496 Centre Ball Head
Ball Head Tripod Mount
The 496 Centre Ball Head from Manfrotto is a flexible support option offering a load capacity of 10 kg, an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate. Compatible quick release plates can be removed from the head simply by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be instantly reattached. A safety catch is also included as part of the cam lock, and works to prevent the plate from accidentally being removed.
The 496 Centre Ball Head can be attached to any support system that features a 3/8"-16 mount. It uses a single locking knob to secure and release the movement of the ball-and-socket joint, and a recessed dial set within the locking knob can be rotated to apply tension control to the joint's movements. A secondary locking knob controls the ability to rotate the head 360°.
Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-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.