This Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head has a flat base (3/8″-16 connection) and is an affordable yet remarkably full-featured professional head that represents an advance over the popular 501HDV, with sturdier construction. It features 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 head supports up to 8.8 lb, and its spring-loaded counter balance is set for that weight. The balance plate's 3.27″ 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 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.
- Supports 8.8 lb
- Bridging Technology
- Spring-Loaded Counter Balance
- Continuously Adjustable Pan/Tilt Drag
- Pan Bar & Sliding Plate Included