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Manfrotto 498RC2
9.1 out of 10

Manfrotto 498RC2

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Reviews and Problems with Manfrotto 498RC2

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Overall 10
10

I would buy this product again

Alet, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: I use the Manfrotto 498RC2 for astro photography. It is very strong in all positions and the camera does not move.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

A great ball head!

coffee lover, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This my my first ball head tripod. I am using it on top of a Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod which I also just purchased. The ball head is amazing in that you can literally move the camera to absolutely any position.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Can Confuse Levers
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Overall 2
2.0

WARNING: DOES NOT LOCK!

Strider, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: It is totally beyond me how this product got so many great reviews. I bought two of these, and I am SHOCKED to discover that the safety lock simply does not do anything at all. First of all, you can flip the quick release switch about 3/4 of the way open before it hits the lock at all.
  • Cons: Doesn't Lock, Unstable, Weak Clamp
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Overall 10
10

Great product from a great company!

Mike, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This head is absolutely the best quality you would expect from Manfrotto! Easy to use and extremely versatile in almost any direction! I highly recommend it! It's also a big plus making the purchase through B&H because of the great quality service as well as the lightning fast shipping!
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Overall 10
10

Great product!!

Eddy, B&H Photo
13 December 2015
  • Excerpt: Like with all Manfrotto products, this 1 is up there with some of the best. It works like it should and there is no cons to it at all. I would buy/recommend this to anyone that is looking to make use of a ball head!
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Overall 6
6.0

Average ball head for medium weight camera+lens

DavidLS, B&H Photo
20 November 2015
  • Excerpt: Works great on my Manfrotto tripod. I wish it had permanent grooves on the bottom so I can use a locking screw to the mount. That's my biggest concern because there can be instances where it comes loose off the mount.
  • Pros: Compact, Great Build Quality, Large Range of Motion
  • Cons: Lack Of Mount Screw Lock, Unstable, Weak Clamp
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Overall 10
10

Great ball head for my Manfrotto tripod

Grasshopper, B&H Photo
21 September 2015
  • Excerpt: I'll be using this ball head for product photography. The only neg, is that it's quite heavy.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Don't listen to the review named: *DANGER*

Leo, B&H Photo
5 July 2015
  • Excerpt: This head is excellent - but dont listen to the review named *DANGER* written by Bruce from Florida. He claimed the metal flap that you see UNDER the Quick release plate (The plate that attaches to your camera's tripod socket) broke from metal fatigue.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 2
2.0

**DANGER**

Bruce, B&H Photo
21 May 2015
  • Excerpt: I purchased this ball head with the RC2 QR mount December 2013. Today, May 21, 2015, the QR mount was attached to my less than week old 5D Mk II and 70-200 f/2.8 USM II IS lens, and the metal ring that is used to connect to a camera strap, broke due to metal fatigue.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 8
8.0

Great reliable head

Corrigoli, B&H Photo
30 April 2015
  • Excerpt: This head has been solid and trustworthy this far ( 2 weeks in.) it has taken some getting used to as my previous head had a pistol grip as was very quick to adjust. I recommend this head to anyone using a DSLR
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