Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with Flat Base (3/8"-16 Connection)

Model #MVH502AH

Manfrotto mvh502ah 1
Manfrotto mvh502ah 1
How it works
  • You name the price you want to pay for a product.
  • We send your offer to a network of Certified Retailers.
  • If the retailer likes your offer, you get that price for the product.
Greentoe Guarantee
  • All Products are New and from Manufacturer Authorized Retailers
  • 30 day return policy
  • Free Shipping
    No Additional Fees

Name your price


Lowest Price Online: $156.86


Your Chances of Success
lowest price online $156.86
average price online $173.43

Your chances of success

Online Prices
We have done the shopping for you! Here is a list of the lowest prices currently found online. With Greentoe, the price will be lower than these prices. “Name Your Price” and find out.
Enter your zip code to see how much we will be saving you!
Showing prices for zip code 94103 change
Retailer Base Price Tax Shipping Total
Amazon logo $156.86 $0.00 $0.00 $156.86
Opticsplanet $199.99 $0.00 $0.00 $199.99
Adorama $163.44 $0.00 $0.00 $163.44
**Pricing is for informational purposes. Not all retailers have direct relationship with Greentoe.

General Information

Load Capacity 12.2 lb static (5.5 kg)
Counterbalance supports 8.8 lb (4 kg)
Head to Tripod Mounting Thread 3/8"-16 thread
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 40 °C)
Height 5.12 in (13.0 cm)
Weight 3.53 lb (1.6 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

The bolt that releases the place was clean snapped off flush with the base. I've seen a lot of reviews that express this same disappointment. The head itself is just ok.

B h photo.34921152
11 June 2018

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

B h photo.34921152
29 May 2018

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

B h photo.34921152
28 May 2018

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.

  • +

    Great Features

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.

Product Highlights
  • 12.2 lb Weight Capacity
  • Counterbalance Supports 8.8 lb
  • Bridging Technology
  • Spring-Loaded Counter Balance
  • Continuously Adjustable Pan/Tilt Drag
  • Pan Bar & Sliding Plate Included
In The Box
  • Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with Flat Base (3/8"-16 Connection)
  • Pan Bar
  • 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty + 3 Year Extension upon Online Registration
Still Have Questions?
We can help via Live Chat, Email or you can call us 1-888-840-0464


Please log in or sign up to continue


Validating Credit Card...

It will not be processed until the offer is accepted by a merchant.

Notifying Retailers...

Notifying our merchants and checking to see if they accept this offer.

Offer Submitted!

3-digit code in the back of your credit card