Manfrotto 526
Fluid Tripod Video Head

OUR PART #  526-MANFROTTO

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The Manfrotto 526 is a compact, yet heavy-duty fluid video head that is unique in that it is the only video head on the market incorporating both interchangeable counter-balance springs and an adjustment knob. Combining both features allows videographers to easily interchange a vast array of cameras of various weights, as well as quickly fine tune the perfect balance point of whatever camera being used - all with just one head. The 526 directly addresses the high-end, heavy-duty ENG and EFP video markets, offering a feature-packed fluid video head that borrows all the combined benefits of Manfrotto's 500 series heads along with the ability to support top weight loads of up to 35.27 lbs. It features a replaceable, removable pan arm rosette so if any damage occurs to the side castings, only a small part needs to be replaced. Pan and tilt fluid drag is easily controlled with a large, rubber padded click-stop numbered knobs giving a better grip. Drag can be adjusted from the highest possible setting to zero drag, allowing for the finest control through 360° pan and +75° to -70° tilt. All the controls (tilt and pan lock, tilt drag) are located on the left side so they're easily found. The 526 offers Manfrotto's most precise fluid drag system yet. It's comprised of 3 step settings for low, medium, and high drag levels (numbered 1, 2, and 3). Additionally, it has a 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. It includes 1 pan arm and the long 357PLV plate.

Manfrotto 526 Features:

  • Variable Fluid Drag System on PAN and TILT movements
  • Variable Counterbalance system on TILT movement
  • Sliding plate for the fastest camera connection and set up
  • Ø100mm ball for levelling
  • Telescopic Pan Bar

Manfrotto 526 Specifications:

  • Weight: 162.24 oz (4600 g)
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Safety Payload Weight: 35.27 lbs (16 kg)
  • Counterbalanced Weight: 33.07 lbs (15 kg)
  • Tilt Drag: 0 plus 3 step
  • Pan Drag: 0 plus 3 step
  • Pan: 360°
  • Independent Pan Lock: Yes
  • Tilt: +75°/-70°
  • Tilt Drag: Continuously variable from 0 to Max
  • Independent Tilt Lock: Yes
  • Plate Type: 357PLV
  • Ball: 100mm Half Ball
  • Center of gravity: 4.92" (125mm)
  • Front Tilt: -70° / +75°
  • Bubble Spirit Level (No.): 1
  • Top Attachment: 1/4? screw, 3/8? screw
  • Color: Black
  • Easy Link: No
  • Head Type: Video/Fluid Head
  • Maximum Working Temperature: 140° F (60° C)
  • Minimum Working Temperature: -4° F (-20° C)
  • Pan Bar Included: Yes
  • Panoramic Rotation: 360
  • Quick Release: Yes
  • Working Height: 5.91" (15cm)
  • Head Height: 5.9"
  • Head Bowl: 100 mm
  • Pan Handle: 1

Manfrotto 526
Fluid Tripod Video Head

OUR PART #  526-MANFROTTO

Product Information:

The Manfrotto 526 is a compact, yet heavy-duty fluid video head that is unique in that it is the only video head on the market incorporating both interchangeable counter-balance springs and an adjustment knob. Combining both features allows videographers to easily interchange a vast array of cameras of various weights, as well as quickly fine tune the perfect balance point of whatever camera being used - all with just one head. The 526 directly addresses the high-end, heavy-duty ENG and EFP video markets, offering a feature-packed fluid video head that borrows all the combined benefits of Manfrotto's 500 series heads along with the ability to support top weight loads of up to 35.27 lbs. It features a replaceable, removable pan arm rosette so if any damage occurs to the side castings, only a small part needs to be replaced. Pan and tilt fluid drag is easily controlled with a large, rubber padded click-stop numbered knobs giving a better grip. Drag can be adjusted from the highest possible setting to zero drag, allowing for the finest control through 360° pan and +75° to -70° tilt. All the controls (tilt and pan lock, tilt drag) are located on the left side so they're easily found. The 526 offers Manfrotto's most precise fluid drag system yet. It's comprised of 3 step settings for low, medium, and high drag levels (numbered 1, 2, and 3). Additionally, it has a 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. It includes 1 pan arm and the long 357PLV plate.

Manfrotto 526 Features:

  • Variable Fluid Drag System on PAN and TILT movements
  • Variable Counterbalance system on TILT movement
  • Sliding plate for the fastest camera connection and set up
  • Ø100mm ball for levelling
  • Telescopic Pan Bar

Manfrotto 526 Specifications:

  • Weight: 162.24 oz (4600 g)
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Safety Payload Weight: 35.27 lbs (16 kg)
  • Counterbalanced Weight: 33.07 lbs (15 kg)
  • Tilt Drag: 0 plus 3 step
  • Pan Drag: 0 plus 3 step
  • Pan: 360°
  • Independent Pan Lock: Yes
  • Tilt: +75°/-70°
  • Tilt Drag: Continuously variable from 0 to Max
  • Independent Tilt Lock: Yes
  • Plate Type: 357PLV
  • Ball: 100mm Half Ball
  • Center of gravity: 4.92" (125mm)
  • Front Tilt: -70° / +75°
  • Bubble Spirit Level (No.): 1
  • Top Attachment: 1/4? screw, 3/8? screw
  • Color: Black
  • Easy Link: No
  • Head Type: Video/Fluid Head
  • Maximum Working Temperature: 140° F (60° C)
  • Minimum Working Temperature: -4° F (-20° C)
  • Pan Bar Included: Yes
  • Panoramic Rotation: 360
  • Quick Release: Yes
  • Working Height: 5.91" (15cm)
  • Head Height: 5.9"
  • Head Bowl: 100 mm
  • Pan Handle: 1
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