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Manfrotto 268 ball head

Carlos Quandt , Dec 15, 2005; 05:31 a.m.

Could somebody tell me where to find specifications about Manfrotto 268 ball head? Thanks, Carlos


David Henderson , Dec 15, 2005; 08:07 a.m.

Is there a 268? I think there's a 468 and that there used to be a 168. Have you tried the Manfrotto and Bogen web-sites? If it isn't on those there may not be one.

Carlos Quandt , Dec 15, 2005; 08:43 a.m.

David, there is a 268 ball head. I've been at manfrotto's web but the 268 doesnt appear betwen their actual products. I know its load capacity is 14kg, but I want to to know its weigh.. Thanks, Carlos

Michael R. Freeman , Dec 15, 2005; 08:55 a.m.

Yes there is a 268 Super Ball Head (Bogen 3038). Well ... there used to be. It is discontinued now. According to an old Manfrotto product brochure I have: 16cm high, 1.54kg mass, supports up to 12kg. Takes the Manfrotto hexagonal release plates.

I used to own one. It is big ball head, but I didn't find the tension control to be very smooth (a common flaw with older Manfrotto ballheads).


The closest current production equivalent is the 490RC4.


Carlos Quandt , Dec 15, 2005; 09:18 a.m.

Thanks Michael, you are right :-) 1.54kg for the old 268 and 1.12 for the new 490RC4

Regardless this, what do you think about using this ball head as a 3 way head, for landscapes? Would it be very difficult to adjust it fast and precise? Thanks, Carlos

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