Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base

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15.4 lb Weight Capacity

Counterbalance Supports 8.8 lb

Bridging Technology

Spring-Loaded Counter Balance

Continuously Adjustable Pan/Tilt Drag

Pan Bar & Sliding Plate Included

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The Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base is an affordable yet remarkably fully featured professional head that represents an advance over the popular 501HDV, with sturdier construction and featuring Manfrotto's patented bridging technology (inherited from the 509 and 504 heads). This head is designed for executing cinematic moves with compact camcorders and DSLR video cameras. The 502AH comes in two versions—the "AH" flat-base version such as this, and the "A" ball base version which is separately available.



The weight capacity is 15.4 lb and counterbalance supports 8.8 lb. The balance plate's 3.27" range allows you to correct for uneven payloads due to matte boxes or 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.


Pan drag and tilt drag are continuously adjustable from 0 (no drag) to the maximum level

Sliding quick release plate secured by secondary safety system


Specific References

Camera Plate

Balance Plate Sliding Range

3.3" / 83 mm


Tripod Platform



Load Capacity

15.43 lb / 7 kg

Counter Balance

Fixed (8.8 lb / 4 kg)


5.12" / 13 cm


Packaging Info

Package Weight

5.24 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

15.15 x 8.65 x 8.55"


Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base

Pan Bar

504PLONG Long Quick Release Mounting Plate

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