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

Model #MVH502AH

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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
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!

B h photo.34921152
5 February 2018

I do like these heads, but they don't have the longest life span. This is my second one and the first wore out after a few years. They do have a good payload weight and provide pretty smooth results with easy operation.

B h photo.34921152
4 February 2018

This is our go to tripod head for everything.

B h photo.34921152
9 January 2018

I was a happy user of the predecessor to this product, the 501. Never had a problem with it. Needed a second head. 501 no longer in production, replaced by this one. Seemed impressive. It was not.

B h photo.34921152
9 January 2018

the best combination to shot videos with a sony camera stable and easy to carry!

B h photo.34921152
4 January 2018

Built like a tank, very sleek and professional look, and the fluid head is a dream. I will say, if I have the fluid head locked down too much and turn in counter clockwise without holding the base of the head, the head will screw loose a bit.

B h photo.34921152
28 December 2017

This tripod has so many features and is so durable. I highly recommend having it. You are not a professional film maker if you don't have a professional tripod like this one.

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
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