You can now convert Manfrotto 496RC2 ball head to use with arca swiss type equipment
Simple plate will do the trick. You of course will need a clamp if you are seriously thinking about switching to the best system available. Plate and plate/clamp combinations are available in my store .
Adapter plate is attached to Manfrotto head in a few simple steps.
1) Remove original Manfrotto platform..
2) Align slots on plate back with island on Manfrotto post.
3) Attach conversion plate in place of original Manfrotto platform using original center screw.
4) Attach clamp to adapter plate using two side holes and provided 10-32 screws.