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.
- NeoTec rapid opening and closing mechanism
- Four leg angle settings (25°, 43°, 73° & 90°)
- Two-part center column allows for low angle use without having to remove the camera or reverse the column
- Top casting allows for horizontal use of the center column, for macro or unusual angles
- Carrying strap can be used to support a counterweight
At just under 24 oz, the Manfrotto 054 Magnesium Ball Head with Q2 Quick Release is an ideal mate to Manfrotto 190C series carbon fiber tripods. Thanks to the marriage of imagination and technology this compact head provides extremely precise movements, ergonomic handling and innovative features like a 90 – 105° portrait angle selector and 3 built-in bubble levels. Despite its lightweight and low profile it is capable of supporting up to 22 lb (10 kg), giving you extra insurance against tipping for lighter cameras when tilting 90 degrees. The included Q2 Quick release system with its locking plate provides speed, balance and security.