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Materials, design and construction techniques have been carefully selected to help save weight without sacrificing stability or strength.
manfrotto world first
Manfrotto World First
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.
Ergonomic and easy to use.
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.
sturdy all-metal construction
Sturdy all-metal construction.
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.
Included carrying handle makes the tripod more comfortable to transport and stays conveniently and unobtrusively attached during use.
1 bubble level
The built-in, carefully hand-set bubble spirit level helps make sure your horizons really are horizontal.
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.
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.
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 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 warranty coverage
Beyond the standard compulsory coverage outlined above, this product is eligible for a warranty extension valid up to 10 years from the date of purchase. 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.