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Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

BH #MA496RC2 • MFR #496RC2
Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • Height: 3.9"
  • Weight: 14.82 oz
  • Two-Sided 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
This 496RC2 Compact Ball Head from Manfrotto features an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate. Compatible quick release plates can be removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be instantly reattached. The cam lock also features a safety catch to prevent a compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.
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Manfrotto 496RC2 Overview

This 496RC2 Compact Ball Head from Manfrotto features an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate. Compatible quick release plates can be removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be instantly reattached. The cam lock also features a safety catch to prevent a compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.

The 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate 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 496RC2'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 200PL-14 quick release plate, which measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, nonslip surface.

496RC2 Compact Ball Head

  • 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
  • Integrated RC2 quick release cam lock
  • 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

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, nonslip surface
  • 1/4"-20 mount
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction

Manfrotto 496RC2 Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type200PL-14
Load Capacity13.2 lb / 6 kg
Number of Bubble Level(s)None
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockNo
MaterialAluminum
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt-90° to +90°
Physical
Ball Sphere Diameter1.38" / 35 mm
DimensionsH: 3.9 x W: 2.4" / H: 10.0 x W: 6.0 cm
Weight14.82 oz / 420 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.165 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.25 x 4.9 x 3.65"
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