Manfrotto 492 Micro Ball Head

Manfrotto 492 Micro Ball Head

Manfrotto 492 Micro Ball Head

B&H # MA492 MFR # 492
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 4.4 lb
  • 1/4"-20 Mount
  • Two-Sided 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
  • Non-Slip Platform
  • Aluminum-Alloy Construction
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Manfrotto 492 Overview

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The Manfrotto 492 Micro Ball Head has a load capacity of 4.4 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 1/4"-20 mount. By loosening the 492 Micro Ball Head's locking knob, its ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position.

Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the 492 Micro Ball Head's rubberized, non-slip platform.

  • 4.4 lb load capacity
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 1/4"-20 mount
  • Uses ball-and-socket joint to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility
  • 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 control
  • Rubberized, non-slip platform with 1/4"-20 mount
  • Locking knob allows ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
UPC: 719821310921
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Manfrotto 492 Micro Ball Head
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration
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    Manfrotto 492 Specs

    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type No Quick Release
    Load Capacity 4.41 lb / 2.0 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels None
    Friction Control No
    Independent Pan Lock No
    Material Aluminum
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt -90 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Dimensions H: 2.4" / H: 6.0 cm
    Weight 0.3 lb / 0.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.6"

    Manfrotto 492 Reviews

    492 Micro Ball Head is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 55.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Light Stand Head I purchased two of these to aim my Canon 600EX's when working remotely on lightstands. They work excellent! I use them in conjunction with the Quantum Dead Shoe (the best shoe IMO for mounting the Canon flash without damaging the weather seal - and the flashes shoe lock fully works) and have complete direction control with very little weight! They are much faster than umbrella yokes, and if you work with the Lastolite box, I've fitted each head with a Manfrotto 323 RC2 quick release adapter, and attached (with a trip to the hardware store) the QR plate to the Lastolite Ezybox Hotshoe Adapter for use with the Ezybox Hotshoe Softbox. Also works great with the Lastolite Strobo! See the photos!
    Date published: 2013-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best choice at the Price Point! I was making a Slider as a DIY project for my recently purchased T2i. I didn't want to have something too flimsy and I didn't want to spend too much. Trust me when I say I scoured the net for online reviews and suggestions. Then I did a search on BH listing Ball Heads according to price, low to high. Without question, this particular model is by far the highest quality, at the price point Ball Head you can purchase. Save yourself the time and effort and choose this one. As for it's function etc. It's a Ball Head! It does exactly what it is supposed to do and has the feel of a high precision piece of equipment.
    Date published: 2011-03-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Tough I got this mount head to use with Manfrotto 190 XB tripod and man, I'm impressed with it. This mount head is really tough and robust, and by the look and feel of it, I think it will last long. This mount head has a screw on top to attach your camera. The one thing I really didn't like about this head is that it becomes really hard at times to adjust the screw and attach the camera. I mount needs to be rotated at the bottom and it takes a long time to get it going. But once attached, it fits perfectly and the camera sits very tightly with no amount of shake. All in all, a great mount head and I would recommend it.
    Date published: 2014-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small but Mighty. We have many bird and squirrel feeds just outside the dinning room window. I use the tabletop tripod, extention & Micro Ball Head by Manfrotto on the table and with a clean window I have gotten some great closeup shots. The combo is small, but VERY SOLID and the Ball Head is STRONG and STURDY. This is a GREAT combination and works exceptionally well.
    Date published: 2011-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stuff This does a great job, i've been using three of these for run 'n' gun style shooting, very easy to set, they've taken some knocking around and they've been pretty tough. I love the fact that there is no quick release, it means i can use this in places where there are crowds and not worry that if i turn my head for two seconds someone might quick-release my $1,800 camera and run off.
    Date published: 2010-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality and Performance So far I only have positives to say about this head that I purchased for use with Manfrotto 209 table top legs. The head fastens tight enough to support my leica M with a 135mm lens, and always moves and rotates easily. I've used my Canon 7d on it which didn't turn out as well, but could still support it with some finagling.
    Date published: 2011-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small and Strong Great for small tripods
    Date published: 2012-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth the price I bought this Micro Ball Head so I could mount my Nikon SB-900 flash to it. Instead of having the head attached to tripod legs, I have it attached to the Manfrotto heavy duty flex arm. The flex arm is then attached to a Manfrotto Super Clamp.
    Date published: 2011-01-19
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    Can this be used with a hot shoe mount?

    Can this be used with a hot shoe mount?
    Asked by: michael
    Yes. Flash end of hot shoe flash cord should have built-in insulation around its 1/4 x 20 screw tap. Cold shoe can be attached, also. Just in case you were planning on using the 492 as a traditional flash-aiming tool, not as a monitor holder.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-05-02


    What is the base diameter of the head? Not shown in specs
    Asked by: William R W.
    The base diameter is 35mm
    Answered by: Dideo M. Manfrotto Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    What is the thread size at the bottom of the ball head?
    Asked by: Martin K.
    It has a 1/4 -20 Male thread on the top/ball and an 3/8 -16 female socket on the bottom. It comes with a adapter that can be screwed on either end to convert to the other size/pitch.
    Answered by: Scott D.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is this 492 ballhead made in China or Italy?
    Asked by: Ariel A.
    This head is made in Italy
    Answered by: Dideo M. Manfrotto Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does this come with a 3/16 -16 to 1/4 -20 adapter?
    Asked by: Scott
    Do you mean 3/8-16 to 1/4-20, yes.
    Answered by: DALE W L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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