Manfrotto 496 Ball Head Replaces Manfrotto 486 description
This ball head has been totally redesigned for better ease of use. The new friction control knob allows the photographer to achieve superior control when handling the camera and making micro movements without having to totally lock and unlock the ball head. The locking knob on this head have been redesigned to be more ergonomic, easier to handle and more user-friendly. The ergonomic shape allows the user to better lock the ball for security. A smart repositionable locking lever allows the user to place it in a comfortable position in order to use it in the most convenient way. Just pull it outwards, put it in the best working position and then release it. The locking lever securely locks the head both in the +90° -90° ball positioning and in the 360° pan positions. This head is designed to hold a 35mm SLR camera with medium-weight lens or light medium format style camera up to 13 pounds. The 496 replaces the Manfrotto 486RC2.
Manfrotto Compact Ball Head 496 with RC2 Rapid Connect Plate
The Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head with RC2 Quick Release Plate is constructed of die-cast aluminum, strong enough to support SLR or DSLR cameras with a medium lens, and light medium format cameras. It has a single repositionable locking lever for 360 panoramic rotation, 90 tilt movement, plus a friction control for precise positioning. Cameras are attached to the ball head with the 200PL-14 Plate and RC2 Quick Release Plate with 1/4'' male threads. The head to tripod attachment has 3/8'' female threads. Additionally, the Quick Release Plate has a safety system to prevent an accidental detaching from the head.
Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with RC2 for Tripod
Medium size, light, with quick release – perfect for amateurs and professionals
The Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head is strong enough to take 35mm SLR cameras with medium lenses, and light medium format cameras. It has a single repositionable locking lever for 360� panoramic rotation and +/-90� tilt movements plus a friction control for safer and more precise movement. Camera to head attachment is via a Manfrotto 200PL-14 quick-release plate with a 1/4” male thread and the head to tripod attachment is a 3/8” female thread. The Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head features an all aluminum construction with elliptic holes to reduce weight and a matt-black finish.