The Manfrotto 494 Mini Ball Head w/RC2 QR Plate is a lightweight ball head that's perfect for smaller cameras (maximum load--8.82 lbs). It's got a quick-release plate, a newly designed friction control knob that allows micro movements without engaging the head-locking mechanism, and a locking mechanism that will lock the head in both the +90°/-90° tilt position and the 360° panning position.
A new friction control knob allows micro movements without having to engage the head locking mechanism
A smart ratcheting locking lever allows the user to place it in a comfortable position in order to use it in the most convenient way
The locking lever securely locks the head both in the +90° and -90° ball positions and in the 360° pan movements