Excerpt: I had a cheaper version Manfrotto ball head for several years, which worked okay, but which would creep just a bit after being locked down. This hydrostatic ball head locks very solid, doesn't creep, and is so easy to use and control. I would, and already have recommended this to a friend.
Pros: Durable, East To Use, Easy to Use, Solid, Well made, Works as advertised
Excerpt: One of my long time pet peeves in a ball head is having to fiddle with with to get the right combination of flexibility and stability. What is great about this one is that it can hold anything and the adjustment from loose to lock down is very simple to do, especially with only one hand.
Lighter but Sturdier Than Expected and That's Good!
Joe, B&H Photo
19 July 2015
Excerpt: My first experience with any of the ball head products. This device exceeded my expectations. I needed a second head for my tripod and one that could travel easily. The size and shape work well for me in that regard.
Excerpt: I have had Manfrotto ball heads for years and I am enjoying this one. The Hydrostatic works very well but I am still getting used to it. I put it on a Berlebach Wood 823 tripod they seem to make a good team.
Excerpt: Have used other Manfrotto Ball Heads with good results. With this one I can continue to use my RC2 Quick Release Plates that were purchased with other heads. This Ball Head is Smooth with just the right amount of drag to keep the camera steady when adjusting camera direction.
Excerpt: Needed a ball head that would hold in vertical position for studio jobs. The 468MGRC2 got the job done. This Hydrostatic Ball Head will hold a Nikon D4 with a 24-70 mm lens without any problem and with very little pressure on tension control. Satisfied customer.
Excerpt: I've never been a big fan of tripods. They've always been used only when absolutely necessary and nearly against my will. I've never liked all of the knobs and levers to adjust on tripods to get things roughly right and then all over again to make adjustments.This hydrostatic ballhead has a single...
Excerpt: This is the finest ball head I have used to date, a example of you get what you pay for...I am sure there are other fine tools out there as well, however I have set my system's to work with the RC2 plates and the interchange ability's amongst the components I own and this new head are exactly what I...