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DetailsFor all amateurs photographers looking for a small yet powerful ball head, the 494 aluminium Center ball head enables fast and precise camera positioning. Lightweight and compact, the 494 Center ball head is ideal for anyone looking for a quick and easy solution that helps frame shots precisely. This tripod head is made of highly-resistant, lightweight aluminium, so it is both extremely portable and strong enough to cope with a payload up to 8 kg. It is the perfect solution for all kinds of mirrorless cameras with zoom lenses and even medium-format DSLRs. This advanced ball head combines practicality with high functionality and features three independent controls: a main knob for managing the sphere lock, an integrated friction control knob that adjusts the ball tension so that equipment weight is always perfectly balanced and shots framed effortlessly; an independent panoramic knob that keeps the horizon flat and moves the camera horizontally, enabling astonishing landscape shots.
The 494 Center ball head mounts a unique plate that makes it fully compatible with the world’s most widespread standard camera plates: Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-swiss style. With this aluminium plate fixed to the camera, all Manfrotto heads and almost all tripod heads on the market featuring Arca-style attachments can be set up rapidly and effortlessly, with no need for disassembly components.
The 494 Center ball head’s design make it both extremely easy to set up and reliable to use in any configuration.
Weight 11.64 oz 330 g Collection/Series Befree Advanced Befree Advanced Safety Payload Weight 17.64 lbs 8 kg Material Aluminium Aluminium Head Type Ball Head Ball Head Top Attachment 1/4″ screw 1/4″ screw Base Diameter 1.57 in 40 mm Plate Type 200PL PRO 200PL PRO Friction Control Yes Yes Front Tilt -90° / +40° -90° / +40° Lateral Tilt -90° / +40° -90° / +40° Panoramic Rotation 360 360 Base Type 1.26 in 32 mm Ball Locking Yes Yes Colour Black Black Easy Link No No Independent Pan Lock yes yes Independent Tilt Lock yes yes Maximum Working Temperature 158 F 70 C Minimum Working Temperature -22 F -30 C Pan Bar Included No No Pan Drag NONE NONE Quick Release Yes Yes Working Height 3.94 in 10 cm Tilt Drag NONE NONE
spare parts 20170913 MH494-BH
Warranty: 2 years + 8 year extension
This products is warranted to be fit for the purpose for which it has been designed, and to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee does not cover the product against subsequent damage or misuse. The period of validity of the Standard Limited Warranty is defined by the law in force in the country, state or region where the product is sold. Please retain your receipt as proof of purchase to repair your product under warranty.
How to get an extra warranty coverage
Beyond the standard compulsory coverage outlined above, this product is eligible for a warranty extension valid up to 10 years from the date of purchase. The Limited Conventional Warranty Extension does not affect the standard compulsory coverage. To take advantage of the warranty extension scheme, you must register your purchase at https://warranty.vitecimagingsolutions.com/.