Manfrotto 488RC4 Midi Ball Head with RC4 System – With its solid aluminum construction and phenolic resin ball, this head is the ideal support for all traditional or digital small or medium format cameras. It features separate fast action "ratchet" locks on 360° pan and +90 -90° tilt movements. You can position your camera anywhere in 180° sphere with confidence and ease. Equipped with a quick release 410PL camera plate system with a secondary safety catch and two spirit levels for precise levelling on both vertical or horizontal axes. Camera plate has 1/4" male thread. Head to tripod attachment is 3/8" female.
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.
Very sturdy and stable
Extremely quick to open/position/close
High load capacit
Suitable for SLR cameras with short and/or light fixed-length lenses, SLR cameras with mid-long focal length lenses and zooms, medium format cameras.