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Manfrotto 526 Professional Fluid Video Head

B&H # MA526 Mfr # 526
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Product Highlights
  • Fluid Video Head
  • Supports Up to 35 lbs (16kg)
  • Left-Side Controls
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Counterbalance

The 526 Professional Fluid Video Head from Manfrotto is designed to address the heavy-duty, high-end ENG and EFP video market by offering a feature-packed fluid video head that borrows all the combined benefits of the 500 series heads with the ability to support top-weight loads over 15 lbs. It offers a removable and replaceable pan arm rosette so that if any damage occurs to the side castings, only a small part needs to be replaced.

Large rubber padded knobs are provided for better grip, and all the controls are located on the left side for easy access. This model features a fluid drag system comprised of three step settings for low, medium, and high drag levels, as well as the additional no-drag setting for snap-pans and tilts. Counterbalance is achieved through an adjustable spring for camera weights between 17.5 and 33 lbs. The built-in 4" half-ball adapts to a number of tripods with a 4-inch receiver. The camera can be leveled with the aid of the bright leveling bubble. It comes with one pan arm and the long 357PLV plate.

Adjustment knobs include: a sliding quick-release knob, interchangeable pan bar rosette, a counterbalance adjustment knob, and tilt & pan locking knob.
A spirit level makes for easy adjustments.
This model features a pan drag control.
This unit features a sliding quick-release plate.
It offers a sliding safety-plate release button.
Specifications Additional pan handle: 519LV
Attachment: 1/4" and 3/8" screws
Attachment (bottom) : 3/8'' screw
Balance control: spring adjustable from 7.5 to 33 lbs (8 to 15kg)
Bubble spirit level: (no.) 1
Color: black
Counterbalance: yes
Front tilt: -70/+75 °
Head bowl: 100mm
Independent pan lock: yes
Independent tilt lock: yes
Load capacity: 35 lbs (16kg)
Material: aluminum:
Maximum working temperature: 60
Minimum working temperature: -20
Pan bar positions: 2
Pan bars included: (no.) 1
Pan drag: 0 plus 3 step
Panoramic rotation: 360°
Plate type: 357PLV
Quick release: yes
Secondary safety system: yes
Sliding travel of plate: 80.0
Tilt drag: 0 plus 3 step
Variable balance control: yes
Working height: 5.9" (15cm)
Weight 7.9 lbs (3.6kg)
Manfrotto 526 Professional Fluid Video Head
  • 357PLV
  • Pan Arm
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering Online or by Mail
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    Manfrotto526 Professional Fluid Video Head
     
    5.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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          5.0

          Effective Unit

          By 7thVictory

          from International

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Manfrotto 526 Professional Fluid Video Head:

            Having used a wide variety of heads, this unit is a good balance between effectiveness and cost. We are standardizing on certain heads and QR systems (Manfrotto 357) and so far feel that this is a good way to go for mid-level equipemnt.

            It is yet to be used extensively but the contruction quality promises to be satisfactory for a reasonable long life.

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            5.0

            Best I've ever owned!

            By cineclepictures

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

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                Comments about Manfrotto 526 Professional Fluid Video Head:

                Strong, smooth and adjustments are all intuitive. I was always reluctant to spend on a tripod but after this I will never go back to sub [$] units.

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                5.0

                Awesome. Simple. Affordable.

                By kevinklar

                from seattle, wa.

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

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                    Comments about Manfrotto 526 Professional Fluid Video Head:

                    Much better (and bigger in size) than my 509 bogen manfrotto head. Great for the price.

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                    5.0

                    does what it's supposed to

                    By koaoutdoors

                    from Minnesota

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Large Range of Motion
                    • Strong Clamp

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Manfrotto 526 Professional Fluid Video Head:

                    very smooth, well built, enables precise balance control

                    love the adjustable drag controls

                    gets a bit heavy after a long day

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