Manfrotto MH496-BH Center Ball Head

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Original price was: $152.95.Current price is: $145.95.

For all photographers looking for a portable yet powerful ball head, the MH496-BH aluminium Centre ball head enables smooth and precise camera positioning. The MH496-BH Centre ball head is ideal for anyone looking for a quick and reliable solution that helps frame shots precisely.


This tripod head is made of highly resistant, lightweight aluminium, so it is both portable and strong enough to cope with an impressive payload capacity up to 10 kg/22.03lbs. It is the perfect solution for all kinds of mirrorless cameras with zoom lenses and even medium-format DSLRs, ensuring steadiness and safety. This advanced ball head combines practicality with high performance and features three independent controls that give it the versatility to suit any environment: a main ergonomic knob manages the sphere lock, an integrated friction control knob adjusts the ball tension so that equipment weight is always perfectly balanced and shots framed effortlessly; an independent panoramic knob keeps the horizon flat and moves the camera horizontally, enabling astonishing landscape shots. Framing on the new MH496-BH is easier and opens limitless options, so you can pursue any angle your mind can think of.

The MH496-BH Centre 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-swiss type attachments can be set up rapidly and effortlessly, with no need for disassembly components.

The MH496-BH Centre ball head’s design makes it extremely easy to set up and lock your camera in any configuration.


  • Flawless smoothness for precise framing
  • Independent panoramic movement for easy landscape shots
  • Independent friction control to balance your equipment
  • 200PL-PRO plate (RC2 & Arca-swiss compatible)
  • Lightweight and strong body holds up to 10kg


Weight 400 g
Collection/Series Befree Advanced
Safety Payload Weight 10 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 39 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 11.5 cm
Tilt Drag NONE


Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 3.75 × 5.25 in