Manfrotto MH494-BH Mini Ball Head

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Original price was: $123.95.Current price is: $115.95.

For all  photographers looking for a small yet powerful ball head, the MH494-BH  Mini ball head enables fast and precise camera positioning. Lightweight and compact, the MH494-BH  Mini 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 a payload 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 astonishing landscape shots.

The MH494-BH  Mini ball head mounts 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.

The MH494-BH  Mini ball head’s design make it both extremely easy to set up and reliable to use in any configuration.


  • 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


Weight 330 g
Collection/Series Befree Advanced
Safety Payload Weight 8 kg
Material Aluminum
Head Type Ball Head
Top Attachment 1/4″ screw
Base Diameter 40 mm
Plate Type 200PL PRO
Friction Control Yes
Front Tilt -90° / +40°
Lateral Tilt -90° / +40°
Panoramic Rotation 360
Base Type 32 mm
Ball Locking Yes
Color Black
Easy Link No
Independent Pan Lock yes
Independent Tilt Lock yes
Maximum Working Temperature 70 C
Minimum Working Temperature -30 C
Pan Bar Included No
Pan Drag NONE
Quick Release Yes
Working Height 10 cm
Tilt Drag NONE



Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 5 × 5.125 in