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Manfrotto Centre Ball Heads Announced for Amateur Photographers

Simon Skinner
2 months ago
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With the intention of building on the success of their 496 and 494 centre ball heads, new Manfrotto Centre Ball Heads are announced as Manfrotto redesigns the 492 and 492LCD heads, further growing the range with the new 490 model for amateur photographers

Manfrotto 490 Centre Ball Head
Manfrotto 490 Centre Ball Head

The 492 and 492LCD centre ball heads

The 492 and 492LCD centre ball heads are small and sturdy, (with a safety payload of 4kg) and are perfect for connecting a mixture of accessories for a multitude of shooting scenarios, such as LED lighting, light reflectors, monitors for video or even compact microphones.

Dedicated to amateur photographers looking for a quick and simple solution, the MH492-BH comes in at £54.95, and the MH492LCD-BH is £64.95 (inc VAT).

Manfrotto 492 Centre Ball Head
Manfrotto 492 Centre Ball Head


The 490


The Manfrotto 490 centre ball head is the simplest head in the entire range. A single knob operates the whole head, making it simple to use and with a safety payload of 4kg, it’s a perfect solution for amateur photographers who need a quick, smart and simple head for their CSC or mirrorless camera.

The MH490-BH comes in at £44.95 (inc VAT).

Further info can be found at Manfrotto UK website

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.