(From company literature) Manfrotto 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head with RC3 Rapid Connect System. The 468MGRC3 is a "Special Order" item only. The 468MGRC3 incorporates the same "world first" hydraulic ball-locking system as the 468MG, and uses Manfrotto's RC3 Rapid Connect Plate system. The long sliding video-type plate allows you enough room for manoeuvre to balance long heavy lenses safely above the center of gravity of the head/tripod, ensuring that you get maximum support from your tripod even when your camera is off-horizontal.
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.
The 468MGRC3 is designed to meet the demands of professional photographers who require a light weight head but at the same time being able to support heavy camera loads up to 35 lbs! The 468MGRC3 borrows the popular features found on Manfrotto’s standard range of ball heads - such as independent pan and tilt locks with a 360 degree pan movement and -90 to +90 degree tilt movement.
To keep weight low, the head is made of magnesium; and to provide smooth movements, the 1 1/4" aluminum ball is Teflon coated. The oversized ball locking knob allows for easy control even when using gloves. Completing this masterpiece is a graduated engraved panoramic base.
- Finish: Black
- Material: Magnesium Casting / Aluminum Ball
- Pan: 360 degrees
- Tilt: -90 to +90 degrees
- Quick Release: Yes
- Height: 11.9 cm / 4.7 in.
- Camera Mount: 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16
- Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
- Maximum Load Capacity: 16 kg / 35.3 lbs
- Weight: 0.82 kg / 1.8 lbs