Manfrotto 468MGRC4 Hydrostatic Ball Head with Heavy Duty RC4 Rapid Connect System, Supports 35.3 lbs


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About Manfrotto 468MGRC4

Designed to give optimum support and surface area to larger-based medium-and large-format cameras, the 468MGRC4 incorporates the same "world first" hydraulicball-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 froma 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 lightweight 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 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 also allows for easy control even when using gloves.

Manfrotto 468MGRC4 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
  • Heavy Duty RC4 Rapid Connect Plate w/QR Plate
  • Able to support camera loads up to 35.3 lbs.!
  • 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 468MGRC4 Specifications

Tripod Head: Type

Head Mount: RC4 Heavy Duty Plate
QR Plate Supplied
Tripod Head: Dimensions
4.7 inches high
Tripod Head: Weight
1.4 lbs
Tripod Head: Load Capacity
22 lbs
Tripod Head: Pan / Tilt
Pan 360°
Tilt +90°-90°
Tilt Drag: Friction setting helps balance camera weight
Independent Pan & Tilt locks

Material: Magnesium Casting/Aluminum Ball
Finish; Black

Manfrotto 468MGRC4 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent head with great release system


from Dallas, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

Worth the money and represent great substitute to the high-end ball heads! Release system is worth noting. It is fast to put the camera on and off with ease! No creep at all. Very firm hold on any lense and camera. Also, this ball head is so versatile that I can actually move camera on the head as though it is handheld!

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