REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Manfrotto502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Professional quality (6)
  • Highly compatible (3)
  • Improves performance (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (6)
    • Complex projects (5)
    • Home movies (5)
    • In the studio (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-8

    Back to top

     
    5.0

    Manfrotto (502HD) and B&H to the Rescue

    By inner trip

    from Tempe, Arizona

    About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Rebate Process

    Best Uses

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

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

    Great tripod, decent price, great fluid head, excellent product and travel case. I cannot be more satisfied with this product. ...... The one thing I would recommend regarding the tripod is to include an extender for the fluid head. I 've been looking for Manfrotto tripods for some time. I'm excited about the possibilities on documentary projects.Great, timely delivery by B&H Photo. Well packaged.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Share this review

     
    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

      Share this review

       
      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

      Share this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

      Share this review

      (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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

          (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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

          (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

          Share this review