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Manfrotto 468MGRC4 Hydrostatic Ball Head

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Manfrotto 468MGRC4 Hydrostatic Ball Head Description


HYDROSTATIC BALL HEAD WITH RC4 RAPID CONNECT SYSTEM / Cat. No: 468MGRC4 Designed to give optimum support and surface area to larger-based medium-and large-format cameras, the 468MGRC4 incorporates the same "world first" hydraulic ball-locking system as the 468MG, and uses Manfrotto's heavy-duty RC4 Rapid Connect plate. This plate system is already used on many of Manfrotto's studio photography heads, such as the 405, 410 and 329RC4. 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 468MGRC4 meets 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 35lbs! The 468MGRC4 borrows the popular features found on Manfrotto's standard range of ball heads - such as independent pan and tilt locks with a 360ø pan movement and +90ø / -90ø tilt movement. 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 also allows for easy control even when using gloves

The Hydrostat is the most advanced ball head, designed to meet the demands of professional photographers for a lightweight, but at the same time heavy duty load capacity head. This model has similar features to standard range of ball and socket heads, with independent pan and tilt locks, 360° pan and +90° / -90° tilt movement - but employs a revolutionary friction and locking mechanism. An inner oil chamber is compressed by turning the locking knob, exerting even pressure on the whole of the underside of the ball, which ensures sturdier locking and higher capacity for camera and lens loads of up to 16kg. This head has a magnesium die cast body, a 2" Teflon coated aluminium ball which combined with specially designed tension surfaces provides movement as smooth as silk. A calibrated adjustable tension control allows you to preset the ball tension to suit your camera weight and give you fingertip control. The oversized lock knob is easier and quicker to find and turn. The second benefit of the liquid-based locking mechanism is that it all but eliminates unwanted movement during the locking phase. Completing this masterpiece, a graduated panoramic base and a 410PL quick release camera plate.

KEH Specifications

  • Load Capacity: 35 lb
  • Magnesium Alloy Construction
  • Quick Release with Camera Plate
  • Working Height: 4.7"
  • Weight: 1.6 lb
  • Hydraulic Locking System
  • Adjustable Tension
  • 360° Pan with Independent Pan Lock
  • 2 Spirit Levels
  • -90 to +90 Degree Tilt Range


Physical Characteristics

Color Black
Material Magnesium


Additional Information

Panoramic Rotation 360 degree

Product Information

Attachment Size 0.25" Screw, 0.38" Female Thread, 0.38" Screw
Tilt -90° to 90°

General information

Brand Name Manfrotto
Product Model 468MGRC4
Manufacturer Part Number 468MGRC4
Manufacture GTIN 0719821246749, 8024221457346

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