Emmy Award Winning Tucson based production company purchased the Monfrotto professional MVT502AM tripod and MVH500A Fluid Head one month ago from B and H Photo in New York, for $378 + shipping, to use on our location productions.
The Head is rated for 11 pounds and these things are usually under-rated. However by the time we mount a 13 pound camera and light and monitor and recorder using the built in accessory mounts on the head we find that we're right at the edge of the real weight limit.......so.......even though essentially brand new we must take a loss on it and replace it with a more expensive model.
If you're not using super heavy broadcast cameras with a bunch of junk hanging onto it this is a REALLY GREAT tripod and fluid head.
You can see a video showing this tripod/fluid head combination at: https://youtu.be/7-FylOqUxlI
You can see the Tripod at: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/841973-REG/Manfrotto_MVT502AM_MVT502AM_Telescopic_Twin_Leg.html
Manfrotto's MVT502AM Aluminum Telescopic Twin Leg Video Tripod is a lightweight support designed for DSLRs, camcorders and light video cameras. The telescopic twin-leg structure and ellipse-profile aluminum tubes provide a rigid and secure support, along with leg locking collars, first-stage spreader and high-grip rubber feet. The 2-stage/3-section MVT502AM has a 75mm bowl (with a 60 mm adapter) for compatibility with professional video heads.
You can see the Fluid Head at: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/944775-REG/manfrotto_mvh500a_pro_fluid_head.html
The Manfrotto MVH500A Pro Fluid Video Head with 60mm Half Ball features a wide platform to support the HDSLR form factor, and a 60 mm half ball for quick leveling without adjusting the legs. The head supports a maximum weight load of 11 pounds and features professional quality fluid cartridges on both its pan and tilt axes for smooth camera moves. It has a pre-set spring-loaded counterbalance of 5.3 lb, supports equipment up to 11 pounds and features a tilt range of -70°/+90° and it provides 360° panning rotation.
The side lock system on the MVH500A allows the sliding QR plate to click into the head from above, instead of needing to be aligned and slid in from the back. This gives you the speed of a touch and go quick release with the balance adjustment capability of a sliding QR plate. The head is made from an aluminum alloy so it is durable and lightweight at under 2.5 pounds, and the built-in bubble level aids in quickly leveling the head. The included long sliding balance plate features both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera tie-down screws. The MVH500A includes one pan bar, however the head features pan bar mounting rosettes on both sides of the head for operator comfort. A robust 3/8"-16 threaded Easy Link connector on the side of the head is for attaching available accessories.
Oh.....and there's a really nice carrying case for this.....but you don't get the camera :).
We've taken this out of service and would like to move it quickly.
PS.....just found a brand new second handle for this tripod giving you both left and right handles for better control....and we're throwing it in at no charge
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