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Product Highlights
  • 10 kg (22 lbs) Max. Load Capacity
  • 400 g (0.88 lbs) Weight
  • -90° / +40° Tilt Range
  • 1/4'' Attachment Type
  • Quick Release
  • Aluminum Material Construction
Manfrotto Compact Ball Head Replaces 496 and 496RC2 Manfrotto Compact Ball Head Replaces 496...
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Replacement ball head for Manfrotto 496 & 496RC2.

Key Features:

  • Flawless smoothness for precise framing
  • Independent panoramic movement for easy landscape shots
  • Independent friction control to balance your equipment
  • 200PL-PRO plate (RC2 & Arca-swiss compatible)
  • Lightweight and strong body holds up to 10kg


Product Specifications

Manfrotto Compact Ball Head Replaces 496 and 496RC2

Weight 400 g (0.88 lbs)
Collection/Series Befree Advanced
Safety Payload Weight 10 kg (22 lbs)
Material Aluminum
Head Type Ball Head 
Top Attachment 1/4" screw
Base Diameter 40 mm (1.6")
Plate Type 200PL PRO
Friction Control Yes
Front Tilt -90° / +40°
Lateral Tilt -90° / +40° 
Panoramic Rotation 360
Base Type 39 mm  (1.5")
Ball Locking Yes
Colour Black
Easy Link No
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Independent Tilt Lock Yes
Maximum Working Temperature 70°C (158°F)
Minimum Working Temperature -30°C (-22°F)
Pan Bar Included No
Pan Drag NONE
Quick Release Yes
Working Height 11.5 cm (4.5")
Tilt Drag NONE

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Manfrotto Compact Ball Head Replaces 496 and 496RC2

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