Manfrotto 490 Maxi Ball Head – The top of Manfrotto’s range of centre ball heads in die-cast aluminium with precision phenol resin ball. The 490’s features make it versatile and ideal for digital and traditional photographic equipment from 35mm to large format. It features separate locks on 360° pan and +90 -90° tilt movements, with an additional friction control on the ball movement to give just the right resistance and smoothness with minimum effort, even with varying weight of equipment on board. The Maxi Ball Head attaches to the camera via a 50mm platform with an ingeniously combined 1/4” and 3/8” 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
High load capacity
SUITABLE FOR: SLR cameras with mid-long focal length lenses and zooms, medium format cameras, large format cameras.
Height: 14.0 cm
Weight: 1.05 kg
Load Capacity: 12.0 kg
Panoramic rotation: 360 °
Plate type: Fixed – with 1/4" – retractable 3/8" screw