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

BH #MAMH494 • MFR #MH494-BHUS
Manfrotto 494 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 19.8 lb
  • Height: 3.9"
  • Weight: 10.58 oz
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
This 494 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 19.8 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°.
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Manfrotto 494 Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Plate Overview

This 494 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 19.8 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°.

494 Center Ball Head
  • 19.8 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: 719821423904

Manfrotto 494 Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Plate Specs

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male with Retractable 3/8"-16 Sheath
Camera Plate
Quick Release: RC2 / Arca-Type
Head Type
Ball Head
Drag Control
Yes
Load Capacity
19.8 lb / 9 kg
Weight
10.58 oz / 300 g
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male with Retractable 3/8"-16 Sheath
Camera Plate
Quick Release: RC2 / Arca-Type
Head
Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
Flat Base with 3/8"-16 Female
Counter Balance
No
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control
Yes
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Vertical Tilt
+40° to -40°
Lateral Tilt
-90° to +40°
General
Load Capacity
19.8 lb / 9 kg
Bubble Level
No
Weight
10.58 oz / 300 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.25 x 4.9 x 3.7"

Manfrotto 494 Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Plate Reviews

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Will this work with the plate that comes with ...

Will this work with the plate that comes with MeFoto Road Trip tripod? Thanks!
Asked by: Edward
Yes it does , it takes PL200 ore Arca plate
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-20

Where is this made at?

Where is this made at?
Asked by: Haim
The country of origin is Italy.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-10

Can this head be used with the tethertools tether ...

Can this head be used with the tethertools tether block with the arca plate?
Asked by: Terry
I agree with the previous answer. The quick release clamp on the 494 head is designed for Manfrotto's RC2 quick release plate. This incompatible with Arca-style plates. RC2 plates differ in width and angle from Arca-style plates. Looks like Tethertools plates require an Arca-style clamp.
Answered by: Martin
Date published: 2021-01-14

Can I use this head on a Manfrotto monopod?

Can I use this head on a Manfrotto monopod?
Asked by: Celestino
Yes you can.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-08-01

Will the 200 PL work with Canon Tripod Ring Mount ...

Will the 200 PL work with Canon Tripod Ring Mount C and Canon Tripod Ring Mount D?
Asked by: Arthur
Yes, it will work with the Canon Ring Mounts
Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2020-01-16

is this compatible with a Vanguard Alta series ...

is this compatible with a Vanguard Alta series tripod?
Asked by: John
Yes, Manfrotto 494 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate is fully compatible with all Vanguard tripods with removable head. The female threads n the Manfrotto ball heads are 3/8-16'' and you can use a bushing adapter to convert the threads to a 1/4-20''
Answered by: Llinelva D
Date published: 2022-09-18

Does this head take the smaller 200PL-14 plate?

Does this head take the smaller 200PL-14 plate?
Asked by: Mark
Manfrotto 494 Center Ball Head also takes the Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter BH #MA200PL.
Answered by: Samik G
Date published: 2022-05-13

The ball head is completely stuck and won’t move ...

The ball head is completely stuck and won’t move at all; how do I fix that?
Asked by: Anthony
I would suggest using a wd 40 and loosen the big knob all the way
Answered by: virgil
Date published: 2020-11-10
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