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I'm sure the more expensive heads are better, but this one works great for me.
I really like the ability to tilt my camera 90 degrees forward or back without having to turn the mount 180 degrees like with other ball heads.
This way, the locking knob can be in the right position when you reposition the camera.
I got this head for my wife and she loves it. She's used it on both an old SLR and a newer DSLR. It is strong and easy to use, I only wish they sold it with two Rapid Connect... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Daniel J Brown
I want to say upfront I ordered a 486RC2 but got a 496RC2 instead, a product I already own and didn't want another one. Read morePublished 19 months ago by P.K. Frary
This is my first ball head. Since I did not have anything to compare against, I get tell you that it works as advertised. When you lock it is stays there, not creeping. Read morePublished on February 6, 2011 by Amazon Customer
It took me a while to adapt to this head, but once I did, I started to love itPublished on March 22, 2010 by Julian Trejos Zelaya
I originally ordered a Manfrotto 486 RC2 ball head. The manufacture has discontinued that model and the vendor A.P.D. automatically sent me the placement model: 496RC2. Read morePublished on February 25, 2010 by F. H. Ho
I never actually received this item, as it wasn't in stock with the reseller.
It had already been discontinued.
I've had this for about 18 months now. It's a great head for a monopod because it has no ability to pan, like the 488. Read morePublished on January 29, 2010 by M. Neace
This is a really nice ball head that can hold a lot of weight. I am able to use this head with large four pound telephoto lenses and the head shows absolutely no signs of... Read morePublished on November 24, 2009 by Sean Regan