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Manfrotto 492 Micro Ball Head

BH #MAMH492BHUS • MFR #MH492-BHUS
Manfrotto 492 Micro Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Height: 2.6"
  • Weight: 4.9 oz
  • 1/4"-20 Camera Mounting Thread
The 492 Micro Ball Head from Manfrotto is a 2.6" tall, aluminum support with a load capacity of 8.8 lb. The head has a single ergonomic locking knob that controls the ball and pan movements at the same time. The 4.9 oz head has a cut notch on the side that allows you to position the camera at a 90° angle, and the camera attaches to head via its 1/4"-20 mounting thread.
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Manfrotto MH492-BHUS Overview

The 492 Micro Ball Head from Manfrotto is a 2.6" tall, aluminum support with a load capacity of 8.8 lb. The head has a single ergonomic locking knob that controls the ball and pan movements at the same time. The 4.9 oz head has a cut notch on the side that allows you to position the camera at a 90° angle, and the camera attaches to head via its 1/4"-20 mounting thread.

UPC: 719821423874

Manfrotto MH492-BHUS Specs

Head
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeNo Quick Release
Number of Bubble LevelsNone
Friction ControlNo
Independent Pan LockNo
Pan & Tilt Range
Vertical Tilt+90° to 0°
Panning Range360°
General
Load Capacity8.8 lb / 4 kg
Weight4.94 oz / 140 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.36 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5"

Manfrotto MH492-BHUS Reviews

Perfect Small Ball Head

By Ryan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-03

I needed a strong and small ball head for random gear I wanted to mount on light stands. These are a tad pricey (minus one star) but you can feel the superior build quality. Locking and other functions work great.

Pricey, but Nice

By Jennifer
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-01

It is a joy to use good quality gear.

Uuuuuuuuuuugly

By Bruce
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-16

PLEASE. Bring back the old elegant, simple version! I use this (the old one) ALL THE TIME for both light and heavy equipment. Manfrotto makes great equipment--solid. But really. Who designed this?

Great Option for Small Ball Head

By Ryan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-01

If you're looking for a small but quality ball head with a good weight rating, this is the one. Great feel and hold, typical Manfrotto quality. One star off for price. Seems a bit steep but wont really complain since I trust this to hold my camera on top of a light stand.

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what thread is on the bottom?

what thread is on the bottom?
Asked by: Scott
The threading on the bottom of this head is 3/8 16". This head will also come with a reducer bushing to be placed on 1/4 20".
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2022-01-17

Is there enough fine adjustment/resolution in the ...

Is there enough fine adjustment/resolution in the ball tightness where the camera can be moved by hand but remain stable in the ball mount if let go? Or would a fluid head be required?
Asked by: Gerald
Please forgive my answer if I am misunderstanding the question, but the ball is pretty solid once its tightened. If you loosen it to try and move the camera I imagine once you let it go, depending on the angle and weight of the camera it may move if not tightened completely. We use it for holding a rotolight with softbox and also an iphone. Something larger like the weight of a Canon 5d might be too much. That said, you can get some decent pans with this and an iphone attached to a monopod and the thing is super functional for smaller weighted things light camera lights or audio equipment and it feels solid in your hand.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-01-23

Is the round, padded mounting platform "attached" ...

Is the round, padded mounting platform "attached" to the screw, so one can loosen the ball, then use the platform as a "handle" to tighten the screw to the device? Or, must one tighten the ball and rotate the device or entire head to tighten?
Asked by: Jesse
The platform can be unscrewed from the stem, rotating the head to screw into the camera is the best solution.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-19

Can this head be adapted to accept an RC2 plate?

Can this head be adapted to accept an RC2 plate?
Asked by: Craig
Yes, you can purchase the Manfrotto clamp 323RC2; https://bhpho.to/2cjY1Xe
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-07-30
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