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

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

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

B&H # MAVH502A546G MFR # MVH502A,546GB-1
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Product Highlights

  • 75mm Ball Base Head with 12.2 lb Payload
  • Counterbalance Supports 8.8 lb
  • Continuously Adjustable Pan / Tilt Drag
  • QR Plate & Pan Bar Included
  • 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod
  • 62.4" Max Height
  • Spiked Feet with Rubber Overshoes
  • Telescopic Ground-Level Spreader
  • Padded, Zippered, Shoulder Bag
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The 502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag from Manfrotto includes a 75mm ball base fluid video head, a bowl base aluminum tripod, and a black and red, over-the-shoulder carrying bag. The bag is padded, features a zipper running along its length, and fits both the tripod and head.

The 502HD ball base head features Manfrotto's patented bridging technology that protects the pan friction control from knocks and allows it to easily be set. Payload is 12.2 lb, and counterbalance supports up to 8.8 lb. The head includes a 504PLONG quick release plate and a pan bar. The quick release plate is slide-adjustable 3.27" and is secured against sliding off by a secondary safety system. Pan and tilt drag are continuously adjustable from 0 to the max level. The tilt range is -80° to +90° from front to back.

The 546GB is a 2-stage/3-section tripod that extends to 62.4". It features spiked feet with rubber overshoes, allowing setups on both smooth and uneven surfaces, and it includes a telescopic ground-level spreader that keeps the legs exactly where you need them.

75mm Ball Base Fluid Head
  • 12.2 lb payload
  • Spring-loaded counterbalance supports up to 8.8 lb
  • Patented bridging technology protects the pan friction control from knocks
  • Includes 504PLONG quick release plate and a pan bar
  • Quick release plate is slide-adjustable 3.27"
  • Continuously adjustable pan and tilt drag
  • -80° to +90° tilt range from front to back
Bowl Base Aluminum Tripod
  • Extends in two stages from 12.8" to 62.4"
  • Spiked feet with rubber overshoes
  • Telescopic ground-level spreader
Over-the-Shoulder Carrying Bag
  • Red and black, padded bag for both the tripod and head
  • A zipper runs across the full length
UPC: 719821362326
In the Box
Manfrotto 502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag
  • 502HD Pro Video Head with 75mm Half-Ball
  • 546GB Pro Video Tripod with Ground-Level Spreader
  • Red & Black Tripod Carrying Bag
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty + Additional 8 Years with Registration
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    • 1Description
    502HD Ball Base Fluid Head
    Load Capacity 12.2 lb static weight (5.5 kg)
    Counterbalance supports 8.8 lb (4 kg)
    Ball Diameter 75 mm half ball
    Tripod Mounting Thread 3/8"-16
    Camera Screw 1/4" and 3/8"
    Material Aluminum alloy
    Counterbalance System Spring-loaded -- one fixed spring for 8.8 lb capacity (4 kg)
    Counterbalance range preset to 5.3 lb (2.4 kg)
    Camera Plate 504PLONG quick release plate with 1/4" and 3/8" screws
    Slides 3.27" (8.3 cm) along balance plate
    Pan / Tilt Drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max
    Tilt Range -80° to +90° tilt range front to back
    Tilt Lock Yes
    Pan Lock Yes
    Pan Range 360°
    Pan Bar 1 pan bar included, 2 positions possible
    Leveling Bubble / Illuminated Yes / Not specified by manufacturer
    Color Black
    Temperature Range -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Working Height 5.9" (15 cm)
    Weight 3.97 lb (1.8 kg)
    546GB Tripod
    Load Capacity 44 lb (20 kg)
    Material Aluminum
    Bowl Diameter 75 mm
    Minimum Height 12.8" (32.5 cm)
    Maximum Height 62.4" (158.5 cm)
    Leg Stages / Sections 2 / 3
    Center Brace Flip-lever
    Spiked Feet Ground-level spreader
    Spiked / Retractable Feet Yes, with rubber covers
    Folded Length 27.2" (69 cm)
    Weight 7.7 lb (3.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 13.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 39.0 x 8.75 x 8.25"
    502HD Ball Base Fluid Head / 546GB Tripod / and Carrying Bag is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everything you Need 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Manfrotto (502HD) and B&H to the Rescue 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.
    Date published: 2015-02-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Tripod System I shoot stills and video on both a DSLR and a larger prosumer video camera. I'm quite happy with my decision to get a tripod and fluid head that favor video over still photography. It's much easier to shoot stills on a fluid head than video on a tripod designed for photography. While it does not permit head rotation for portrait-oriented photos, it handles everything else very well. The head moves smoothly for panning and tilting shots and it feels very stable with both of my cameras. I like the floor-level stabilizer, though it feels a little cheaper than the rest of the system. Like others have mentioned, the level is placed awkwardly but I haven't found it to be too inconvenient yet. I would recommend this tripod for those looking for a fluid head tripod who don't want to break the bank.
    Date published: 2015-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod for the price I use this tripod with my C300. It is stable and smooth, with smaller cameras, but can't handle the larger cameras as well. Perfect fit for DSLR's
    Date published: 2015-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted! I am a freelance videographer and do a lot of filming that requires mobility and stability. This tripod offers both the durability and functionality that I was looking for. It's sleek, lightweight and the fluid head works really well. It's not the top of the line for tripods, but it completely fills my needs.
    Date published: 2015-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent sturdy tripod 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Head Not so Stable Tripod The 502HD fluid head is AMAZING! The 546GB Tripod is not very stable unless you put sandbags in the middle of the base.
    Date published: 2014-11-18
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