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

BH #MA322RC2 • MFR #322RC2
Manfrotto 322RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate and 322RA Quick Release Adapter
Key Features
  • Ball Head with Control Handle
  • Horizontal and Joystick Grip Positions
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Integrated Handle Squeeze Trigger
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.
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Manfrotto 322RC2 Overview

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.

The 322RC2 has a load capacity of 17.6 lb. 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
  • Has a load capacity of 17.6 lb
  • 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

Manfrotto 322RC2 Specs

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
Camera Plate
Quick Release: 200PL-14
Head Type
Ball Head
Drag Control
Yes
Load Capacity
17.6 lb / 8 kg
Weight
1.8 lb / 816.46 g
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
Camera Plate
Quick Release: 200PL-14
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
No
Vertical Tilt
+90° to -90°
Lateral Tilt
-90° to +30°
General
Load Capacity
17.6 lb / 8 kg
Bubble Level
Yes
Weight
1.8 lb / 816.46 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5 x 4.9 x 4.2"

Manfrotto 322RC2 Reviews

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question

Is this available in a left hand version so that I can adjust and shoot quickly with my right hand? Sounds funny but my ballhead adjusts on the left side......
Asked by: Sandy K.
This grip is customizable to be usable with either one's left or right hand.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Is this compatible with the Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod w/ G-Lock?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Manfrotto 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Head is compatible with the Gitzo GT1542T. The Manfrotto has a 3/8-16 thread for mounting the head onto the legs; while the Gitzo has a 3/8-16 & 1/4-20 reversible thread.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

I can't seem to get this head to look straight ...

I can't seem to get this head to look straight up. I do a lot of birding and need to point the camera up vertically to get a shot. Is there a way to do this?
Asked by: Christine
I think you have to turn it sideways so the slot can allow you to rotate it up.
Answered by: Charles
Date published: 2021-06-10

I use my Canon 80D for videos once in a while. ...

I use my Canon 80D for videos once in a while. Will this work as a video pan?
Asked by: Bob
No, this would not be good for video. You are much better off getting a video head or you can get a hybrid head for both. Click the link below to view; https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/760106-REG/Manfrotto_MH055M8_Q5_MH055M8_Q5_Photo_Movie_Tripod_Head.html?sts=pi&pim=Y
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-02

question

Manfrotto 322RC2 head no longer holds tension well. How do I tighten it up?
Asked by: Anonymous
There is a 3mm Allen screw located on the non-handgrip side that you can tighten. I was instructed to squeeze the handle when making this adjustment, and to only turn it 1/4 turn at a time to increase tension.
Answered by: Timothy P.
Date published: 2023-04-17

Compatible with 200pl-pro plate?

Compatible with 200pl-pro plate?
Asked by: kevin
Yes, the Manfrotto 200PL-Pro Aluminum Plate should be compatible for use with the Manfrotto 322RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate and 322RA Quick Release Adapter.
Answered by: Manzell L
Date published: 2022-02-27

What is the main difference between this and the ...

What is the main difference between this and the Manfrotto 327RC2 Ball Head? https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/680140-REG/Manfrotto_327RC2_327RC2_Joystick_Head.html/qa
Asked by: andria
The 322RC2 is an older model with friction control for the ball sphere. The 327RC2 is newer and lacks the friction control.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-01-14

I have a Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT tripod, will ...

I have a Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT tripod, will the Pistol grip work?
Asked by: Kenny
Yes, the Manfrotto 322RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate and 322RA Quick Release Adapter (B&H# MA322RC2) will attach to the Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT Carbon Fiber Tripod (B&H# VAAP283CT).
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2021-10-21
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