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The Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head with RC2 Kit was put together by B&H to offer photographers a medium duty, lightweight solution with features normally found on expensive ball heads. The 496 has +/-90° tilt movement and 360° panoramic rotation. Featuring aluminum construction, the low-profile head weighs in at just 0.92 lb yet can handle cameras weighing up to 13.23 lb. Friction control allows you to adjust the ball tension based on the weight of the camera for safe and easy handling. Additionally, the 496 kit comes with 2 rubber-coated, non-skid quick release camera plates.
Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with RC2 Quick Release
The Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with RC2 Quick Release is constructed of die-cast aluminum, strong enough to support SLR or DSLR cameras with a medium lens, and light medium format cameras. It has a single repositionable locking lever, ±90° tilt movement, plus a friction control for precise positioning. Cameras are attached to the ball head with the 200PL-14 Plate with 1/4'' 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.
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.