Manfrotto 496 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate

BH #MAMH496BHUS • MFR #MH496-BHUS
Manfrotto 496 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 26.5 lb
  • Height: 4.5"
  • Weight: 14.1 oz
  • RC2 Quick Release Cam Lock
This Manfrotto 496 Center 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.
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Manfrotto 496 Overview

This Manfrotto 496 Center 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 496 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate has a load capacity of 26.5 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.

496 Center Ball Head

  • 26.5 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
  • 1/4"-20 mount with support for 3/8"-16 via bushing adapter
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
UPC: 719821423911

Manfrotto 496 Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male & 3/8"-16 with Bushing
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type, RC2
Load Capacity26.5 lb / 12 kg
Number of Bubble LevelsNone
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
MaterialAluminum
Pan & Tilt Range
Panning Range360°
Physical
DimensionsH: 4.5" / H: 11.5 cm
Weight14.11 oz / 400 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6 x 6 x 4"
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