Manfrotto 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head With RC0 Rapid Connect Plate
The Manfrotto 468MGRC0 Magnesium Hydrostatic Ballhead with Rapid Connect 0 System (RC0 Quick Release) is designed to meet the demands of professional photographers who require a light weight head but need it to lock even the heaviest gear down with nary a iota of flex -- this is the ballhead for you. You will not believe how tight the lock is, and it supports up to 35 lbs. of gear too.
What is this ballhead's secret? It uses a hydraulic system to lock the ball mechanism in place. Using hydraulics instead of a mechanical system produces a super-tight lock from a minimal turn of the locking knob, without sacrificing the smoothness of the ball's movement when unblocked. To keep weight low, the head is made of magnesium; and to provide smooth movements the 1.5" (approx.) aluminum ball is Teflon coated. The oversized ball locking knob allows for easy control even when using gloves.
This head also offers a range of handy features: independent pan and tilt locks with a 360° pan movement; +90/-90° tilt movement; a graduated engraved panoramic base; and a calibrated adjustable friction control on the main knob.
The 468MGRC0 version uses the RC0 Hexagonal Quick Release Plate system for fast, secure locking and flexible positioning even with heavy loads.
|Ball Head Height||5.3"|
|Ball Head Load||35.3lbs.|
|Ball Head Weight||1.9 lbs.|
|Separate Panning Lock||Yes|
|Tripod Mount Thread Size||3/8"-16|