Manfrotto's 496 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Fast Release Plate has a 200PL-PRO quick release plate and an incorporated RC2 quick release cam lock. It may be mounted to tripods or other support systems using a 3/8"-16 mount and has a 26.5 lb load capacity. The ball-and-socket joint can be easily rotated, tilted, completely extended, or brought back to its upright position by loosening the primary locking knob on the head. The locking knob's recessed dial can be turned to adjust the tension on the motions of the ball-and-socket joint. A secondary locking knob on the ball head's opposite side regulates the head's 360-degree rotation.

496 Center Ball Head

26.5 lb load capacity.

Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount.

Uses ball-and-socket joint to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility.

The ball-and-socket joint provides 360° of swivel control, is tiltable down to a 90° angle, and can be locked into place.

Integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-PRO quick release plate.

The primary locking knob allows the ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swivelled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position.

The secondary locking knob allows the head to rotate 360°.

Dedicated tension control dial for the ball-and-socket joint's movements.

Durable, aluminium-alloy construction.

200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate

Compatible with Manfrotto RC2 quick release cam lock and select Arca-type quick release clamps.


Head Type Ball Head
Base Mount 3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male & 3/8"-16 with Bushing
Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type, RC2
Load Capacity 26.5 lb / 12 kg
Number of Bubble Levels None
Friction Control Yes
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Material Aluminum

Pan & Tilt Range

Lateral Tilt -90° to +40°
Vertical Tilt +90° to 0°
Panning Range 360°


Base Diameter 1.6" / 40.6 mm
Dimensions H: 4.5" / H: 11.5 cm
Weight 14.11 oz / 400 g

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Manfrotto 496 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate


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