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Oct 11, 2011 12:25 |  #1

Was just looking at the Manfrotto 498RC2 (external link) head. Is it just me or does it look tall? :)

Of course it is subjective: what is too tall and what is not. But wouldn't you want it to be shorter rather than tall for stability purposes (assuming your tripod is tall enough)?


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Oct 11, 2011 13:52 |  #2

The ball head just looks like its too tall because it is thinner then most other models. I have the Manfrotto 468MGRC2 Hydrostatic Ball Head. It looks a lot shorter then the Manfrotto 498RC2, but it really isn't that much shorter. The 498RC2 is 4.92" inches and the 468MGRC2 is 4.7" inches.

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Oct 11, 2011 14:43 |  #3

Yea it probably is better to have the clamp closer to the ball (ie shorter). In fact Im sure it is as all the higher end ballheads are that way. That being said, for the money that Manfrotto really is the tried and true and best bang for the buck.


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Oct 12, 2011 11:57 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #4

Thanks guys! 498RC2 is staying on my thinking-of-buying list. ;)


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Oct 12, 2011 14:00 |  #5

Good, if thats what your budget allows, it should.


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Oct 12, 2011 14:34 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #6

yeah, maybe one day i will go with Markins ;)


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Oct 15, 2011 20:52 |  #7

I do have a Manfrotto 498RC2 head on 055PROB Legs. It is nice set up but one I am going to be upgrading from very soon. Probably to a Markins Q20.That is unless I just re-fit the 498 with a new Wimberly Clamp and plates on my camera and lenses. Which I can then take with me at some future date and and ballhead upgrade.


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Oct 15, 2011 22:00 as a reply to  @ covrc's post |  #8

covrc, why do you feel like upgrading?


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Oct 15, 2011 22:47 |  #9

^^^I had the 498 for a couple days before I decided to return it and invest in a Markins. I saw no improvement over my older 488.


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