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Manfrotto 488RC4

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Overall 8
8.0

good steady Ball head

Alfred, B&H Photo
26 March 2009
  • Summary: It is easy to use and very steady but little bit heave.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good ball head for the price

Lawen, B&H Photo
3 March 2009
  • Summary: This is my first ball head tripod mount, so I don't have much basis of comparison. Overall though, I'm extremely pleased. PROS: -Solid construction -Easy to find and use adjustment knobs -Multiple bubble levels -Quick release system -Holds a fair amount of weight without problem or sagging (dSLR w/ battery grip + 70-300 telezoom + speedlight) -Easy Portrait orientation CONS: -Fairly heavy -Mounting the camera onto the ball head can be a little tricky at times, you have...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product and flexibility

ADLC Inc., B&H Photo
21 January 2009
  • Summary: Great that it has two bubble levels. Is a very strong head that can easily handle my Nikon D80 with 18-105mm lens. Only potential downside is that the product is slightly heavier than another comparable model made by Velbon.
  • Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality
  • Cons: Slightly heavy
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Ball Head

K.Foster, B&H Photo
14 January 2009
  • Summary: I use this ball head with my Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod legs. It has excellent build quality and is very stable. I like the separate levers and the spirit levels are convenient. The base plate is large and provides great stability for a larger camera such as my 5D Mark II. My only wish is that the screw for the base plate could be tightened by hand, rather than using a coin or flat tip.
  • Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality
  • Cons: Base plate screw
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice head for a nice price

Reaper, B&H Photo
13 October 2008
  • Summary: Got this with the MF3 tripod and it works great. My typical load on this head is a Nikon D40 with a 70-300mm VR lens and this ball head locks it in place. As this was my first ball head I did a lot of research and for the price/performance/quality this is hard to beat.
  • Pros: Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function
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Overall 10
10

Hot Head

Shamus, B&H Photo
9 September 2008
  • Summary: Great, easy to use ball head that does exactly what it is designed to do. Smooth and solid...
  • Pros: Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad

Bruce, B&H Photo
28 August 2008
  • Summary: It is very good but I find it a little difficult to release the lock.
  • Pros: Compact, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Midi Ball Head

Ron, B&H Photo
5 August 2008
  • Summary: The head is used with the A700 DSLR, on the Manfrotto 055XPROB and Gitzo 1320 tripods. Tilt and pan movement is smooth. Installed Bubble levels work fine. Once locked down it is rock solid, even with a 2+lb 70-200 lens. The only negative, as with all less than large ball heads, ie, 490RC4, slight movement on initial lock down with long lens.
  • Pros: Compact, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

So far, so good...

Matt the four-legged, B&H Photo
29 July 2008
  • Summary: I've been using this head with my Canon 5D and a rather heavy Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, and no problems. Used it a few times with my heavier 100-400mm and no problems holding that up either. All around solid, affordable ball head. Only criticism would be the little bit of play in the nobs when fully tightened, creating the false impression that perhaps the ball or the pan aren't fully secure.
  • Pros: Compact, Improves Tripod Function
  • Cons: Loose Fixtures
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Overall 10
10

Nice Ball Head!

Will, B&H Photo
28 July 2008
  • Summary: I really like this ball head. Easy to use and very smooth. Easily supports my d300 with battery grip and 200mm lens. I also like the panning feature and the bubble level.
  • Pros: Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function
  • Cons: Heavy
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