Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Heads

Manfrotto 502HD

Manfrotto has introduced a couple of new 502HD tripod heads, the MVH502A and the MVH502AH.

The MVH502A is equipped with a 75 mm ball base, while the MVH502AH comes with a flat base with 3/8″ thread. Both are designed for video use and can support up to 13.2 lbs.  They feature Manfrotto’s bridge architechture, as well as a variable Fluid Drag System with adjustable cartridges.

The 502A retails for $225, while the 502AH retails for $200.  Both are available at B&H Photo and Amazon.com.

 

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Comments

  1. Craig says

    Did I read the B&H web page correctly? I hope I didn’t read it correcly. Is Manfrotto really selling the handle separately from the head? Why would they do that?

    • says

      It should come with one pan arm; however, it has dual mounts so you can put the arm on either side or attach dual arms (which would require the purchase of a second arm). I believe B&H has that listed as an accessory (unless you see something that I’m missing).

  2. says

    Hi Craig
    I purchased the 502 yesterday from the B&H super store in NYC and it came with the handle. I previously had the 701 and so far I can say it’s dedfinately a better design.. :)

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  1. [...] Manfrotto has rolled out two new 502HD tripod heads in the form of the MVH502A and MVH502AH. These tripod heads support up to 13.2 lbs and feature Manfrotto’s bridge architechture, as well as a variable Fluid Drag System with adjustable cartridges. The MVH502A and MVH502AH are also perfect for video use. The MVH502A is equipped with a 75mm ball base, while the MVH502AH has a flat base with 3/8-inch thread. The Manfrotto MVH502A and MVH502AH are priced at $225 and $200, respectively. [PhotographyBay] [...]