Manfrotto MVH500A Fluid Head with 535 Video Tripod Kit (MVK500C) Overview
Manufacturer description: The lightweight fluid video system MVK500C includes the fluid video head (60mm half ball) MVH500A and the Single Carbon Fiber Leg Tripod 535.
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. It has professional fluid cartridges on both pan and tilt axes to ensure that every camera movement is smooth, controlled and precise. 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 535 is a 3-section hybrid-design video tripod with single-tube legs and a 60mm half bowl head fitting. Carbon fibre tubes make the tripod light, stable and rigid; magnesium castings further reduce weight. The 535 tripod has a high load capacity, good maximum height and a compact folded size. The 535’s leg angle selectors allow each leg to be independently set quickly and easily (3 steps: 23°-50°-70°). Key feature of this tripod is the flexibility in terms of operating height (from 27cm/10.6in up to 171cm/67.3in) that makes this support unique in the market.
Supplied with padded carrying bag.
|Attachment type||1/4", 3/8"|
|Material||Carbon fiber tripod and aluminum head|
|Minimum height||10.63″ (27 cm)|
|Folded length||28.94″ (74 cm)|
|Load capacity||11.02 lb (5.00 kg)|
|Weight||7.50 lb (3.40 kg)|
|Number of leg sections||3|
|Level||Yes (1 bubble level)|
|Friction control||Yes (fluid cartridge with fixed drag )|
|Quick release plate||Yes (500PLONG )|
|Independent pan lock||Yes|
|Lateral tilt||-70° / +90° tilt range|