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Manfrotto MVH502A - Pro Video head with 75mm Half-Ball
Product #8876 | SKU MVH502A
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Manfrotto MVH502A - Pro Video head with 75mm Half-Ball

Product #8876 | SKU MVH502A
In stock Ships Monday

Product Features
  • For Video Tripods with 75mm Half-Balls
  • 7 kg Weight Capacity
  • Counterbalance Supports 4 kg
  • Bridging Technology
  • Spring-Loaded Counterbalance
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Product Details
  • Product: #8876
  • SKU: MVH502A
Sale Price $429.00
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Delivery - $14.00*
Ships Monday
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The Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with 75mm Half-Ball is an affordable yet remarkably full-featured professional head that represents an advance over the popular 501HDV, with sturdier construction and a half-ball for precise levelling on a corresponding tripod. The 502HD comes in two versions -- the "A" ball-base version, which this one is, and the "AH" flat-base version, which is separately available.

Also featuring Manfrotto's patented bridging technology (inherited from the 509HD and 504HD heads), the 502HD is designed for executing cinematic moves with compact camcorders and DSLR video cameras. The weight limit is 7 kg and counterbalance supports up to 4 kg. 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.

Key Features

  • For video tripods with 75mm half-balls
  • 75mm half ball connects to the corresponding bowl in a tripod
  • Pan drag and tilt drag are continuously adjustable from 0 (no drag) to the maximum level
  • Sliding quick-release plate secured by secondary safety system


Load Capacity 7 kg static weight
Counterbalance supports 4 kg
Diameter/Thread 75mm half ball
3/8"-16 thread to which half ball connects
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 & 3/8"-16 screws
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 +60 °C
Height 15.0 cm
Weight 1.8 kg

In The Box

  • Manfrotto MVH502A - Pro Video head
  • 75mm Half Ball
  • Pan Bar
  • 504PLONG Long Quick Release Mounting Plate
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty + 3 Year Extension upon Online Registration


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  • Product: Manfrotto MVH502A - Pro Video head with 75mm Half-Ball
  • Manufacturer: Manfrotto
  • Model: MVH502A
  • SKU: MVH502A
  • RM Product #: 8876
  • Load Capacity: 4.0 kg
  • Weight: 1.80 kg
  • Base Type: 75mm Half Ball
  • Material: Aluminium