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

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type200PL-14
Load Capacity17.6 lb / 8 kg
Number of Bubble Levels1
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockNo
MaterialMagnesium
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt-90° to +30°
Vertical Tilt-90° to +90°
Panning Range360°
Physical
Ball Sphere Diameter1.4" / 35.56 mm
Base Diameter2.4" / 60.96 mm
DimensionsH: 4.1" / H: 10.4 cm
Weight1.8 lb / 816.46 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 5 x 4.1"
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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

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Is this compatible with the Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod w/ G-Lock?
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Date published: 2018-08-27

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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.
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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: 2021-02-10

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
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How do I set this head so my camera lens will point upward toward the sky?
Asked by: Christine
Mount the camera on the tripod in the normal horizontal position with the lens facing forward. Squeeze the positioning handle on the ball head and simply rotate the camera back toward you pointing the lens skyward. You may have to extend the tripod center post upward a few inches to be sure the camera body can clear the tripod legs assembly as you approach 90 degrees skyward. All types of ball heads are capable of pointing the camera lens straight up skyward.
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Does it fit all/most Manfrotto tripods?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it does fit most of them. The tripod thread mount size on the underside of the head is an industry standard sized 3/8-16, and this is the same size as the vast majority of Manfrotto and other brand tripods as well. As long as the specifications for the tripod indicate it having a 3/8-16 tripod thread mount, this head could be used on them.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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