Manfrotto BHQ2 Overview
This XPRO Magnesium Ball Head from Manfrottofeatures an integrated Arca-type clamp and a MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate. Arca-type compatible quick release plates such as the MSQ6PL can be attached or removed from the Arca-type clamp located at the top of the ball-and-socket joint by tightening or loosening the clamp’s locking knob. Within the recessed surface between the clamp’s jaws is a retaining pin. This pin prevents an installed quick release plate from accidentally sliding off when the clamp is opened.
The XPRO Magnesium Ball Head with MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate has a load capacity of 22.1 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8″-16 mount. By loosening this XPRO Magnesium Ball Head’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.
Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4″-20 mount can be connected to the MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate which measures 2.8 x 2.2 x 0.4″.
XPRO Magnesium Ball Head
- 22.1 lb load capacity
- Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8″-16 mount
- Uses ball-and-socket joint to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility
- Ball-and-socket joint provides 360° of swivel control, is tiltable down to a 90° angle, and can be locked into place
- Integrated Arca-type clamp on top of on the ball-and-socket joint is compatible with Arca-type quick-release plates
- Primary locking knob allows ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position
- Secondary locking knob allows head to rotate 360°
- Dedicated tension control knob for the ball-and-socket joint’s movements
- Two bubble levels for landscape orientations and one bubble level for portrait orientations
- Durable, magnesium-alloy construction
MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate
- Compatible with Arca-type quick release clamps
- Measures 2.8 x 2.2 x 0.4″
- 1/4″-20 mount
- Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
- Load Capacity: 22.1 lb
- Magnesium-Alloy Construction
- Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
- Independent 360° Rotation with Lock