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ManfrottoMVH500A Pro Fluid Video Head with 60mm Half Ball
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Professional quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video (3)
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    4.0

    Great product

    By OttawaCamera

    from Ottawa, Canada

    About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Manfrotto MVH500A Pro Fluid Video Head with 60mm Half Ball:

      Good value for the cost.

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      4.0

      Canon XA20 update re quick release plate

      By Cal

      from Fort Lauderdale FL

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto MVH500A Pro Fluid Video Head with 60mm Half Ball:

        The long quick release plate that comes with this head prevents battery removal on a Canon XA20 video camera. (The head is designed for HDSLR use.)

        I just got the short plate, and now I can get the battery off without removing the camera from the fluid head. HOWEVER, in order to position the plate so this can be done, I CANNOT use the pin that keeps the camera aligned with the head. There is only one tightened screw holding it in alignment. I hope this will work. Downgraded rating due to this issue, but it seems to be a good head.

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        5.0

        Canon XA20 owners take notice!

        By Cal

        from Fort Lauderdale

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto MVH500A Pro Fluid Video Head with 60mm Half Ball:

            The head is supplied with the LONG plate, which makes it impossible to change the battery of an XA20 without removing the camera from the tripod, then unscrewing the plate from the camera. I don't like the thought of doing that in the field. I have ordered the short plate and assume that will eliminate the problem, but that's an extra expense!THE GOAL: A LIGHTWEIGHT SETUP ... This head — with the XA20 (handle attached), a Manfrotto 535 carbon fiber video tripod, a Sennheiser shotgun mike with K6 powering module, an LCD hood, a lens hood, and an Auray shock mount — weighs in at just 11-1/4 pounds. My old Bogen tripod and head alone weigh two pounds more than that!! I am pleased.The head works fine based on preliminary tests. Just what I expected. Just what I need ... except for the plate part.

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            4.0

            Ease of use and very smooth panning.

            By Jonah505

            from Honolulu, HI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Manfrotto MVH500A Pro Fluid Video Head with 60mm Half Ball:

            Very easy to setup and use. I was able to easily hookup a Sony 4K camcorder to this video head and also a sony camera with an additional quick disconnect. The level is convenient and it is very smooth when panning.

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            5.0

            Tripod head

            By robert

            from st. Simons ga

            Comments about Manfrotto MVH500A Pro Fluid Video Head with 60mm Half Ball:

            The manfrotto fuild head has be wonderful. Took it to the mountains on a video shoot and it worked as expected.

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            5.0

            some snap crackle and no pop

            By none

            from Melbourne, FL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video

                Comments about Manfrotto MVH500A Pro Fluid Video Head with 60mm Half Ball:

                The MVH500 pro fluid video head we had on our tripod would not come to a level. So I called B &H and they were great in replacing it. They sent me a shipping label and I returned the product. They turned it around in minimal time and I have not had a problem since.

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                • No

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                5.0

                solid and nice tripod head

                By a fun shooter

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Manfrotto MVH500A Pro Fluid Video Head with 60mm Half Ball:

                  It has improved from the previous model with a longer plate for more support. I shoot a lot of weddings and one of the biggest thing is that I'm able to detach and attach the plate easily and quickly for the fast pacing shoots all the time.

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