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Included carrying handle makes the tripod more comfortable to transport and stays conveniently and unobtrusively attached during use.
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.
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.
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.
sturdy all-metal construction
Sturdy all-metal construction.
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.
Ergonomic and easy to use.
1 bubble level
The built-in, carefully hand-set bubble spirit level helps make sure your horizons really are horizontal.
manfrotto world first
Manfrotto World First
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.
DetailsThe 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.
Weight 21.16 oz 600 g Material Magnesium Magnesium Plate Type fixed - with 1/4″ - retractable 3/8″ screw fixed - with 1/4″ - retractable 3/8″ screw Head Type Ball Head Ball Head Ball Flat Flat Flat Color Black Black Safety Payload Weight 35.27 lbs 16 kg Independent Pan Lock yes yes Lateral Tilt -90° / +90° -90° / +90° Pan Bar Included No No Panoramic Rotation 360 360 Quick Release No No Working Height 5.12 in 13 cm
Warranty: 6 months + 9 ½ year extension
Befree, Befree Advanced, 290, 190, 055, Xpro Monopods, Xpro Heads and Manfrotto Tripod heads are covered by a Standard Limited Warranty (six months from date of purchase) and are eligible for a free Standard Limited Warranty Extension, upon online product registration, for an additional nine years, six months - thus up to ten years from date of purchase. For more details or to register your product, please visit: warranty.manfrotto.com.