Manfrotto 526,528XBK-1 Overview
The 526-1 Fluid Video Head with 528XBK Tripod & Carrying Bag Kit from Manfrotto bundles the 526-1 Fluid Head with 528XB Heavy-Duty Tripod legs, a mid-level spreader, and a soft carrying bag. The 526-1 Fluid Head features the 357PLV-1 Sliding Plate with secure, two-screw mounting and includes both 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 screws.
Manfrotto 526-1 Professional Fluid Video Head
The 526-1 Professional Fluid Video Head from Manfrotto supports camera rigs up to 35 lb and includes the 357PLV-1 sliding plate with secure, two-screw 1/4″-20 or 3/8″-16 mounting. Controls are placed at the operator’s left side, and the rosette-mounted pan arm can be easily removed or replaced if necessary.
This head features fluid drag with three levels each of pan and tilt as well as a zero-drag setting for whip-pans and fast tilts. Counterbalance is continuously variable for weights ranging from 17.5 to 33 lb. The 526-1 mounts via its 100mm ball and can be leveled using the bright bubble.
Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod
With a maximum load capacity of 110 lbs, the Manfrotto 528XB Heavy Duty Tripod is built to handle really heavy loads, and ideal for supporting camera jib arms. Despite its obvious strength, however, a close inspection reveals that this tripod offers quite a bit of brains and good looks to go along with its brawn.
The 528XB incorporates a fully adjustable mid-level spreader, which features telescopic ratchet braces that click into place in each of the preset positions for faster deployment. It also features an industry-standard 100mm bowl to accept 100mm half-ball video heads, and reversible leg ends which have rubber feet as well as stainless-steel spikes, for use in virtually any environment.