Set up is faster than ever with Manfrotto's Quick Power Lock System that allows you to completely extend the tripod legs with just one hand. Once set up you can use the MT190XPRO3's rapid center column in standard vertical mode or swing it into horizontal position like a boom with Manfrotto's 90° Column feature. Enlarged tabs on the individual leg angle selectors allow you to get down to only 3.5" for macro work with the column in horizontal mode. And once you're down there you can attach any of Manfrotto's flexible or articulated arms to hold lights or reflectors via the Easy Link plug built into the tripod's spider.
Convenience features include grippy, rubber leg warmers on two legs for cold or inclement weather and a bubble level that rotates so that you can see it easily regardless of the tripod's position. Finally, Manfrotto's insistence on form following function has yielded a tripod that you'll not only be happy to use but you'll be happy to be seen with, too.
The side lock system on the MVH500AH allows the camera and sliding QR plate to click quickly into the head from above, instead of needing to be aligned and slid in from the back. This makes it easier and safer to mount your camera on this head. The head attaches to a tripod via a 3/8"-16 thread and offers both a 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera attachment. It also provides an Easy Link 3/8" connector on the side of the head to attach accessories such as a video monitor. The 500PLONG quick release plate is included with this head.
The MVH500AH is made from aluminum alloy, measures 3.74" high and provides a bubble level and precision control handle.
|Attaches By||3/8 attachment type|
|Column Cross Section||Three-faceted|
|Column Tube Diameter||1" (25mm)|
|Leg Angles||25°, 46°, 66°, 88°|
|Leg Cross Section||D shape|
|Legs Tube Diameter||26. 22.5. 19 mm|
|Center Column Section||1|
|Closed Length||23.2" (59cm)|
|Maximum Height||63" (160cm)|
|Maximum Height (Center Column Down)||53.2" (135.1cm)|
|Minimum Height||3.5" (89mm)|
|Load Capacity||15.4 lbs (7kg)|
|Weight||4.4 lbs (2kg)|
|Load Capacity||11 lb (5 kg)|
|Diameter/Thread||1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16|
|Base Mount Thread Size||3/8"|
|Counter Balance System||Yes|
|Counter Balance Range||Pre-set to 5.3 lb (2.4 kg)|
|Quick Release/Wedge Plate||Yes - 500PLONG|
|Tilt Drag||Yes - fluid cartridge with fixed drag|
|Spring Loaded Counter Balance||Yes|
|Pan Bar||1 - included|
|Temperature Range||-4 - 140º F (-20 - 60º C)|
|Height||3.74" (9.5 cm)|
|Weight||1.98 lb (0.9 kg)|