Manfrotto 494 Centre Ball Head



Manfrotto 494 Centre Ball Head.

  • Flawless smoothness for easy framing
  • Independent panoramic movement for easy landscape shots
  • Independent friction control to balance your equipment
  • 200PL-PRO plate (RC2 & Arca-swiss compatible)
  • Unique premium design, strong and lightweight

For amateur photographers looking for a small yet powerful ball head, the 494 aluminium Centre ball head enables fast and accurate camera positioning. Lightweight and compact, the 494 Centre ball head is ideal for anyone looking for a quick and easy solution that helps frame shots precisely. This tripod head is made of highly-resistant, lightweight aluminium, so it is both extremely portable and strong enough to cope with payloads up to 8 kg. It is the perfect solution for all kinds of mirrorless cameras with zoom lenses and even medium-format DSLRs. This advanced ball head combines practicality with high functionality and features three independent controls: a main knob for managing the sphere lock, an integrated friction control knob that adjusts the ball tension so that equipment weight is always perfectly balanced and shots framed effortlessly; an independent panoramic knob that keeps the horizon flat and moves the camera horizontally, enabling amazing landscape shots.

The 494 Centre ball head mount has a unique plate that makes it fully compatible with the world’s most widespread standard camera plates: Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-swiss style. With this aluminium plate fixed to the camera, all Manfrotto heads and almost all tripod heads on the market featuring Arca-style attachments can be set up rapidly and effortlessly, with no need for disassembly components.



Top Attachment 1/4" screw
Safety Payload Weight 8 Kg
Ball Locking Yes
Base Diameter 40mm
Front Tilt -90º / +40º
Material Aluminium
Plate Type 200PL PRO
Colour Black
Easy Link No
Friction Control Yes
Head Type Ball Head
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Independent Tilt Lock Yes
Lateral Tilt -90º / +40º
Maximum Working Temperature 70 ºC
Minimum Working Temperature -30 ºC
Pan Bar Included No
Pan Drag NONE
Panoramic Rotation 360 º
Tilt Drag None
Quick Release Yes
Working Height 10 cm
Weight 0.33 Kg