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 Manfrotto 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column is a workhorse with modernized features, in essence a much improved version of the venerable 3036. It can extend to over 6′ tall, and the geared center column cannot lose height accidentally. The 475 maintains stability at all heights, and the innovative leg braces allow for both infinite leg spread & quick setup. A spirit level and convertible rubber/spike feet are included.
To avoid delays in leveling the tripod, the telescopic center braces have been designed with two click stop positions that allow you to easily find the same spread angle on all three legs.