Manfrotto 502AH Video Head & MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod Kit

Manfrotto 502AH Video Head & MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod Kit

Manfrotto 502AH Video Head & MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod Kit

B&H # MAMVK50255P3 MFR # MVK502055XPRO3
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Product Highlights

  • 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base
  • MT055XPRO3 Tripod with Center Column
  • 15.5 lb Payload, 8.8 lb Counterbalance
  • 67" Max Height with Column Raised
  • 55" Standard Max Height
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Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 overview

  • 1Description

This B&H Kit includes the Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head and the MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod. The 502AH features a flat base and 15.5 lb payload, and the tripod offers a max height of 67" with the center column raised. The standard max height is 55".

  • 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base

    The Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base is an affordable yet remarkably fully featured professional head that represents an advance over the popular 501HDV, with sturdier construction and featuring Manfrotto's patented bridging technology (inherited from the 509 and 504 heads). This head is designed for executing cinematic moves with compact camcorders and DSLR video cameras. The 502AH comes in two versions—the "AH" flat-base version such as this, and the "A" ball base version which is separately available.

    The weight capacity is 15.4 lb and counterbalance supports 8.8 lb. The balance plate's 3.27" range allows you to correct for uneven payloads due to matte boxes or 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.

    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: 719821334651
  • MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod

    The Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod is a three-section support that replaces the 055XPROB tripod. It has a load capacity of 19.8 lb and extends from 3.5" to 66.9". Its legs are secured by the Quick Power Locks. These updated flip locks increase the tripod's rigidity by 50%, and its load capacity by 4.4 lb over its predecessor.

    A redesigned center column has a "one finger" operation, and includes an Easy Link attachment for attaching accessories such as an LED light or a reflector. The center column can be positioned horizontally, allowing for low-angle and macro photography. The upper disc where a tripod head is mounted has been redesigned as well, and now has a bull's eye bubble level that rotates 360° so you can locate it where you can see it. This allows you to level your camera on both the horizontal and vertical planes.

    UPC: 719821364634
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Bundle Items
  • Pan Bar
  • 504PLONG Long Quick Release Mounting Plate
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 5 Years with Product Registration.
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  • 1Description
  • 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base
    Load Capacity Static: 15.43 lb / 7.0 kg
    Counterbalance supports 8.8 lb / 4 kg
    Head to Tripod Mounting Thread 3/8"-16 thread
    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 screw and 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 adapter
    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 40 °C
    Height 5.12 in / 13.0 cm
    Weight 3.53 lb / 1.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 8.5 x 8.4"
  • MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
    General
    Load Capacity 19.8 lb / 9 kg
    Maximum Working Height 66.9" / 169.9 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 55.1" / 140 cm
    Minimum Working Height 3.5" / 8.9 cm
    Folded Length 24" / 61 cm
    Head Mount Type 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Bubble Level Yes
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 3
    Center Column
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column Yes
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.5 x 5.5 x 5.3"

Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 reviews

502AH Video Head & MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod Kit is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from One Minor Flaw Ruined It All I'm hoping there is a simple fix. When tilting, there's a slight delay before the video head moves so every movement either begins or ends with tiny jolt. It's very distracting and ruins a smooth tilting shot. Other than that it seems durable so far.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the smooth pan! I have been really impressed with this tripod set. The sticks are not that heavy and the head is far better than I expected for the price. Both the pan and tilt fluid levels are adjustable and easy to use resulting in really smooth adjustments. I'm very pleased with the head.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built like a tank Amazing fast shipping to Israel, never experienced such thing. Thank you very much. Amazing product, built like a tank, heavy as buck. Take the time to watch some tutorials on YouTube before you start messing with the head and the tripod. Because there are some parts that you need to apply strength on, but make sure you are twisting the right things. The 502 fluid head is huge, it's probably was a smart move to buy it with this tripod. Maybe a bit overkill but this tripod can withstand a nuclear attack probably and the head really needs a sturdy base.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Got this on sale, fantastic value Built like a tank, very sleek and professional look, and the fluid head is a dream.� I will say, if I have the fluid head locked down too much and turn in counter clockwise without holding the base of the head, the head will screw loose a bit.� This is only an issue if you are using an incorrect amount of stiffness on the fluid head though and shouldn't cause you any trouble.� The fluid head arm is very long and comfortable to use.� The 90 degree column is great on paper, but very awkward in practice.� It has its place when creatively shooting, but design needs some polishing.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the BEAST this thing is a beast, i love it! it will be the only serious tripod i ever have to purchase. expensive but worth it, you could drop this off a cliff and it would still function. doing long exposures, astro-photography, large wildlife lenses, high winds, in deep snow, in water...... no worries, at all. my only wish was that it were lighter, cause it is heavy. that being said, i've lugged this thing around on a glacier because i know, once i set it up, it's not going to budge.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Manfrotto brings quality to the video shoot once again! Once again the Manfrotto name has been well deserved and tightly associated with quality, durability, and value. This might end up being more tripod than we need given our camera size (Canon XA10) but it doesn't change the fact that it is VERY well built and ready for whatever we decide to throw at it.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great quality! This tripod actually makes my video work look better. The smoothness of the fluid head is what makes it a worth upgrade from lesser brands.� My only criticisms are that there is no way to level the head easily - you have to adjust the legs to do so. And the legs open very wide - a tripping hazard when I am shooting in theatres plus it make it difficult to fit in smaller spaces. For the money, it really should come with a carry case!
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Tripod Now This is a good tripod with a great head.� I purchased one of these last year.� When it came up on the Flash Sale for the price that was being offered I had to jump on it.� For the price range the head is where this unit shines.� Ideally I would have liked� a carbon fiber because this is close to 10lbs but the majority of the shooting that I have done it works for stability.� I have reversed the handle because of two reasons.� 1 it seems extra long and it shortens it and 2. the tilt control is on the right side with the handle so by reversing the handle I can control the knob with my left hand while leaving my hand on the handle on the right side. It makes the mount go in reverse but it works fine with my Gh4, G7 & DVX 200.� I also like the versatility of the�90� Center Column position. Also can conect other accessories on Head and Tripod. Tall height for looking over crowds.
Date published: 2017-12-13
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