Lightweight and Counter-Balance
Pick up the new 804RC2 and you will be amazed at how light this full-featured, light-weight head can be.
Compared to the old 3030, the 804RC2 is 20% lighter! This weight savings is due to a new material called Adapto* specifically developed by Manfrotto for the use with high-end, professional imaging equipment
Ergonics + World Calss Design
In photography, where image is everything, Manfrotto took this maxim to heart with the 804RC2. A modernized ll shape plus rounding of many of the traditional hard edges produced a fresh and elegant head. The new handles are designed to fit comfortably in your hand even taking into consideration your fingers. There's even a new coating on the quick-release lever that is more durable and scratch resistant than ever
The 804RC2 head is also the first head in the world to use a counter spring system to help protect your equipment. Built into the forward/back tilt axis a fixed spring helps to absorb the shock of the full camera weight from crashing down. The spring also makes it easier to position the camera on this axis since it oppses some of the camera weight. For example, without the spring, if you are using a telephoto lens and tilt forward using a standard head, your arm needs to work hard to counteract the weight of the camera + lens. But, with the 804RC2's built-in spring, the head is actually doing most of the counter work for you thereby helping you to easily set the camera in shotting position.
This head is a replacement for the 3029 & 3030.
*Adapto is a special technical polymer that is comparable to aluminum in strength but is 50% lighter. Compared to metals such as aluminum Adapto is an ideal material for photo imaging equipment as it has superb resistance to extreme temperatures and will not corrode or oxidize. Additionally, Adapto is an excellent vibration absorbing material making the 804RC2 head an ideal companion to aMagFibre tripod for the ultimate in vibration free shots.
The Manfrotto 804RC2 is commonly used for Home, Landscape/scenery, Long exposures, Night shots, Photography, Portraits, Reducing noise (ISO reduction), Stabilization, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Manfrotto 804RC2 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Manfrotto 804RC2 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Manfrotto 804RC2: Attaches firmly, Easy to use, Fits well, Improves tripod function, Large range of motion, Solid/sturdy, Stable and Strong clamp.