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Manfrotto 496 Ball Tripod Head

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  • Manfrotto 496 Ball Tripod Head
  • Manfrotto 496 Ball Tripod Head
  • Manfrotto 496 Ball Tripod Head
  • Manfrotto 496 Ball Tripod Head
  • Manfrotto 496 Ball Tripod Head
  • Manfrotto 496 Ball Tripod Head
  • Manfrotto 496 Ball Tripod Head



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Manfrotto 496 Ball Tripod Head

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  • Load capacity of 10kg
  • Height of 4.5"
  • Weight of 400g
  • RC2 quick release cam lock
  • Up to 90º portrait angle tilt
  • Independent 360º rotation with lock
  • Ball-and-socket tension control
  • 200PL-PRO quick release plate
  • RC2 lock and Arca-type clamp compatible

Manfrotto 496 Ball Tripod Head

This Manfrotto 496 Ball head is for all photographers looking for a portable yet powerful ball head, this ball heads 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 10kg.

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 move 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 attachments can be set up rapidly and effortlessly, with no need for disassembly components. The 496 Centre ball head's design makes it extremely east to set up and lock tour camera in any configuration.

Camera or accessories that are compatible with the ¼"-20 mount can be connected to the 200PL-PRO quick release plate, as well as 3/8"-16 threads via an included bushing adapter. The plate is also compatible with separately available tripod heads that feature an Arca-type clamp.

496 Ball Head

  • 10kg load capacity
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • Uses a ball-and-socket joint provides 360º of swivel control, is tillable down to a 90º angle and can be locked into place
  • Integrated RC2 quick release friction control lock
  • Primary locking knob allows the ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swivelled, angled, fully tilted, op or returned to its upright position
  • Secondary locking knob allows head to rotate 360º
  • Dedicated tension control dial for the ball-and-socket joint's movement
  • Durable, aluminium-alloy construction

200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate

  • Compatible with Manfrotto RC2 quick release cam lock and Arca-type quick release clamps
  • ¼"-20 mount with support for 3/8"-16 via bushing adapter
  • Durable, aluminium-alloy construction

Specification Overview

Model 496 Ball Tripod Head
Brand Manfrotto
Condition New
EAN 8024221668186
Tripods & Heads
1/4″ screw
Manfrotto 496 Ball Tripod Head
Weight 400g
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    Offer Expires: 27-12-2030

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    • Buy new hardware priced £500-£999 and we'll give you the value of your old items, plus an extra 10%.
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    We will consider part-exchanges against all purchases, but the Summer Part-Ex Bonus promotion or up to 20% more for your part-exchange is only valid when you buy new (not Pre-Owned) cameras, lenses, camcorders, binoculars and spotting scopes. Summer Part-Ex Bonus is not applicable to accessories including tripods, bags, graphics tablets, telescopes and camera accessories including battery grips, extension tubes, cables, memory cards, etc. This list is not exhaustive and represents examples of excluded categories, please refer to the included items.

    Offer Expires: 31-03-2022

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