Manfrotto 700RC2 Mini Video Fluid Head

Manfrotto 700RC2 Mini Video Fluid Head

Manfrotto 700RC2 Mini Video Fluid Head

B&H # MA700RC2 MFR # 700RC2
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  • Supports 3-5.5 lb
  • Quick Release
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The Manfrotto 700RC2 compact video head is designed to support compact camcorders as well as still cameras with medium and long telephoto lenses. It includes a fixed length pan arm and separate locking mechanisms for the 360° pan and the -75° to +90° tilt movements. Featuring a fluid cartridge for smooth movements, the 700RC2 has a fixed drag in both its pan and tilt axes.

Quick-release mounting plate with secondary safety lock
Separate pan and tilt locks
Maximum load capacity of: 5.5 lb
Minimum load of 3 lb – anything lighter might experience backlash upon stopping a pan movement
UPC: 719821199779
In the Box
Manfrotto 700RC2 Mini Video Fluid Head
  • 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter
  • 1x Pan Bar
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 5 Years with Product Registration.
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    Manfrotto 700RC2 specs

    Load Capacity 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
    Minimum Load: 3 lb (1.4 kg)
    Diameter/Thread 3/8" Female Thread
    Counter Balance System N/A
    Counter Balance Range N/A
    Center of Gravity N/A
    Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes (Cat #3157N)
    Balance Plate Fixed, 1/4" screw and locating pin
    Tilt Drag 1 Fixed
    Tilt Range -75/+90°
    Tilt Lock Yes
    Spring Loaded Counter Balance 1 Fixed
    Pan Range 360°
    Pan Lock Yes
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated No
    Temperature Range -10°C / 60°C
    Height 3.8" (9.7 cm)
    Weight 1.14 lb (0.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.0 x 5.5 x 5.0"

    Manfrotto 700RC2 reviews

    700RC2 Mini Video Fluid Head is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 86.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well for DSLR video. I'm shooting semi-pro video and wanted a fluid head for travel with an RC2 quick release. This head is very smooth, lightweight and overall all you can ask for. You cannot really adjust the speed tension of the pan or tilt, it's either tight or loose, but the loose has very smooth resistance, there are no loose/quick movements with this head. Great for smooth video work, I could see tracking an airshow performance with this head and it turning out great. * One problem does sort of exist. They designed it to work with camcorders that are narrow, so when you put a wide DSLR body on it, the quick release tighten knob gets stuck under the camera body. You can ratchet it though, so the trick is to get the knob just tight enough, mount your camera, then give it a 1/2 turn to tighten it up.
    Date published: 2013-07-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Manfrotto #700RC2 Pan/Tilt head. This pan/ tilt head was purchased because I needed an inexpensive head for a small, lightweight carbon fiber tripod to be used with a small spotting scope: for children to use when out Birding with me. It has worked out well for this purpose. This head is a simple pan & tilt head that is made well, has a rather fluid action to it for use with a small spotting scope, and it is lightweight. If you are looking for an inexpensive, well made, lightweight, pan/tilt spotting scope head? You can not go wrong with this purchase.
    Date published: 2015-10-22
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Head for Small Camcorders This head is very compact and light weight. It works well with smooth pans and tilts. Works super with the small camcorders. I would have given it 5 stars except for the the quick release set up. It is more difficult to slide it in from the back rather than just snap in as with other Manfrotto units. Then when you get it in the slot you still have to tighten a screw on the left side to stop any movement. I'm sorry but this is NO LONGER QUICK! I want to be able to snap in and shoot, not fiddle with another screw!
    Date published: 2010-05-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice little fluid head The 700RC2 is another nice fluid head with the usual smoothness of Manfrotto. The only glitch I have seen has been mentioned in other reviews and that is the QR plate is a little tricky to get out. The QR knob is in the can be adjusted by pulling out, spinning and re-aligning it but you have to do this for every half turn in or out with camera mounted because it is mounted too high and hits bottom of camera. It works its just tricky and takes some getting used to. Other than that it's a nice head...not as good as the 701HDV I used to have of course but a good true fluid head for the price.
    Date published: 2012-06-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Scope mount Just a week's use so far, but we're really enjoying this head replacing the lightweight Manfrotto 3160. It makes panning a field of birds smooth and steady--no backlash, skip, or sticking. Our 85mm angled scope is heavy and tall enough that I was afraid I'd need a head with counterbalance, but the tilt resistance knob can be set and largely forgotten. The included mounting plate is superfluous with our scope's foot which fits wthin the quick release holder. I'll make a shim plate to take up the fore and aft slop, but for now the side screw is more than adequate to secure the scope foot.
    Date published: 2015-01-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy little fluid head for the money. I am shooting a little 3D documentary on the fountains of Kansas City. (Not for public consumption.) I owned the Manfrotto legs but the three way locking head was great for stills not very useful for motion shots. This mini head allows me to set up quickly and add smooth pans and tilts to my shots. The quicklocking mount makes it easy to easy to take off the JVC Everio and resist the urge to carry around the camera and legs except for small moves. I'll probably revise this assessment to a five star after using it a few more times. For consumer Hi-Def camcorders, this head is a must have.
    Date published: 2014-07-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not quite balanced for ultralight DV I use this for video recording with one of the new ultralight video cameras, a Canon FS100. For this tiny videocam, the weight of the head & handle tends to raise the line of sight, so I needed to tighten the vertical control. As a result, there is a little grab when moving vertically, but not much when moving laterally. Overall, would work better for a heavier camera.
    Date published: 2008-10-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Quick Release NOT Quick! The quick release plate is useless! It has to slide in from the back after pushing down a button. The mounting plate's wing screw will drag on the release button if it is not folded perfectly flat. Now when you get the plate in you must adjust a screw on the side to lock the plate in place. If you don't screw it in, the plate is sloppy loose. Most small video cameras have the flip out LCD monitor screen on the left side. The plate locking screw interferes with the monitor screen. Removing the plate from the tripod is even worse. After a couple hours of use the mounting screw will have have flipped it's wing assist down making it impossible to pull out the back. What ever happened to the concept of snapping the quick release plate in and having a spring loaded mechanism hold it in place? As for the fluid motion it is good for small cameras but it does have a tendancy to go back the direction you just came from when you stop panning. I have used Manfrotto products for many years but this one is not even worth the one star I had to give!
    Date published: 2011-12-12
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