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Manfrotto 500 Bridging Video Head

Manfrotto launched its new 500 video head at NAB 2013. It replaces the 701HDV and is resides as the entry-level head in Manfrotto’s Bridging Technology line of video heads. [click to continue…]

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Manfrotto Photo/Video Head

The Manfrotto Photo-Movie tripod head is a dual-purpose photo and video head.  It acts as both a ball head for still photography use, as well as a video pan/tilt head with fluid motion.  This head changes from photo to video mode with the simple flip of a switch. [click to continue…]

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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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The VariZoom VZ-TK75A tripod and fluid head is a nice entry-level video tripod. Let me be up front though, this is not a pro-grade combo that’s going to compete with your Miller and Sachtler units, but for those enthusiasts out there dipping your toes into the video realm, this little package is an affordable and capable starting point. [click to continue…]

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The Manfrotto 700RC2 is a basic, fluid head head for use with video cameras up to 5.5 pounds.  At around $90 street price, this is an entry-level head with little in the way of creature comforts.

The 700RC2 still gives you a quick release plate, and it has a pan arm rosette on the right side of the head for adjusting the angle of the solid pan arm included with the head.  The 700RC2 also has separate pan and tilt friction locks.

Read the rest of the review at Tech Tilt: Manfrotto 700RC2 Fluid Video Head Review

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