Manfrotto MVK500AM ALU Twin Leg Video Tripod System

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Main Features
  • Better equipment support and balance
  • Faster, easier and safer to use
  • max load is 5kg
  • Real fluid cartridges on both pan and tilt axes
  • Suitable for HDSLR
  • Counterbalance
  • Extends to 153cm

Manfrotto MVK500AM ALU Twin Leg Video Tripod System - 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.

KEY BENEFITS

· Beautifully smooth shots
The 500 has real fluid cartridges on both pan and tilt axes to ensure that every movement made with the camera is smooth,
controlled and precise, avoiding the jarring starts, stops and staggers that mark poor footage. With more usable, beautiful video from
every assignment, you’ll be thankful for the fluidity when you get to the post-production and editing of your films.


· Better equipment support and balance
The wider shape of HDSLR bodies is solidly supported by the 500’s broader, longer top plate. A design made possible by the
structural advantages of Manfrotto’s Bridging Technology™.

The longer sliding plate has a greater range of adjustment to balance the different cameras, lenses and accessory equipment
setups.

· Faster, easier and safer to use
The new side lock allows the plate to click quickly into the 500 from above. No more fiddly alignment and delicate sliding.
No secondary safety button is needed either. The single side lock system also makes it quicker and simpler to lift the camera off the
head. Its counterbalance is pre-set to 2.4kg (5.3 lbs), but the 500’s max load is 5kg (11lbs).

The 500 has one Easy Link 3/8” connector to allow an external monitor or other accessory equipment to be fitted.

Weight 3.1kg
Max Load 5kg
Counter balance 2.4kgs
Min Height 67.5cm
Max Height 154cm

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Manfrotto MVK500AM ALU Twin Leg Video Tripod System
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Professional quality (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Independent films (4)
  • In the studio (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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4.0

Looking good

By Christine

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto MVK500AM ALU Twin Leg Video Tripod System:

I've only had the tripod for a short time and, with my new camera, am in trialling mode. I'm just getting the knack of using the base plate with my camera as it's not a slide in mechanism--the control for managing the quick release mechanism needs to be undone to the correct amount for the plate to slip in easily--then it's really easy--so mastering the feel of that control is important. The head's movement is smooth and easily managed. Looking forward to many opportunities to use this tripod.

 
4.0

Nice light tripod with good fluid head

By Greg

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto MVK500AM ALU Twin Leg Video Tripod System:

Quite light tripod with good fluid head for a low price, not quite as good as miller solo dv but about a third of the price

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent pan and tilt action

By Ridley

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto MVK500AM ALU Twin Leg Video Tripod System:

Light and sturdy tripod with smooth pan and tilt action. The quick release system initially worried me, but I have found it to be just as safe as it is quick.

 
5.0

Great product

By Alex

from Melbourne

About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Highly Compatible
  • Improves Performance
  • Professional Quality

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Independent Films
  • In The Studio
  • Wedding Films

Comments about Manfrotto MVK500AM ALU Twin Leg Video Tripod System:

Great product. Well built. easy to use with my GH4 cameras. Loving it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Great tripod!

By Tom

from Sydney, Aus

About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Performance
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Manfrotto MVK500AM ALU Twin Leg Video Tripod System:

    Great tripod for interviews, and fast set-ups.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great tripod.

    By Tim Creighton

    from Sydney, NSW

    About Me Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films

      Comments about Manfrotto MVK500AM ALU Twin Leg Video Tripod System:

      Great for fluid movement.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great size for DSLR, affordable

      By Andrew

      from Newcastle, Aus

      About Me Business Owner, Wedding videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio
      • Wedding videography

      Comments about Manfrotto MVK500AM ALU Twin Leg Video Tripod System:

      Really happy with this tripod for the money I paid, awesome value. Most of my work is as a wedding videographer, and I use GH4s with Panasonic glass so my camera setup is pretty light! It's perfect for this, I was previously using the 190prob photo tripod with the same 500 head, but it was horrible to work with, I just couldn't afford much at the time.
      Really happy I went with this tripod as when I'm running around a wedding I want stable, clear shots, with the ability to pick up the tripod, move quickly to another spot and set up without the legs sticking, or making any noise.
      It's nice and light, It collapses nicely, I'm 6ft so my camera screen is pretty much in front of my face at the highest setup.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Rolls Royce Tripod!

      By Sally

      from Sydney, Australia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent quality
      • Perfect performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto MVK500AM ALU Twin Leg Video Tripod System:

          This was a gift for my daughter & she is over the moon with the quality and its capabilities.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Excellent camcorder tripod

          By Willrid

          from Brisbane, Australia

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful finish
          • Smooth Pan Tilt

          Cons

          • Single Camera Lock

          Best Uses

          • Medium To Small Camcorder

          Comments about Manfrotto MVK500AM ALU Twin Leg Video Tripod System:

          Use with high-speed cameras
          Light and sturdy

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great for travelling light

          By Matt P

          from Brisbane, Queensland

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Ball Head
          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Different Locking Method
          • No Foot Spikes
          • Tiny Bubble

          Best Uses

          • Light To Mid Vid Cams
          • Travel

          Comments about Manfrotto MVK500AM ALU Twin Leg Video Tripod System:

          This tripod is quite light and easy to carry. The plate and receiver combo are a bit different... the plate drops in at an angle rather than sliding in. It was a bit clunky at first but I have the hang of it now. The head is smooth and easy to level, but the bubble is tiny and hidden away under the receiver. This is by no means the best tripod I've owned and used, but it's great value, especially if you work in the field a lot and weight is important.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          • Q:

            Does this come with a base plate?
            Asked on 26/5/2017 by Lachlan from Queensland

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              A:

              The QR plate is included in the tripod kit.

              Answered on 28/5/2017 by Sales Team from Videoguys
          • Q:

            The specs state that it has a maximum height of max height of 154cm. Is this for the legs only? The head only? Surely it extends taller than 154?
            Asked on 30/7/2015 by Darmen

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The measurement is just the tripod(legs only).

              Answered on 30/7/2015 by Sales Team from Videoguys
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