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Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag

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Product Highlights

  • Flat Base Fluid Head with 11 lb Payload
  • Wide Platform Ideal for DSLRs
  • -70° / +90° Tilt & 360° Pan
  • Accepts Camera Plates from Above
  • 500PLONG Camera Plate Included
  • 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod
  • Flip-Lever Lock Clamps
  • Adjustable and Removable Center-Column
  • 65" Max Height w/ Center-Column Raised
  • Padded, Zippered Over-the-Shoulder Bag
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The MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag from Manfrotto includes a flat base fluid video head, a flat base 2-stage tripod, and a a black and red over-the-shoulder carrying bag. The bag is padded, has a zipper running along its full length, and fits the tripod and head.

The head features a wider than standard platform to provide better support for DSLRs. The maximum load capacity is 11 lb. A 500PLONG quick release plate is included, and a side lock system on the head allows the plate to efficiently attach and click in from above, instead of aligning and sliding in from one end. Fluid cartridges on both the pan and tilt axes provide resistance for smooth, controlled pan and tilt. The tilt range is -70° / +90° and the pan rotation is 360°. The spring-loaded counterbalance is preset at 5.3 lb. The camera plate has both 1/4" and 3/8" camera screws, and the head has a 3/8" tripod mounting thread and a 3/8" thread on the side for attaching accessories, such as a video monitor.

The tripod features aluminum legs that extend in two stages from 16.3 to 55.1" at the release of flip-lever lock clamps. Additionally, a center-column is adjustable to extend the maximum height to 65". The center-column can also be removed entirely and used handheld with a camera still attached.

Flat Base Fluid Video Head
  • Wide platform ideal for DSLRs
  • 11 lb load capacity
  • Side lock system allows the included camera plate to attach from above
  • Fluid cartridges provide resistance for smooth pan and tilt
  • -70° / +90° tilt range
  • 360° pan rotation
  • Spring-loaded counterbalance preset at 5.3 lb
  • 3/8" thread on the side for attaching accessories
Flat Base 2-Stage Tripod
  • Extends in two stages from 18.3 to 54.7"
  • Aluminum leg tubes
  • Vertically adjustable and completely removable center-column
  • 65" maximum height with the center-column raised
Over-the-Shoulder Carrying Bag
  • Fits the tripod and head
  • Padded
  • A zipper runs across the full length
  • Red and black
MVH500AH Fluid Video Head
Load Capacity 11 lb (5 kg)
Tripod Mounting Thread 3/8"
Camera Screw 1/4" and 3/8"
Material Aluminum alloy
Counter Balance System Yes, counterbalance range preset to 5.3 lb (2.4 kg)
Camera Plate 500PLONG quick release plate
Tilt Drag Yes, fluid cartridge with fixed drag
Tilt Range -70° / +90°
Tilt Lock Yes
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Yes
Pan Lock Yes
Pan Range 360°
Pan Bar 1 pan bar included
Leveling Bubble / Illuminated Yes / No
Temperature Range -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Working Height 3.74" (9.5 cm)
Weight 2 lb (.9 kg)
755XB Tripod
Load Capacity 15.4 lb (7 kg)
Material Aluminum
Fluid Head Screw 3/8"
Minimum Height 16.3" (41.4 cm)
Maximum Height 55.1" (140 cm)
Maximum Height with Column 65" (165.1 cm)
Leg Stages 2
Leg Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip-lever
Center Brace / Mid-Level Spreader No
Spiked / Retractable Feet No
Center Column 1, sliding
Folded Length 25" (63.5 cm)
Weight 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag
  • MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base
  • 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod
  • Red & Black Tripod Carrying Bag
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3 Years with Registration
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ManfrottoMVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Stable (8)
    • Professional quality (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Unfolds quickly (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (8)
      • Weddings (7)
      • Complex projects (3)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      Solid and compact

      By JustNic

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Documentary
        • Events
        • Independent Films
        • Wedding

        Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

        works well for my uses for small documentary work with canon c100 which is something like a mid-size camera.

        I wish included bag was a little bigger to include a monopod in there also.

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        5.0

        Nice upgrade from the old model

        By Jesse

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Field shooting

          Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

          I use this tripod mainly for field shooting and this tripod collapses in every way imaginable. It is solid and easy to use. When fully broken down, it is light and small enough to carry with my camera bag, audio bag, and a couple of light stands. All at once.

          I've been using this for a couple weeks now and can't find anything I don't like a bout it.

          Probably my favorite thing about it is the leveling option. Makes shooting on uneven ground enjoyable.

