Excerpt: This is a really great fluid head for this price range and Manfrotto does an excellent job with the build quality. The only thing that is hindering me from giving it a full 5 stars is the fact that they put the pan and tilt locks in awkward places.
Excerpt: * This is my first video head, and first time using a video head. Bought it sight-unseen. I have multiple still photo tripod heads - pro photographer getting into some video. Got this based on my budget, the reviews on this model, and the Manfrotto name, and so far I am very pleased.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Smooth, Sturdy, Well Built
Cons: Bubble Level Visibility, Pan Locking Knob Hard To Reach
Excerpt: I use this to shoot video of my family and friends. This head is so smooth This head is so smooth but it comes with a price. Now there are more expensive heads out there i'm sure but this is the one I bought and I felt it was expensive...but nice.
Excerpt: This is the third 502 HD head that my office has purchased, we use them all the time! The flat base is great on a slider or jib. We use these heads with a 5D MKIII, and they work great. The only thing that would make it better is if the tilt lock was on the left side.
Excerpt: I use a professional 4K television camera and head on a weekly basis and wanted something I could use on my D750 DSLR to get more fluid shots. This head fits the bill. Smooth, easily adjusted and not too big. love it!
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion
Excerpt: the head is very substantial (I was expecting a smaller head for some reason), solid build and smooth. Adjustments are easy to make and I especially like the dial for adjusting pan speed. The fact that it detaches/can attach to a slider is a bonus!
Excerpt: My experience with Manfrotto products so far has been almost universally positive and this head isn't an exception. It's very strong, sturdy, has smooth movement and feels like it'll last for decades.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp