Manfrotto 496 Centre Ball Head with Q6 Arca-Type Quick Release Plate

Product #90921 | SKU MH496-Q6 | Manfrotto
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  • Load Capacity: 10 kg
  • Height: 11.5 cm
  • Weight: 500 g
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
  • Independent 360° Rotation with Lock


For all photographers looking for a portable yet powerful ball head, the Manfrotto 496 Centre Ball Head with Q6 Arca-Type Quick Release Plate enables smooth and precise camera positioning.

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 of up to 10 kg. It's the perfect solution for all kinds of mirrorless cameras with zoom lenses and DSLRs; the camera sliders and motion controls ensure 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, and 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 496 is easier too and opens up limitless options, so you can pursue any angle for new and innovative content creation.

Manufactured to high standards in Italy, the 496 Centre Ball Head mounts an Arca-Swiss-compatible MSQ6PL sliding plate and a Top Lock.

The head has three bubble spirit levels (one for each axis of rotation) to facilitate precise framing and help produce straight images in-camera, ensuring the camera's full frame is usable and reducing post-production time.

For a fast, effortless set-up, the camera is inserted from above rather than from the side. A safety mechanism is released when the plate engages with the head, which prevents your equipment from sliding out.

Key Features:

  • Flawless smoothness for precise framing
  • Independent friction control to balance equipment
  • Lightweight and strong body holds up to 10 kg
  • Arca-Swiss-compatible quick-release lock for greater flexibility
  • Three bubble spirit levels (one for each axis of rotation)


Head Type Ball Head
Base Mount 3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
Load Capacity 12 kg
Number of Bubble Levels 3
Friction Control Yes
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Material Aluminium
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt -90° to +40°
Vertical Tilt 0° to +90°
Panning Range 360°
Base Diameter 40 mm
Dimensions ø: 13.0 x H: 13.0 x W: 9.0 cm
Weight 500 g

In The Box

  • Manfrotto 496 Centre Ball Head
  • Q6 Arca-Type Quick Release Plate


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  • Product: Manfrotto 496 Centre Ball Head with Q6 Arca-Type Quick Release Plate
  • Manufacturer: Manfrotto
  • Model: MH496-Q6
  • SKU: MH496-Q6
  • RM Product #: 90921
  • Head Type: Ball
  • Weight: 0.50 kg
  • Load Capacity: 10.0 kg

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