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Manfrotto 486RC2 Compact Ball Head
Manfrotto 486RC2 Compact Ball Head
  • Manufactured by: Manfrotto

Price:   $188.97

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The Manfrotto 486RC2 Compact Ball Head features a single ratchet locking knob for 360° pan and a double groove for +90°-90° 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 360° pan and a double groove for +90°-90° 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. 

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.

 simple, functional, no-frills 
 easy and intuitive to use 

Suitable For:
 SLR cameras with short and/or light fixed-length lenses 
 medium format cameras

Manfrotto 486RC2 Compact Ball Head specifications:

• sturdy all-metal construction  

• the double 90° groove (one on each side of the head) means switching from landscape to portrait is convenient however you're set up  

• 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 heads  

• 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. 

• 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. 

• a convenient single locking mechanism blocks or frees movement on all axes for greater speed of use 

height  10.0 cm 
weight  0.46 kg 
load capacity  6.00 kg 
panoramic rotation  360 ° 
color  black 
material  aluminum 
independent pan lock  no 
lateral tilt  -90° / +90° 
quick release  yes 
secondary safety system  yes 
plate type  200PL-14 
attachment (bottom)  3/8" female thread 
attachment  1/4'' screw 

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 26 August, 2008.

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