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Manfrotto 498 RC4 : Specifications and Opinions

Manfrotto 498 RC4

The Manfrotto 498 RC4 is a ball head manufactured from 2010 to 2016 (discontinued). The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 111 €;
7 users have given it an average vote of 9.3 out of 10.

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 Type   ball head
 Max payload   8 kg
 Material   Aluminium
 Height   13 cm
 Weight   0.70 kg
 Quick release   Manfrotto 410PL


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sent on October 14, 2015

Pros: Construction, durability, friction, quick release, panning, good accuracy.

Cons: nothing

Opinion: Solid, steady and precise. And it is. Initially even with clutch released the movement is not smooth but after a few sessions of use is a pleasure to place the camera. The 360 ??° movement is precise and very comfortable. Tightening thanks to the clutch is precise, I did not notice deviations noteworthy but perhaps because like others close the clutch and then block. The attack RC4 is great and safe and quick release works dovere.rnNon is light so strong shoulders or short walks;) rnLo buy back with eyes closed.

sent on July 26, 2015

Pros: Construction, durability, friction, quick release.

Cons: Slight slip during tightening.

Opinion: Ball head strong, excellent construction and very versatile. The plate or quick release is just as robust. Coupled to 055XPROB you have a tripod solid, versatile and robust ... a rock with pro SLRs and lenses. Only flaw I noted at the time of tightening there is a slight slip, however is fairly easy to fix, just take into account when framing this slittameno ... and if we harden well for the clutch before the final tightening, the problem It is quite limited. In any case, apart from this little anomaly, a ball head that definitely recommend.

sent on August 11, 2014

Pros: Robust, well-anchored plate with safety release, panning motion, friction hardening ball.

Cons: It lacks a little 'precision when tightening.

Opinion: I took this head for the Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod. I decided on this head, because it was a good compromise between price and load sustainable. Also, it was unnecessary to spend many euro to have a slight head and below I have a tripod that weighs 2.4kg !!! The weight is definitely important but at the time of purchase must be taken conto.rnMi very positively impressed by the feeling of solidity that gave me; Once hooked the camera does not move, whatever the angle and in any way you unbalance weights. I find it useful for the movement 360 ° panoramas and the clutch to harden the ball before the final tightening with the lever dedicated. The only flaw in my opinion, is that at the time of final tightening the ball to spin in the direction of tightening the lever. Currently harden well for the clutch when I found the final position for the shot and grit my slightly latch, more than anything else as safe. 9 votes, would be 10 if there was not this problem (it's just a flaw in my?).

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