Used Manfrotto 494 Center Ball Head (MH494-BHUS)


No functional issues found.

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For all amatuer photographers looking for a small yet powerful ball head, the 494 aluminium Center ball head enables fast and precise camera positioning. Lightweight and compact, the 494 Center ball head is ideal for anyone looking for a quick and easy solution that helps frame shots precisely. This tripod head is made of highly-resistant, lightweight aluminium, so it is both extremely portable and strong enough to cope with a payload up to 8 kg. It is the perfect solution for all kinds of mirrorless cameras with zoom lenses and even medium-format DSLRs. This advanced ball head combines practicality with high functionality and features three independent controls: a main knob for managing the sphere lock, an integrated friction control knob that adjusts the ball tension so that equipment weight is always perfectly balanced and shots framed effortlessly; an independent panoramic knob that keeps the horizon flat and moves the camera horizontally, enabling astonishing landscape shots.

The 494 Center ball head mounts a unique plate that makes it fully compatible with the world’s most widespread standard camera plates: Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-swiss style. With this aluminium plate fixed to the camera, all Manfrotto heads and almost all tripod heads on the market featuring Arca-style attachments can be set up rapidly and effortlessly, with no need for disassembly components.

The 494 Center ball head’s design make it both extremely easy to set up and reliable to use in any configuration.


  • Flawless smoothness for easy framing

  • Independent panoramic movement for easy landscape shots

  • Independent friction control to balance your equipment

  • 200PL-PRO plate (RC2 & Arca-swiss compatible)

  • Unique premium design, strong and lightweight


  • Weight: 11.64 oz

  • Collection/Series: Befree Advanced

  • Safety Payload Weight: 17.64 lbs

  • Material: Aluminum

  • Head Type: Ball Head

  • Top Attachment: 1/4″ screw

  • Base Diameter: 1.57 in

  • Plate Type: 200PL PRO

  • Friction Control: Yes

  • Front Tilt: -90° / +40°

  • Lateral Tilt: -90° / +40°

  • Panoramic Rotation: 360

  • Base Type: 1.26 in

  • Ball Locking: Yes

  • Color: Black

  • Easy Link: No

  • Independent Pan Lock: yes

  • Independent Tilt Lock: yes

  • Maximum Working Temperature: 70

  • Minimum Working Temperature: -30

  • Pan Bar Included: No

  • Pan Drag: NONE

  • Quick Release: Yes

  • Working Height: 3.94 in

  • Tilt Drag: NONE

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Tested and Working

What's Included

Ball head, quick release plate, manual, original box

Cosmetic Rating


Functional Notes

No functional issues found.

Cosmetic Notes

Minor scuff from normal use on quick release plate and release lever.



Head Adjustments

No Issues Found

Support Weight

17.64 lbs

Head Type

Ball Head

Product Weight

11.64 oz

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