Manfrotto 502AH - Pro Video head with Flat Base

Product #8877 | SKU MVH502AH | Manfrotto
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  • 7 kg Weight Capacity
  • Counterbalance Supports 4 kg
  • Bridging Technology
  • Spring-Loaded Counter Balance
  • Continuously Adjustable Pan/Tilt Drag


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

Weight capacity is 5.5 kg and counterbalance supports 4 kg. It can support 5.5 kg as a static weight. The balance plate's 83 mm range allows you to correct for uneven payloads that might be due to matte boxes or exotic DSLR rig configurations.

The bridging technology ensures that the pan friction control is intuitive and easy to set, but also protected against knocks. There are of course independent locks for pan and tilt, and drag for both is selectable in a continuous range from zero to the max 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 place secured by secondary safety system


Load Capacity Static: 7.0 kg
Counterbalance supports 4 kg
Head to Tripod Mounting Thread 3/8"-16 thread
Counter Balance System Spring-loaded
Counter Balance Range One fixed spring for 4 kg camera weight
Centre of Gravity Not specified by manufacturer
Quick Release/Wedge Plate 504PLONG plate with 1/4"-20 screw and 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 adapter
Balance Plate 504PLONG plate slides 83.0 mm
Tilt Drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max level
Tilt Range -80° to +90° tilt range front to back
Tilt Lock Yes
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Yes
Pan Drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max level
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Yes
Pan Bar 1 included
2 possible positions
Levelling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/ not specified by manufacturer
Material Aluminium
Colour Black
Temperature Range -20 to 40 °C
Height 13.0 cm
Weight 1.6 kg

In The Box

  • Manfrotto 502AH - Pro Video head with Flat Base
  • Pan Bar
  • 504PLONG Long Quick Release Mounting Plate
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty + 3 Year Extension upon Online Registration


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  • Andrew
    Solidly made, feels like quality. Smooth, adjustable, pan and tilt.
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  • Product: Manfrotto 502AH - Pro Video head with Flat Base
  • Manufacturer: Manfrotto
  • Model: 502AH
  • SKU: MVH502AH
  • RM Product #: 8877
  • Load Capacity: 4.0 kg
  • Weight: 1.60 kg
  • Base Type: Flat Base
  • Material: Aluminium

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