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Manfrotto Hydrostatic Ball Head With RC4 Rapid Connect System

Model: 468MGRC4
SKU: MAN-00652
USD $364.99

Availability: In stock


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About the Manfrotto Hydrostatic Ball Head With RC4 Rapid Connect System

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Supports 35.27 lbs


The 468MG Series Hydrostatic Ball heads is the most advanced ball head of the entire Manfrotto range. Designed to meet the demand of professional photographers for a lightweight, but heavy duty load capacity ball head. Intended for camera and lens loads of up to 35 lbs., this head has a magnesium die cast body, a 2" Teflon coated aluminum ball combined with specially designed tension surfaces provides movements as smooth as silk. The oversized lock knobs combined with the patent pending hydraulic locking mechanism provides the ultimate positive lock with the least amount of effort. Truly an engineering marvel!

Hydrostatic ball head with RC4 rapid connect system.

  • 2 bubble spirit levels built in for accurate alignment
  • separate control for pre-setting the friction of the ball when unblocked.
  • the 410PL quick release plate system offers a broader footprint ensuring a large stable point of contact between camera and plate, which improves stability with larger heavier camera equipment. The sliding screw adapts to the precise configuration of the camera.
  • this head features a secondary security lock so you can't accidentally release the plate (and camera) without meaning to. The lock stops the quick release lever from opening fully
  • a separate lock on the panoramic axis allows for rotation adjustment or panning to be carried out without losing framing
  • sturdy all-metal construction
  • the double 90° groove (one on each side of the head) means switching from landscape to portrait is convenient however you're set up
  • ergonomic and easy to use
  • materials, design and construction techniques have been carefully selected to help save weight without sacrificing stability or strength the Hydrostat ball locking system is based on a chamber containing fluid, which, when pressurised by the tightening of the lock knob, exerts an even locking force on the ball. The evenness of the force applied by this system compared to the traditional mechanical blocking technique is what gives this head its remarkable load capacity. The Hydrostat system also reduces framing deviation during blocking for greater accuracy.
  • manfrotto world first

attachment 1/4" and 3/8" screws attachment type
attachment (bottom) 3/8" female thread attachment type
ball friction setting yes
bubble spirit level (no.) 2
color black
height 4.72 in
independent pan lock yes
lateral tilt -90° / +90° tilt range
load capacity 35.27 lbs
material magnesium
panoramic rotation 360 °
patent pat. pending
plate type 410PL
quick release yes
secondary safety system yes
weight 1.61 lbs

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