Manfrotto MVH500AH Flat Base Fluid Head, MT190XPRO3 Tripod Legs, Padded Case Kit

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Manfrotto MVH500AH Flat Base Fluid Head, MT190XPRO3 Tripod Legs, Padded Case Kit
Key Features
  • Manfrotto Flat Base Fluid Head
  • Wide Platform for HDSLRs
  • Side Lock System for Fast Mounting
  • Spring-Loaded Counterbalance
This B&H Kit includes a Manfrotto MVH500AH Flat Base Fluid Head, Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Tripod Legs, and a Padded Carrying Case for storage and transport. This kit is assembled to provide you a ready-to-go tripod package for shooting with available HDSLRs and compact camcorders. The fluid head is lightweight at just over 2 pounds, with professional features found in larger heads. It supports up to 11 pounds of camera and accessories. The head features a side lock mounting system, which combines the ease of a quick release system with the balance adjustment of a sliding baseplate system. The included, long, sliding balance plate provides extra balancing length compared to the standard length plate.
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MVH500AH Flat Base Fluid Head, MT190XPRO3 Tripod Legs, Padded Case Kit Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base
  • 3Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
  • 4Vidpro TC35 Tripod Case

This B&H Kit includes a Manfrotto MVH500AH Flat Base Fluid Head, Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Tripod Legs, and a Padded Carrying Case for storage and transport. This kit is assembled to provide you a ready-to-go tripod package for shooting with available HDSLRs and compact camcorders. The fluid head is lightweight at just over 2 pounds, with professional features found in larger heads. It supports up to 11 pounds of camera and accessories. The head features a side lock mounting system, which combines the ease of a quick release system with the balance adjustment of a sliding baseplate system. The included, long, sliding balance plate provides extra balancing length compared to the standard length plate.

The MT190XPRO3 legs are the Pro version of the 190X tripod legs, which allows you to easily change the orientation of the center column from vertical to horizontal without disassembling the tripod. This feature can be useful for setting up shots that require the camera to point straight down, which the fluid head cannot accomplish on its own. The legs support 11 pounds, which will support the weight of the fluid head and just under 9 pounds of camera and accessories. The legs feature a center column, and extending the legs and center column fully, provides over five feet of height. The center column features a 3-facetted design to counteract twist and rotation. The legs are independently adjustable with independent leg spread, and pre-set leg angles, which is useful when shooting on uneven terrain, stairs, or in cramped locations. The rubber feet provide a sure grip indoors and out, and the flip locks make adjusting the leg length a quick process. The included padded tripod case provides you an easy way to store, protect, and transport your tripod to and from shoots.

Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base

The MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base from Manfrotto is designed with a wide platform, optimal for HDSLR camera bodies. Smooth and precise, it has a maximum weight load of 11 lb and professional quality fluid cartridges on both its pan and tilt axes. It has a pre-set spring-loaded counterbalance of 5.3 lb, its lateral tilt range is -70°/+90° and it provides 360° panning rotation.

The side lock system on the MVH500AH allows the camera and sliding QR plate to click quickly into the head from above, instead of needing to be aligned and slid in from the back. This makes it easier and safer to mount your camera on this head. The head attaches to a tripod via a 3/8"-16 thread and includes a 500PLONG sliding balance plate with a captive 1/4"-20 tie-down screw and a 3/8"-16 adapter bushing. It also provides an Easy Link 3/8" connector on the side of the head to attach accessories such as a video monitor.

The MVH500AH is made from aluminum alloy, measures 3.74" high and provides a bubble level and precision control handle.

Wide platform fluid pan video head ideal for HDSLR cameras
5.3 lb pre-set spring-loaded counterbalance system
Side-lock system for easier and safer camera mounting
Aluminum alloy construction
Includes long quick-release plate
11 lb maximum weight capacity
UPC: 719821346975

Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod

The black, redesigned MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod from Manfrotto builds on the success and popularity of the previous 190 series with professional hardware and convenience features that make it even easier to use than its predecessor.

