The Manfrotto MVH500A Lightweight Fluid Video Head with 60mm Half Ball 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 fluid video head ensures smooth shots and fine control with up to 5kg of equipment. It's the most compact head in Manfrotto's successful Bridging Technology range and it replaces the successful Manfrotto 701HDV video head.
The MVH500A head is supplied with a 60mm half ball video tripod mount and it has professional fluid cartridges on both pan and tilt axes to ensure that every camera movement is smooth, controlled and precise. The MVH500A is 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 Manfrotto MVH500A fluid head has a pre-set counterbalance of 2.4kg, but is able to support equipment of up to 5kg. It has one Easy Link 3/8" connector to allow an external monitor or other accessory equipment to be fitted.
|Attachment to camera||1/4" and 3/8" screws|
|Bubble spirit level||1|
|Centre of gravity||55mm|
|Counter balanced weight||2.4kg|
|Independent pan lock||Yes|
|Independent tilt lock||Yes|
|Lateral tilt||-70° / +90°|
|Maximum working temperature||60.0°C|
|Minimum working temperature||-20.0°C|
|Pan bar positions||2|
|Pan bars included||1|
|Pan drag||Fluid cartridge with fixed drag|
|Spring loaded counter balance||Yes|
|Tilt drag||Fluid cartridge with fixed drag|