Excerpt: The Manfrotto 486RC2 is a classical but still quite low-cost ballhead that’s a good buy for most of the persons wanting a good quality ballhead at an affordable cost. It’s got a solid build quality and doesn’t feel plastic at all and is easily secured so that it doesn’t move an inch and it doesn’t require any real force.
Summary: For the photographer that likes to go on long walks or travels then this tripod could be a godsend. It's strong, versatile and light enough to put in a suitcase without detrimental effect to the weight.
Pros: Lightweight, Strong, Easier leg angle clips, Vertical/horizontal centre column