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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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