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Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head

BH #MA496 • MFR #496
Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • Height: 3.5"
  • Weight: 12 oz
  • 1/4"-20 Mount
The Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head has a load capacity of 13.2 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. By loosening the 496 Compact Ball Head's locking knob, its ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. An additional knob opposite the locking knob can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements.
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Manfrotto 496 Overview

The Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head has a load capacity of 13.2 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. By loosening the 496 Compact Ball Head's locking knob, its ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. An additional knob opposite the locking knob can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements.

Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the 496 Compact Ball Head's rubberized, non-slip platform.

  • 13.2 lb load capacity
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 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
  • Dedicated tension control knob for the ball-and-socket joint's movements
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction

Manfrotto 496 Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeNo Quick Release
Load Capacity13.2 lb / 6 kg
Number of Bubble Level(s)None
MaterialAluminum
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt-90° to +90°
Physical
Ball Sphere Diameter1.38" / 35.0 mm
DimensionsH: 3.5 x W: 2.4" / H: 88.9 x W: 61.0 mm
Weight12 oz / 0.34 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.96 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.35 x 4.9 x 3.7"
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