Manfrotto 057 Magnesium Ball Head with MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate

BH #MAMH057M0Q6 • MFR #MH057M0-Q6
Manfrotto 057 Magnesium Ball Head with MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 33.1 lb
  • Height: 5.9"
  • Weight: 2.87 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
This 057 Magnesium Ball Head from Manfrotto features an integrated Arca-type clamp and a MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate. Arca-type compatible quick release plates can be attached or removed from the clamp by tightening or loosening the clamp's locking knob. Within the recessed surface between the clamp's jaws is a retaining pin, which prevents an installed quick release plate from accidentally sliding off when the clamp is opened.
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Manfrotto 057 Overview

This 057 Magnesium Ball Head from Manfrotto features an integrated Arca-type clamp and a MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate. Arca-type compatible quick release plates can be attached or removed from the clamp by tightening or loosening the clamp's locking knob. Within the recessed surface between the clamp's jaws is a retaining pin, which prevents an installed quick release plate from accidentally sliding off when the clamp is opened.

The 057 Magnesium Ball Head with MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate has a load capacity of 33.1 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. By loosening the 057's primary locking knob, its ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. Toward the ball head's base is a secondary locking knob that controls the ability to rotate the head 360°. An additional knob opposite the secondary locking knob can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements. Finally, a two-position slide-switch at the base of the ball-and-socket joint allows it to be tilted down to either a 90° or a 103° angle before it is locked into place using the primary locking knob. The ability to tilt the ball-and-socket joint down to angle beyond 90° can be used to quickly level a camera placed on this 057 Magnesium Ball Head without having to adjust the tripod the ball head is connected to.

Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate, which measures 2.8 x 2.2 x 0.4".

057 Magnesium Ball Head

  • 33.1 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° or 103° angle, and can be locked into place
  • Integrated Arca-type clamp on top of on the ball-and-socket joint is compatible with Arca-type quick-release plates
  • Retaining pin on the clamp prevents a quick release plate from accidentally sliding off when the clamp is opened
  • Primary locking knob allows ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position
  • Secondary locking knob allows head to rotate 360°
  • Dedicated tension control knob for the ball-and-socket joint's movements
  • Two-position slide-switch at the base of the ball-and-socket joint allows it to be tilted down to either a 90° or a 103° angle before it is locked into place using the primary locking knob
  • Two bubble levels for landscape orientations and one bubble level for portrait orientations
  • Durable, magnesium-alloy construction

MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate

  • Compatible with Arca-type quick release clamps
  • Measures 2.8 x 2.2 x 0.4"
  • 1/4"-20 mount

Manfrotto 057 Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeQ6
Load Capacity33.1 lb / 15.01 kg
Number of Bubble Levels3
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
MaterialMagnesium
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt-103° to +40°
Vertical Tilt-40° to +40°
Panning Range360°
Physical
Ball Sphere Diameter2.56" / 65.0 mm
DimensionsH: 5.9 x W: 3.1" / H: 150.0 x W: 80.0 mm
Weight2.87 lb / 1.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.355 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 5.05 x 4.15"
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