For all photographers looking for a portable yet powerful ball head, the 496 aluminium Centre ball head enables smooth and precise camera positioning.
Flawless smoothness for precise framing
Independent panoramic movement for easy landscape shots
Independent friction control to balance your equipment
200PL-PRO plate (RC2 & Arca-swiss compatible)
Lightweight and strong body holds up to 10kg
The 496 Centre ball head is ideal for anyone looking for a quick and reliable solution that helps frame shots precisely. This tripod head is made of highly resistant, lightweight aluminium, so it is both portable and strong enough to cope with an impressive payload capacity up to 10 kg/22.03lbs. It is the perfect solution for all kinds of mirrorless cameras with zoom lenses and even medium-format DSLRs, ensuring steadiness and safety. This advanced ball head combines practicality with high performance and features three independent controls that give it the versatility to suit any environment: a main ergonomic knob manages the sphere lock, an integrated friction control knob adjusts the ball tension so that equipment weight is always perfectly balanced and shots framed effortlessly; an independent panoramic knob keeps the horizon flat and moves the camera horizontally, enabling astonishing landscape shots. Framing on the new 496 is easier and opens limitless options, so you can pursue any angle your mind can think of.
The 496 Centre ball head mounts a unique plate that makes it fully compatible with the world’s most widespread standard camera plates: Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-swiss style. With this aluminium plate fixed to the camera, all Manfrotto heads and almost all tripod heads on the market featuring Arca-swiss type attachments can be set up rapidly and effortlessly, with no need for disassembly components.
The 496 Centre ball head’s design makes it extremely easy to set up and lock your camera in any configuration.
Weight: 0.4 kg
Base Diameter: 40 mm
Front Tilt: -90° / +40°
Safety Payload Uni/Pdr 105:2021: 12 kg
Safety Payload Weight: 10 kg
Plate Type: 200PL PRO
Ball Locking: Yes
Top Attachment: 1/4? screw
Easy Link: No
Friction Control: Yes
Head Type: Ball Head
Independent Pan Lock: yes
Independent Tilt Lock: yes
Lateral Tilt: -90° / +40°
Maximum Working Temperature: 70 °C
Minimum Working Temperature: -30 °C
Pan Bar Included: No
Pan Drag: NONE
Panoramic Rotation: 360 °
Quick Release: Yes
Tilt Drag: NONE
Working Height: 11.5 cm
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