Mantona ballhead XL for Scout tripod

Item number: 21422
  • Stable, precise and functional ball head with quick release plate compatible with Manfrotto 200PL
  • Ideal for use with the mantona Scout Max and Macro and other camera tripods
  • Maximum load: 6 kg, height: 105 mm, weight: 395 g
  • Easy-to-use quick-release plate with rubber pad
  • Switch quickly between portrait and landscape mode using the double-U recess
  • With safety lock for the quick release plate
  • 1/4-inch mount for quick release plate, ball head mount: 3/8- or 1/4-inch
Item description

Maximum usability thanks to user-friendly operation
As the link between tripod and camera, the ball head has an important role to play, ensuring that cameras and other photographic equipment is securely held in place. Making silky-smooth movements and quick format changes as easy as 1-2-3. A ball head offers the flexibility that you need in your day-to-day shooting work.

While the mantona Scout XL ball head is strongly recommended for use on the mantona Scout tripod (and is also factory-fitted on this tripod as standard), it can of course also be used on other photographic or lighting tripods. The mantona Scout ball head comes supplied with a quick release plate. Additional quick release plates – very useful to have in the field – are separately available from mantona (part number 18004).

Both the quick release plate and the ball head can also be combined with release plates from other manufacturers (e.g. Manfrotto 200PL). This means you can leave your quick release plates attached to your photographic gear and just click your camera (e.g.) into the ball head. Accordingly, this makes the mantona Scout XL ball head the perfect choice for use with digital, DSLR, compact or DSLM cameras, and as a universal ball head for attaching photographic equipment.

Lightweight, rugged and versatile
Lightweight and robust, the mantona Scout XL ball head holds up to 6 kg of gear. It is equipped with a friction-based lock-and-release lever for operating the ball head. The ball head also features two U-shaped recesses for quick-as-a-flash format changeovers. The mantona Scout ball head has a height of 105 mm, and tips the scales at 395 g, including its standard quick release plate. The quick release plate is slotted into place quickly and easily from the side or the top. A quick-action lock with a lever-and-clip mechanism locks your camera safely into place and reliably prevents the plate accidentally working itself loose.

The quick release plate is rubber-coated to ensure a stable, snug fit for your camera. The quick release plate is made of precisely-machined aluminium and comes with a 1/4-inch mounting screw. The ball head itself features a 3/8-inch threaded hole on the base for mounting onto any industry-standard tripod. Tripods with a 1/4-inch mount can naturally be used if desired, simply by purchasing a separately available 3/8- to 1/4-inch thread adapter.

  • Manfrotto 200PL-compatible quick release system
  • Ideal for the mantona Scout series and other photographic gear
  • Stable, precise and functional ball head
  • Double U-recess for quick format changeovers
  • Friction-based lock-and-release lever
  • Quick-action lock with lever-and-clip mechanism
  • Locking clamp ensures nothing can work loose

Technical specifications:
  • Maximum load: 6 kg
  • Ball head height: 105 mm
  • Ball head weight without quick release plate: 355 g
  • Quick release plate weight: 40 g
  • Quick release plate LxWxH: 54x40x10 mm
  • Mounting screw for attaching camera on quick release plate: 1/4-inch
  • Mounting hole for attaching the ball head to the tripod: 3/8-inch, with 3/8 to 1/4 inch thread adapter

Technical specification

General information

Product Type Ball head
Material Aluminium, Stainless steel
Product Color Black, Silver
Width 80mm
Height 105mm
Weight 395g
Depth 65mm


Depth 65mm
Tripod Head Ball head
Max. Load Tripod Head 6000g
Height Ball Head 105mm
Weight Ball Head 395g
Outside Diameter Spherical Head Housing 50mm
Diameter Ball in Ball Head 35mm
Camera connection 1/4 inch
Length quick change plate 53mm
Width Quick Change Plate 40mm
Height quick release plate 11mm
Weight quick change plate 40g
Compatible quick change systems Monfrotto PL200, Montana scout
Arca Swiss suitable No
Removable with fall arrest Yes
Bag No
Tripod Connection 3/8 inch, 1/4 inch retrofitted via threaded adapter


Girth 470mm
Height of Packaging 90mm
Length of Packaging 100mm
Weight incl. Packaging 440g
Width of Packaging 100mm
Included in delivery
  • 1x mantona Scout XL ball head
  • 1x quick release plate
  • 1x 3/8- to 1/4-inch thread adapter
Examples of Use