Manfrotto 486 Compact Ball Head – The Compact Ball Head is strong enough to take 35mm SLR cameras with medium lenses, and light medium format cameras. It has a single indexed "ratchet" locking knob for 360° pan and +90° -90° tilt movements. Camera attachment is via a 60mm platform with 1/4" male thread. Head to tripod attachment is 3/8" female. All aluminium construction and black finish.
Manfrotto heads are separate from the tripod legs so that you can interchange them and pick the most suitable one for your purpose. The range of photo heads comprises Ball Heads (the fastest heads to adjust thanks to their single lock/unlock mechanism which releases the ball and socket joint to rotate on all axes); Three-Way Heads (characterised by the fact that the greater movement possible on each axis is separately controlled by individual locks for more secure support); Geared Heads (a Manfrotto invention designed primarily for studio use and offering millimeter-precise framing, ultra-safe support with greater load capacity); "Pan-And-Tilt" or Two-Way Heads (a crossover from the video sector, popular with users of long heavy lenses and sport optics.
The Manfrotto Group is a world leader in the design and manufacture of photographic and video camera supports, lighting supports and suspension equipment for professional photography, video, broadcast and cinematography.
Simple, functional, no-frills
Easy and intuitive to use
Very flexible camera positioning
SUITABLE FOR: SLR cameras with short and/or light fixed-length lenses, medium format cameras.
Height: 9.2 cm
Weight: 0.38 kg
Load Capacity: 6.0 kg
Panoramic rotation: 360 °
Plate type: fixed – with 1/4" – retractable 3/8" screw