Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head

Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head
Item # 496
  • The Mafrotto 496 Compact Ball Head can hold a heavy (up to 13.23 lbs) load.
  • Easily switches between landscape and portrait views by the double 90 groove (one on each side of the head).
  • The Mafrotto 496 Compact Ball Head features a lock lever which can be re-set to a more comfortable position.


Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head

The (Bogen) Manfrotto Compact Ball Head is strong enough to take 35mm SLR cameras with medium lenses, and light medium format cameras. It has a single indexed “ratchet” locking knob for 360° pan and +90° -90° tilt movements. Camera attachment is via a 50mm platform with 1/4” male thread. Head to tripod attachment is 3/8” female. All aluminium construction and black finish.

Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head Features...

  • The double 90° groove (one on each side of the head) means switching from landscape to portrait is convenient however you're set up.

  • A convenient single locking mechanism blocks or frees movement on all axes for greater speed of use.

  • A re-positionable ratchet means that the locking lever's action will never be blocked either open or closed by interference with the camera body, tripod shoulder, etc... simply pull the lever outwards and it's free to be positioned more comfortably without affecting the locking mechanism. Then you can continue tightening or loosening the knob.
Manfrotto Product Number: 496
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU 496
Manufacturer Manfrotto
Head Design Ball Head
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Head Working Height 3.54"
Head Rotation Range 360º
Head Tilt Angle Range -90° to +90°
Photo Tripod Thread Size 3/8"
Weight Capacity 13.23 lbs.
Weight of Head 0.71 lbs.
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  • Mafrotto 496 Compact Ball Head
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