Manfrotto's 3-way 391RC2 aluminum head is equipped with a quick release plate system and comes with the 200PL-14 quick release plate. Teflon pads provide smooth pan and tilt movements with independent locks, and the handle is padded with soft non-slip rubber. The 391RC2 is a perfect companion for the Manfrotto 243 Car Window Pod/Clamp. This Manfrotto head is covered by a 2-year limited warranty, plus an additional 3 years when you register online.
Great value, great function
Paul from Ames, IA (also S of Malta, MT)
I use the 391RC2 head on both my tripod and Manfrotto Car Window Mount and am thrilled with how smoothly it pivots in all directions. For my field research I have to use a window-mounted scope hundreds of times a day to read color bands of shorebirds. This head can easily swivel and then be locked in place so you can have your hands free to take notes or adjust the focus, coming loose again with another twist of the handle. My only complaint is that you have to be very careful how you set your scope down again (or remove it from the head altogether using the quick release) because the scope can twist if it is jostled, which can strip the threads of scope attachment.
Great Pan Head!
Neil from Arizona
I have owned the 391rc2 head for several years and have been very pleased with not only the smooth panning, but the durability of the product. Being a hard core western hunter, I put optics and associated equipment to the test while glassing for elk and deer. Manfrotto/Bogen makes a great product, don't let the price fool you!!