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Manfrotto

Hydrostatic Ball Head

Hydrostatic Ball Head
Hydrostatic Ball Head

Part # 468MG
USD$ 269.99

DESCRIPTION

The 468MG Hydrostatic Ball head is the most advanced ball head of the entire Manfrotto range. Designed to meet the demand of professional photographers for a lightweight, but heavy duty load capacity ball head. Intended for camera and lens loads of up to 35.25 lbs (16 kg), this head has a magnesium die cast body, a 5cm PTFE coated aluminum ball combined with specially designed tension surfaces provides movements as smooth as silk. The oversized lock knobs combined with the patent pending hydraulic locking mechanism provides the ultimate positive lock with the least amount of effort. Truly an engineering marvel.
    • 1 bubble level

      The built-in, carefully hand-set bubble spirit level helps make sure your horizons really are horizontal.

    • 222-322 ball friction

      Separate control for pre-setting the friction of the ball when unblocked. The position of the red line indicates the approximate amount of friction applied.

    • carrying handle

      Included carrying handle makes the tripod more comfortable to transport and stays conveniently and unobtrusively attached during use.

    • separate lock each axis

      With a separate lock on each axis of movement, this head can be precisely adjusted, and panning/tracking can be achieved on any axis.

    • sturdy all-metal construction

      Sturdy all-metal construction.

    • double 90° groove

      The double 90° groove (one on each side of the head) means switching from landscape to portrait is convenient however you're set up.

    • ergonomic

      Ergonomic and easy to use.

    • weight-saving construction

      Materials, design and construction techniques have been carefully selected to help save weight without sacrificing stability or strength.

    • wing-nut leg locks

      Wing nut leg locks are slightly slower to use than 'Quick Action' flip lever leg locks, but give total control over locking force and are so easy to service out in the field that they'll never let you down.

    • hydrostatic locking mechanism

      The Hydrostat ball locking system is based on a chamber containing fluid, which, when pressurized by the tightening of the lock knob, exerts an even locking force on the ball. The evenness of the force applied by this system compared to the traditional mechanical blocking technique is what gives this head its remarkable load capacity. The Hydrostat system also reduces framing deviation during blocking for greater accuracy.

    • manfrotto world first

      Manfrotto World First

    • Warranty Manfrotto Photo Pro/Amateurs Products

      This products is warranted to be fit for the purpose for which it has been designed, and to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee does not cover the product against subsequent damage or misuse. The period of validity of the Standard Limited Warranty is defined by the law in force in the country, state or region where the product is sold. Please retain your receipt as proof of purchase to repair your product under warranty.

      How to get an extra 8 years' warranty coverage
      Beyond the standard compulsory coverage outlined above, this product is eligible for a warranty extension up to 8 years. The Limited Conventional Warranty Extension does not affect the standard compulsory coverage. To take advantage of the warranty extension scheme, you must register your purchase at warranty.manfrotto.com.

  • Attachment 3/8'' female thread attachment type 3/8'' female thread attachment type
    Ball Friction Setting yes yes
    Color black color black color
    Independent Pan Lock yes yes
    Lateral Tilt -90° / +90° tilt range -90° / +90° tilt range
    Material magnesium magnesium
    Panoramic Rotation 360 ° 360 °
    Patent pat. pending pat. pending
    Plate Type fixed - with 1/4'' - retractable 3/8'' screw fixed - with 1/4'' - retractable 3/8'' screw
    Quick Release no no
    Load Capacity 35.27 lbs 16 kg
    Weight 1.43 lbs 0.65 kg
    Working Height 13 13