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MVM500A Monopod and 500 Head

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Manfrotto MVM500A (MVM-500A) Aluminium Fluid Monopod with 500 Video Head
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Product Details

Overview
The MVM500A is a lightweight fluid monopod with a specially adapted 500 video head attached.
It has an innovative fluid pan cartridge incorporated into the base that gives you an incredibly smooth panning action.
Great compactness while folded thanks to the three retractable feet.
The patented fluid monopod features wider platform for HDSLR bodies and the sliding plate travels to balance the latest interchangeable lens cameras. The fluid monopod ensures smooth shots and fine control with up to 5kg (11 lbs) of equipment.
Faster, easier and safer to use: the side lock system 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. No secondary safety lock is necessary. The side lock system also makes it quicker and simpler to lift the camera out of the head from above.
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About the MVM500A Monopod and 500 Head

The MVM500A is a lightweight fluid monopod with a specially adapted 500 video head attached.

It has an innovative fluid pan cartridge incorporated into the base that gives you an incredibly smooth panning action.

Great compactness while folded thanks to the three retractable feet.

The patented fluid monopod features wider platform for HDSLR bodies and the sliding plate travels to balance the latest interchangeable lens cameras. The fluid monopod ensures smooth shots and fine control with up to 5kg (11 lbs) of equipment.

Faster, easier and safer to use: the side lock system 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. No secondary safety lock is necessary. The side lock system also makes it quicker and simpler to lift the camera out of the head from above.

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

Please note, the panning of this monopod is at the base of it and not on the head.

Attachment (Top):1/4" and 3/8" Screw Attachment Type
Bubble Spirit Level (no.):1 Number
Color:Black
Counterbalance:Yes
Front Tilt:-70° / +90° Tilt Range
Independent Tilt Lock:Yes
Leg Cross Section:Round
Material:Aluminum
Maximum Working Temperature:60.0 °C
Minimum Working Temperature:-10.0 °C
Plate Type:500PLONG
Quick Release:Yes
Tilt drag:Fluid Cartridge with Fixed Drag
Leg Sections:4 Number
Load Capacity:5 kg
Maximum Height:200.5 cm
Minimum Height:77.0 cm
Weight:2.11 kg

Warranty Manfrotto Video Products
This products is warranted to be fit for the purpose for which it has been designed, and to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee does not cover the product against subsequent damage or misuse. The period of validity of the Standard Limited Warranty is defined by the law in force in the country, state or region where the product is sold. Please retain your receipt as proof of purchase to repair your product under warranty.

How to get an extra 3 years' warranty coverage
Beyond the standard compulsory coverage outlined above, this product is eligible for a warranty extension up to 3 years. The Limited Conventional Warranty Extension does not affect the standard compulsory coverage. To take advantage of the warranty extension scheme, you must register your purchase at warranty.manfrotto.com.

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.

Documentation
3.15 MB- 08-05-2013

What others think

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Amazing monopod. Super fluid system and great build quality
5 stars

Mark Charlton on 2016-09-06


Ho ordinato la merce il lunedì ed il martedì era già a casa mia, eccezionali.
5 stars

Feefo on 2015-01-28


Excellent part of video equipment!!
5 stars

Feefo on 2014-06-14


Excellent addition to my kit. gives me good movement, mobility, and stability for doco work
5 stars

Feefo on 2014-07-13


The Monopod is extremely sturdy, a fine product
5 stars

Feefo on 2014-09-27


Great monopod, ideal for event work where tripods are too cumbersome.
5 stars

Feefo on 2014-11-12


Item is a good help for easy in doors footage. It helps to stabilize camera DSLR Nikon D800 . Waight can be a little problem, as advertising for 5Kg is unreal. Best used with half the weight. Satisfied
4 stars

Feefo on 2014-11-30


Frequently Asked Questions

2 question(s) | 2 answers(s)

Is the head with this the MVH-500AH?

Andy Rapkins 02-10-2013

Essentially, yes. Modified slightly for the mono pod - likely to not have the pan as this is usually done by the swivel at the bottom. Saves weight in the head as well.md

Does this come with a bag? If not do they make monopod carry bags?

Tas Underwood 12-12-2013

It doesn't come with one and Manfrotto don't make one. Best solution we can offer is to use a tripod bag with additional padding inserted - but that would make for an unnecessarily bulky result.md

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