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Manfrotto 526-1 Professional Fluid Video Head

BH #MA5261 • MFR #526-1
Manfrotto 526-1 Professional Fluid Video Head
Key Features
  • Supports up to 35 lb
  • 100mm Half Ball
  • Sliding 357PLV-1 Plate with 2 x Screws
  • Variable, Continuous Counterbalance
The 526-1 Professional Fluid Video Head from Manfrotto supports camera rigs up to 35 lb and includes the 357PLV-1 sliding plate with secure, two-screw 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 mounting. Controls are placed at the operator's left side, and the rosette-mounted pan arm can be easily removed or replaced if necessary.
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Manfrotto 526 Video Head Overview

The 526-1 Professional Fluid Video Head from Manfrotto supports camera rigs up to 35 lb and includes the 357PLV-1 sliding plate with secure, two-screw 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 mounting. Controls are placed at the operator's left side, and the rosette-mounted pan arm can be easily removed or replaced if necessary.

This head features fluid drag with three levels each of pan and tilt as well as a zero-drag setting for whip-pans and fast tilts. Counterbalance is continuously variable for weights ranging from 17.5 to 33 lb. The 526-1 mounts via its 100mm ball and can be leveled using the bright bubble.

Features

357PL-1 sliding camera plate mounts securely using two screws, either 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 (included)
Supports payloads up to 35 lb
Pro-style features include left-side controls and a removable pan handle
Continuously adjustable counterbalance, three steps plus zero setting of pan and tilt drag
Bright bubble level for easy adjustments
UPC: 719821438175

Manfrotto 526 Video Head Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesSliding Balance Plate
Camera Mounting Screw2 x 1/4"-20 Male
2 x 3/8"-16 Male
Safety LockYes
Tripod Platform
Base Mount100 mm Half Ball
3/8"-16 Female
Pan & Tilt
Drag ControlPan: 3-Step Plus 0
Tilt: 3-Step Plus 0
Drag TypeFluid
Vertical Tilt+75° to -70°
Panning Range360°
Independent Pan LockYes
Independent Tilt LockYes
Physical
MaterialAluminum
Load Capacity35 lb / 16 kg
Counter BalanceContinuous (17.64 to 33.07 lb / 8 to 15 kg)
Center of Gravity4.92" / 124.97 mm
Pan Handle Fittings1 x Rosette
Bubble Level1
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.77 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.5 x 10.6 x 9.2"

Manfrotto 526 Video Head Reviews

It was good.

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-09-13

just 1 day to get it.

does what it's supposed to

By koaoutdoors
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-11-12

very smooth, well built, enables precise balance control love the adjustable drag controls gets a bit heavy after a long day

Great pans and tilts, not so great stops.

By basil
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-24

Great smooth pans and tilts for heavy cameras. I'm using it with the URSA with lots of stuff on it, about 28lbs total. My complaint is that it is very hard to get it to come to a stop out of a pan or tilt and not have a little bit of snap back movement at the end. It's the best head I've ever used, but I've never used a cartoni, a miller, or an oconnor or a sachtler. I'm now looking into those for really high end work. This head will work great to support a heavy camera, but is only ok with movement.

Effective Unit

By Music lover
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-02-16

Having used a wide variety of heads, this unit is a good balance between effectiveness and cost. We are standardizing on certain heads and QR systems (Manfrotto 357) and so far feel that this is a good way to go for mid-level equipemnt. It is yet to be used extensively but the contruction quality promises to be satisfactory for a reasonable long life.

Best I've ever owned!

By Tony M.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-01-30

Strong, smooth and adjustments are all intuitive. I was always reluctant to spend on a tripod but after this I will never go back to sub $ units.

Awesome. Simple. Affordable.

By kevinklar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-01-29

Much better (and bigger in size) than my 509 bogen manfrotto head. Great for the price.

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Does this tripod head only support a single pan arm? Is there no rosette to add an additional left pan arm?
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can the ball mount be removed from the 526 head so it may be mounted on a flat plate? If yes, how?
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