Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod with Carrying Bag

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Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod with Carrying Bag
Key Features
  • MVH502A Pro Video Fluid Head
  • MVT502AM Tripod
  • 15.43 lb Weight Capacity
  • Counterbalance Supports 8.8 lb
The Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod with Carrying Bag is a lightweight tripod system designed for use with camcorders and HDSLR cameras. The system features the MVH502A 75mm half ball professional video head, and the telescopic aluminum twin-tube MVT502AM tripod. A padded carrying case is included for transport and storage.
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Manfrotto MVH502A Tripod System Overview

The Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod with Carrying Bag is a lightweight tripod system designed for use with camcorders and HDSLR cameras. The system features the MVH502A 75mm half ball professional video head, and the telescopic aluminum twin-tube MVT502AM tripod. A padded carrying case is included for transport and storage.

The MVH502A Pro Video Head is a professional fluid head with a 75mm half ball tripod mount. The head has a spring-loaded counterbalance system which supports up to 8.8 pounds, while the head has a payload capacity of 15.4 pounds. There are independent locks for pan and tilt, with drag continuously adjustable for both.

The MVT502AM video tripod is a lightweight 2-stage, aluminum twin-tube video tripod. It features telescopic aluminum legs for compactness and reduced weight, and its ellipse-profile tubing with redesigned leg locking collars and a mid-level spreader give it added levels of rigidity and stability. The tripod's rubber feet improve grip on all floor and ground surfaces.

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Manfrotto 502A Pro Video Head with 75mm Half Ball

The Manfrotto 502A Pro Video Head with 75mm Half Ball is an affordable yet remarkably fully featured professional head that represents an advance over the popular 501HDV, with sturdier construction and a half ball for precise leveling on a corresponding tripod. The 502A comes in two versions—the "A" ball-base version such as this one, and the "AH" flat-base version which is separately available.

Featuring Manfrotto's patented bridging technology (inherited from the 509 and 504 heads), the 502A is designed for executing cinematic moves with compact camcorders and DSLR video cameras. The weight limit is 15.43 lb and counterbalance supports up to 8.8 lb. The balance plate's 3.27" range allows you to correct for uneven payloads that might be due to matte boxes or exotic DSLR rig configurations.

The bridging technology ensures that the pan friction control is intuitive and easy to set, but also protected against knocks. There are independent locks for pan and tilt, and drag for both is selectable in a continuous range from zero to the max level. This allows you to operate the head in a confident, smooth manner using the included pan bar.

For video tripods with 75mm half balls
75mm half ball connects to the corresponding bowl in a tripod
Pan drag and tilt drag are continuously adjustable from 0 (no drag) to the maximum level
Sliding quick release plate secured by secondary safety system

Manfrotto MVT502AM Aluminum Telescopic Twin Leg Video Tripod

Manfrotto's MVT502AM Aluminum Telescopic Twin Leg Video Tripod is a lightweight support designed for DSLRs, camcorders and light video cameras. The telescopic twin-leg structure and ellipse-profile aluminum tubes provide a rigid and secure support, along with leg locking collars, first-stage spreader and high-grip rubber feet. The 2-stage/3-section MVT502AM has a 75mm bowl (with a 60 mm adapter) for compatibility with professional video heads.

Ideal high-performance tripod for HDSLRs and camcorders with accessories
Rigid and stable telescopic twin-leg design with mid-level spreader
Compact when closed, easy to transport with built-in carrying handle
Compatible with all professional 75mm/60mm half-ball video heads
Fast, simple and smooth set-up with ergonomic quick-release leg locking collars and new rubber feet that grip all surfaces and protect delicate floors
UPC: 719821338734

Manfrotto 502A Pro Video Head with 75mm Half Ball Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male
1 x 3/8"-16 Male
Balance Plate Sliding Range3.27" / 83 mm
Tripod Platform
Physical
Load Capacity15.43 lb / 7 kg
Counter BalanceFixed (8.8 lb / 4 kg)
Dimensions5.91" / 15 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.695 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.2 x 8.7 x 8.6"

Manfrotto MVT502AM Aluminum Telescopic Twin Leg Video Tripod Specs

General
Head Mount Type75 mm Bowl
Load Capacity33 lb / 15 kg
Maximum Working Height56.5" / 143.5 cm
Minimum Working Height22.44" / 57 cm
Folded Length24.21" / 61.5 cm
MaterialsAluminum
Weight4.23 lb / 2 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Independent Leg SpreadNo
Leg Sections3
Feet FeaturesRubber
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesCenter Brace
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24.5 x 6.7 x 6"
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Is the spreader removable? And what’s the lowest ...

Is the spreader removable? And what’s the lowest height?
Asked by: Oscar
The minimal working height for this tripod is 22.44". The spreader is removable.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-06-22

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I just purchased the MVH502A. A review shows you can screw the 3/8-16 screw into the side. Of course I use that one. Any place to screw the 1/4-20 screw? Both sides only seem to fit the 3/8-16.
Asked by: Stephen S.
If you wanted to connect a product with a 1/4 to one of the 3/8 threadings on the side of this tripod you could look in to a reducer bushing. B&H number OB1039 is the Oben 3/8 -16 to 1/4 -20 Reducer Bushing and is a good choice for this function.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

What is the maximum height?

What is the maximum height?
Asked by: Zephan
The maximum working height on this is 56.5" / 143.5 cm.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-05-11

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Can take this head and use it on a slider? Does it disconnect from the part that fits in the bowl?
Asked by: Jim H.
You will be able to remove the included MVH502A Fluid head from this tripod. However it has a 75mm ball connection, not something commonly found on sliders. You may need a Hi-Hat Style Riser for your slider in order for it to accept this head.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is this tripod suitable to use with the Cinevate Inc 24 Duzi Camera Slider? Ill be shooting on a canon 6D. If not which manfrotto tripod is best?
Asked by: Anonymous
The MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod I think is an excellent choice. It actually has more capacity then needed for the job. However, having that extra capacity I find to be reassuring insurance in avoiding a tip over. This combination would be safe up to about 32 as well with that camera. Over that distance, we recommend a second stand or tripod. Not only for safety but for solid, stable support.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

What is the total weight of the head and legs ...

What is the total weight of the head and legs (without the bag)?
Asked by: David
This tripod system weighs 8.51 pounds.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-11-03

Where is this unit manufactured please?

Where is this unit manufactured please?
Asked by: Cynthia
The country of origin for this item would be China.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2020-04-23

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I have a Manfrotto MVM 500A Monopod. Will the baseplate of that fluid head be interchangeable with this tripod's fluid head?
Asked by: Jane W.
Yes, the Manfrotto 500PLONG plate is compatible on the Manfrotto 502 head. Below is a link of which Manfrotto QR plates are compatible with which heads. <a href= http://www.fullcompass.com/common/files/21984-Manfrotto_Video_Plates_Compatibility_Chart.pdf target= _blank >http://www.fullcompass.com/common/files/21984-Manfrotto_Video_Plates_Compatibility_Chart.pdf</a>
Answered by: Muriel A.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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