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Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System with Carrying Bag

B&H # MAH502A546BK Mfr # MVH502A,546BK-1
You Pay: $579.99
Mail-in Rebate: -$50.00 (see details)
Offer Ends: JUN 30 '14
Price after Rebate: $529.99
Product Highlights
  • 15.4 lb Load Capacity
  • Counterbalance Supports 8.8 lb
  • Two-Stage Aluminum Legs
  • 17.3" to 66.1" Height Range
  • Mid-Level Spreader
  • Spiked Feet with Rubber Overshoes
  • Tripod Carrying Bag Included

The MVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System with Carrying Bag is a professional tripod system designed for HDSLR and interchangeable lens cameras. The system combines the MVH502A 75mm half ball fluid head with the 546B tripod with mid spreader. The MVH502 head has a pre-set counterbalance of 8.8 pounds, but can support loads up to 15.4 pounds. It features two Easy Link connectors to allow an external monitor or other accessory equipment to be fitted directly on the head.

The 546B is a two-stage tripod with a built-in 75mm bowl. The tripod's telescopic mid-level spreader helps set leg angles accurately. Spiked feet with rubber overshoes are provided for solid grounding on both smooth floors and uneven terrain. A padded carrying bag comes included.

  • Fluid video head supports 15.4 lb
  • 8.8 lb counterbalance
  • 75mm ball/bowl
  • 2-stage, aluminum telescopic twin tube legs
  • Mid-level spreader

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Head
Load Capacity 15.4 lb (5.5 kg)
Counter Balance System Supports 8.8 lb (4.0 kg)
Center of Gravity 2.16" (5.49 cm)
Quick Release/Wedge Plate 504PLONG
Tilt Drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max level
Tilt Range -80° / +90°
Leg Stages/Sections Yes
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Yes
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Yes
Legs
Material Aluminum
Head Attachment Fitting 75mm bowl
Leg Stages Two/three
Center Brace Yes
System
Load Capacity 15.4 lbs (7.0 kg)
Maximum Height 66.14" (168.00 cm)
Minimum Height 17.32" (43.99 cm)
Closed Length 32.68" (83.01 cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/No
Weight 12.13 lb (5.50 kg)
Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System with Carrying Bag
  • 502HD Pro Video Head with 75mm Half-Ball
  • 546B Pro Video Tripod with Mid-level Spreader
  • Padded Carrying Bag
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty (Additional 3 Years with Online Registration)
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    ManfrottoMVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System with Carrying Bag
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (4)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      5.0

      Worth every penny!

      By sasjoberg

      from Fargo, ND

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System with Carrying Bag:

        Such a great set! Tripod is light weight making it great for production on the road or in the field. The fluid head is great, I can use it with a teleprompter or with a variety of camera rigs. Great value for the price. I even ordered a second one.

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        5.0

        Solid Tripod

        By Jessica

        from Iowa

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System with Carrying Bag:

          Solid Tripod with great bag. The head is very smooth for pans. The locks were challenging to use at first but loosened up a bit.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Love the tripod, bag not so much

          By Happy Traveler

          from Backus, Minnesota

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System with Carrying Bag:

          I bought my first one in 2011 and I love it so I decided to by another just recently and when it came it was the same great tripod and head( my grip gives me a hard time because it is heavy) I expected (By the way I bought this with the RC pan bar both times). The first bag however had no padding but fit the tripod and handle well. The most recent bag got me excited because it it padded and unzips down the entire length of the bag and not on the end like the first one but the tripod and handle just barely fit in the bag. It is a struggle to get it to zip and puts lots of stress on the zipper so I think that will probably fail. But all in all I really like this tripod and would buy it again.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Beautiful, worth the price

          By Kabooze

          from Cali, Valle del Cauca

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Middle Expander Wobbly

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System with Carrying Bag:

          So lightweight and at the same time so tough, a bit tricky to set up due to that middle expanding system that is a pain in the butt but something you can deal with, it's tall, in good material, well done Manfrotto!

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          • No

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          5.0

          A fantastic tripod, well worth it.

          By Kyle

          from Norwalk CT

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio

            Comments about Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System with Carrying Bag:

            I am a high school teacher putting together a tv broadcasting studio. This tripod was recommended by the staff at B and H and it did not disappoint. The fluid head is smooth and the entire tripod is rock solid.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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