With a full range of professional features and the innovative NeoTec rapid opening and closing mechanism, the 458B is geared for the professional photographer on location. The Manfrotto 458B features the innovative NeoTec rapid opening and closing mechanism. The legs open up by simply pulling down on each one, and automatically lock into any position, with no screws, knobs or levers to tighten. By pressing the release button at the top of the legs the legs can be collapsed again fully, or locked at any intermediate point for perfect positioning. And this innovative mechanism exerts more locking power the heavier the weight pushing down on it from above.
Other professional features include improved minimum-maximum height range, two section center column for low angle work and four leg angle positions.
The Manfrotto 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Head offers the versatility of a ball head , with true ergonomic control.
The 322RC2 is unique in that it allows the camera mounting assembly to be positioned for left or right hand operation, in horizontal or vertical position, and in addition, will allow you to unblock, move, position and lock your camera with one hand in one position. This is due to the revolutionary design of its grip handle which incorporates the ball lock lever. The very act of taking your hand away from the grip locks the head into position, which eliminates the extra step of having to tighten a knob or lever before being ready to shoot. The tension of the ball can be adjusted to accommodate the load weight.
This head is not suitable for continuous tracking of moving subjects, it is not practical since one must always grip the lever to release the ball and thus your hand would tire after prolonged use.
An ideal head for action or wedding and portrait photographers.
|Maximum Height||61.4" (156 cm)|
|Maximum Height w/o Column Extended||51.6" (131 cm)|
|Minimum Height||3.9" (10 cm)|
|Folded Length||25.2" (64 cm)|
|Load Capacity||17.6 lb (8 kg)|
|Leg Lock Type||Push-pull (closes leg lock release button)|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Center Column Sections||2|
|Center Column Type||Sliding|
|Head Mount Thread Size||3/8"-16|
|Weight||5.3 lb (2.4 kg)|
|Maximum Camera Supported||SLR or medium format camera|
|Load Capacity||11 lbs (5 kg)|
|Height||4" (10.3 cm) [in horizontal position]|
|Tripod Mount Thread Size||3/8"-16|
|Weight||1.4 lb (635 g)|