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496 Centre Ball head

Availability: SKU MH496-BHUS (Available)

496 Centre Ball head

Availability: SKU MH496-BHUS (Available)

  • 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
$99.99
OR
Free 200PL Plate with purchase
$99.99
496 Centre Ball head
  • 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
Description

Details

For all photographers looking for a portable yet powerful ball head, the 496 aluminium Centre ball head enables smooth and precise camera positioning. 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.
Specifications

Additional Information

Weight 14.11 oz 400 g
Collection/Series Befree Advanced Befree Advanced
Safety Payload Weight 22.05 lbs 10 kg
Material Aluminum Aluminum
Head Type Ball Head Ball Head
Top Attachment 1/4″ screw 1/4″ screw
Base Diameter 1.57 in 40 mm
Plate Type 200PL PRO 200PL PRO
Friction Control Yes Yes
Front Tilt -90° / +40° -90° / +40°
Lateral Tilt -90° / +40° -90° / +40°
Panoramic Rotation 360 360
Base Type 1.54 in 39 mm
Ball Locking Yes Yes
Color Black Black
Easy Link No No
Independent Pan Lock yes yes
Independent Tilt Lock yes yes
Maximum Working Temperature 158 F 70 C
Minimum Working Temperature -22 F -30 C
Pan Bar Included No No
Pan Drag NONE NONE
Quick Release Yes Yes
Working Height 4.53 in 11.5 cm
Tilt Drag NONE NONE
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Warranty
Warranty: 6 months + 4 ½ Year extension

Manfrotto Video Supports, Heads and Kits are covered by a Standard Limited Warranty (six months from the date of purchase) and eligible for a free Standard Limited Warranty Extension, upon product registration, for an additional four years, six months - thus, up to five years coverage from the date of purchase. For more details or to register your product, please visit: warranty.manfrotto.com.

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