Manfrotto Lightweight Fluid Tripod Video head with Flat Base MVH500AH
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.
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.
|attaches by.||1/4'' and 3/8'' attachment type|
|attachment||3/8'' screw attachment type|
|bubble spirit level (no.)||1 number|
|Center Of Gravity||55 mm|
|Counterbalanced Weight||2.4 kg|
|front tilt||-70° / +90° tilt range|
|independent pan lock||yes|
|independent tilt lock||yes|
|maximum working temperature||60 °C|
|minimum working temperature||-20 °C|
|pan bars included (no.)||1 number|
|pan drag||fluid cartridge with fixed drag|
|panoramic rotation||360 degrees|
|Safety Payload Weight||5 kg|
|secondary safety system||yes|
|spring loaded counter balance||yes|
|tilt drag||fluid cartridge with fixed drag|
|working height||10.5 cm|
Suitable for all forms of photography2 August 2019After using a range of different tripod heads I believe that I have found the solution to my requirements. The Manfrotto MVH500AH Lightweight Fluid Head provides the perfect base for my panorama mounts as well as normal day-to-day tripod work. I expect this to be the last tripod head I buy.
Manfrotto Lightweight Fluid Tripod Video head withBy: Andy Bambach - In Your Face Productions on 23 September 2017Perfect companion for the iFootage Shark Slider S1
The best yet!By: Tim Elliott on 13 March 2017After 50+ years of photography I believe I have found the ideal tripod head, Manfrotto Lightweight Fluid Tripod Video head with Flat Base MVH500AH. The fully adjustable mounting plate for the camera allows a LOT of adjustment for and aft, which is ideal for long lens and the camera balances better than a ball-head tripod. This ease of balance makes it ideal for action photography, i.e., birds in flight and sports action. It is light and very well constructed and should last for years. Money well spent!