The Manfrotto 494 Ball Head is an updated version of the hugely popular 494 and 494RC tripod heads that increases the original payload to an impressive 8kg. Combine this with a quick release socket compatible with the Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss system and you’ve got yourself a highly versatile tripod head.
Fast Setup and Adjustment
A ball head makes setting up your shot quick and adjustments just as fast. Using the main knob you can loosen and tighten the movement of the head and a dial inside the knob allows you to adjust the friction to help you balance your gear. The other dial on the head allows you to pan the head, perfect for panoramas and smooth video shots.
Hefty 8kg Payload
Designed for medium sized DSLR and mirrorless cameras the Manfrotto 494 can support a payload of 8kg worth of gear. This allows you to mount your camera along with a wide range of zoom and telephoto lenses with confidence.
Lightweight Robust Construction
With an aluminium construction the head offers a well-balanced blend of portability and strength that ensures that it won’t break your back to carry but will also be robust enough to withstand a range of shooting conditions.
Landscape or Portrait Shooting
Featuring a cut-out section, the ball head is able to be angled at 90° to enable you to shoot portrait images and vertical video without requiring an L-Bracket.
Includes Quick Release Plate
The kit comes with a highly versatile 200PL-PRO quick release plate that also boasts an aluminium build just like the head combined with dual rubber inserts to improve the grip on your gear.
Compatible with RC2 and Arca-Swiss Plate Systems
Designed to be as practical as possible the 200PL-PRO is compatible with both Manfrotto RC-style as well as Arca-swiss-style quick release sockets.
Manufacturer Code: MH494-BH
Safety Payload Weight
-90° / +40°
-90° / +40°
Independent Pan Lock
Independent Tilt Lock
Maximum Working Temperature
Minimum Working Temperature
Pan Bar Included
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
Manfrotto 494 Ball Head
200PL PRO Quick Release Plate
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