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The Manfrotto 526 Professional Fluid Video Head directly addresses the heavy-duty, high-end ENG and EFP video market by offering a feature-packed fluid video head that borrows all the combined benefits of our 500 series heads with the ability to support top weight loads over 15lbs. The 526 features a replaceable and removable pan arm rosette so if any damage occurs to the side castings, only a small part needs to be replaced; large rubber padded knobs for better grip and all the controls (tilt and pan lock, tilt drag) are located on the left side so they can be easily found.
The 526 offers our most precise fluid drag system comprised of three step settings for low, medium and high drag levels (numbered 1, 2 and 3), plus the additional no-drag setting (number 0) for such occasions as snap-pans/tilts. Counterbalance is achieved through an adjustable spring for camera weights between 17.5 and 33 lbs. The built-in 4-inch half-ball adapts to a number of our tripods with a 4-inch receiver, allowing the quick leveling of the camera with the aid of the bright leveling bubble. The 526 comes with one pan arm and the long 357PLV plate.
Adjustment knobs include: a sliding quick-release knob, interchangeable pan bar rosette, a counterbalance adjustment knob, and tilt & pan locking knob.
A spirit level makes for easy adjustments.
This model features a pan drag control.
This unit features a sliding quick-release plate.
It offers a sliding safety-plate release button.
Tripod Heads Information
Fluid Video Head
Maximum Load Capacity
35 lbs (16kg)
-70° / +75° tilt range
Items Included With This Product
2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering Online or by Mail
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