The MT190X3 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with MVH500AH Fluid Head Hybrid Kit from Manfrotto is a versatile, travel-friendly package that pairs a fluid video head with a compact and lightweight photo tripod. Supporting loads up to 11 lb, the system is ideal for use with DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and compact camcorders. It offers a standard working height of 27 to 57", with a maximum height of 67" with the center column fully extended. For ultra-low operating heights, the center column can be replaced with an included ground-level adapter to get the mounting plate as low as 3.5" above the ground with the legs set to the widest angle. The MVH500AH head features a side-lock quick release plate system that allows for fast and efficient camera mounting from above, fixed fluid pan/tilt drag, and a pre-set 5.3 lb spring-loaded counterbalance.
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The Manfrotto MT190X3 Aluminum Tripod is an addition to the popular 190 series, adding a Quick Power Lock System, ground level adapter, and an Easy Link attachment. It can hold up to 15.4 lb of gear, and has a maximum height of 63". The ground-level adapter replaces the center column to allow the tripod's mounting plate to sit just 3.5" above the ground with the legs at their widest angle.
The QPL system allows the three leg sections to be completely extended with one hand for simple set up. An Easy Link adapter attachment allows instant connection between tripod and accessories, such as LED lights for macro photography and DSLR video applications using Manfrotto articulated arms and brackets. Each leg can be set at four different angles to accommodate uneven ground or rough terrain.
The MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base from Manfrotto is designed with a wide platform, optimal for HDSLR camera bodies. Smooth and precise, it has a maximum weight load of 11 lb and professional quality fluid cartridges on both its pan and tilt axes. It has a pre-set spring-loaded counterbalance of 5.3 lb, its lateral tilt range is -70°/+90° and it provides 360° panning rotation.
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 includes a 500PLONG sliding balance plate with a captive 1/4"-20 tie-down screw and a 3/8"-16 adapter bushing. It also provides an Easy Link 3/8" connector on the side of the head to attach accessories such as a video monitor.
The MVH500AH is made from aluminum alloy, measures 3.74" high and provides a bubble level and precision control handle.