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          5.0

          Great Quality Product

          By Dan

          from El Paso, Texas

          About Me Business Owner, Semi-professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

            The build quality is superb. For an entry level Fluid Head Kit, it exceeds my expectations. Fluid Head work great and boy is it smooth. Easy to use, relatively light, and a solid standing unit. I couldn't be happier with my choice.

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            5.0

            Made in Italy . Super Nice and Functiona

            By KdotJdot

            from Chicago

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

                First off this thing is tall I am 6'4" and still when this guy is extended at its full height with the camera on top it is impressive. I wouldn't be worried that the height isn't enough.

                This tripod is the perfect pair with the MVH500ah. It is is easy to adjust to make sure you are level without messing with the tripod legs.

                The Mvh500ah has super smooth panning and tiliting action. I really like it. This head is made in italy as well as the tripod. Manfrotto is the best quality always impressed by this manufacturer.

                Very well though out design.

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                5.0

                Great Tripod

                By Joel

                from Ridgefield Park NJ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

                    Easy to set up
                    Its worth the money

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great for the professional or amateur

                    By Mike

                    from NYC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

                      I use this tripod for music videos, time lapse photography and long exposure photos. The stable legs are complimented well by the sturdy head. I use it with a Canon DSLR and have no worries about my camera falling or being unprotected, in fact, there is a hook on the tripod to hang a weight.

                      It is an all around great product for amateurs and professionals alike.

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                      4.0

                      Manfrotto can do better

                      By Mr. Canon

                      from NJ

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Cumbersome
                        • Difficult Unfolding
                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

                        Good product, but I am giving just 4 stars due to very difficult unfold of the individual tripod legs.
                        It has to be used lot of strength and there is a danger that one might brake his/hers fingernails.

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                        5.0

                        Awesome lightweight tripod & affordable!

                        By Matchstix Studios

                        from Placentia CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                        • Unstable

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Portraits
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

                        I have a 504HD with an aluminum two stage tripod. It works great but heave and bulky to carry around. The carbon fiber legs were a little expensive but when this bad boy went on sale, I jumped the gun and bought this right away. Best decision I've made in a while. It's super light and the new 500 series head is super smooth. Maybe even better than the 504HD for the application I use (dslrs). Would recommend this for any event shooter!

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                        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great for video - one small issue

                        By Dreamstate Photo

                        from Clive, IA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Unfolds Quickly
                        • Very Fluid And Smooth

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Balance

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

                        We use a Canon 6d for both video and stills; we purchased this head and tripod for that use. The fluid head is great - very smooth movement and panning. The quick release plate is great for video, but if you use the same camera to also shoot stills the long plate very much gets in the way. Its also held to the base of the camera with a large screw that requires a flat head screw driver to securely tighten so the plate doesn't move - your fingers aren't enough The ball head that the mount sits atop the tripod is very difficult to move to get it balanced. There isn't a release to make it fluid or easy to move - you have to force it to move. Because of this factor, I would not recommend this combination of mount, ball head and tripod to anyone.

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                        5.0

                        Great tripod!

                        By Will

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

                          Ordered this tripod because Manfrotto was having a rebate deal going on. Came with pretty much everything I needed for a very discounted price. I really love the ball fluid head. Makes for easy leveling in fast situations. The legs can go very high up for high angle shots or low for pretty much any use. The tripod fits very nicely in the great carrying case it comes with. The top-loading plate took a little bit to get used to but I actually like it better than front-loading ones. Overall I expected nothing less from Manfrotto. They're very well built and I think will last very long. I can't recommend it enough!

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                          5.0

                          Great quality

                          By Jeff

                          from Chicago, il

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

                            I use this weekly and need to move it from place to place. The weight and size are perfect for my needs.

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                            4.0

                            Excellent product expensive

                            By Soloda

                            from New York Flushing

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Sturdy And Very Stable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

                              I used it for video and still camera and it is what I wanted

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Lightweight and solid build quality!

                              By jtallman23

                              from Phoenix, AZ

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

                                I use it for both field and studio work and was looking to replace a 128rc head with something a little smoother but with less weight and foot print than the MVH502A. The MVH500AH's best points are lightweight, good build quality, smooth fluid movements, top mounting quick release. The handle rod could be just a bit thicker or stronger though as it seems to bend a bit when the friction is set high.

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                                4.0

                                Nice.

                                By Al

                                from Grand Rapids, MI

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755XB Tripod with Carrying Bag:

                                  - smooth tilt and pan
                                  - stable

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