Manfrotto 327RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

Manfrotto 327RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

Manfrotto 327RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

B&H # MA327RC2 MFR # 327RC2
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Product Highlights

  • Ball Head with Control Handle
  • Load Capacity: 12.1 lb
  • Integrated Handle Squeeze Trigger
  • 90° Forwards and 90° Backwards Tilt
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
  • 360° Rotation, Built-In Bubble Level
  • Ball-and-Socket Tension Control
  • Magnesium-Alloy Construction
  • RC2 Quick Release Lock/200PL-14 QR Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Mount, Non-Slip Surface
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This 327RC2 Ball Head from Manfrotto has a load capacity of 12.1 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. It includes an 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 instantly reattached. The cam lock also features a safety catch to prevent a compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.

The 327RC2 features a ball-and-socket joint with an easy-to-grip control handle. By squeezing the control handle's integrated trigger, the ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. A thumbwheel set within the underside of the control handle can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements. Once the squeeze trigger is released, any adjustments to the position of the ball-and-socket joint are locked into place.

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, non-slip surface. The 327RC2 is initially configured for use with the right hand. An included hex key allows the RC2 quick release cam lock to be repositioned along with the control handle, enabling left-handed use.

327RC2 Ball Head
  • 12.1 lb load capacity
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • Uses ball-and-socket joint with easy-to-grip control handle to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility
  • By squeezing the control handle's integrated trigger, the ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled 360°, fully tilted down to a 90° angle, or returned to its upright position
  • When the control handle's squeeze trigger is released, any adjustments to the position of the ball-and-socket joint are locked into place
  • A thumbwheel set within the underside of the control handle can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements
  • RC2 quick release cam lock
  • Built-in bubble level
  • Can be configured for left-handed use
  • Durable, magnesium-alloy construction
  • Hex key to adjust position of RC2 quick release cam lock
  • Hex key to adjust tension on ball-and-socket joint
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
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
UPC: 719821312536
In the Box
Manfrotto 327RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
  • 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
  • Hex Key for RC2 Quick Release Cam Lock
  • Hex Key for Ball-and-Socket Joint
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration
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    Manfrotto 327RC2 specs

    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type 200PL-14
    Load Capacity 12.1 lb / 5.49 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 1
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock No
    Material Magnesium
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt -30 to +90
    Vertical Tilt -90 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.61" / 41 mm
    Base Diameter 2.36" / 60 mm
    Dimensions H: 4.0" / H: 10.1 cm
    Weight 1.35 lb / 615 g
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    Package Weight 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 5.1 x 4.1"

    Manfrotto 327RC2 reviews

    327RC2 Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 163.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intriguing new head design I took some time to really analyze if this head would work for me, and I believe I have made a good choice when I decided to purchase it. The handle makes positioning the camera extremely precise, and when I release the handle to lock the head in place it stays at the precise position I want. The head allows me to place the camera in any position for portrait and landscape shots. I haven't yet used the head in any field work, yet, but I have made sure it will hold my gear. It holds my Canon 7D with Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM and Canon Speedlite 580EX II combination with ease. It feels rugged and well made. I'm very happy with this purchase.
    Date published: 2010-08-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well-built, fast, and simple. Bought one of these a while back, and it is *very* good at what it does. It's light, fast, rugged, solid, and fast. Yes, fast twice. I've been able to get rock solid tripod shots off using this that I never would have been able to get with a traditional head, given the need for much more adjustment time, and it locks in solid. The downside is that it is frustrating if you're trying to finely tune in a shot. There's always a bit of slop and sag after letting go of the release and it moves the framing just enough to be annoying. But, that's not really the intended purpose of the product, and I believe it's inherent in this design, so I'm not really upset by it.
    Date published: 2015-06-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 372RC2 Joystick Head by Manfrotto I have found the 372RC2 head very easy to use. I use it with my Canon 60D and 100-400 lens with extenders (Weight 3.2kg well within its capacity). At full length there is no movement. I also use it with my Macro 100 lens. It excels in macro because it is easy to use in positions where I am constantly moving and adjusting the position of my camera. With my old head the three handles made it difficult to get in close, I don't have this problem with the 372RC2. The weakness of this head is when I am panning on wild life once it is released it is completely free. The old head allowed me to adjust the head so I could pan and stop while holding the camera.
    Date published: 2012-02-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from There is some joy in Joystick The 327RC2 Joystick head has many excellent features and a few drawbacks. It adjusts with very accurate precision and stays put even with bigger lenses like a 70-200 with 1.4 extender. The plate is easy to mount and remove. The head feels secure and is a breeze to operate. I wish the grip was a little smaller and longer so I could shoot video on my DSLR as well. Perfect for stills. The only drawback for me is I wish I could use it on the left side. There are instructions to do that but mounts and grip aren't as easy to use when you change it. The trigger on my camera is on the right side as is the grip of the head. It gets a little clumsy trying to shot and change grip in situations where you need to move quickly.
    Date published: 2010-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Manfrotto really got it right As a full time professional photographer this ball head is totally great it supports my Nikon camera and a 70 to 200 zoom with no problems you can go from landscape to protrait so darn fast and it grips well. I have it on a carbon tripod and now I can take great time exposures using cable release and this thing is totally steady for natural light weddings I never have liked those other brackets because they bounce so much when rotated. I know this is a special order from our good friends and they took care of me well. It is worth it. Go on manfrottos web and see the clip. I am a left handed person this bayby will convert. for those doing copy work like my self it tilts down to the floor in a snap. This has replaced my old joy stick model and the flipflop bracket.
    Date published: 2010-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A joystick for photographers 327RC2 Joystick Head is perfect for real world shooting. I have owned other joysticks in the past and although they seam like the thing I wanted they always let me down in the performance dept. The new 327RC2 Joystick Head is the real deal I use pretty heavy equip. And this thing works with my canon 7d plus grip with sigma 150-500 plus 580exll. And it stays put with all that weight hanging out there at any angle. I love this thing and would tell anybody looking for a quick and secure way to hold your equipment to buy this head.
    Date published: 2010-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seriously, you will love this joystick I am so excited to get this pistol grip joystick. I had struggled with an inexpensive tripod for too long. I wanted to get a new one but I was very picky because I wanted to be sure what I selected would work for me. I have a Canon 60D and use long telephoto lenses. This head attaches so securely to my new Manfrotto tripod that I don't have to have any attention on my camera position. The ball makes it easy to get the position you want and the pistol grip eliminates the need for all those nobs that are so annoying on other types of heads. It can even be adjusted for left-handed use. Free yourself from anything but taking great photos!
    Date published: 2011-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good for those with weak fingers This head is really great for those who have trouble with tight fitting knobs etc (eg the disabled and the aged - I'm both). It carried my 5D mark ii with a 24-70 mm zoom (also a 70-300mm zoom) and the flash easily, even in steep gorge country. In reply to a previous reviewer who said it should be a lefty, I can attest that it can easily be changed to a left hand grip with the turn of a few screws. Obviously the reviewer didn't read the manual which gives very precise instructions for doing this.
    Date published: 2010-10-17
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