Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head

Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head

Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head

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  • Swivel-mounting Accessory
  • Mounts Monitor atop a Camera
  • Supports up to 4.4 lbs (2kg)
  • Panoramic Rotation - 360°
  • Lightweight - 0.15kg
  • Aluminum Construction
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The Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head is a swivel-mounting accessory attached to the bottom of a LCD or TFT monitor. The head allows the monitor to be mounted to the top of a camera by using the hot shoe located on the top of most camcorders. Capable of supporting up to 4.4 lbs (2kg), the lightweight head (0.15kg) offers 360° panoramic rotation and has sturdy aluminum construction.

UPC: 719821318224
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Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering Online or by Mail
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    Manfrotto 492LCD specs

    Bottom Mount 1 x Accessory Foot
    Top Mount 1 x 1/4"-20 Male Thread
    Load Capacity 4.4 lb / 2 kg
    Material Aluminum
    Dimensions 2.5" / 6.4 cm
    Weight 5.3 oz / 0.15 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.9 x 3.0 x 0.2"

    Manfrotto 492LCD reviews

    492LCD Micro Ball Head is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 147.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heads and shoulders above other heads I use this to mount a SmallHD DP4 EVF in the hot shoe of a GH2 camera and the cold shoe on a Custom Brackets rig. It's incredibly strong -- much stronger than the smaller ball head provided by SmallHD. The larger area (and rubber grippy-ness) of the circular mounting point also makes a big difference: the monitor is a lot less likely to get pushed loose. The ball-tightening knob is large and repositionable (pulls out and turns), so you can really tighten it down hard; plus, it's a good design for a one-handed unlock/reposition/lock. The only thing that could make it better is if it were half the weight, but that would probably make it twice the price. A++ to Manfrotto on this one!
    Date published: 2012-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable, does what it's supposed to do This thing is a tank. I haven't been using it very long, but the thing supports my AF100 with decent sized lenses at it at extreme angles. I thought this was incredible, because that setup is probably pushing about 7.5 pounds. I use it in combination with my metal Gorillapod, you just need a 1/4 adapter to go with it, so I use the Pearstone 1/4-20 F to SHOE MOUNT F ADAPTER - PEAFF1420. What a great combination. When you loosen the head lock, it will spin left to right and of course the ball head will move anyway you want it to. Very secure and very versatile. It is a bit on the heavier side for it's size, but that's because it's made out of quality materials.
    Date published: 2012-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ball Head Mount I Have Used I have a collection of ball head mounts, mostly stemming from various on-camera LED fixtures I own. They have all had varying amounts of quality, but the 492LCD by Manfrotto is head-and-shoulders better than all of them put together. It's a little on the heavy side comparatively, but that means it's rock-solid when you lock it down and it's perfect for mounting even a 7 Atomos Shogun or SmallHD DP7 monitor directly onto a shoe mount. I feel rather silly that I haven't had one of these for years as opposed to obtaining one recently, but make no mistake, it should be a required piece of kit for anyone who is serious about accessory mounting.
    Date published: 2015-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd Time Is A Charm My first Manfrotto Micro Ball Head was a dud (I gave it only 3 stars at first), but the replacement arrived today and I tried it out right away. I'm upping my rating to 5 stars for a couple of reasons : (1) this thing is well built and works as intended and (2) B&H made the return easier than Amazon......can I say that here ? While it is weighty, it holds my Zoom H4N digital recorder tightly atop my Canon 70D at the angle desired to help me monitor sound levels in the field. Fit and finish are just what you'd expect from Manfrotto, and I expect to get many miles out of this little gadget. Spend a few extra bucks and get the best. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2016-09-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Built like a tank I bought this as a replacement for the flimsy ball head that came with my on camera light, which appeared unlikely to last more than a few days in the field.The Manfrotto head is designed to support a small LCD monitor mounted on a camera's hot shoe, so it's built solidly and grips tightly. My on camera light will probably break off before this head loosens its grip.It's probably overkill for the way I'm using it. You can get a good, lighter weight shoe adapter - such as the Vello CS-BH2 - for less than half the cost.But overkill was what I was going for, and it gives me the flexibility of using it on heavier equipment down the road.
    Date published: 2013-07-30
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from The rotating cold show is a show stopper. Otherwise great The ball mechanism is fantastic - it works as it should. Some folks have complained that the thread mount should have a locking collar, but that's never bothered me. The shoe mount, however, is problematic. Sometimes this locks down fine, at other times it spins freely. This seems to be a very common problem. So far I haven't seen any solutions, or any responses from Manfrotto. That flaw has taken the product from 5 stars to 1.
    Date published: 2017-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock Solid I use this Manfrotto shoe mount adapter on top of my Sony camcorder to hold my new Switronix TorchLED Bolt 220 light. They were meant for each other. The adapter that comes packaged with this light is to lightweight to hold the light firmly when moving the camera around. This Manfrotto adapter can hold it, no problem. You will never have to worry about anything you use with this adapter getting loose or falling off your camera. This will obviously save your gear from damage. Thank you Manfrotto for making this adapter, worth every penny.
    Date published: 2014-05-28
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Started Out Good But Failed After Several Months of Service In July 2015 I purchased a Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head and it worked great up until a few months ago. Now, as far as I can tell, it's impossible to fully tighten it up anymore. I have the hot shoe fastened securely to my camera cage and the ball head fastened tightly with the lever but the whole middle section of the device is still loose to rotate. I've spent an hour fiddling with it, trying to adjust the one screw at the bottom of the hot shoe but it didn't work. Have searched the internet but haven't found a way to fix the problem
    Date published: 2016-07-18
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