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Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head

B&H # MA492LCD Mfr # 492LCD
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You Pay: $56.00
Product Highlights
  • Swivel-mounting Accessory
  • Mounts Monitor atop a Camera
  • Supports up to 4.4 lbs (2kg)
  • Panoramic Rotation - 360°
  • Lightweight - 0.15kg
  • Aluminum Construction

The Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head is a swivel-mounting accessory attached to the bottom of a LCD or TFT monitor. The head allows the monitor to be mounted to the top of a camera by using the hot shoe located on the top of most camcorders. Capable of supporting up to 4.4 lbs (2kg), the lightweight head (0.15kg) offers 360° panoramic rotation and has sturdy aluminum construction.

Physical Attachment: Flash hot shoe attachment type
Color: Black
Height: 2.5" (6.40cm)
Independent Pan Lock: No
Lateral Tilt: -90° / +90° tilt range
Load Capacity: 4.4 lbs (2kg)
Material: Aluminum
Panoramic Rotation: 360°
Plate Type: Fixed - with 1/4-20" screw
Quick Release: No
Weight: 5.3 oz (0.15kg)
Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering Online or by Mail
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    Manfrotto492LCD Micro Ball Head
     
    4.8

    (based on 79 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (69)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (24)
    • Professional quality (19)
    • Compact (18)
    • Adequate weight capacity (15)
    • Easy to setup (13)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (5)
    • Large footprint (4)

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (11)
    • Improve viewing angle (10)
    • Independent films (10)
    • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • In the studio (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (22), Quality oriented (18), Professional artist (8), Semi-pro photographer (4), Business owner (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (16), Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Durable, does what it's supposed to do

    This thing is a tank. I haven't been using it very long, but the thing supports my AF100 with decent sized lenses at it at extreme angles. I thought this was incredible, because...Read complete review

    This thing is a tank. I haven't been using it very long, but the thing supports my AF100 with decent sized lenses at it at extreme angles. I thought this was incredible, because that setup is probably pushing about 7.5 pounds. I use it in combination with my metal Gorillapod, you just need a 1/4" adapter to go with it, so I use the Pearstone 1/4-20 F to SHOE MOUNT F ADAPTER - PEAFF1420. What a great combination. When you loosen the head lock, it will spin left to right and of course the ball head will move anyway you want it to. Very secure and very versatile. It is a bit on the heavier side for it's size, but that's because it's made out of quality materials.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Use only if you have lots of space

    If you have lots of space and don't mind the weight, it is a very good device. It is well built, heavy & strong. It has a huge footprint. It is not...Read complete review

    If you have lots of space and don't mind the weight, it is a very good device. It is well built, heavy & strong. It has a huge footprint. It is not flexible, the side lock down knob cannot be moved to a different orientation, like in the back or front. Other similar devices like this allow you to re-orient the lock down knob.

    I was going to use this with my camcorder to hold a Datavideo recorder. I couldn't mount it, because the large knob is SO BIG - it got in the way of my microphone. Unfortunately, I'm returning it.

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    5.0

    Sturdy and solid!

    By Jim

    from Philadelphia

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

    After trying a number of different adapters, all of which failed in securing my monitor to my 5D, this is rock solid. However, if you have a 5.6" TV Logic monitor like I do, you'll need to remove the circular disc that's on the screw because with it on, you won't be able to plug in your HDMI cable into the bottom of the monitor.

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    5.0

    High Quality. Made in Italy.

    By Kdot

    from Chicago

    About Me Experienced

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          Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

          Using this on the hot shoe of my 5d mark iii in conjunction with the Matthews Universal Tablet Mount - Basic Kit holding a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 running DSLR Controller and using a Lindy Cable OTG all in one cable ( External monitoring and external controls); also use this mounted on a stabilzer ( Varavon Birdycam 2). Nice quality and Made in Italy . Manfrotto products are the best.

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          5.0

          PERFECT!!!

          By Oscar

          from Queens, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Setup
          • Flexible

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • On Camera Screens
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

          ITs not a flimsy ball head it does the job and its sturdy! You get what you pay for.

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          5.0

          Very sturdy - really locks down

          By Dan at Vigorotaku

          from Washington DC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Setup
          • Efficient

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

            Great for holding up heavy recorders or monitors

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            5.0

            Built like a tank

            By Yuppers

            from Knoxville TN

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beast On The Market
            • Great Engineering
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Expensive
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

              I dreaded the cost but love this thing, wish I had bought one sooner and not wasted $/time with the junk I had.

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              4.0

              Great Backup Monitor Mount

              By WP

              from NY, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Setup
              • Efficient

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                I bought this as a backup to my Noga arm. It's definitely the best cold shoe small monitor mount out there.

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                5.0

                Awesome

                By Samuel

                from Mission, Tx

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Setup
                • Efficient

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                  Built like a small tank. Awesome range of motion. I completely trust this. Holds my heavy monitor with ease and holds it rock solid.

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                  5.0

                  AMAZING.

