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Manfrotto ™
A Vitec Group brand


Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head

Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head
Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head

PART # 322RC2


Take the versatility of a ball head, add true ergonomic control and you get the 322RC2: a photographic head that allows you to unblock, move, position and lock your camera with one hand in one position thanks to the revolutionary design of its grip handle, which incorporates the ball lock lever and can also mount the 322RS shutter release accessory. A friction control wheel lets you regulate the power of the blocking mechanism to match the weight of your camera/lens. The 322RC2 is made from magnesium for lightweight performance, and is designed to keep the weight of your kit as close as possible to the tripod's centre of gravity by way of its reduced height. It is this fact, matched with the precision construction of the 322RC2 that gives the head its load capacity of 5kg. Complete with built-in bubble spirit level and quick release camera plate (standard 1/4' screw, with secondary safety pin). Suitable for use with 35mm or medium format cameras.
    • 1 bubble level

      The built-in, carefully hand-set bubble spirit level helps make sure your horizons really are horizontal.

    • 222-322 ball friction

      Separate control for pre-setting the friction of the ball when unblocked. The position of the red line indicates the approximate amount of friction applied.

    • q-r camera plate 200pl

      The compact, rectangular 200PL quick release plate system fits neatly under small-bodied still cameras up to SLR (even with tele lenses) or small medium format, or under small video cameras or spotting scopes. Its rubber pad gives a good grip without damaging the camera, and its angled sides ensure that it also fits perfectly and tightly into a wide range of Manfrotto heads

    • reversible column

      Reversible centre column allows head and camera to be mounted below the tripod - useful for: low-level shooting (because it keeps the tripod and your equipment out of the mud); working with heavy loads (because weight lowers the tripod's centre of gravity, making it more stable); and also for use with 'mirror-image' view cameras

    • secondary security lock

      This head features a secondary security lock so you can't accidentally release the plate (and camera) without meaning to. The lock stops the quick release lever from opening fully

    • single lock

      A convenient single locking mechanism blocks or frees movement on all axes for greater speed of use

    • sturdy all-metal construction

      Sturdy all-metal construction

    • ergonomic

      Ergonomic and easy to use

    • low centre of gravity

      By keeping the head and camera mounting plate as low as possible, the camera is kept safely closer to the tripod's centre of gravity for more stable support

    • Warranty Manfrotto Photo Pro/Amateurs Products

      This products is warranted to be fit for the purpose for which it has been designed, and to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee does not cover the product against subsequent damage or misuse. The period of validity of the Standard Limited Warranty is defined by the law in force in the country, state or region where the product is sold. Please retain your receipt as proof of purchase to repair your product under warranty.

      How to get an extra 8 years' warranty coverage
      Beyond the standard compulsory coverage outlined above, this product is eligible for a warranty extension up to 8 years. The Limited Conventional Warranty Extension does not affect the standard compulsory coverage. To take advantage of the warranty extension scheme, you must register your purchase at warranty.manfrotto.com.

  • attaches by. 1/4'' screw attachment type 1/4'' screw attachment type
    attachment 3/8'' female thread attachment type 3/8'' female thread attachment type
    ball friction setting yes yes
    bubble spirit level (no.) 1 number 1 number
    Color black color black color
    front tilt -90° / +90° tilt range -90° / +90° tilt range
    independent pan lock no no
    lateral tilt +90° / -3 tilt range +90° / -3 tilt range
    material magnesium magnesium
    panoramic rotation 360 ° 360 °
    patent pat. pending pat. pending
    plate type 200PL-14 200PL-14
    quick release yes yes
    secondary safety system yes yes
    safety payload 11.02 lbs 5 kg
    weight 1.54 lbs 0.7 kg
    working height 10.3 10.3