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Manfrotto 498RC2
9.2 out of 10

Manfrotto 498RC2

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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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Overall 8
8.0

Solid and Smooth, great ball head.

Photog Pete, B&H Photo
14 April 2015
  • Excerpt: I was looking for a sturdy well made ball head. I'm very happy with the 498RC2!
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

A Must have

vinniec, B&H Photo
27 March 2015
  • Excerpt: After shooting a number of portraits I realized how cumbersome the standard ball was and thought I'd give this a try. It make adjustments easy and saves time. A definite must have. Spend the extra on the 498 instead of the 494 or 496. It's worth the extra especially if you use long lees.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

Nice ball head

Jill, B&H Photo
13 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I like this ball head a lot. I tend to want to pan while using the tripod, so this is perfect for me. I have only used it a few times but I have no complants so far. Seems like nice quality and I hope to have it for a while.
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Overall 10
10

Solid ball head

zoltrix79, B&H Photo
9 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Well built and easy to use. I am very happy with it.
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Overall 10
10

Great, basic and very solid ball head

Gracie, B&H Photo
28 January 2015
  • Excerpt: Got this unit for my new Induro tripod and really like it. It's very easy to snap on to my camera and quickly releases with one hand. It's quite sturdy which also makes it just a little heavy. Very easy to adjust positioning of the ball head along with a separate panning lever.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, easy to use, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Sturdysolid
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Overall 10
10

Great upgrade

mbevphoto, B&H Photo
25 January 2015
  • Excerpt: The quality and performance of this ball head are both amazing coming from a conventional head. It's very smooth, sturdy and easy to use. I am very happy with it.
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Overall 10
10

Manfrotto never disappoints

mam, B&H Photo
19 January 2015
  • Excerpt: large range of motion is a pro here
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion
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