                  By Felix Rodriguez

                  from Anchorage

                  Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                  Yes it's expensive, but it is so worth it. Finally a shoe mount that I can put my monitor on and not worry about it twisting, rotating, and falling. This thing is solid and it just feels great on your camera. It has a nice big knobs for tightening. Really great product here.

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                  5.0

                  Great Ball Head

                  By Willie Baby

                  from Houston

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Setup
                  • Efficient

                  Cons

                  • NO CONS

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                  I purchased this for the wrong use and returned it. But is the best such item one could expect.

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                  5.0

                  Worth its price!

                  By Juan

                  from West New York, NJ

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                        If you are using an expensive monitor, then this is something that you will absolutely need.

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                        5.0

                        Just right

                        By D Nomer

                        from El Dorado HIlls, CA

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                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                              This is just the right size to hold a 7" monitor on my rig. It is somewhat extra sturdy for that purpose, which is just what I want. I can use it in a cold shoe or screw down.

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                              5.0

                              Expensive but worth every penny

                              By Scotty

                              from Texas

                              Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                              Before this I used cheap imitations from @ and @. Spent between $ and $. I broke very single one of them. I gave up and spent the $ for this mount and it is awesome. Great adjustability and with a moderate crank of the handle, it holds its position. Great product and worth the money!

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                              5.0

                              Solid

                              By Aytek

                              from Tampa, FL

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Bright
                              • Easy Setup
                              • Efficient

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Events
                                • Home Studio
                                • Mobile DJ
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                                I think it's one of the best one out there, you pay bit more but you will use it forever, good stuff.

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                                5.0

                                492LCD Micro Ball Head by Manfrotto

                                By OneManTV

                                from Chicago

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to use
                                • Solid

                                Cons

                                • Cost
                                • Weight

                                Best Uses

                                • Compact Monitor Mount

                                Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                                I like it when I can abuse my gear without worry of something coming loose or failing. This micro ball head mount is one of those things I could not go without on a job. It is a bit on the heavy size but it comes with piece of mind; I attach my ninja blade on this and it won't budge.

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                                5.0

                                Rock Solid

                                By Video Pro

                                from Nottingham, MD

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy Setup
                                • Efficient
                                • Strong
                                • Sturdy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events
                                  • Interviews
                                  • Shooting B-roll

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                                  I use this Manfrotto shoe mount adapter on top of my Sony camcorder to hold my new Switronix TorchLED Bolt 220 light. They were meant for each other. The adapter that comes packaged with this light is to lightweight to hold the light firmly when moving the camera around. This Manfrotto adapter can hold it, no problem. You will never have to worry about anything you use with this adapter getting loose or falling off your camera. This will obviously save your gear from damage. Thank you Manfrotto for making this adapter, worth every penny.

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice & Sturdy

                                  By Adrienne Nicole Productions

                                  from New York, NY

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy Setup
                                  • Efficient

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                                    I used this to affix an iPad to a camera for use as a TelePrompter. This ball head is much sturdier than cheaper models & it didn't waver one bit. I suggest purchasing this to affix any equipment you need to fit into your camera's 1/4" shoe.

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                                    5.0

                                    huge step up

                                    By rob

                                    from minneapolis, mn

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to use
                                    • Solid

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Mounting Anything

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                                      b&h originally sent... one which is much cheaper but i almost lost some gear with it - too many moving parts.this is twice as expensive but rock, rock solid. i wont go back.

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                                      5.0

                                      Well constructed, light weight mount

                                      By jdb_astro

                                      from West Coast, USA

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy Setup
                                      • Well Made

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Field Monitor Support
                                        • Video recording

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                                        I'm using this to mount a 7.7 inch field monitor on top of a Sony A7 camera coupled to a night vision monocular for astro video. With a simple twist of the tension knob, this ball head articulates easily. Very light. Quick to set up and easy to store in a small pouch in my camera bag. Price is a bit high but you get what you pay for.

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                                        5.0

                                        Don't bother with the cheapies.

                                        By Chad

                                        from Bakersfield, CA

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                                        Alright, i went through FOUR cheaper models to hold my 5.6" field monitor on my camera. Trying to save money, i spent more on the others than i would have if i had just bought this one in the first place. The others might as well go in the trash, i'll never touch them again.

                                        The 492LCD Micro Ball Head from Manfrotto does not slip. It holds my monitor perfectly at any angle. On top of that, the crank to loosen it for adjustment is very easy to use. Other models you had to tighten so much just hoping to get it to stick, then i couldn't loosen them. It also makes a solid connection to the hot shoe, tightens perfectly. Very easy to use.

                                        The Manfrotto is a bit large and heavy, but if you're looking to hold up a monitor or even a semi-large camera light. I can't imagine finding a better product. I'll deal with the extra few ounces of weight because everything about it makes things so much easier. I actually had one cheaper model that was heavier and still slipped.

                                        I have nothing bad to say about it. It deserves the 5 stars i'm seeing as of 3/28/14. Spend a bit more and the difference is amazing.

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                                        5.0

                                        perfect tool for my monitor

                                        By Sam

                                        from Skokie

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head:

                                        I got one from B&H very sturdy for my 7 inch monitor .

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