Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head Kit with 200PL-14 and 200PL Quick Release Plates

Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head Kit with 200PL-14 and 200PL Quick Release Plates

B&H # MA496RC2K (B&H Kit)
Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head Kit with 200PL-14 and 200PL Quick Release Plates

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Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head Kit with 200PL-14 and 200PL Quick Release Plates Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • Two-Sided 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
  • Ball-and-Socket Tension Control
  • RC2 Quick Release Cam Lock
  • 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Mount, Non-Slip Surface
  • 200PL Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Mount, Non-Slip Surface
  • 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 Expansion Sleeve
  • Removable, Anti-Twist Index Pin
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  • 1Description

This Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head Kit from B&H includes one 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock, a 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate, and a spare 200PL Quick Release Plate.

  • Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

    This 496RC2 Compact Ball Head from Manfrotto features an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate. Compatible quick release plates can be removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be instantly reattached. The cam lock also features a safety catch to prevent a compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.

    The 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate has a load capacity of 13.2 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. By loosening the 496RC2's locking knob, its ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. An additional knob opposite the locking knob can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements.

    Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the 200PL-14 quick release plate, which measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface.

    496RC2 Compact Ball Head
    • 13.2 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
    • Dual, ball-and-socket joint notches enable two-sided tilt control
    • Integrated RC2 quick release cam lock
    • Locking knob allows ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position
    • Dedicated tension control knob for the ball-and-socket joint's movements
    • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
    200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
    • Compatible with Manfrotto RC2 quick release cam lock
    • Measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface
    • 1/4"-20 mount
    • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
    UPC: 719821311225
  • 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
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  • 1Description
  • Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
    Generalerqyqcaefwfcwv
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type 200PL-14
    Load Capacity 13.2 lb / 5.99 kg
    Number of Bubble Level(s) None
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock No
    Material Aluminum
    Pan & Tilt Rangeerqyqcaefwfcwv
    Lateral Tilt -90 to +90
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.38" / 35 mm
    Dimensions H: 3.9 x W: 2.4" / H: 10.0 x W: 6.0 cm
    Weight 14.82 oz / 420 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 4.8 x 3.7"
  • Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter
    Materials Aluminum
    Weight 1.43 oz / 40.5 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.6 x 2.0 x 0.5"

Manfrotto 496 reviews

496RC2 Compact Ball Head Kit with 200PL-14 and 200PL Quick Release Plates is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement Head I am in the process of standardizing my adapters on all of my common equipment. This head is for my walk-around tripod with a 3 lb. camera and lens. Performance has been quite good with consistent tension, stable and smooth movement and very positive lock when needed. The RC2 plate works well with several different application's and I now leave them attached to all of my cameras and lenses.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical Manfrotto Ruggedness I now have several Manfrotto tripod heads and have NEVER been disappointed in their performance. For me, they're the gold standard when it comes to build-quality and reliability. This model 496 RC2 is no exception. Solid and rock-steady, I'm using it with confidence in a very challenging photographic application that places a great deal of stress on its construction. It's been excellent! The kit's extra RC2 plate is a convenient plus.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended; top Manfrotto quality! This ball head is excellent! It is much sturdier than I expected, perfect for everything from my mirrorless digital to my larger medium format film cameras, and everything in between.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works but requires attention Ball head supports my D500 with Nikkor 200-500 f/5.6. Mostly smooth, needs some breaking in. Working to find a balance between the friction and release knobs for the smoothest movement. Satisfied.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feels Nice & Solid I think I'm going to like this ball head. I've had it now for a month or so but haven't used it yet because it's a 3/8 in screw in and my older tripod is 1/4 inch, which I was going to attach it to. So I've decided to get a new new tripod, a manfrotto, instead of just getting the screw adapter to attach it to my older tripod. I think the adapter should have been included since they're pretty cheap anyway thus the four stars for the hassle
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love em! Well constructed, easy to use, heavy duty
Date published: 2017-04-28
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