The Manfrotto MVH502AH Pro Video Head is designed to deliver outstanding functionality when used with the latest camcorders and HDSLR cameras with medium to long lenses attached. With a maximum payload of 4kg, the 502 is entirely constructed from aluminium, providing superb rigidity and safety whilst shooting.  Its variable Fluid Drag System (FDS) with adjustable cartridges provides exceptionally smooth and accurate control over pan and tilt movements. A longer sliding plate ensures better camera balance, whilst a wider cross-section makes the head ideally suited to HDSLR cameras.

The Counterbalance System (CBS) delivers fast and easy head rotation, meaning more control regardless of the weight distribution of the camera. Its new quick release button is now more accessible and the pan bar can be connected to either the left or ride side of the head for a steady, comfortable grip no matter which hand you prefer to use. With a flat base and 3/8” tripod mount the Manfrotto MVH502AH is perfect for mounting to photo tripods.

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Manfrotto MVH502AH Pro Video Head

attaches by.

1/4" and 3/8" attachment type


3/8" female thread attachment type

balance control

one fix spring for 4kg camera weight

bubble spirit level (no.)

1 number


black colour

front tilt

-80° / +90° tilt range

independent pan lock


independent tilt lock




maximum working temperature

+60 C°

minimum working temperature

-20 C°

pan bar positions

2 number

pan bars included (no.)

1 number

pan drag

continuously adjustable from 0 to max level

panoramic rotation

360 degrees

plate type


quick release


secondary safety system


sliding travel of plate

83.0 mm

spring loaded counter balance


tilt drag

continuously adjustable from 0 to max level

load capacity

4 kg


1.6 kg

working height

13.0 cm

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice


* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.