Manfrotto MVT502AM Aluminum Telescopic Twin Leg Video Tripod

Manfrotto MVT502AM Aluminum Telescopic Twin Leg Video Tripod

Manfrotto MVT502AM Aluminum Telescopic Twin Leg Video Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • For 75mm/60mm Half-Ball Video Heads
  • Load Capacity: 33 lb
  • Max Height: 56.5"
  • Min Height: 22.44"
  • Folded Length: 24.21"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 4.23 lb
  • Built-In Carrying Handle
  • Aluminum Construction
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Manfrotto MVT502AM overview

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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
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Manfrotto MVT502AM Aluminum Telescopic Twin Leg Video Tripod
  • Adapter: 60 mm
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 5 Years with Product Registration.
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 5 Years with Product Registration.
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    Manfrotto MVT502AM specs

    Material Aluminum and technopolymer
    Load Capacity 33 lb (15 kg)
    Maximum Height 56.5" (143.5 cm)
    Minimum Height 22.44" (57 cm)
    Head Attachment Fitting 75 mm bowl
    Folded Length 24.21" (61.5 cm)
    Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
    Leg Lock Type Quick release leg lock collars
    Independent Leg Spread No
    Spiked/Retractable Feet No, rubber
    Center Brace Yes
    Center Column Type N/A
    Weight 4.23 lb (2.0 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.5 x 6.7 x 6.0"

    Manfrotto MVT502AM reviews

    MVT502AM Aluminum Telescopic Twin Leg Video Tripod is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Should be better... a lot better. I realize this is a relatively inexpensive tripod, but it should be better. I bought this to use for travel purposes, I needed a small, lightweight tripod. I am a fan of Manfrotto in that you usually get a good deal for a low price, but I don't feel that this tripod is a good deal. The legs are loose and the spreader is a joke. The spreader has some kind of poorly engineered torque on it so it barely stays locked when pushed into place. Every time I move the tripod, one or more legs fold up because the spreader doesn't stay put. In addition, there is no width adjustment to the spreader so the legs are fixed in how wide you can spread them. No ability to adjust the legs for the terrain (other than height adjustments). I have used many, many, many tripods ranging from dirt-cheap to some of the highest end tripods available, and this is one of the worst I've bought. Thats what I get for depending on just the name of the brand and not taking a look in person. I would never have bought this if I had seen it in a store first. The hollow plastic leg locks and feet and are among the flimsiest I've seen on any tripod, let alone a Manfrotto. As others have mentioned here, the legs are sticky to slide in and out, they almost feel like they are bent in the way they bind, but are probably just the product of poor engineering and even poorer manufacturing. I'm really surprised at how much I don't like this tripod. I give in an extra star only because it DOES hold my camera up.
    Date published: 2016-07-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay, but not Manfrotto's finest I really disliked this tripod when I first used it at work with a Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head (strongly dislike that head). I thought the tripod was flimsy, twisted too much when I was panning, and was just a poor design. Fast forward several years later - I now own one of these, and with a proper head, like it a lot. It's fast to setup and level and has a very nice niche in my video shooting as a decent tripod for DSLR and C100 shooting. It's grown on me. Definitely not designed for heavier cameras, but cheaper than a carbon fiber and has it's place. I still think a little overpriced for what it is.
    Date published: 2017-05-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for a great price Looked for tripod legs for my older Manfrotto 501 video head. I found B&H's breakdown of the options organized and all the specs were clear. Better then Manfrotto site. Questions like can my head mount to this tripod. It is very light but sturdy. It holds a heavy dslr with big lens. I bought a small slider for it. Wouldnt put a huge rig on it. But would not look stupid with a smaller camcorder on it. The clamps to open and close much better then an older Manfrotto I have. It opens and closes so easily. The attached tiedown when it closes is attached and could be better but not big deal. Tom D
    Date published: 2013-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy Starters For all those who will never have a heavier rig than a DSLR and some speedlights, you can probably stop here, though there are a few nagging bits that might make it a poor choice.The feet are not designed for nature. They play on flat surfaces.The spreader, if it's not fully extended, will make the whole tripod shaky.The legs themselves wobble without a solid weight on the spreader or the feet, and the system will tip if you put too much force into a pan, but if you use a tripod without a weight, you're probably not doing very choreographed moves.It's a solid piece of equipment, and if you're in the market for something better than legs from a 1980s Sears Tripod, it's definitely a step up.
    Date published: 2016-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Overall, Could be more stable I bought this product for a wide range of video work. The Legs seem like they can support a good amount of weight but when extended to full capacity the connections aren't as strong as I wanted. They dont wabble or fall out of place, nothing this dramatic, but they're not like a good pair of single tube carbon fiber legs.
    Date published: 2012-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great I have used this tripod with the 501 head on two jobs:1. A full day wedding2. A 3 day trip to Southern Mexico.Here's what I like about it. It's light. It fit in my checked luggage without the head.... I can easily carry it around with the camera and quickly set it up with the half ball to level. Then I tap the center connector with my knee and it folds up and I can carry the whole thing around even through tight doorways or a wedding reception with tight tables. Then I put it down, use the half ball to level and quickly get my next shot.I also like the levers for adjusting height. It's a lot faster and easier than turning nobs. I even used it with our slider. I don't know where the problem lies, but the slider sags when the camera is at the end. Our FS 100 may just be too heavy for the head. I don't know. I would not recommend this for heavy sliders or jibs. Go for a bigger setup. Other than that, I really like it and would recommend it to anyone.
    Date published: 2012-10-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stronger than it feels An interesting design, the aluminum telescopic legs feel a touch flimsy when fully extended but have an oddly firm resilliance. Some of the thin metal bars make for pinch points at the mid level brace. However, it's light easy to move and can bear a surprising amount of weight.
    Date published: 2015-08-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nope, Not at all worth the money I bought this tripod knowing it wouldn't compete with a higher end set of sticks, but I needed something super-lightweight that I could use as a small step up from a monopod in some situations. What I DIDN'T expect was that Manfrotto (who I love forever) would release such a flimsy, weak, unstable piece of kit. This thing is just terrible. Yes, it is more stable than a monopod, but thats all. It is like playing with a tripod that is made of rubber. The whole thing flexes under the lightest load, so doing any kind of reasonable moves is out of the question. My camera weighs six pounds, and even when balanced well, I know that I will need to try a few times to lock the tripod head in order to get a zoomed or tight shot... because I know the tripod will flex/sag when I let go of the camera. This really is a useless tool.
    Date published: 2017-05-02
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