Manfrotto 502AH Video Head & MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod Kit


502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base
MT055XPRO3 Tripod with Center Column
22 lb Payload, 8.8 lb Counterbalance
67″ Max Height with Column Raised
Limited 2-Year Warranty – Extended to 10 Years with Online Registration

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Manfrotto MVH502A Tripod System Overview

This B&H Kit includes the Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head and the MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod. The 502AH features a flat base and 22 lb payload, and the tripod offers a max height of 67″ with the center column raised. The standard max height is 55″.

Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base
The Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base is an affordable yet remarkably fully featured professional head that represents an advance over the popular 501HDV, with sturdier construction and featuring Manfrotto’s patented bridging technology (inherited from the 509 and 504 heads). This head is designed for executing cinematic moves with compact camcorders and DSLR cameras. The 502AH comes in two versions—the “AH” flat base version with 3/8″-16 mounting hole such as this one, and the “A” ball base version which is separately available.

The weight capacity is 22 lb and the counterbalance supports 8.8 lb. The balance plate’s 3.27″ range allows you to correct for uneven payloads due to matte boxes or DSLR rig configurations.

The bridging technology ensures that the pan friction control is intuitive and easy to set but is also protected against knocks. There are independent locks for pan and tilt, and drag for both is selectable in a continuous range from zero to the maximum level. This allows you to operate the head in a confident, smooth manner using the included pan bar.

Pan drag and tilt drag are continuously adjustable from 0 (no drag) to the maximum level
Sliding quick release plate secured by a secondary safety system
The flat base has a 3/8″-16 female threaded mounting hole for attaching to tripods, sliders, and other platforms

Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
The Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod is a three-section support that replaces the 055XPROB tripod. It has a load capacity of 19.8 lb and extends from 3.5″ to 66.9″. Its legs are secured by the Quick Power Locks. These updated flip locks increase the tripod’s rigidity by 50%, and its load capacity by 4.4 lb over its predecessor.

A redesigned center column has a “one finger” operation, and includes an Easy Link attachment for attaching accessories such as an LED light or a reflector. The center column can be positioned horizontally, allowing for low-angle and macro photography. The upper disc where a tripod head is mounted has been redesigned as well, and now has a bull’s eye bubble level that rotates 360° so you can locate it where you can see it. This allows you to level your camera on both the horizontal and vertical planes.

In the Box
Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base
Pan Bar
Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick Release Mounting Plate
Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 5 Years with Product Registration
Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
Limited 2-Year Warranty (Extended to 10 Years with Online Registration)

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