Product Features
  • For Video Tripods with 75mm Half-Balls
  • 7 kg Weight Capacity
  • Counterbalance Supports 4 kg
  • Bridging Technology
  • Spring-Loaded Counterbalance
Our Price $369.00

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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 Capacity7 kg static weight
Counterbalance supports 4 kg
Diameter/Thread75mm half ball
3/8"-16 thread to which half ball connects
Counter Balance SystemSpring-loaded
Counter Balance RangeOne fixed spring for 4 kg camera weight
Centre of GravityNot specified by manufacturer
Quick Release/Wedge Plate504PLONG plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screws
Balance Plate504PLONG plate slides 83.0 mm
Tilt DragContinuously adjustable from 0 to max level
Tilt Range-80° to +90° tilt range front to back
Tilt LockYes
Spring Loaded Counter BalanceYes
Pan DragContinuously adjustable from 0 to max level
Pan Range360°
Pan LockYes
Pan Bar1 included
2 possible positions
Levelling Bubble/IlluminatedYes/ not specified by manufacturer
Temperature Range-20 to +60 °C
Height15.0 cm
Weight1.8 kg
Manfrotto MVH502A - Pro Video head with 75mm Half-Ball
RM Product #:
Load Capacity:
4.0 kg
1.80 kg
Base Type:
75mm Half Ball