(From company literature) Manfrotto 804RC2 Basic Pan/Tilt Head with Quick Release. 3-way photo head constructed of ultra-durable and lightweight technical polymer, the 804RC2 easily withstands the daily rigors of the professional photographer. A unique spring feature has been added to the 804RC2 to assist in the tilt motion of the head to compensate for heavier, off-center loads. Ergonomic and newly designed handles fit comfortably in the hands, while the standard quick release plate fits snugly in the low-profile receiver. Plates Adapters: 200PL-38, 200PLARCH-14, 200PLARCH-38.
Pan: 360 degrees
Tilt: -30 to +90 degrees Lateral Tilt; -30 to +90 degrees Frontal Tilt
Manfrotto 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head with Quick Release review by cas5
Review Date: 9/17/2010
Would you recommend the product? No |
Total Spent: $80.00| Rating: 0
Rubber plate, difficult to make minor adjustments
While the price is compelling, this is not a head that I would recommend for professional use. First, the rubber on the quick release plate allows mirror slap to be amplified and cause softness in your images. When evaluating heads, mount your camera to the head and pull down on the front of your lens. If the lens moves even a little pick a different head. With this head the lens moves quite a bit. Next, fine adjustments are difficult with this head. It's either moving or its not.