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Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base

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Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Wide Platform for HDSLRs
  • Side Lock System for Safer Mounting
  • Aluminum Alloy Construction
The MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base from Manfrotto is designed with a wide platform, optimal for HDSLR camera bodies. Smooth and precise, it has a maximum load capacity of 17.6 lb and professional quality fluid cartridges on both its pan and tilt axes. It has a pre-set spring-loaded counterbalance of 5.3 lb, its lateral tilt range is -70°/+90° and it provides 360° panning rotation.
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Manfrotto 500A Video Head Overview

The MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base from Manfrotto is designed with a wide platform, optimal for HDSLR camera bodies. Smooth and precise, it has a maximum load capacity of 17.6 lb and professional quality fluid cartridges on both its pan and tilt axes. It has a pre-set spring-loaded counterbalance of 5.3 lb, its lateral tilt range is -70°/+90° and it provides 360° panning rotation.

The side lock system on the MVH500AH allows the camera and sliding QR plate to click quickly into the head from above, instead of needing to be aligned and slid in from the back. This makes it easier and safer to mount your camera on this head. The head attaches to a tripod via a 3/8"-16 thread and includes a 500PLONG sliding balance plate with a captive 1/4"-20 tie-down screw and a 3/8"-16 adapter bushing. It also provides an Easy Link 3/8" connector on the side of the head to attach accessories such as a video monitor.

The MVH500AH is made from aluminum alloy, measures 3.74" high and provides a bubble level and precision control handle.

Wide platform fluid pan video head ideal for HDSLR cameras
5.3 lb pre-set spring-loaded counterbalance system
Side-lock system for easier and safer camera mounting
Aluminum alloy construction
Includes long quick-release plate
17.6 lb maximum weight capacity
UPC: 719821346975

Manfrotto 500A Video Head Specs

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
1x 3/8"-16 Male
Camera Plate
Sideload Quick Release w/ Sliding Balance Plate: 500PLONG
Head Type
Fluid Head
Load Capacity
17.6 lb / 8 kg
Weight
2 lb / 0.9 kg
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
1x 3/8"-16 Male
Camera Plate
Sideload Quick Release w/ Sliding Balance Plate: 500PLONG
Head
Head Type
Fluid Head
Base Mount
Flat Base with 3/8"-16 Female
Counter Balance
Fixed (5.3 lb / 2.4 kg)
Head Dimensions
Base Diameter: 2.4" / 6.0 cm
Pan & Tilt
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Independent Tilt Lock
Yes
Vertical Tilt
+90° to -70°
General
Load Capacity
17.6 lb / 8 kg
Bubble Level
Yes
Weight
2 lb / 0.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.565 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
14.2 x 6.4 x 6.4"

Manfrotto 500A Video Head Reviews

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Can i use it with monopod manfrotto 681b?

Can i use it with monopod manfrotto 681b?
Asked by: Juan
Yes, the Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base can be mounted and operated on the Manfrotto 681B Professional 3-Section Aluminum Monopod.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-02-09

What are the recommended tripods that will work ...

What are the recommended tripods that will work with this Video Head?
Asked by: Alan
Recommended tripod legs for the Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base should be able to handle 17.6 lb or less.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-09-05

question

After tightening tilt knob would this mvh500ah droop with celestron C5 spotter scope and DSLR total 9LB 2oz? mostly back heavy so I would slide the plate forward.I want to attach 2 3/8 screws that need to be 2-3/8 inches apart center to center is that possible with slot length?thanks
Asked by: frank o.
Amazing head for the money. Surprisingly smooth. Have used it with a Canon 7D MkII + 100-400MM Zoom (MkI). Approx. 5.5 pounds total. Tripod had vibration (due to wooden platform, people, sea breeze, who knows,) but got Sea Lions with acceptable pan smoothness later. I think you have 5.5 lb. spring, plus can compensate by tightening head rated for maybe 11 lbs.
Answered by: TERRY D.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does the Manfrotto 520ballsh 75mm short half-ball ...

Does the Manfrotto 520ballsh 75mm short half-ball work on the MVH500AH fluid head?
Asked by: Charles
Yes. I have the Manfrotto MVH500AH flat base video head attached to a Manfrotto 520ballsh 75mm short half-ball mounted on a 75mm half-bowl tripod. I do not use any adapter between the video head and the half-ball. The video head flat base is slightly smaller in circumference than the flat top of the half- ball but the three set screws in the half-ball to prevent slipping anchor just fine against the flat base of the head. The video head stays securely on the half-ball with no twisting at all. When attached, you have to look very closely to even notice the slight difference in circumference. Works perfectly to level a camera for both video and photography.
Answered by: Tim
Date published: 2021-08-01

Does anyone know which skater dolly he use in the ...

Does anyone know which skater dolly he use in the video?
Asked by: leonardo
The slider used in the video is a Manfrotto product no longer made.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2022-09-01

Is this head suitable for monopod with feet like ...

Is this head suitable for monopod with feet like ifootage cobra or manfrotto mvmxpro? The head with mvmxpro500 does not pan fromhead
Asked by: Neeraj
Yes, the Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base is compatible with an iFootage monopod like the iFootage Cobra 3 Aluminum Monopod with Mini Tripod Base and the Manfrotto MVMXPROA4US Aluminum XPRO Video Monopod+. The Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base offers panning.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-07-06

question

Will this work with the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3?
Asked by: Jorge G.
Yes, the head will work with that tripod because it has a 3/8 base not a 1/4-20. I own this head and it is very good with my Canon XA20 and a short shotgun mic. The fluid head needs to be matched with the camera you plan to use. Weight and fluid movement must correspond.
Answered by: fred h.
Date published: 2018-08-28

What is the diameter of the metal part of the pan ...

What is the diameter of the metal part of the pan handle? I want to attach a Nikon MC-N10 with an appropriate clamp.
Asked by: Wyn
You should be able to use the following rosette clamp to attach the Nikon MC-N10 handle to the Manfrotto pan arm. CAMVATE Multipurpose Super Crab Clamp & ARRI Rosette Mount M6 Female Thread BH #CAC2869
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-11-27
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