This ball head provides a wide range of smooth movements and helps to reach the perfect points of view for landscape, low light and portrait photography. Aimed at amateur and enthusiast photographers who want to be able to frame shots quickly and easily with their mirrorless or mid-range DSLRs cameras, the 494 Ball Head is made of lightweight aluminium and can handle loads up to 8kg (17.5 lbs). It offers three independent ergonomic controls: a main sphere lock knob, a friction control knob for tension adjustment, and an independent panoramic knob that maintains horizon flatness while enabling camera movement. It features the 200PL-PRO plate, a full aluminium plate ideal for quickly attaching cameras onto the world’s most widespread standard head attachments:  Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-swiss style.