Manfrotto 526,545BK Professional Video Tripod System with 526 Head (Black)

Manfrotto 526,545BK Professional Video Tripod System with 526 Head (Black)

Manfrotto 526,545BK Professional Video Tripod System with 526 Head (Black)

B&H # MA526545BK MFR # 526,545BK
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Product Highlights

  • 545B Tripod
  • Mid-Level Spreader
  • 526 Fluid Head
  • 35 lbs Capacity
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Manfrotto 526,545BK overview

  • 1Description

The Manfrotto 516,545BK is a professional video tripod kit for camcorders up to 35 lbs. This kit features the heavy duty 526 Pro head and the 545B two stage tripod.

The tripod offers great torsion rigidity for better stability and a mid-level spreader for a variety of applications.

526 Head
The Bogen/Manfrotto 526 fluid video head is targeted toward the heavy-duty ENG and EFP video market with the ability to support top loads of 35 lb (16 kg), a replaceable pan arm rosette, and large rubber padded pan, tilt, and drag knobs. The precise fluid drag system has low, medium and high settings, plus zero drag for snap-pans and tilts.
545B Tripod
The 545B is the two-stage, twin leg, lightweight aluminum video tripod with excellent torsion rigidity and payload(55 lbs. /25kg). This model comes with a mid-level spreader
The system comes with a soft case for excellent transportation capabilities
UPC: 719821297710
In the Box
Manfrotto 526,545BK Professional Video Tripod System with 526 Head (Black)
  • 526 Head
  • 545B Tripod
  • Mid-Level Spreader
  • Soft Carry Case
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 5 Years with Product Registration.
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    Manfrotto 526,545BK specs

    Load Capacity 35 lbs (16kg)
    Maximum Height 66.5" (169cm)
    Maximum Height w/o Column Extended N/A
    Minimum Height 29.1" (73.91cm)
    Folded Length 32.8" (83.31cm)
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes / Non
    Weight 15.6 lbs (7.1kg)
    Counter Balance System Adjustable Spring
    Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes
    Balance Plate Yes, Sliding
    Tilt Drag 0 Plus 3-Step
    Tilt Range -70/+70°
    Tilt Lock Yes
    Spring Loaded Counter Balance 0 Plus 3-Step
    Pan Range 360°
    Pan Lock Yes
    Material Aluminum
    Head Attachment Fitting 3/8" Screw
    Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
    Leg Lock Type Flip Levers
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Spiked/Retractable Feet Rubber Feet and Mid-Level Spreader
    Center Brace Mid-Level Spreader
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 21.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 40.4 x 10.7 x 10.5"

    Manfrotto 526,545BK reviews

    526,545BK Professional Video Tripod System with 526 Head (Black) is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Clumsy, Heavy, not for the News Business Manfrotto has destroyed the simplicity of the tripod with this unit. It's heavy, clumsy, cannot be carried easily, and all around awful. The spreaders flop around aimless between the legs, and are attached with cheap rivet pins. The head is heavy, and makes the entire unit unbalanced and clumsy to carry. There's no easy way to carry it one handed.This tripod is a chore in the news business when we have to setup and break down quickly. It should take no longer than 10-15 seconds to setup and balance a tripod, this unit takes around 1-2 minutes! The head is nice and fluid, but that's about it. The legs are bulky, and those darn spreaders make it impossible to position it quickly or evenly. We would rather have our old leaky Vinten tripods than these things. It's not worth the plastic and steel it was made from. Just terrible. The only way it would be good, is if it was in a studio and never had to be broken down or carried again. I would not recommend it to a friend, unless I did not like that friend.
    Date published: 2014-10-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tripod for the money Best one for the price
    Date published: 2014-09-30
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