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Manfrotto 502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag

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Value $41.95
B&H # MAVH502A546G MFR # MVH502A,546GB-1
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You Pay: $579.99

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Offer ends: JAN 31 '15
Price after rebate: $454.99
Product Highlights
  • 75mm Ball Base Head with 12.2 lb Payload
  • Counterbalance Supports 8.8 lb
  • Continuously Adjustable Pan / Tilt Drag
  • QR Plate & Pan Bar Included
  • 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod
  • 62.4" Max Height
  • Spiked Feet with Rubber Overshoes
  • Telescopic Ground-Level Spreader
  • Padded, Zippered, Shoulder Bag

The 502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag from Manfrotto includes a 75mm ball base fluid video head, a bowl base aluminum tripod, and a black and red, over-the-shoulder carrying bag. The bag is padded, features a zipper running along its length, and fits both the tripod and head.

The 502HD ball base head features Manfrotto's patented bridging technology that protects the pan friction control from knocks and allows it to easily be set. Payload is 12.2 lb, and counterbalance supports up to 8.8 lb. The head includes a 504PLONG quick release plate and a pan bar. The quick release plate is slide-adjustable 3.27" and is secured against sliding off by a secondary safety system. Pan and tilt drag are continuously adjustable from 0 to the max level. The tilt range is -80° to +90° from front to back.

The 546GB is a 2-stage/3-section tripod that extends to 62.4". It features spiked feet with rubber overshoes, allowing setups on both smooth and uneven surfaces, and it includes a telescopic ground-level spreader that keeps the legs exactly where you need them.

75mm Ball Base Fluid Head
  • 12.2 lb payload
  • Spring-loaded counterbalance supports up to 8.8 lb
  • Patented bridging technology protects the pan friction control from knocks
  • Includes 504PLONG quick release plate and a pan bar
  • Quick release plate is slide-adjustable 3.27"
  • Continuously adjustable pan and tilt drag
  • -80° to +90° tilt range from front to back
Bowl Base Aluminum Tripod
  • Extends in two stages from 12.8" to 62.4"
  • Spiked feet with rubber overshoes
  • Telescopic ground-level spreader
Over-the-Shoulder Carrying Bag
  • Red and black, padded bag for both the tripod and head
  • A zipper runs across the full length

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502HD Ball Base Fluid Head
Load Capacity 12.2 lb static weight (5.5 kg)
Counterbalance supports 8.8 lb (4 kg)
Ball Diameter 75 mm half ball
Tripod Mounting Thread 3/8"-16
Camera Screw 1/4" and 3/8"
Material Aluminum alloy
Counterbalance System Spring-loaded -- one fixed spring for 8.8 lb capacity (4 kg)
Counterbalance range preset to 5.3 lb (2.4 kg)
Camera Plate 504PLONG quick release plate with 1/4" and 3/8" screws
Slides 3.27" (8.3 cm) along balance plate
Pan / Tilt Drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max
Tilt Range -80° to +90° tilt range front to back
Tilt Lock Yes
Pan Lock Yes
Pan Range 360°
Pan Bar 1 pan bar included, 2 positions possible
Leveling Bubble / Illuminated Yes / Not specified by manufacturer
Color Black
Temperature Range -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Working Height 5.9" (15 cm)
Weight 3.97 lb (1.8 kg)
546GB Tripod
Load Capacity 44 lb (20 kg)
Material Aluminum
Bowl Diameter 75 mm
Minimum Height 12.8" (32.5 cm)
Maximum Height 62.4" (158.5 cm)
Leg Stages / Sections 2 / 3
Center Brace Flip-lever
Spiked Feet Ground-level spreader
Spiked / Retractable Feet Yes, with rubber covers
Folded Length 27.2" (69 cm)
Weight 7.7 lb (3.5 kg)
Manfrotto 502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag
  • 502HD Pro Video Head with 75mm Half-Ball
  • 546GB Pro Video Tripod with Ground-Level Spreader
  • Red & Black Tripod Carrying Bag
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty + Additional 8 Years with Registration

  • Included Free

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Manfrotto502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Professional quality (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (5)
      • Complex projects (4)
      • Home movies (4)
      • In the studio (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      5.0

      Great Tripod

      By david

      from McAllen, Texas

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Manfrotto 502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag:

        What a great tripod. It does everything as advertised and more!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Great Head Not so Stable Tripod

        By TechmanZach

        from Spokane, WA

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films

        Comments about Manfrotto 502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag:

        The 502HD fluid head is AMAZING! The 546GB Tripod is not very stable unless you put sandbags in the middle of the base.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Very nice

        By Bstudio

        from California

        Comments about Manfrotto 502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag:

        Good price n smooth

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        excellent sturdy tripod

        By donegalvolvo

        from donegal, ireland

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio
          • Weddings

          Comments about Manfrotto 502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag:

          Using with a son ned ea50 and handles it perfecty. Comes with spreader which needs to be removed for a dolly. Feet without spreader or dolly have sharp edges so you would always need these. head has nice fluid motion.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Amazing!

          By Nick

          from Santa Cruz, CA

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Manfrotto 502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag:

            I am very satisfied with this purchase. Easy and straightforward to use. A tripod is such a vital piece of equipment that every videographer should aim to master. To do that you need a decent tripod. This one exceeded my expectations and is a very nice combo package of legs and head. It is fluid and stable, with user friendly adjustments. Great piece.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Everything you Need

            By Jordan

            from Virginia

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Lacks Functionality
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Manfrotto 502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag:

            I have used several tripods systems and this is a good one. It is very fluid and smooth with panning and tilting. It is easy to level and is very versatile with the availability to remove the spreader. However, using a DSLR or wider body camera blocks the plate lock. Manfrotto does compensate for this by allowing you to be able to turn the locking mechanism without releasing the tension so you can continue to tighten the plate. This is nice but tedious, it would be nice to have the plate lock a little lower to be able to tighten it easier.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Manfrotto

            By Jon brooker

            from Calabasas

            Comments about Manfrotto 502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag:

            I love it perfect for filming off set never leave home without it

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