Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base

Manfrotto 502AH Video Head, 028B Triman Tripod, and Padded Bag Kit

Manfrotto 502AH Video Head, 028B Triman Tripod, and Padded Bag Kit

B&H # MAMVH502AHK1 (B&H Kit)
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Product Highlights

  • 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base
  • 028B Triman Tripod with Center Column
  • 42" Padded Tripod Bag
  • 15.5 lb Payload, 8.8 lb Counterbalance
  • 89.5" Max Height with Column Raised
  • 70.5" Standard Max Height
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Manfrotto 502AH overview

  • 1Description

This B&H Kit includes the Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head, the 028B Triman Camera Tripod, and a 42" Padded Tripod Bag. The 502AH features a flat base and 15.5 lb payload, and the 028B offers a max height of 89.5" with the center column raised. The standard max height is 70.5".

  • Manfrotto 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
  • Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column

    The Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod is a strong, sturdy tripod with a geared center column built for industrial and studio applications. Standard features include the tandem leg design, built-in bubble level, and rubber feet with retractable spikes. The geared center column has a non roll-back feature and has a threaded 3/8"-16 mount on the bottom of the column to allow low-angle shots. Strong enough for even the most ardent of medium format applications. The 028B is compatible with the 181B dolly. A mid-level spreader and a carrying strap are included with the tripod.

    UPC: 719821288367
  • Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black)

    The Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) Tripod Bag is a soft padded bag made of heavy duty Cordura nylon designed to carry Manfrotto tripods. The bag has 1 outside pocket for accessories and is carried by handles or an included shoulder strap.

    Soft tripod bag made from heavy duty Cordura nylon
    1 pocket on outside of the case
    Compatible with;
    Bogen/Manfrotto tripods with head up to 42" long
    UPC: 719821156475
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  • 1Description
  • Manfrotto 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
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 8.5 x 8.4"
  • Manfrotto 028B Triman Camera Tripod with Geared Center Column
    General
    Load Capacity 26.5 lb / 12 kg
    Maximum Working Height 89.4" / 227.1 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 70.5" / 179.1 cm
    Minimum Working Height 30.4" / 77.2 cm
    Folded Length 32.3" / 82 cm
    Head Mount Type 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 9.2 lb / 4.2 kg
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Bubble Level Yes
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Wingnut
    Independent Leg Spread No
    Leg Sections 3
    Tripod Feet Features Spiked
    Center Column
    Center Column Features Center Brace
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Geared
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 33.75 x 7.0 x 6.75"
  • Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black)
    Carrying/Transport Options Connecting Handles, Shoulder Strap
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Padded Yes
    Exterior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Interior Dimensions : 5.5 x L: 42.0" / : 14.0 x L: 106.7 cm
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.173 x 11.339 x 3.071"

Manfrotto 502AH reviews

502AH Video Head, 028B Triman Tripod, and Padded Bag Kit is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awesome Head, Terrible legs!! The 502 head from manfrotto is an great head and is far more advanced and worth your coin then the 501, I love it. On the other hand these particular legs are very easily the worst legs I have used for video work. there is just no other way to level the tripod without reaching down and adjusting the knobs. no individual leg tilt adjustment!! This might work for simple things where the camera will stay in the same place but as soon as you move it you will need to re-adjust the legs. bottom line.. go will a bowl head tripod to make the most out of your time.
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is top of the line This kit is insane!!! The bag that comes with it is large and fits both the head and the tripod.
Date published: 2017-03-29
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