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The Manfrotto MH057M0-Q6 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release Kit was put together by B&H as an ideal mate to 057 series or similar tripods. Imagination backed by advanced technology has allowed Manfrotto create a 2.8 lb head with a 33 lb load capacity and many other convenient features. Polymer rings have replaced grease for extra smooth movement and the 360 degree panning stage has its own lock. Lateral tilt has a range of -103 to +40° and there's a special 90 - 105° portrait angle selector that allows you to switch precisely to vertical format in a second. The Q6 Top Lock system uses Arca-type compatible QR plates that trip a safety locking pin when put into the quick release clamp.
The MH057M0-Q6 Magnesium Ball head comes with 2 quick release plates for its Q6 QR system.
Manfrotto MH057M0-Q6 Magnesium Ball Head with Q6 Quick Release
The Manfrotto MH057M0-Q6 Magnesium Ball Head with Q6 Quick Release is a heavy-duty magnesium alloy ball head that weighs just 2.87 lb yet is capable of supporting 33.07 lb. Designed to work with the 057-series carbon fiber tripods, it meets the demands of professional photographers who want maximum control with minimal effort The head features tension adjustment and 360-degree panning with a separate lock and a lateral tilt range of -100° / +40°. The housing is notched and features a 90 to 105-degree portrait selector for rapid shifting to vertical format.
The attached Q6 Quick Release includes an Arca Swiss compatible plate that clicks into the base from above, triggering a pin that keeps the plate from sliding out even before it's tightened down. Three built-in bubble levels ensure accurate framing and composition. The MH057M0-Q6 is compatible with Manfrotto MSQ6PL and Arca Swiss brand camera plates but is not guaranteed to work with "Arca-type" plates from other manufacturers.
Manfrotto MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate for Q6 Top Lock System
The Manfrotto MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate for Q6 Top Lock System is a 2.76" long sliding quick release plate compatible with 054 and 055 Q6 ball heads as well as the add-on Q6 quick release adapter for heads without one. The 1/4"-20 camera screw is secured to the camera using the fold-away D-ring, coin notch or an Allen wrench.