Author Topic: Manfrotto 500AH fluid head  (Read 873 times)

Mike G

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Re: Manfrotto 500AH fluid head
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2020, 16:21:08 »
Simone it depends how much the resistance is turned up! Otherwise gravity will take over? The head can be locked separately for vertical or horizontal movements.
There are some YouTube videos to explain it better than I can. (Manfrotto and Henry Hudson)
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simsurace

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Re: Manfrotto 500AH fluid head
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2020, 17:13:48 »
Simone it depends how much the resistance is turned up! Otherwise gravity will take over? The head can be locked separately for vertical or horizontal movements.
There are some YouTube videos to explain it better than I can. (Manfrotto and Henry Hudson)

I mean with the tilt friction knob open all the way. Unfortunately the videos don't cover this aspect. You would have to tilt the head and then let it go. Most people just keep holding the handle while tilting back and forth. It is hard to see whether they apply force and in which direction.
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Ilkka Nissilä

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Re: Manfrotto 500AH fluid head
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2020, 18:39:15 »
Mike, what happens when you tilt the head and then let go? Does it return to a horizontal position? It would be great if you could try this with and without camera.

I think in the ideal situation the head (correctly counterbalanced) will simply stay in position rather than return to level as you let go.

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Re: Manfrotto 500AH fluid head
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2020, 19:17:04 »
Ilkka, you are quite right, in a very inelegant way that’s what I was try not very successfully to say
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