Manfrotto Introduces the New 502 Professional Video Heads

posted Friday, November 11, 2011 at 5:03 PM EDT

Press Release

Manfrotto's logo. Click here to visit the Manfrotto Distribution website!502 Pro Heads Offer Videographers and Photographers Two Versatile Solutions to Satisfy Their Shooting Needs

RAMSEY, N.J., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Manfrotto, world leader in the design of equipment and accessories for the photography and imaging industry, is pleased to introduce the new 502 professional video heads to their family of products. The 502 Heads provide videographers and photographers with the ideal camera support for the latest equipment and set-ups on the market.

This 502 Head Series is available in two models: the MVH502A and the MVH502AH, both compatible with the latest digital video camcorders and Hybrid DSLR cameras with medium/long lenses. The MVH502A is equipped with a 75 mm ball base, while the MVH502AH comes with a flat base with 3/8" thread. The 502 Head Series is guaranteed to offer the same dynamic performance that Manfrotto products are known for thanks to the brand's patented "bridge architecture" and customary cutting-edge technology.

"We are excited to introduce our new 502 Heads," said Wayne Schulman, National Sales & Product Manager, Video, for Manfrotto Distribution. "Manfrotto has always been proud of delivering the best value in camera supports and equipment to professionals around the world, and we continue to break new ground with the new 502 Heads."

The 502 Heads Series are specifically designed to provide versatile support for the latest camcorders and HDSLR cameras, and can support up to 13.2 lbs. of equipment. Made entirely of aluminum to ensure rigidity and safety during shooting, the heads also come with a longer sliding plate ensuring better camera balance for the videographer. The heads also feature a wider cross-section which is designed to comfortably fit the new designs of the latest cameras and camcorders and also allow for easy access to the heads' secondary accessory connectors. Unwanted vibrations for PAN and TILT movements have been removed thanks to ball-bearing units as both heads feature a variable Fluid Drag System (FDS) with adjustable cartridges.

The 502 heads' Counterbalance System (CBS) ensures that head rotations are always fast and easy, allowing for more control no matter how the camera's weight is distributed. The new quick release button has been moved for better accessibility, while the pan bar can be attached to the left or right side of the head for a steadier, more comfortable grip. The 502 Heads Series is made with PVC-free material, as part of Manfrotto's ongoing commitment to designing environmentally friendly products.

The new 502 Heads Series is available now, with the MVH502A priced at $225 and the MVH502AH priced at $200.

About Manfrotto Distribution
Manfrotto Distribution, Inc. is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the photographic, video, cine and lighting production markets. Manfrotto Distribution is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, Avenger, Lastolite and Litepanels. As the U.S. distributor of National Geographic, Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, Genus, Rotatrim and Datacolor, which are available nationwide through an extensive network of authorized dealers, Manfrotto Distribution offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Manfrotto Distribution international network covers the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Hong Kong, China and Japan.