Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with 75mm Half-Ball

Model #MVH502A

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General Information

Load Capacity 15.43 lb static weight (7.0 kg) Counterbalance supports 8.8 lb (4 kg)
Diameter/Thread 75mm half ball
3/8"-16 thread to which half ball connects
Counter Balance System Spring-loaded
Counter Balance Range One fixed spring for 8.8 lb (4 kg) camera weight
Center of Gravity Not specified by manufacturer
Quick Release/Wedge Plate 504PLONG plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screws
Balance Plate 504PLONG plate slides 3.27" (83.0 mm)
Tilt Drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max level
Tilt Range -80° to +90° tilt range front to back
Tilt Lock Yes
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Yes
Pan Drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max level
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Yes
Pan Bar 1 included
2 possible positions
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/not specified by manufacturer
Material Aluminum
Color Black
Temperature Range -4 to +104 °F (-20 to +60 °C)
Height 5.91" (15.0 cm)
Weight 3.97 lb (1.8 kg)
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
12 July 2017

I tried to like it but couldn't. The lockouts killed me. Not sure what Manfrotto was thinking. I realize that for some of you, the lockouts may not be a big deal. BUT, if you've been shooting on Manfrotto for a while (like me), or own other Manfrotto heads (also like me), or shoot with people who...

B h photo.34921152
2 weeks ago

very sturdy. like the lightness of the tripod. like the extended neck that can become horizontal.

B h photo.34921152
4 weeks ago

Use with a Sony EX-3 camera on a set of Libec tripod legs

B h photo.34921152
4 weeks ago

Highly recommended. Feel super confident with my c200 on the stand.Upload

B h photo.34921152
22 May 2018

Great fluid head for DSLR cinematography. Would highly recommend it.

12 May 2018

Bought this as an alternative to gimbal style heads and it works a treat for long wildlife lenses. Ive used it with a Sigma 150-600 sport and 70-200 L and 300 Primes. Adjustment means great control even for still photography and balancing of lenses. Superb quality although not lightweight.

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B h photo.34921152
3 May 2018

I love the 502HD fluid head. It's easy to use and very smooth. This tripod leg combo is nice too, since it's perfect and stable for most situations where the ground is flat.Also, the carrying bag is great! I love it more than Manfrotto's normal tripod bags.

B h photo.34921152
4 March 2018

Excellent product! High quality, great for almost all productions! Well built, fluid movement, great versatility!

B h photo.34921152
23 February 2018

I have mixed feelings about this head but I will be keeping it. We are running a small camera for which this head is too big but there are no small fluid heads that are this good or better for anything resembling a reasonable price. This head was the compromise.

B h photo.34921152
7 February 2018

Great for shooting video with my DSLR!

Product Highlights
  • For Video Tripods with 75mm Half-Balls
  • 15.43 lb Weight Capacity
  • Counterbalance Supports 8.8 lb
  • Bridging Technology
  • Spring-Loaded Counterbalance
  • Continuously Adjustable Pan/Tilt Drag
  • Pan Bar & Sliding Plate Included
In The Box
  • Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with 75mm Half-Ball
  • 75mm Half Ball
  • Pan Bar
  • 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty + 3 Year Extension upon Online Registration
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