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The New Manfrotto 500 Fluid Video Head

Posted on May 29, 2013 in News: HD Video & Accessories, Manfrotto


The New 500, which replaces the 701HDV, is a lightweight video head featuring a wider platform to accommodate both HDSLR and interchangeable lens camcorder, as well as a sliding plate that ensures the appropriate balance even when shooting with very long lenses.

The 500, the entry level of the Bridging Technology™ series, ensures smooth shots and fine control of up to 5kg of equipment. Its brand new side lock allows fast, secure and easy camera attachment.

The 500 is available as a stand-alone head or in pre-matched kits with twin-leg or single-tube tripods. 


Beautifully smooth shots

The 500 has professional fluid cartridges on both pan and tilt axes to ensure that every camera movement is smooth, controlled and precise.


Better camera support and balance thanks to the Bridging Technology™ structure

The Bridging Technology gives the 500 a great advantage: a wider platform for HDSLR bodies, and more sliding plate travel for balancing the latest cameras used with interchangeable lenses.


Faster, easier and safer to use

The new side lock system allows the camera and sliding QR plate to click quickly into the head from above, instead of needing to be aligned and slide in from the back. No secondary safety lock is necessary.

The side lock system also makes it quicker and simpler to lift the camera out of the head from above.

The 500 has a pre-set counterbalance of 2.4kg (5.3 lbs), but is able to support equipment of up to 5kg (11 lbs). The 500 has one Easy Link 3/8” connector to allow an external monitor or other accessory equipment to be fitted.






Camera movements are professionally smooth with the 500's real fluid cartridge.









The camera attaches quickly and safely into the head from above, thanks to the new side lock system.






External accessories can be supported using the 3/8" Easy Link connector.


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» Download the Manfrotto 2013 Video Catalogue


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