Set up is faster than ever with Manfrotto's Quick Power Lock System that allows you to completely extend the tripod legs with just one hand. Once set up you can use the MT190XPRO3's rapid center column in standard vertical mode or swing it into horizontal position like a boom with Manfrotto's 90° Column feature. Enlarged tabs on the individual leg angle selectors allow you to get down to only 3.5" for macro work with the column in horizontal mode. And once you're down there you can attach any of Manfrotto's flexible or articulated arms to hold lights or reflectors via the Easy Link plug built into the tripod's spider.

Convenience features include grippy, rubber leg warmers on two legs for cold or inclement weather and a bubble level that rotates so that you can see it easily regardless of the tripod's position. Finally, Manfrotto's insistence on form following function has yielded a tripod that you'll not only be happy to use but you'll be happy to be seen with, too.

Fast Setup with QPL

The Quick Power Lock (QPL) system is one of the most eye-catching and unique features of the redesigned 190. It is a strong, ultra fast, ergonomic locking system that allows for complete extension of the legs with one hand.

90° Column

One of the most innovative aspects of the 190 series is its compactness, which allows for easier portability. The redesigned patented 90° Column is accessible whenever you need it with simple one finger operation.

Easy Link Plug

The plug allows instant connection between tripod and accessories, such as LED lights for macro photography and DSLR video applications using Manfrotto articulated arms and brackets.

Rotating Leveling Bubble

The bubble is easy to read, whatever the shape of the head or however the tripod is positioned. Just rotate it towards you for easy viewing.

Leg Angle Selectors

Each leg has user selection of 4 angles to accommodate uneven ground or rough terrain. The selectors are manufactured according to most innovative ergonomic standards to prevent fingers and nails being trapped in the upper casting.

Manfrotto's Eye to Style and Design Detail

The entire shape of the tripod has been modified and made more manageable and stylish. The complete redesign of its functional elements shows a particular attention to aesthetics and details: the brand name, for example, appears in many sections of the new 190, including the two legwarmers made of comfortable rubber to provide a secure grip and prevent the conduction of heat and cold in extreme weather conditions.
UPC: 719821364597

Vidpro TC35 Tripod Case

The lined TC-35 Tripod Case from Vidpro is made to carry a tripod with head up to 34" long. It is made of heavy-duty Cordura nylon. The case has a zippered exterior pocket and strap handles.

Heavy-duty, lined, Cordura webbed nylon case made to carry a tripod up to 34" long
Zippered exterior pocket for cable release or other accessories
Attached carrying strap handles to transport the tripod
UPC: 026127320401

Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesSliding Balance Plate, Quick Release
Camera Plate Type500PLONG
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male
1 x 3/8"-16 Male
Tripod Platform
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Pan & Tilt
Drag ControlFixed
Drag TypeFluid
Vertical Tilt+90° to -70°
Panning Range360°
Independent Pan LockYes
Independent Tilt LockYes
Physical
MaterialAluminum
Load Capacity11 lb / 5 kg
Counter BalanceFixed (5.3 lb / 2.4 kg)
Bubble Level1
Operating Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Dimensions3.74" / 9.5 cm
Weight2 lb / 0.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.565 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.25 x 6.3 x 6.25"

Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod Specs

General
Load Capacity15.4 lb / 7 kg
Maximum Working Height63" / 160 cm
Max Height without Center Column53.2" / 135.1 cm
Minimum Working Height3.5" / 8.9 cm
Folded Length23.2" / 58.9 cm
Head Mount Type3/8"-16 Screw
Weight4.3 lb / 2 kg
MaterialsAluminum Alloy
Bubble LevelYes
Legs
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections3
Feet FeaturesRubber
Center Column
Center Column Sections1
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnYes
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)25.8 x 5.4 x 5.3"

Vidpro TC35 Tripod Case Specs

Carrying/Transport OptionsConnecting Handles
Type of ClosureZipper
Exterior MaterialCordura
PaddedNo
Exterior Dimensionsø: 5.0 x L: 35.0" / ø: 12.7 x L: 88.9 cm
Interior Dimensionsø: 4.0 x L: 34.0" / ø: 10.2 x L: 86.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.88 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.7 x 10.35 x 2.75"
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