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Product Highlights
  • 4 kg (8.8 lbs) Max. Load Capacity
  • 1.6 kg (3.53 lbs) Weight
  • -80° / +90° Tilt Range
  • 504PLONG plate Quick Release
  • Aluminum Material Construction
  • Bubble Level
Manfrotto Pro Video Head Flat Base with Sliding Plate Manfrotto Pro Video Head Flat Base with ...
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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.

Key Features

  • Supports 8.8 lb
  • Bridging Technology
  • Spring-Loaded Counter Balance
  • Continuously Adjustable Pan/Tilt Drag
  • Pan Bar & Sliding Plate Included

What's Included

  • Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with Flat Base
  • Pan Bar
  • 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate
  • Limited Warranty


Product Specifications


Detailed Specifications
Load Capacity     8.8 lb (4 kg)
Diameter/Thread     3/8"-16 thread
Counter Balance System     Spring-loaded
Counter Balance Range     One fixed spring for 8.8 lb (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 3.27" (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
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated     Yes/not specified by manufacturer
Material     Aluminum
Colour     Black
Temperature Range     -4 to +104 °F (-20 to +60 °C)
Height     5.12 in (13.0 cm)
Weight     3.53 lb (1.6 kg)

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Manfrotto Pro Video Head Flat Base with Sliding Plate

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