Manfrotto 324RC2 Lightweight Adapto Technopolymer Body Joystick Head with Quick Release, Supports 7.7 lbs., Dark Gray

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About Manfrotto 324RC2

The Manfrotto 324RC2 Joystick Head is constructed of Adapto, an ultra-durable and lightweight technopolymer, optimized for compactness and transportability with a high load capacity and reduced weight. The joystick design offers a uniquely ergonomic way of quickly unlocking, moving and blocking your camera. You can frame and reposition the head freely and frequently to get the perfect photo: grip the head to move the camera and as soon as you release, it locks securely in place.

The Joystick Head has a single locking lever, making control of all movements fast. The head features 360° panoramic rotation, -19°/ +90° lateral and -90°/ +90° front tilt. Cameras are attached to the ball head with the 200PL-14 Plate with 1/4'' male threads. The head to tripod attachment has 3/8'' female threads. This 1.04 lbs (0.47kg) lightweight head has a 7.7 lbs (3.59kg) load capacity.

The Manfrotto 324RC2 is commonly used for Home, Landscape/scenery, Night shots, Portraits, Sports/action, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Manfrotto 324RC2 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Manfrotto 324RC2 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Manfrotto 324RC2: Attaches firmly, Large range of motion, Stable and Strong clamp

Summary of Customer Reviews

(8)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Large range of motion (7),Strong clamp (7),Attaches firmly (6),Stable (5)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (7),Night shots (6),Sports/action (6),Travel (6),Wildlife (6),Portraits (5),Home (4),Weddings (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5),Semi-pro photographer (3)

Manfrotto 324RC2 Features

  • Friction control permits fine framing adjustment and improved camera safety
  • Stainless steel ball made using a "deep drawing" process which produces a strong, thin-walled, hollow sphere, reducing weight and increasing locking power
  • Ergonomic design guarantees comfort and precision

Manfrotto 324RC2 Specifications

Attachment
1/4'' Screw
Attachment (Bottom)
3/8" Female thread
Ball Friction Setting
Yes
Bubble Spirit Level (no.)
1
Front Tilt
-90° / +90°
Independent Pan Lock
No
Lateral Tilt
-19° / +90°
Load Capacity
3.5
Material
Technopolymer
Panoramic Rotation
360°
Plate Type
200PL-14
Quick Release
Yes
Secondary Safety System
Yes
Height
10.1" (256.54mm)
Weight
1.03 lbs (0.47kg)

Manfrotto 324RC2 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awsome head!

1 minor point is that the handle sticks out when storing or need to put the handle straight up.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Junk

Its junk. I use it with my 5D and it wont hold still...No precise control...so frustrating....it you never let go of it you might be able to use it.

Reviewed by 8 customers

 
5.0

Outstanding !

By

from Round Lake, Il.  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have another one of these for my Manfrotto 055 tripod and I love it. It has great range of motion and can be used from either side, which is important to me because I am left handed. I purchased a Manfrotto 190 tripod without a head and I needed one. So I bought another 324RC2. They are lightweight but very rugged and off terrific control of your camera and lens. I would not trade them for anything else

 
5.0

Incredible control!

By

from Monterey, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Replaced a Bogen 3025 head on a Manfrotto 3001BPRO tripod with this magnificent 324RC2 joystick head. The ease and quickness of changing angle of view is amazing with this new head. It easily supports my Nikon D80 with battery grip and a 70-300mm or 500mm mirror lens. My only regret is that I waited too long to make this purchase.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awsome head!

By

from San Jose,CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

1 minor point is that the handle sticks out when storing or need to put the handle straight up.

 
5.0

Joystick head

By

from Hot Springs, AR  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The grip makes it so much easier to turn. The heavier the camera, at times, it's harder to stablilize.

 
5.0

Nice grip

By

from Scranton ,PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Nice grip easy handling ...

 
4.0

Great for quick field adjustments

By

from Santa Clarita, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

From Vertical to Horizontal in 1 sec. Does what is says. Affordable. No fine adjustments to it may take a few trys to get it just right. My favorite use is with my monopod allows you to shoot in portrait mode. PS I use this on a Nikon D7000 with an 18-200 lens.

 
1.0

Junk

By

from Santa Clara  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Its junk. I use it with my 5D and it wont hold still...No precise control...so frustrating....it you never let go of it you might be able to use it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love It

By

from Provo, UT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It's just so easy to use. Sometimes I squeeze the trigger just for fun. The only problem I have is the grease on the ball stinks when you move it around to much.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ROGER M  I picked this because of friend photographer of mine suggested it. He's had one and really liked it. But I love this thing. It makes moving your camera around super quick and smooth. I can't image using one of those 3-axis adjustment heads. This gets you taken care of in seconds and you can adjust the amount of resistance and control for moving the head around. This with my Manfrotto tri and I'm in fine shape. I highly recommend this product.
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