Manfrotto 808RC4 3-Way Standard Head with Quick Release Plate 410PL – Product Description:
The 808RC4 streamlines our range of 3-way heads by incorporating new elements while maintaining all the features you loved. There are two balance springs in the vertical tilt (forward/backward) and horizontal tilt (left/right) movements. These springs enable you to more comfortably handle heavier camera loads (such as very long lenses) with minimal effort. Both springs can be turned off in case normal head operation is required. The head is comprised of aluminum and designed in a manner to support up to 8kg yet lightweight and small enough to pack in any camera kit. The standard quick release system is used to accommodate larger camera platforms which incorporates dual axis bubble levels to achieve level shots. Attachment (bottom): 3/8-Inch female thread; color: black; front tilt: -30° / +90°; height: 6.14 in.; lateral tilt: -30° / +90°; load capacity: 17.64 lbs.; material: aluminum; panoramic rotation: 360 °; plate type: quick release – with 1/4-20-Inch and 3/8-Inch screws; secondary safety system: yes; weight: 3.06 lbs.
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Manfrotto 808RC4 3-Way Standard Head with Quick Release Plate 410PL – Review:
Yes, a bit pricey and a bit heavy… but that is what you need to support a heavier camera. I combined this with Bogen-Manfrotto 3021BN Classic Tripod (legs). The head is well built, and I especially like the resistance feature that it has in connection with the two main knobs. The resistance can also be turned off for each of the knobs. I don’t anticipate ever having to replace either the legs or the head, due to sturdy construction.