Manfrotto 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head

Manfrotto 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head

Manfrotto 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head

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Manfrotto 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head

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  • Load Capacity: 35.3 lb
  • Hydrostatic Ball-and-Socket Lock
  • Lock is Easily Tightened
  • Ball-and-Socket Tension Control
  • Two-Sided 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
  • Independent 360° Rotation with Lock
  • Non-Slip Platform with Angle Scale
  • Rotatable Mount with Thumbwheel
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Mount Threads
  • Magnesium-Alloy Construction
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Manfrotto 468MG overview

  • 1Description

This Manfrotto 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head features a ball-and-socket joint that utilizes pressurized fluid, which helps to provide a 35.3 lb load capacity and an easy-to-tighten locking mechanism. By loosening the 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head's primary locking knob, the ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. An additional knob set within that locking knob can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements. Along the opposite side of the ball head, a secondary locking knob controls the ability to rotate the head 360°.

The 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head's rubberized, non-slip platform includes a 1/4"-20 mount inside a spring-loaded 3/8"-16 expansion sleeve. When securing cameras, lenses, sport optics, or accessories that feature 1/4"-20 female accessory threads to the ball head, the expansion sleeve is automatically depressed, allowing those devices to be firmly attached. For items with 3/8"-16 female accessory threads, the expansion sleeve remains engaged and provides a reliable connection point that is reinforced by the 1/4"-20 mount.

An integrated thumbwheel under the ball head's platform allows both the mount and expansion sleeve, or the mount alone, to be screwed into a corresponding accessory thread. This permits a camera, lens, or sport optic to be attached to the 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head while it is simultaneously pointed in the subject's direction. To further promote fast and repeatable device positioning, the ball head's platform is engraved with an angle scale along its outer rim.

  • 35.3 lb load capacity
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • Easy-to-tighten hydrostatic ball-and-socket joint that utilizes pressurized fluid which helps maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility while enhancing load capacity
  • Ball-and-socket joint provides 360° of swivel control, is tiltable down to a 90° angle, and can be locked into place
  • Dual, ball-and-socket joint notches enable two-sided tilt capability
  • Rubberized, non-slip platform with dual function mount accommodates cameras, lenses, sport optics, or accessories that feature 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 female accessory threads
  • Integrated thumbwheel under the ball head's non-slip platform allows both the mount and expansion sleeve, or the mount alone, to be screwed into a corresponding accessory thread, permitting a camera, lens, or sport optic to be attached while it is simultaneously pointed in the subject's direction
  • Non-slip platform is engraved with an angle scale along its outer rim to further promote fast and repeatable device positioning
  • Primary locking knob allows ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position
  • Secondary locking knob allows head to rotate 360°
  • Dedicated tension control knob for the ball-and-socket joint's movements
  • Durable, magnesium-alloy construction
UPC: 719821246718
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Manfrotto 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration
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    Manfrotto 468MG specs

    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type No Quick Release
    Load Capacity 35.3 lb / 16.01 kg
    Number of Bubble Level(s) None
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Material Magnesium
    Pan & Tilt Rangeruxtfuaxwv
    Lateral Tilt -90 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.38" / 35.0 mm
    Dimensions H: 5.1 x W: 2.4" / H: 13.0 x W: 6.0 cm
    Weight 21.2 oz / 601 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.0 x 4.0"

    Manfrotto 468MG reviews

    468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A PLEASURE TO USE VERY SMOOTH IN OPERATION AND WELL MADE. I WAS A BIT FOOLED AT FIRST BY THE CAMERA MOUNTING SCREW LOOKING LIKE IT WOULD NOT WORK ON 1/4 THREAD BASED CAMERA'S BUT IT DOES WELL. JUST READ THE DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO USE .
    Date published: 2012-05-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth, Compact, and Solid Well engineered. Tension on the ball is adjustable to adapt to whatever is mounted on it. Easy to use and lock down tight.
    Date published: 2011-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ball head This head is so quick and easy to adjust. It's a pleasure to use.
    Date published: 2011-01-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use Great ball head. It is a little bit larger than I expected though.
    Date published: 2010-03-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from we have 2 of this we use with a super grip
    Date published: 2008-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and steady I use on a Induro CT8X carbon fiber tripod
    Date published: 2015-10-26
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