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Manfrotto MVK500AM Lightweight fluid video system with Mid-Spreader


Lightweight head with a wider platform for fod HDSLR bodies
  • Professional Fluid Drag System on PAN and TILT movements
  • Counterbalance system on TILT movement
  • Sliding plate for the fastest camera connection and set up
  • Leveling bubble for easy setup
  • Innovative aluminum telescopic twin leg tripod

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Exc VAT Price £266.63
Inc VAT Price £319.96
Cat no. MVK500AM

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The MVH500A is a lightweight head with a wider platform for HDSLR bodies and the sliding plate travels to balance the latest interchangeable lens cameras. The entry-level 500 ensures smooth shots and fine control with up to 5kg (11 lbs) of equipment.

MVH500A is supplied with a 60mm half ball video tripod mount and it also 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. The MVT502AM video tripod is a traditional 2-stage, aluminium twin-tube video tripod that has professional features yet is designed to be intuitive, user-friendly and suited to lightweight applications. The MVT502AM has telescopic aluminium legs for compactness and reduced weight; its innovative ellipse-profile tubing with redesigned leg locking collars give it excellent levels of rigidity and stability.

Comes supplied with a padded bag.

Leg TypeTwin
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Closed Length72 cm
Max Height154 cm
Min Height67 cm
Plate Type500PLONG
Head TypeVideo/Fluid Head
Base Type60 Ball
Spreadermid level - fixed arm length
Safety Payload5 kg
Counterbalanced Weight2,4 kg
Weight4500 g
Leg Angles19°
Bubble Spirit Level (no.)1
Centre Columnno center column
Panoramic Rotation360
Front Tilt-70° / +90°
Pan Dragfluid cartridge with fixed drag
Top Attachment1/4" screw, 3/8" screw
Tilt Dragfluid cartridge with fixed drag
Maximum Working Temperature60 C
Minimum Working Temperature-20 C
Quick releaseYes
Center of gravity55 mm
Legs Tube Diameters15.2, 18.5, 21.7 mm
  • Manfrotto MVH500A Fluid Head 60mm Half Bowl
  • Twin leg video tripod MVT502AM (aluminum, with middle spreader)
  • Padded Bag