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Manfrotto-496rc2.33980187
9.8 out of 10

Manfrotto 496RC2

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Reviews and Problems with Manfrotto 496RC2

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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect Head

Nick TK Pinto, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: We use this product on our Manfrotto tripod, as well as our Konova slider. It fits perfectly on both, giving us full range of motion. Very easy to use plate as well as fasteners. Only thing I would have liked to see with this head would be an arm, which would allow for a more fluid range of motion. Other than that this is a great product, very versatile, especially at its price.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Needs Arm
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Overall 10
10

Monfrotto does it again.

Banksar, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: A strong piece that easily handles my D200 with a Sigma 50-500mm lens. A definite bargain at the price. The head fits nicely to the Manfrotto 55XB.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a Design Improvement

Nature Girl, B&H Photo
19 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this to change out the head on a spare tripod. The tripod head on my primary is a 488RC2 which is no longer made. I found this design to be much more difficult to use. The smaller knob is very hard to tighten and loosen if you do not good finger strength. On those cold mornings when fingers are stiff, forget it. The quality is good and it does the job of holding the camera secure but I prefer the older design.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Large Range of Motion
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Small Knob Hard To Turn
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Overall 10
10

Great Ball Head for Manfrotto Monopod

Penny, B&H Photo
12 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Solid construction, durable, and easy to get on and off the monopod, and love that it comes with the quick-release adapter. Great product at a reasonable price.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect for my monopod

Ryan H, B&H Photo
11 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this ball head for several reasons... -it was light-it was inexpensive-it was rated to be able to handle my Canon 6d/grip and 70-200 2.8 IS II-most importantly I was told it would allow me to keep the quick release plate on the foot of my 70-200 collar. For some reason the foot was too big to be able to fit into some of the other tripod heads I had so when this one worked out I was extremely pleased.
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Overall 10
10

Great product

chico, B&H Photo
11 March 2014
Overall 10
10

it holds my 70-200!!!!

niwrem, B&H Photo
10 March 2014
  • Excerpt: as my headline states, it does a great job at being stable when I have my heaviest lens 70-200 mounted. the build quality is good. I want to add that I have used it to the extreme at the beach, rain, snow and it served me well so far so I'm happy with it
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Overall 10
10

Great product

Nebraska photo lover, B&H Photo
5 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I love my new tripod head. It is used for my digital SLR as well as my smaller medium format cameras and I have been having a blast. It has so many different options when used with my new tripod. Highly recommended.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

Great Ball Head!

picknik123, B&H Photo
24 February 2014
  • Excerpt: This ball head has been a great product for the price. It is sturdy and easy to adjust, which were my main points when I was browsing models. It handles larger cameras and telescopic lenses easily. This is definitely a great bang for the buck!
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion
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Overall 10
10

Happy with Purchase

RTaylor, B&H Photo
9 February 2014
  • Excerpt: This is my first ball head, and I've used it for about a year now. Very easy to use and no more lens creep in portrait mode! I use this with a Canon 6D/24-105mmL combo as well as a 2.3 lb. 70-300mmL combo with a tripod collar. Easy and simple. Not very flexible for videos, however.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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