Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head

Lightweight and compact medium ball tripod head

Reliable aluminium design for superior picture quality

Accuracy guaranteed with clever friction control

Pans a full 360° for that perfect shot

Essential quick release camera plate for fast setup


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  • Free 2 Year Warranty

The Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head is the tripod head for the professional photographer. The Compact Ball Head is ultra-light and compact enough to slip into your bag without weighing you down while delivering a full range of movement for complete control every single time.
Weighing just 420g, the Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head is a  reliable ball head that can safely hold up to 6kg, making it both portable and resilient. Designed with practicality in mind, you can easily pair with your matching equipment thanks to the friction control and precisely adjust the tripod head to suit any environment.

Pan a full 360°, or fluctuate between an impressive -90° and +90° lateral tilt to capture new perspectives. Functional in temperatures from 60°C to -30°C, you’ll be ready to go, no matter the weather. The Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head also comes with an essential 200PL quick release plate for ultimate convenience.


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



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