Manfrotto 494RC2 Mini Ball Head
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 lb). 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.
Users should note that the single-lock design of the 494 releases both the 360° pan and the ball at the exact same time. This design allows for free, fluid movement but does not allow for 360° panning while the ball is set in a fixed position.