The Manfrotto 486RC2 Compact Ball Head features a single ratchet locking knob for 360Â° pan and a double groove for +90Â°-90Â° tilt movements.
Compact, yet strong enough to support heavier camera loads than its predecessor, the 3413 ProBall Head, the new Manfrotto 486RC2 is a great choice for 35mm SLR cameras with medium lenses, and light medium format cameras. A strong die-cast aluminum housing plus an exceptionally hard, tough, phenolic resin ball that moves smoothly into position. A single control for complete 360 pan / 90 tilt, fast even movement, instantly locked off in any position.
The Manfrotto Compact Ball Head features a single ratchet locking knob for 360Â° pan and a double groove for +90Â°-90Â° tilt movements. Camera attachment is via a 2" platform with a 1/4-20" male thread, and head to tripod attachment is 3/8" female. All aluminium construction and black finish.Â
This Manfrotto Compact Ball Head version also features a Rapid Connect 2 (Quick Release) mechanism.
All ballheads fit any Bogen tripod, or any tripod with 3/8"-16 Euro thread. Ballheads screw right on and can also be locked in with the three locking screws in the center post platform of the tripod base.
Same as the 486 but equipped with a Rapid Connect 2 (quick release) system.
Â simple, functional, no-frillsÂ
Â easy and intuitive to useÂ
Â SLR cameras with short and/or light fixed-length lensesÂ
Â medium format cameras
Manfrotto 486RC2 Compact Ball Head specifications:
â€¢ sturdy all-metal constructionÂ Â
â€¢ the double 90Â° groove (one on each side of the head) means switching from landscape to portrait is convenient however you're set upÂ Â
â€¢ the compact, rectangular 200PL quick release plate system fits neatly under small-bodied still cameras up to SLR (even with tele lenses) or small medium format, or under small video cameras or spotting scopes. Its rubber pad gives a good grip without damaging the camera, and its angled sides ensure that it also fits perfectly and tightly into a wide range of Manfrotto headsÂ Â
â€¢ this head features a secondary security lock so you can't accidentally release the plate (and camera) without meaning to. The lock stops the quick release lever from opening fully.Â
â€¢ a repositionable ratchet means that the locking lever's action will never be blocked either open or closed by interference with the camera body, tripod shoulder, etc... simply pull the lever outwards and it's free to be positioned more comfortably without affecting the locking mehanism. Then you can continue tightening or loosening the knob.Â
â€¢ a convenient single locking mechanism blocks or frees movement on all axes for greater speed of useÂ
heightÂ 10.0 cmÂ
weightÂ 0.46 kgÂ
load capacityÂ 6.00 kgÂ
panoramic rotationÂ 360 Â°Â
independent pan lockÂ noÂ
lateral tiltÂ -90Â° / +90Â°Â
quick releaseÂ yesÂ
secondary safety systemÂ yesÂ
plate typeÂ 200PL-14Â
attachment (bottom)Â 3/8" female threadÂ
attachmentÂ 1/4'' screwÂ
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 26 August, 2008.