Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head

All purpose ball head designed for DSLRs with medium lenses

Single locking knob for 360°pan and +/-90°tilt movement

50mm platform with 1/4” thread attachment

Friction control for better precision movement

Supports up to 6 kg


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  • Free 2 Year Warranty

The Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head is a medium size, light tripod ball head from Manfrotto, perfect for amateur’s and professionals alike.


Warranty Manfrotto Photo Pro/Amateurs Products

This product 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




Weight 340 g
Safety Payload Weight 6 kg
Material Aluminium
Head Type Ball Head
Top Attachment 1/4″ screw
Base Diameter 60 mm
Plate Type fixed – with 1/4-20″ screw
Friction Control No
Front Tilt -7.5° / +7.5°
Lateral Tilt -90° / +90°
Panoramic Rotation 360
Base Type 35 mm
Ball Locking Yes
Color Black
Independent Pan Lock no
Independent Tilt Lock no
Maximum Working Temperature 70 C
Minimum Working Temperature -30 C
Pan Bar Included No
Pan Drag NONE
Quick Release No
Working Height 9 cm
Tilt Drag NONE

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