance equipment
  • Lightweight and strong body holds up to 10kg
  • Arca-Swiss-compatible quick-release lock for greater flexibility
  • Three bubble spirit levels (one for each axis of rotation)
Regular price $250.11
Regular price -6% $264.95 Sale price $250.11
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For photographers seeking a compact yet robust ball head, the 496 Centre Ball Head with Top Lock plate offers precise camera positioning with smooth operation.

Constructed from durable yet lightweight aluminium, this tripod head is highly portable and capable of supporting an impressive payload of up to 10kg/22.03lbs. It's an ideal choice for various camera setups, including mirrorless cameras with zoom lenses and DSLRs, ensuring stability and safety during shoots.

This advanced ball head seamlessly combines functionality with top-notch performance, featuring three independent controls for adaptability in any shooting environment. The primary ergonomic knob manages the sphere lock, while an integrated friction control knob allows you to fine-tune the ball tension, ensuring perfect balance for your equipment and effortless framing. An independent panoramic knob helps maintain a level horizon while enabling smooth horizontal camera movement, perfect for capturing stunning landscape shots. The 496 ball head facilitates versatile framing, opening up endless creative possibilities to explore various angles and perspectives.

Proudly crafted in Italy, the 496 Centre Ball Head comes with an Arca-Swiss-compatible MSQ6PL sliding plate and a Top Lock mechanism. Additionally, it includes three bubble spirit levels, one for each rotation axis, to aid in precise framing and produce straight images directly in-camera, reducing the need for extensive post-production work.

The unique top-loading design allows for quick and hassle-free camera setup, enhancing efficiency during your shoots. A safety mechanism engages when the plate locks into place, preventing your equipment from accidental slips or falls.
Weight 0.53 kg
Base Diameter 40 mm
Material Aluminium
Front Tilt -90° / +40°
Safety Payload Weight 10 kg
Plate Type MSQ6PL
Colour Black
Ball Locking Yes
Top Attachment 1/4″ screw
Easy Link No
Friction Control Yes
Head Type Ball Head
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Independent Tilt Lock Yes
Lateral Tilt -90° / +40°
Maximum Working Temperature 70 °C
Minimum Working Temperature -30 °C
Pan Bar Included No
Pan Drag NONE
Panoramic Rotation 360 °
Quick Release Yes
Tilt Drag NONE
Working Height 11.5 cm
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