Manfrotto 322RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate and 322RA Quick Release Adapter

Manfrotto 322RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate and 322RA Quick Release Adapter

Manfrotto 322RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate and 322RA Quick Release Adapter

B&H # MA322RC2 MFR # 322RC2
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Product Highlights

  • Ball Head with Control Handle
  • Horizontal and Joystick Grip Positions
  • Horizontal Load Capacity: 11.0 lb
  • Joystick Load Capacity: 7.0 lb
  • Integrated Handle Squeeze Trigger
  • 90° Forwards, Backwards & Portrait Tilt
  • 360° Rotation, Ball Head Tension Control
  • 322RA Quick Release Adapter
  • Bull's-Eye Bubble Level
  • 200PL-14 QR Plate with 1/4"-20 Mount
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Manfrotto 322RC2 overview

  • 1Description

The 322RC2 Ball Head from Manfrotto can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. By squeezing the control handle's integrated trigger, the head's ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. A thumbwheel set within the control handle can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements. Once the squeeze trigger is released, any adjustments to the position of the ball-and-socket joint are locked into place.

The control handle is initially oriented to provide a horizontal grip for the right hand. However, the included 322RA Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate are detachable and can be repositioned to enable left-handed use with a horizontal grip. Alternatively, the 322RC2 can be transformed into a joystick-grip ball head suitable for right or left-handed use with the control handle oriented vertically and the quick release adapter attached to the top of the configuration.

When oriented for a horizontal grip, the 322RC2 has a load capacity of 11.0 lb, and 7.0 lb when configured as joystick for a vertical grip. The 322RA Quick Release Adapter features an RC2 quick release cam lock for the 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate. RC2 compatible quick release plates can be removed from the quick release adapter 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 quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.

Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the quick release plate, which measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface.

322RC2 Ball Head
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • Uses ball-and-socket joint with easy-to-grip control handle to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility
  • By squeezing the control handle's integrated trigger, the ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled 360°, fully tilted down to a 90° angle, or returned to its upright position
  • When the control handle's squeeze trigger is released, any adjustments to the position of the ball-and-socket joint are locked into place
  • A thumbwheel set within the control handle can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements
  • Built-in tension-control indicator within the control handle
  • Can provide a horizontal grip for either right or left-handed use
  • Available joystick-grip ball head configuration for right or left-handed use
  • When oriented for a horizontal grip, has a load capacity of 11.0 lb, and 7.0 lb when configured as joystick for a vertical grip
  • 322RA Quick Release Adapter with RC2 quick release cam lock and built-in bubble level
  • Hex key to adjust position of 322RA Quick Release Adapter and tension on ball-and-socket joint
200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
  • Compatible with Manfrotto RC2 quick release cam lock
  • Measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface
  • 1/4"-20 mount
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
UPC: 719821236429
In the Box
Manfrotto 322RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate and 322RA Quick Release Adapter
  • 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
  • 322RA Quick Release Adapter trsftdrtraeeybzqrccxrzrzabxycffqcsrx
  • Hex Key for 322RA Quick Release Adapter and Ball-and-Socket Joint
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration
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    Manfrotto 322RC2 specs

    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type 200PL-14
    Load Capacity 11.0 lb / 4.99 kg
    Number of Bubble Level(s) 1
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock No
    Material Magnesium
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt -90 to +30
    Vertical Tilt -90 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.4" / 35.56 mm
    Base Diameter 2.4" / 60.96 mm
    Dimensions H: 4.1" / H: 10.4 cm
    Weight 1.8 lb / 816 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 5.0 x 4.1"

