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Manfrotto

Manfrotto 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head, with Fixed Plate, Supports 35.3 lbs

SKU: BG468MG MFR: 468MG
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About the Manfrotto 468MG

The 468MG is the first ball head in the world to incorporate a hydraulic system to lock the ball mechanism in place. 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 468MG series 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 35lbs! The 468MG borrows the popular features found on Manfrotto's standard range of ball heads - such as independent pan and tilt locks with a 360° pan movement and +90° / -90° 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 allows for easy control even when using gloves. Completing this masterpieceis a graduated engraved panoramic base and a choice of six different Hydrostatic Ball Head versions (note: two hydrostatic ball heads are 'Special Order' items only) with fixed or quick-release camera attachment systems.

The 468MG fixed attachment system has an easy-to-grip notched ring that turns the camera mounting retractable 1/4"-3/8" screw making it easier to mount your camera to the head.



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Manfrotto 468MG Features

  • Hydraulic system to lock the ball mechanism in place
  • Oil pressure against ball locks more firmly than mechanical methods
  • Calibrated adjustable friction control
  • Friction dial prests oil pressure when ball is unlocked to give easier framing adjustment & better safer support for heavy and long equipment
  • Ball lock knob compresses oil in compartment, exerting more locking force with minimum movement
  • Able to support heavy camera loads up to 35lbs!
  • Independent Pan Lock with a 360° Pan Movement
  • Independent Tilt Lock with a +90° / -90° tilt movement.
  • Head made of magnesium to provide smooth movements
  • 2" Aluminum Ball Teflon coated
  • Oversized ball locking knob allows for easy control
  • Graduated engraved panoramic base
  • Available in Various Plate type versions

Manfrotto 468MG Specifications

Tripod Head: Type HYDROSTATIC BALL HEAD
fixed plate
Tripod Head: Dimensions 5.1 inches high
Tripod Head: Weight 1.4 lbs
Tripod Head: Load Capacity 35.3 lbs
Tripod Head: Pan / Tilt Pan 360°
Tilt +90°-90°
Tilt Drag: Friction setting helps balance camera weight
Independent Pan & Tilt locks
Notes 1/4"-3/8" screw with easy grib geared knob for faster, more secure blocking
Material: Magnesium Casting/Aluminum Ball
Finish; Black
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