This novelty from Manfrotto favorably differs in the reduced weight. Compared with the previous in the model range head 141RC, 804RC2 20% easier! Such savings in weight were achieved thanks to a new material called Adapto, which was created by the manufacturer specifically for its use in high-end professional equipment.
Adapto is a technical polymer, quite comparable in strength to aluminum, but twice as lighter as it. However, Adapto is more resistant to temperatures and does not corrode than aluminum. In addition, Adapto perfectly absorbs vibrations, which makes the new 804RC2 head perfect for the Manfrotto MagFibre tripod, allowing you to shoot with virtually no vibrations.
The Manfrotto 804RC2 head is also the first head in the world that uses a spring system to protect photographic equipment. A fixed spring located along the axis of rotation helps absorb vibrations from the weight of the camera and helps prevent its falling. This spring also makes it easier to position the camera, as it absorbs some of its weight. For example, when working with a telephoto lens, using a standard tripod head, when tilting forward, the arm must be tense to keep the combined weight of the camera and lens. The Manfrotto 804RC2 head with integrated spring replaces the counterweight, helping to position the camera more easily.
Manfrotto 804RC2 can please and new ergonomic design. The sharp corners are rounded, and the handles are designed so that they are perfect for any hand. The removable lever is covered with a new, scratch and abrasion resistant material.