Manfrotto MVH500AH Professional Fluid Video Head with Flat Base

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About the Manfrotto MVH500AH

The Manfrotto MVH500AH Professional Fluid Video Head with Flat Base is a lightweight head with a wider platform for HDSLR bodies which has a sliding plate which travels to balance the latest interchangeable lens cameras. The entry-level 500 ensures smooth shots and fine control with up to 5kg (11lbs) of equipment. It's the most compact head in successful Bridging Technology range and it replaces the Manfrotto 701HDV video head.

It has professional fluid cartridges on both pan and tilt axes to ensure that every camera movement is smooth, controlled and precise. The side lock system 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. No secondary safety lock is necessary. The side lock system also makes it quicker and simpler to lift the camera out of the head from above.

The 500 has a pre-set counterbalance of 2.4kg (5.3 lbs), but is able to support equipment of up to 5kg (11 lbs). The 500 has one Easy Link 3/8" connector to allow an external monitor or other accessory equipment to be fitted. MVH500AH head with flat base tripod mount for attachment to a hybrid photo/video tripod, a traditional photo tripod, slider, a monopod or other supports.

The Manfrotto MVH500AH is commonly used for Video and more.The Manfrotto MVH500AH is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Manfrotto MVH500AH: Attaches firmly, Large range of motion, Stable and Strong clamp.

Manfrotto MVH500AH Includes

  • Manfrotto MVH500AH Professional Fluid Video Head with Flat Base
  • 500PLONG Quick Release Plate
  • Pan Bars
  • Manfrotto 2 Year Warranty (Additional 3 Years with Online Registration)

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Stable (7) , Attaches firmly (6) , Strong clamp (5) , Large range of motion (4)
Best Uses:
Video (6) , Landscape/scenery (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (2) , Semi-pro photographer (2) , Casual photographer (1) , Photo enthusiast (1)

Manfrotto MVH500AH Specifications

Attaches By 1/4" and 3/8" attachment type
Attachment 3/8" screw attachment type
Bubble Spirit Level (No.) 1 number
Head Bowl 60mm
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Independent Tilt Lock Yes
Lateral Tilt -70deg. / +90deg. tilt range
Material Aluminum
Maximum Working Temperature 140 deg.F
Minimum Working Temperature -4 deg.F
Pan Bar Positions 2 number
Pan Bars Included (No.) 1 number
Pan Drag Fluid cartridge with fixed drag
Panoramic Rotation 360 degrees
Plate Type 500PLONG
Quick Release Yes
Secondary Safety System Yes
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Yes
Tilt Drag Fluid cartridge with fixed drag
Working Height 3.74" / 9.49cm
Weight 2.05lbs / 0.92kg
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