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Manfrotto 492
8.7 out of 10

Manfrotto 492

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Overall 10
10

Terrific

BL, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I love this little thing. It actually is only 6" when broken down so you can stick it in a small bag with your micro 4/3 camera for example, as I do. I take mostly pictures of dogs so this is great for steadying the camera at their level. If you want to do landscapes, well...look elsewhere.
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Overall 2
2.0

Flimsy - No Customer Service at Manfrotto

Fishmonger, B&H Photo
3 January 2016
  • Excerpt: I've owned this for less than a year and used it fewer than six times and it's already broken. It's already failed me on a location shoot when I needed it most. The ball head no longer locks in place as one of the internal components is broken (don't know how, I've never dropped it).
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Overall 10
10

EXCELLENT PRODUCT

Aztecphotos, B&H Photo
8 October 2015
  • Excerpt: Small, light weight and compact but gets the job done. I use it primarily for the NCAA basketball tournament with the small Manfrotto tabletop tripod. No downside IMO.
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Overall 10
10

Worked very well.

Maurice, B&H Photo
31 March 2015
  • Excerpt: It was easy to use and handle. I found it sturdy and stable after attaching the camera with it<s lens . ( Canon 60-D and Canon EFS 18-200.
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Overall 10
10

492 Micro Ball Head

Dylan Saliba, B&H Photo
5 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Very impressive strength when tight. It's only rated for about four pounds, so don't get crazy and put a lot of stuff on it, but it works really well and I'm glad I have it in my kit!
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Overall 6
6.0

Not the greatest for a heavy DSLR

bratliff, B&H Photo
8 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I have a Nikon d7100 and this ball head will barely hold it in position. Works fine and is easy to use, but, for a DSLR, I'd recommend getting a sturdier ball head. This would work perfectly with a mirror less or compact camera.
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Overall 10
10

Value

Dan, B&H Photo
11 July 2014
  • Excerpt: The first time you tighten it you feel the quality. Have used it effectively with a Canon EX600 on top of a Pocket Wizard. Currently supporting a 7" LCD monitor on top of a sony HXR-NX5U video camera. This is a good example of value: not inexpensive but worth the investment.
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Overall 8
8.0

Really Tough

Thoughtful Mind, B&H Photo
10 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I got this mount head to use with Manfrotto 190 XB tripod and man, I'm impressed with it. This mount head is really tough and robust, and by the look and feel of it, I think it will last long. This mount head has a screw on top to attach your camera.
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Overall 10
10

perfect for flash bracket

doug, B&H Photo
8 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I wanted a ball head for my flash bracket, and this thing works perfectly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works good.

Adorama
2 July 2014
  • Excerpt: It works great for holding a speed light, a point and shoot, and a small DSLR.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Expensive
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