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Manfrotto MVT502AM
8.8 out of 10

Manfrotto MVT502AM

The Manfrotto MVT502AM is a compact, lightweight video tripod Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Good sticks

Zaphod, B&H Photo
5 days ago
  • Excerpt: Good sticks, although a bit more wobbly than I expected. I've got about 10 pounds of camera on it and if I use a sand bag it makes it much more sturdy, only thing missing is a way to hang a sandbag from the center support
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Overall 8
8.0

Great (but not quite perfect) Video tripod

Slothead, B&H Photo
27 March 2016
  • Excerpt: This tripod is pretty sturdy, and also pretty large. It can be a little tricky to extend ans the parallel rods on each leg can get bound if they don't come out evenly. But once the legs are extended, it is pretty sturdy and stable - just the right amount for a fairly heavy load and stable videoing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great build

BTD, B&H Photo
9 March 2016
  • Excerpt: Used the new tripod this weekend in a run-n-gun shoot for a firearms commercial. Worked great! Super rigid for being so light! Wish it had the leg plane adjustments like some of the other manfrotto tripods.
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Overall 8
8.0

Another good Manfrotto product

Rob, B&H Photo
24 August 2015
  • Excerpt: I purchased this tripod for dslr video shooting and it works just fine. It's not as rock solid as my good photo tripods, but quite adequate for video shooting. This tripod is very light, folds up quickly & easily and has no problem handling the weight of my rig (cage, mic, lighting, monitor, etc.).
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Overall 6
6.0

Stronger than it feels

JohnnyKaboom, B&H Photo
13 August 2015
  • Excerpt: An interesting design, the aluminum telescopic legs feel a touch flimsy when fully extended but have an oddly firm resilliance. Some of the thin metal bars make for pinch points at the mid level brace. However, it's light easy to move and can bear a surprising amount of weight.
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Overall 8
8.0

Light, sturdy tripod

Frankfurt, B&H Photo
6 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this for video and small carbon jib. Seems to hold the weight and very light. The upper allen is not tight on upper legs and allen wrench doesn't fit to tighten. Sweet tripod yet be nice if the parts were made to replace individually.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great light weight sticks

WHOSZOO, B&H Photo
24 April 2014
  • Excerpt: These sticks are really lightweight and easy to use.
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Overall 6
6.0

does the job

p-shooter, B&H Photo
9 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I like the small folded size and lightweight, but the legs don't slide in/out smoothly...a little sticky and feels a little flimsy.
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Overall 10
10

Works great

White Knuckle Studios, B&H Photo
10 October 2012
  • Excerpt: I have used this tripod with the 501 head on two jobs:1. A full day wedding2. A 3 day trip to Southern Mexico.Here's what I like about it. It's light. It fit in my checked luggage without the head.... I can easily carry it around with the camera and quickly set it up with the half ball to level.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Overall, Could be more stable

James, B&H Photo
30 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this product for a wide range of video work. The Legs seem like they can support a good amount of weight but when extended to full capacity the connections aren't as strong as I wanted.
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