Manfrotto MVK502AQ Spreaderless Video Tripod with MVH502A Fluid Head

Manfrotto MVK502AQ Spreaderless Video Tripod with MVH502A Fluid Head

Manfrotto MVK502AQ Spreaderless Video Tripod with MVH502A Fluid Head

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Manfrotto MVK502AQ Spreaderless Video Tripod with MVH502A Fluid Head

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Product Highlights

  • 15.4 Pound Weight Capacity
  • Wide Platform for HDSLRs
  • Side Lock System for Safer Mounting
  • Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • Spring-Loaded Counterbalance
  • Includes Long Quick-release Plate
  • 1/4" and 3/8" Camera Attachment
  • Legs Feature Spreaderless Design
  • 75mm Bowl with 60mm Adapter
  • Included Carry Bag
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  • 1Description

With its spring-loaded counter balance system and variable pan/tilt fluid drag, Manfrotto's MVK502AQ Spreaderless Video Tripod with MVH502A Fluid Head is suitable for cameras weighing up to 15.4 pounds. The head mounts on the single tube four section three stage legs, allowing you to use the MVH502A that comes with the bundle, and in the future upgrade to an optional heavier head, while using the same legs,.

The legs by themselves can support a little bit more than 44 pounds and feature a spreaderless design for quick set-up and breakdown. The legs feature tension adjustable flip locks so you can tighten the locks if they should loosen over time. The spiked feet provide grip on soft surfaces, while the spin down spike covers protect delicate surfaces and provide grip on hard or slippery surfaces.

  • 502HD Pro Video Head with 75mm Half-Ball

    The Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with 75mm Half-Ball is an affordable yet remarkably full-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 502HD comes in two versions -- the "A" ball-base version, which this one is, and the "AH" flat-base version, which is separately available.

    Also featuring Manfrotto's patented bridging technology (inherited from the 509HD and 504HD heads), the 502HD 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 of course 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
    UPC: 719821334644
  • MVT535AQ Aluminum Tripod Legs with 75mm Bowl

    Manfrotto's MVT535AQ Aluminum Tripod Legs with 75mm Bowl combine lightweight aluminum alloy construction with independently locking legs to provide a set of tripod legs that feature a 75mm bowl and support 44 pounds of optional video head and camera. The included 60mm bowl adapter slips into place and is screwed into pre-tapped holes in the 75mm bowl casting. The tripod features a spreaderless design with each leg being able to move independently of the others.

    The locking leg angle selections hold each leg in place until you adjust its position, with the flip locks allowing you to independently adjust the height of each leg. The flip locks are adjustable, allowing you to tighten them in order to counteract any slippage or looseness, which is not uncommon with flip locks. The legs incorporate metal spike for extra grip on soft surfaces such as sand, dirt, or rocky terrain. When working on hard, slippery, or delicate surfaces you can spin-down the rubber spike covers for increased grip.

    The aluminum construction, and four section/three stage design provides for a strong set of legs, able to support 44 pounds of head and camera, while weighing about seven pounds.
    The legs feature independently selectable locking angles of 23, 50, and 70°, providing for strong support and positioning without using a spreader.
    The feet incorporate metal spikes, which are most useful on soft surfaces, such as beaches, dirt, or rocky terrain. When working on interiors, hard, or delicate surfaces you can spin-down rubber spike covers which provide extra grip on these surfaces than the metal spikes, and will provide scratch protection to most delicate surfaces.
    The flip style leg locks are suitable for quickly loosening, or tightening the legs. An adjustment key attached to the one of the legs, allows you to tighten the locks should they wear over time.
    UPC: 719821370529
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • 75mm Half Ball
  • Pan Bar
  • 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty + 3 Year Extension upon Online Registration
  • 75mm Bowl to 60mm Bowl Adapter
  • Leg Lock Tension Key
  • Limited-Year Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Online Product Registration

Also Includes

  • Included Carry Bag
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • 502HD Pro Video Head with 75mm Half-Ball
    Load Capacity 15.43 lb static weight (7.0 kg) Counterbalance supports 8.8 lb (4 kg)
    Diameter/Thread 75mm half ball
    3/8"-16 thread to which half ball connects
    Counter Balance System Spring-loaded
    Counter Balance Range One fixed spring for 8.8 lb (4 kg) camera weight
    Center of Gravity Not specified by manufacturer
    Quick Release/Wedge Plate 504PLONG plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screws
    Balance Plate 504PLONG plate slides 3.27" (83.0 mm)
    Tilt Drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max level
    Tilt Range -80° to +90° tilt range front to back
    Tilt Lock Yes
    Spring Loaded Counter Balance Yes
    Pan Drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max level
    Pan Range 360°
    Pan Lock Yes
    Pan Bar 1 included
    2 possible positions
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/not specified by manufacturer
    Material Aluminum
    Color Black
    Temperature Range -4 to +104 °F (-20 to +60 °C)
    Height 5.91" (15.0 cm)
    Weight 3.97 lb (1.8 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 8.5 x 8.5"
  • MVT535AQ Aluminum Tripod Legs with 75mm Bowl
    Material Aluminum alloy
    Load Capacity 44.09 lb / 20 kg
    Head Fitting 75 mm bowl

    60 mm (with included adapter)
    Maximum Height 67.32" / 171 cm)
    Minimum Height 8.98" / 22.8 cm
    Folded Length 23.43" / 59.5 cm
    Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
    Independent Leg Spread 23, 50, 70°
    Leg Cross Section Round
    Leg Tube Diameters 1.4, 1.16, 0.98, 0.79" / 35.4, 29.5, 25, 20 mm
    Leg Lock Type Tension adjustable Flip-lock
    Spiked / Retractable Feet Spiked feet with retractable rubber covers
    Weight 7.16 lb / 3.25 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.8 x 6.1 x 6.0"

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