Manfrotto 498RC2 Head


The Manfrotto 498RC2 Head with RC2 Quick Release and 200PL-14 QR Plate is constructed of die-cast aluminum, strong enough to support an SLR camera with a medium lens, and light medium format cameras. It has a single repositionable locking lever for 360° panoramic rotation and ±90° tilt movements, plus a friction control for precise positioning. Cameras are attached to the ball head with the 200PL-14 Plate and RC2 Quick Release with 1/4” male threads. The head to tripod attachment has 3/8” female threads. Additionally, the Quick Release has a safety system to prevent an accidental detaching from the head.

  • 17.64 lb (8 kg) Load Capacity
  • Die Cast Aluminum
  • 4.92″ (124.96mm) Tall
  • Lightweight 1.34 lb (0.61 kg)

Manfrotto 498RC2 Head Specifications:

Load Capacity 17.64 lb (8 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter Not Specified by Manufacturer
Quick Release RC2
Spirit Level No
Tension Control Yes
Rotating Head 360°
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8″ female thread (bottom)
1/4″ screw (attachment)
Plate 200PL-14
Height 4.92″ (124.96mm)
Tilt Lateral: ±90°
Weight 1.34 lb (0.61 kg)