The 468MGRC2 incorporates the same "world first" hydraulic ball-locking
system as the 468MG, and uses Manfrotto's popular RC2 Rapid Connect Plate, which
is small and light enough to leave permanently attached to your compact or SLR
camera even when not using a tripod. Using hydraulics instead of a mechanical
system produces a super-tight lock from a minimal turn of the locking knob,
without sacrificing the smoothness of the ball's movement when unblocked.
The 468MG series is designed to meet the demands of professional
photographers who require a lightweight head but at the same time being able to
support heavy camera loads up to 35lbs! The 468MGRC2 borrows the popular
features found on Manfrotto's standard range of ball heads - such as independent
pan and tilt locks with a 360 degree pan movement and +90 / -90 degree tilt
movement. To keep weight low, the head is made of magnesium; and to provide
smooth movements, the 1 1/4" aluminum ball is Teflon coated. The oversized
ball-locking knob allows for easy control even when using gloves. The 468MGRC2
also has a graduated engraved panoramic base.