The Manfrotto 468MGRC5 is designed to meet the demands of professional photographers who require a light weight head but at the same time want to support heavy camera loads up to 26.5 lb.
The 468MG series uses a hydraulic system to lock the ball mechanism in place. Using hydraulics instead of a mechanical system produces a super-tight lock from a minimal turn of the locking knob, without sacrificing the smoothness of the ball's movement when unblocked. To keep weight low, the head is made of magnesium; and to provide smooth movements the 2" aluminum ball is Teflon coated. The oversized ball locking knob allows for easy control even when using gloves.
This head further offers a range of handy features: independent pan and tilt locks with a 360° pan movement; +90/-90° tilt movement; a graduated engraved panoramic base; and a calibrated adjustable friction control on the main knob.
The 468MGRC5 version uses the RC5 (3433PL) quick release plate, which uses a short sliding "video" camera plate to allow some front-back or side-to-side adjustment of the camera's position above the head, which ensures that the load of the camera and lens is balanced above the tripod's center of gravity for more secure usage.
|Maximum Camera Supported||Prosumer video, Large format, Pro SLR with super-telephoto lens|
|Load Capacity||26.5 lb (12 kg)|
|Height||4.7" (11.9 cm)|
|Tripod Mount Thread Size||3/8"-16|
|Weight||1.6 lb (725 g)|
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