    Manfrotto 322RC2 reviews

    322RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate and 322RA Quick Release Adapter is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 419.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It simply works like it's supposed to. I come from a video background which uses a different kind of head so this was quite comfortable for me to adapt to. I didn't want to mess with dual knobs found on a lot of ball heads. (Note: it's not meant for smooth movement and panning). So far this has held everything I can mount on it stable - right out of the box. I haven't made any tension adjustments to it and it squeezes easily. (Reports of requiring a gorilla's grip are false). I love how easy it is going vertical with just a squeeze and flip. The grip needs to stand straight up when stored in a bag mounted to your tripod so make sure you account for the handle length.
    Date published: 2008-12-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from How to Get the Grip Back I use this with my Nikon D700 and flash mounted on it. The friction knob is turned such that the red indicator is about at the half way point. Now in order to maintain the grip, especially when the camera is set an an angle you must adjust the allen wrench screw that sits near the red friction indicator. It will help maintain camera position without adding any more friction. If not, get the head serviced. Hope this helps anyone here who mentioned losing grip after some use.
    Date published: 2015-08-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good. I used to have the previous design that was straight up from the tripod. They seemed to wear out fast and the clamp would no longer hold the camera in place, it would slip. I thought this would be less likely to have that issue due to the different leverage point of the camera weight. Too early to tell on that, but there are a few minor complaints I have: 1. Range of motion is limited on the side that the grip is on, so I end up having to lower a tripod leg to make straight image. 2. It sticks a little when I move camera up and down (this may wear off with use, still pretty new) Overall, it is a good tool, but has a couple minor irritations.
    Date published: 2008-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, even for a left-handers I bought this head when I upgraded (from my 141RC and 190 head and tripod combination) to the Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod, and have been very happy with the convenience and ease of use of this head. Being a left-hander, my first reaction was to switch the grip handle to the left, but I decided not to because it limited the angle of tilt and meant I needed to relearn how to zoom and focus the lens with my right hand (which was more difficult to do than squeezing the grip with my right hand) - it was a good call, and now when I use the head it feels just like a natural extension of my regular off-tripod camera techniques
    Date published: 2008-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW. i am in love. this is a great ball head. you can do all your adjusting with one hand, it converts easily for left or right hand or even vertical. no knobs to tighten or loosen, just pull the grip. dont even have to take your eye off the view finder. i am right handed, but i switched the ball head to left hand operation, since my right hand is adjusting the camera settings. this thing is great for macro, portraits, kids, or action. moves quick with the pull of the handle and stays put. only con is that it is wide, so carrying it on the tripod is a little more cumbersome than smaller heads. however, i will trade that off for the other good parts of this any day.
    Date published: 2008-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from MAKES YOUR TRIPOD EFFORTLESS AND PERFECT This gadget actually holds the 11 pounds it is advertised and does it effortlessly. I have purchased another for use on my favorite monopod. I use an Olympus E3 dslr camera with a vertical battery grip on a Custom Brackets QRS-E3 bracket with a FL50R flash, the thing is just heavy. This device enables me to immediatly adjust the camera angle to get the shot I want every time. Never a ruined image from camera movement. The quick release is well engineered, holds perfectly and fast to attach and release. Custom Brackets has a quick connect adaptor for the bottom of its base to fit directly inty the quick release. Really slick.
    Date published: 2008-08-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beats using a ballhead Before getting this grip action mount, I'd been using a regular ballhead mount for my camera, taking still shots and videos of birds. The ballhead was hard to adjust and lock down. The Manfrotto grip action mount works much faster, and stays very close to the position I let it go at, unlike the earlier ballhead, which would always drift. Now I spend more time getting video that I want, and less time trying to readjust the mount. If you do a lot of panning in video, however, I would recommend a regular pan-head to this. It's not as smooth as a pan-head. I usually set it and leave it; it works fine for that.
    Date published: 2016-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Precision - easy and fast The grip and bubble give me precision, which can be hard to achieve with other ball heads. Better yet, you can adjust it very quickly. To me, it seems easier and faster than pan/tilt heads, but thats a personal preference. It comes adjusted for right hand users, but the enclosed instructions explain how to flip it for left hand users, and its simple. Also, its very easy to attach to the tripod legs and to the camera. With the easy release mechanism, you can put your camera on and take it off quickly. The second security pin insures that you wont release your camera off accidentally. Very practical.
    Date published: 2008-05-19
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