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About this product

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.


- attaches by. 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch attachment type - attachment 3/8 inch screw attachment type - bubble spirit level (no.) 1 number - Center Of Gravity 55 mm - Color black color - Counterbalanced Weight 2.4 kg - independent pan lock yes - independent tilt lock yes - lateral tilt -70° / +90° tilt range - material aluminum - maximum working temperature 60.0 °C - minimum working temperature -20.0 °C - 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 - Safety Payload Weight 5.0 kg - secondary safety system yes - spring loaded counter balance yes - tilt drag fluid cartridge with fixed drag - weight 0.93 kg - working height 9.5 cm

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