Vitec Group

Lightweight fluid video head with flat base (5kg payload)

Lightweight fluid video head with flat base (5kg payload)
Lightweight fluid video head with flat base (5kg payload)

Part # MVH500AH
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USD$ 169.99


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.
    • Warranty Manfrotto Photo Pro/Amateurs Products

      This products is warranted to be fit for the purpose for which it has been designed, and to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee does not cover the product against subsequent damage or misuse. The period of validity of the Standard Limited Warranty is defined by the law in force in the country, state or region where the product is sold. Please retain your receipt as proof of purchase to repair your product under warranty.

      How to get an extra 3 years' warranty coverage
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  • Attachment 3/8'' screw attachment type 3/8'' screw attachment type
    Attachment Number 1/4'' and 3/8'' attachment type 1/4'' and 3/8'' attachment type
    Bubble Spirit Level (No.) 1 number 1 number
    Center Of Gravity 2.16 in 55 mm
    Color black color black color
    Counterbalanced Weight 5.29 lbs 2.4 kg
    Front Tilt -70° / +90° tilt range -70° / +90° tilt range
    Independent Pan Lock yes yes
    Independent Tilt Lock yes yes
    Material aluminum aluminum
    Maximum Working Temperature 140 °F 60 °C
    Minimum Working Temperature -4 °F -20 °C
    Pan Bars Included (No.) 1 number 1 number
    Pan Drag fluid cartridge with fixed drag fluid cartridge with fixed drag
    Panoramic Rotation 360 ° 360 °
    Plate Type 500PLONG 500PLONG
    Quick Release yes yes
    Safety Payload Weight 11.02 lbs 5 kg
    Secondary Safety System yes yes
    Spring Loaded Counter Balance yes yes
    Tilt Drag fluid cartridge with fixed drag fluid cartridge with fixed drag
    Weight 1.98 lbs 0.900 kg
    Working Height 4.13 in 10.5 cm