Manfrotto has expanded its ‘Bridging Technology’ series with a new fluid head developed
specifically for the latest camcorders and DSLRs weighing up to 4 kg / 8.8 lbs.
The new 502 head is available in two versions: the MVH502A ‘pure’ video head with a 75 mm half-ball base, and the MVH502AH with a flat base with 3/8-inch thread.
The heads are made of aluminum, have a long sliding plate allowing optimum camera balance and a wide top plate for matching the shape of the latest camera bodies.
The pan and tilt movements use ball-bearing units which allow for high precision even for small movements.
Both heads feature a variable Fluid Drag System.
The company says the ergonomics of the pan fluidity controls have been improved.
The Counterbalance System ensures quick set-up and optimal performance to support the weight of the camera and enable more control.
The new quick release button is now closer to the user and the pan bar can be placed on the left or right side of the head. The pan bar also provides a better grip while shooting with improved material and texture.