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Manfrotto-498rc2.33164709
9.3 out of 10

Manfrotto 498RC2

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Reviews and Problems with Manfrotto 498RC2

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Overall 6
6.0

I expected more!

Claudia, Adorama
1 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I have paired this ballhead with the Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber. As tight as I put the camera on ballhead, it still creeps each time. It is not as accurate as it should be. It creeps each time no matter what I do. Once it creeps, it stays in place. From that point on, everything is very good about the ball head. It is pretty easy to maneuver. For the price, it seems reasonable. I did expect more from it and expected there not to be any movement but there is.
  • Pros: Large Range of Motion
  • Cons: Unstable
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Overall 10
10

Exactly what I was looking for

PatMac, Adorama
17 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This Midi ball Head fit my purpose. I really like the locking features with the handle like knob instead of the regular turn knob. I would recommend this Manfrotto 498RC2 Midi Ball Head. And also, I loved Adorama's competitive price.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

Great buy in a ball head

MT Shooter, Adorama
17 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This head is a workhorse in a mid-sized ball head. ,Great capacity for the price, smooth operation, positive locking, and separate panning lock. And a choice of QR plate options too. The extra height over the 486 series comes in very handy for taller photographers when used on slightly short tripods.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Economical, Extra Height, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Light weight, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 10
10
Usability 10
10

Great Ball Head

solat44, Bestbuy
19 November 2013
  • Summary: Great ball head for a beginner or professional. Highly recommended!
  • Pros: solid build, great price
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Overall 10
10

Great Ball Head

Mhel, Adorama
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: It is easy all around use and safe with the double lock that holds your camera in place.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

Great Ball head!

Mr. Maru, Adorama
2 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Would highly recommend it
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding

cali, Adorama
15 February 2013
  • Excerpt: well built, easily attaches to manfrotto tripod, love all the adjustments and holds my heavy camera in place very well. no complaints, it's a great purchase.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

fits my needs

lew, Adorama
5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: as a casual photographer this head will work for me
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 6
6.0

Great until it broke

Adorama
25 January 2013
  • Excerpt: It worked great until the tripod I had it on fell over while stowed. The tripod fell over onto a hardwood floor and was not extended. The locking mechanism in the ball head no longer functions, though the friction knob still works so I am able to use that to lock the head. When I shake the ball head I can hear bits rattling around inside it.I did not expect the ball head to break from falling such a short distance. Be careful with it!
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Overall 6
6.0

Not sure yet

Adorama
22 January 2013
  • Excerpt: As the tripod purchased along with this head has a missing bolt and you can't find a replacement for it (neither am I) was only able to use this a couple of times,I am reserving judgment.
  • Pros: I Think I Will Love This
  • Cons: Not Able To Use It Yet
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