Manfrotto 391RC2 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

Manfrotto 391RC2 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

Manfrotto 391RC2 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • 3 Independent Movements with Locks
  • Up to 90° Backwards and Forwards Tilt
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
  • 360° Rotation
  • RC2 Quick Release Cam Lock
  • Durable, Aluminum-Alloy Construction
  • 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Mount, Non-Slip Surface
  • Removable, Anti-Twist Index Pin
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Manfrotto 391RC2 overview

  • 1Description

The 391RC2 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head from Manfrotto has a load capacity of 11 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. It includes an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate. RC2 compatible quick release plates such as the 200PL-14 can be removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be quickly reattached.

Cameras, sport optics, or camcorders that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the quick release plate before securing it to the pan-and-tilt head. The head can be rotated 360°, and tilted 90° backwards or forwards, as well as sideways for portrait orientation. Each of these three movements function independently of each other and can be locked into place.

391RC2 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head
  • 11 lb load capacity
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • Can be rotated 360°, and tilted 90° backwards or forwards, as well as sideways for portrait orientation
  • Rotation, backwards and forwards tilt, as well as portrait orientation tilt each function independently of each other and can be locked into place
  • Integrated, RC2 quick release cam lock
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
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
  • Removable, anti-twist index pin
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
UPC: 719821297666
In the Box
Manfrotto 391RC2 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
  • 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration
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    • 1Description

    Manfrotto 391RC2 specs

    Head Type Pan & Tilt 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) None
    Material Aluminum
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt -90 to +0
    Vertical Tilt -90 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Dimensions H: 3.7" / H: 9.4 cm
    Weight 1.3 lb / 0.59 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.46 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 5.0 x 4.6"

    Manfrotto 391RC2 reviews

    391RC2 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 46.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Best used for travel if you pack your DSLR when you travel and you want to shoot video with it from a tripod is a pretty good option. Obviously, is not going to be as smooth as a nice large video head but for its intended purpose is good. The panning feature is not the fluid type there is only a knob that you tighten in order to give resistance. Honestly, the novel only works to lock it in place, if you really want to pan with ahead you must loose and it completely otherwise it will not pan smoothly. it's pretty much the same thing with the tilt. However, for travel video is still superior than using a regular ball head, by far.
    Date published: 2012-02-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good start I use this head (being compact) so I can fold it away into my cary bag along with my Oben tripod (for my SLR). It works ok... the only problem so far is if you do use it for 1080p video on a pan the head has a sticking point so you need to sort out the movement and what you will do before you do it (run through). For all of that it will do (after you work all the sticking points out). It is good for still shots and has a good range of movement. More levels would have been good. My Oben quick release is so much better than the one on this head but all said and done there can be trade off's on all gear.
    Date published: 2011-11-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Smooth but Unstable The 391RC2 pan and tilt movements are fine. It is easy to control the movement from a smooth firm feel to a sports quick reaction with a little practice. Tension controls have a good feel and make of very controlled adjustments over all. However, the platform which can be flipped for vertical use is weak. It does not lock firmly so the camera slides too far one way or the other. It does not sit flat on the tripod. The weight of the camera (Canon Mark IV) causes the platform to go beyond level and won't stay put when locked. It slowly drifts down below level. Also, no level bubble. The locking nut on the ball head that secures the plate is in a bad place if you are using a 70-200 or larger lens because the mount is on the lens not the camera it becomes very difficult to get in between the lens and the camera to lock the plate. The locking nut to flip to vertical (also in a bad place) does not lock very well. The camera weight will move the adjustment you make. I resorted to using pliers to get it tight enough. Price is good.
    Date published: 2010-06-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pan/Tilt Head I needed a small tripod head that would fit in my tripod bag but still support my DSLR camera and larger lens weighing about 8 pounds total. This one works great. The one control handle for tilt is small, but not too small to be useful. The other controls are thumb screws which work fine for the adjustments I need. All movements are very smooth. I don't have to remove the head from my tripod to slip everything into my tripod bag. At just under 4 in height and weighing 1.5 pounds, this 11 pound capacity head really helped with my gear weight.
    Date published: 2010-03-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small and Light I purchased this item to use with my Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod. I will use it primarily for birding. The combination of the tripod and the head makes a nice sturdy, yet light weight, platform for my Swaroski 65 MM spotting scope. The above scope will attach directly into the quick release without the addition of an adapter. The head is nice and smooth when panning yet the total weight is less than many other heads. Very reasonable cost!
    Date published: 2013-07-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Should've gotten this the first time Normally I'm on the move catching shots from different angles in the venue I'm involved in. Occasionally I'll shoot video and need something more stable than a monopod or the head I currently use which isn't made to pan. The 391RC2 is an affordable solution to the fluid filled movement I'd like to use, very smooth to pan with. A bubble balance would be a nice addition, as would an extra locking device to secure the spring loaded lever that holds the quick release plate. As it is said to hold up to 11 lbs, I wouldn't recommend anything heavier than about 6-8 lbs. My camera with the 70-200 f2.8 lens is 5-7 lbs and that, I feel, is pushing it a little. I would recommend this to anyone needing a good entry level head!
    Date published: 2011-12-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent for the price A very versatile tripod head. It holds my system (EF 70-100mm f/2.8 L IS II w/ EOS 5D MII, battery grip attached), which all together weigh just under 5kg, and it remains firm & steady. It pans smoothly and the handle works very well. Only down side is that the tilt nob and quick release are a bit hard to get to with a fully-laden system. Otherwise it folds nicely and is quite compact combined with Manfrotto 190 3-section legs. Great for on-the-run photography.
    Date published: 2012-09-01
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Made in China Had been told there was a plastic piece on this head but it was not 'cheesy'. It IS cheesy and it is the piece that holds the QR plate/camera! The Manfrotto logo and my years of expereince with Bogen/Manfrotto drew me in. The design was trim, the shorter handle was desirous over my micro fluid head and it looked good on my 290 Extra tripod, held my FZ 200 ok (But it is new.) and the pan was pretty smooth. The one photo did not expose the fact that this head did not have an aluminum catch or safety catch as all the other Manfrotto heads I have. There is also a rounded plastic cover under the QR mount that pops off easily and would certainly give problems. If Manfrotto will build one of these with these thngs resolved, in Italia, will get one. Till then, imagine more!
    Date published: 2015-11-13
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