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Manfrotto 496 Center Ball Head Kit with 200PL-PRO and 200PL Quick Release Plates

BH #MA496RC2K (B&H Kit)
Manfrotto 496 Center Ball Head Kit with 200PL-PRO and 200PL Quick Release Plates
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
  • Ball-and-Socket Tension Control
  • RC2 Quick Release Cam Lock
This Manfrotto 496 Center Ball Head Kit from B&H includes one 496 Center Ball Head with an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock, a 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate, and a spare 200PL Quick Release Plate.
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496 Center Ball Head Kit with 200PL-PRO and 200PL Quick Release Plates Overview

This Manfrotto 496 Center Ball Head Kit from B&H includes one 496 Center Ball Head with an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock, a 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate, and a spare 200PL Quick Release Plate.

Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter

The Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter is the replacement quick release plate for all heads that use the RC2 (3157N) system. The plate comes with a 1/4"-20 camera screw and a 3/8" bushing adapter, and is compatible with 35mm and standard thread-mounted medium format cameras.

RC2 Quick Release System
UPC: 719821345015

Manfrotto 496 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate

This 496 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate from Manfrotto features an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-PRO quick release plate. It features a load capacity of 26.5 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. By loosening the head's primary locking knob, the ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. A recessed dial set within that locking knob can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements. Along the opposite side of the ball head, a secondary locking knob controls the ability to rotate the head 360°.

496 Center Ball Head

  • 26.5 lb load capacity
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • Uses ball-and-socket joint to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility
  • Ball-and-socket joint provides 360° of swivel control, is tiltable down to a 90° angle, and can be locked into place
  • Integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-PRO quick release plate
  • Primary locking knob allows ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position
  • Secondary locking knob allows head to rotate 360°
  • Dedicated tension control dial for the ball-and-socket joint's movements
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction

200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate

Compatible with Manfrotto RC2 quick release cam lock and select Arca-type quick release clamps
UPC: 719821423911

Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter Specs

Physical
MaterialsAluminum
Weight1.43 oz / 40.5 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)2.6 x 2 x 0.5"

Manfrotto 496 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male & 3/8"-16 with Bushing
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type, RC2
Load Capacity26.5 lb / 12 kg
Number of Bubble LevelsNone
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
MaterialAluminum
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt-90° to +40°
Vertical Tilt+90° to 0°
Panning Range360°
Physical
Base Diameter1.6" / 40.6 mm
DimensionsH: 4.5" / H: 11.5 cm
Weight14.11 oz / 400 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6 x 6 x 4"

496 Center Ball Head Kit with 200PL-PRO and 200PL Quick Release Plates Reviews

Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-23

Works great for my application

I didn't know I needed it until I tried it

By Will
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-10

I have been using the ball head that came with my 1st tripod and knew it wasn't great but thought it was fine. I recently got to handle a Manfrotto tripod with this ball head and I was sold. This is on a completely different level of equipment. Well built, smooth, and professional looking; I will be using Manfrotto going forward.

Very good and compact tripod Head

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-10

Very good and compact tripod Head

Excellent build quality

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-27

I have always used Manfrotto products in the past. You can't go wrong with this stuff it just works.

just what i needed

By Karl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-18

I was packing for a shoot and noticed my release plate was missing from my tripod, B&H had a replacement in stock and shipped out the next day.

Worked well the first time!

By Hubert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

Attaching a a Sony a6600 with a Tamron 18-300mm lens to a Manfrotto worked great allowing a great shot with the lens set at 300 (450mm) plus a 2x setting on the camera.

Extra

By Fred
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

Have lost enough of these to ALWAYS carry a spare

Best from the BEST

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

Solid ... locks it down for rock steady shooting, and fast easy changes. Love my Manfrotto setup.

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