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Manfrotto MVH500AH Flat Base Pro Fluid Head (Black)
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- Wider platform for HDSLR Bodies
- Sliding QR plate for perfect balancing
- Fluid cartridges on both pan and tilt axes
- Material-Carbon Fiber, Aluminium
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|Item Dimensions||5.8 x 5.8 x 14 in||5 x 24.02 x 5 in||53.34 x 24.41 x 53.35 in||2.36 x 27.56 x 2.36 in||2.36 x 27.56 x 2.36 in||5 x 27.17 x 5 in|
|Item Weight||1.98 lbs||5.5 lbs||2.03 lbs||3.09 lbs||2.87 lbs||6.06 lbs|
|Maximum Height||—||170 cm||53.35 in||—||—||66.93 in|
The MVH500AH 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 our successful Bridging Technology range and it replaces the Manfrotto 701HDV video head. Beautifully smooth shots: the 500 has professional fluid cartridges on both pan and tilt axes to ensure that every camera movement is smooth, controlled and precise. Faster, easier and safer to use: 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. Specifications: 1/4" and 3/8" attachment type 3/8" screw attachment type 1 Bubble Spirit Level Independent Pan Lock Independent Tilt Lock Lateral Tilt -70 Degree / +90 Degree tilt range Material aluminum Maximum Working Temperature 140 Degree F Minimum Working Temperature -4 Degree F 2 Pan Bar Positions 1 Pan Bar Included Pan Drag fluid cartridge with fixed drag Panoramic Rotation 360 degrees Quick Release Plate Type 500PLONG Secondary Safety System Spring Loaded Counter Balance Tilt Drag fluid cartridge with fixed drag Weight 2.05 lbs. Working Height 3.74 in
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I really really like it! It's not cheap, but it's so easy to do butter-smooth pans. You can even do it with one finger, just smoothly panning. On my first shoot we did two such scenes, and they both worked fabulously.
For other static type of shots, the camera performs very well too. It's very sturdy, and goes up pretty high (6'), and the quick release works really well (although it takes a little getting used to). I'm using it with a Canon XA10.
The one thing that annoys me about it, is trying to get it level, for a "normal" static shot. The ball-and-socket mechanism is actually a bit awkward to get perfectly straight. It does have a level bubble, but it is in a really awkward place which make it difficult to see, especially in less the bright lighting conditions.
Still, this is a brilliant tripod. Some of the other filmmakers that I worked with on this really appreciated it too, and said how much they enjoyed working with it.
The quick release and ability to switch cameras quickly along with what I hope will prove to be a reliable head make up for the shortcomings at this price.
The plate system its a little weird if you are used to the old ones that are inserted on the front or back of the hole in the head and its removed the same way when pressing the release button on the side. this one works putting one side of the plate first at the top of the hole in the head. then pressing the button on the side (which is not a button anymore, but a screw with some kind of lever. Yes you have to unscrew it a little bit and then press down) and pushing down the plate, and the same procedure to get it out... call me an idiot but this is the first tripod head i use with this system and took me like an hour to figure this out... LOL.
I am returning it. As Amazon provides refunds but not replacements for faulty items, I am debating ordering another, on the theory that I just got a bad unit, or trying something else.