Manfrotto Manfrotto 494 Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate

Manfrotto 494 Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate

Manfrotto 494 Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate

B&H # MAMH494 MFR # MH494-BHUS
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Height: 3.9"
  • Weight: 10.58 oz
  • RC2 Quick Release Cam Lock
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
  • Independent 360° Rotation with Lock
  • Ball-and-Socket Tension Control
  • 200PL-PRO QR Plate, RC2/Arca-Compatible
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Load Capacity: 17.6 lb

17.6 lb 22 lb
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Price after rebate: $59.88

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Manfrotto 494 overview

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This Manfrotto 494 Ball Head features an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-PRO 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 494 Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate has a load capacity of 17.6 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°.

Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the 200PL-PRO quick release plate, as well as 3/8"-16 threads via an included bushing adapter. The plate is also compatible with separately available tripod heads that feature an Arca-type clamp.

494 Ball Head
  • 17.6 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
  • 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 Arca-type quick release clamps
  • Measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4"
  • 1/4"-20 mount with support for 3/8"-16 via bushing adapter
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
UPC: 719821423904
In the Box
Manfrotto 494 Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate
  • 200PL-Pro Aluminium Plate
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration
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    Manfrotto 494 specs

    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male & 3/8"-16 with Bushing
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type, RC2
    Load Capacity 17.6 lb / 7.98 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels None
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Material Aluminum
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt -90 to +40
    Vertical Tilt -40 to +40
    Panning Range 360
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.26" / 32.0 mm
    Dimensions H: 3.9 x W: 1.6" / H: 10.0 x W: 4.0 cm
    Weight 10.6 oz / 300 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 5.0 x 4.0"

    Manfrotto 494 reviews

    Manfrotto 494 Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sort of Arca Swiss but not really Arca Swiss I got this ball head to put on my older Manfrotto BeFree tripod because Manfrotto says it is Arca Swiss compatible. �I have the Peak Design plate that slips into their Capture Clip which are Arca Swiss compatible, and thought it would be nice to not have to switch between that and the Manfrotto plate all the time. �However, it doesn't get locked in, because it is too small for the release system. �For an Arca Swiss plate to fit on this head, it needs to be 42mm wide...the PD plate is 38mm. �I guess that's why Manfrotto's description says it will work with 'almost all' Arca type plates.
    Date published: 2018-01-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not an Arca-type head Don't get this if you are trying to use it for an RRS plate. It won't fit.
    Date published: 2018-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product, great price Love it, love it. Quick release allows me to be mobile. Mount it on ball head easy, adjust and tighten. Rocket solid, no worries and very affordable. Thank you.
    Date published: 2018-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from form follows function Simple, straightforward, ergonomically logical, and sturdy. Nothing to be improved upon. It compliments a high quality tripod and a fine camera.
    Date published: 2018-06-25
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