The Manfrotto 498RC4 Midi Ball Head with RC4 Quick Release is constructed of die-cast aluminum, strong enough to support an SLR camera with a medium lens, and light medium format cameras. It has a single repositionable locking lever for 360° panoramic rotation and ±90° tilt movement, plus a friction control for precise positioning. Cameras are attached to the ball head with the RC4 Quick Release and 410PL Plate with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 male threads. The head to tripod attachment has 3/8" female threads. Additionally, the Quick Release has a safety system to prevent an accidental detaching from the head.