Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) This is my first "Expensive" tripod/monopod setup. I own the Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod and the Manfrotto 680B Monopod. I use this ball head on both and it is very flexible in terms of the wide array of angles/movements you can have when using this ball head. At first it is a little weird and takes some getting used to.
Summary: I use this ballhead on my carbon-fiber Feisol traveler tripod - it is small enough to still allow the reverse leg fold and fit in the tripod bag. At the same time it is quite sturdy and securely holds my D90 w/ 18-200 lens locked in place. Tripod and head together are just 3 lbs, ideal for hiking and travel.
Summary: Works great with the Manfrotto 190XDB Tripod. Now I can take pictures in any angle and not worry about it creeping. The ballhead is sturdy, strong and very well made. Just be careful when you release the ballhead trigger, for your camera will drop down if you are not holding it with the other hand.
Summary: This is a nice and inexpensive ball head, with the same quick release system as many of Manfrotto's other heads (i.e. the RC2 system). This makes is great for those with multiple tripod/monopods. It's small and light and simply to use, too. It has all the strengths and weaknesses of ball heads.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Price, Quick release plate, Strong Clamp
Summary: I bought this ballhead for my Bogen monopod and my DSLR. It is very stable and when set does not move at all. My camera and lens are around 5 pounds at the heaviest. The ballhead is perfect for the monopod.
Summary: I bought the 484RC2 to use on a Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom flexible mini-tripod. I couldn't decide between the 484RC2 or the 486RC2, but after receiving and attaching it to the Gorillapod, I was really glad I went for the 484. The 484 is about as big a ball head you would want to use on a Gorillapod SLR Zoom. The 486 model would have simply been too big for it. This is a very well built ballhead and plenty strong enough to support most any D-SLR setup.