The Manfrotto 808RC4 features the new Double Axis Spring System, which consists of a built in 3.31 lbs spring for both the front tilt and side tilt movements. This innovative solution, borrowed from the video industry, helps to move the camera smoothly while framing the picture as it negates some of the camera weight. Moreover it absorbs the shock of bodies and lenses when reaching the end stop of the head movement. Should this feature, in view of the extreme lightness of the camera and lens combination use, disturb the shooting session it is always possible to exclude one or both springs by two separate knobs.
The new handles of the 808RC4 are designed to fit comfortably in your hand even taking into consideration your fingers. Manfrotto also uses a new coating on their quick-release lever that is more durable and scratch resistant than the past levers. The 808RC4 has been equipped with a 410PL type of plate.
Warranty: 2 Years + 3 additional years for online/card product registration.
Manfrotto offers two levels of Warranty:
"Standard Limited Warranty" comes with all products.
This warranty does not cover any defects or costs caused by:
• misuse and subsequent damage.
• modification, alteration, repair or service of this product by anyone other than Manfrotto;
• any use of the product other than that for which it was designed;
"Limited Conventional Warranty Extension", offered by Manfrotto as a special extension to the "standard" Warranty and is free of charge up to 5 years after the original purchase. To take advantage of the “Limited Conventional Warranty Extension” scheme, you must register your product with Manfrotto within 12 months from the date of purchase.
Please go to http://www.manfrotto.com/warranty to register for the extended warranty.
Please ensure that you keep your receipt as proof of purchase for the warranty to be valid: you will need to send Manfrotto your receipt when you service or repair your product under warranty.