his 057 Magnesium Ball Head from Manfrotto features an integrated RC5 quick release cam lock and a 501PL Quick Release Plate. Compatible quick release plates can removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be instantly reattached. The cam lock also features a safety catch to prevent a compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.
The 057 Magnesium Ball Head with 501PL Quick Release Plate has a load capacity of 33.1 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. By loosening the 057's primary locking knob, its ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. Toward the ball head's base is a secondary locking knob that controls the ability to rotate the head 360°. An additional knob opposite the secondary locking knob can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements. Finally, a two-position slide-switch at the base of the ball-and-socket joint allows it to be tilted down to either a 90° or a 103° angle before it is locked into place using the primary locking knob. The ability to tilt the ball-and-socket joint down to angle beyond 90° can be used to quickly level a camera placed on this 057 Magnesium Ball Head without having to adjust the tripod the ball head is connected to.
Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 or 3/16"-20 mount can be connected to the 501PL Quick Release Plate which measures 2.0 x 3.5 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface.
- Head Type Ball Head
- Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
- Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
- Quick Release Plate Type Q5
- Load Capacity 33.1 lb / 15.01 kg
- Number of Bubble Level(s) 3
- Friction Control Yes
- Independent Pan Lock Yes
- Material Magnesium
Pan & Tilt Range
- Lateral Tilt -103° to +40°
- Vertical Tilt -40° to +40°
- Panning Range 360°
- Ball Sphere Diameter 2.56" / 65.0 mm
- Dimensions H: 5.8 x W: 3.1" / H: 147.3 x W: 80.0 mm
- Weight 57.6 oz / 1.63 kg
WARNING This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (California law requires this warning to be given to customers in the State of California.)