Manfrotto 808RC4 three way head
PMA 2010 Report
Manfrotto’s 808RC4 is the ideal head for photographers who pack on the pounds when it comes to photo gear, the 808RC4 is a heavy-duty three-way head that can support payloads over 17 pounds. A unique combination of features and an innovative design commonly found in professional video heads adds to the 808RC4’s appeal and will surely guarantee it a spot on photographers’ wish lists worldwide. The 808RC4 will be featured at PMA in Las Vegas. Perhaps the most unique feature of 808RC4 is its Double Axis Spring System. An innovative solution borrowed from the video industry, the Double Axis Spring System consists of a built-in 3.30 pound spring for both the front tilt and side tilt movements.
The innovative spring system helps the shooter move the camera smoothly while framing the picture as it counter balances some of the camera weight. Additionally, the spring system helps absorb the unfortunate shock that results when camera bodies and lenses reach the end-stop of the head movement. When not needed, the springs can each be disengaged separately, depending on each photographer’s individual shooting preference. In addition to improved ergonomics, such as an updated and lightweight design (3.02 lbs.) that features modernized, rounded edges and new handles specifically designed for comfort and ease-of-use, the 808RC4 also incorporates Manfrotto’s quick release camera plate system for easy on and off applications.
Manfrotto 808RC4 three way head - Features
• Material - Aluminum
• Maximum Height - 6.14 inches (15.6 cm)
• Maximum Load Capacity - 17.64 pounds (8 kg)
• Tilt - -30º / +90 º
• Spring Counterbalance - Yes (Double Axis Spring System)
• Quick Release Plate Supplied - 410PL
• Weight - 3.02 pounds (1.37 kg)
• List Price - US $166.00
Gruppo Manfrotto are world leaders in the manufacture of professional camera and lighting supports for photography, video, broadcast and entertainment. For 35 years, Manfrotto has been building the world’s widest range of tripods, heads and dedicated accessories to support professional and semi-professional still cameras, from the traditional small, medium and large format to the latest digital camera. Every product in the Manfrotto range is designed to provide a perfect combination of important features such as: load capacity, size, stability, transportability, interchangeability and construction quality – guaranteeing unique inimitable reliability and longevity.
About Bogen Imaging
Bogen Imaging Inc is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the photographic, video, cine and lighting production markets. Bogen is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns international the following leading brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, National Geographic bags and Tripods, Avenger, and I.F.F. As the exclusive US distributor of Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, Lastolite, Reflecmedia and Formatt Filters, Bogen offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Bogen Imaging international network covers the USA, Germany, France, Italy, UK and Japan.