Manfrotto Tripod System

Lightweight, compact and sturdy

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 14-April 19, 2012) – Manfrotto Distribution, world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for photography and imaging, has announced the launch of the new 701HDV, MVT502AM Tripod System.  The system will debut at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas.

“We are thrilled to debut the new lightweight system at the 2012 National Association of Broadcasters show,” said Wayne Schulman, Sales & Product Manager, Video. “This new system incorporates the reliable and lightweight 701HDV fluid head and the new MVT502AM tripod.  The system is lightweight, compact and is amazingly sturdy.  The new telescoping tandem; or twin tubes are a first for Manfrotto.  The design provides the stability of a twin tube tripod with the ease of use of a single leg tripod and we look forward to showcasing it to NAB attendees at this year’s show.”

The Manfrotto 701HDV,MVT502AM Tripod System with Carrying Bag is a lightweight tripod system kit for camcorders or DSLRs up to 8.8 lb.  This System combines the 701HDV Pro Fluid Head with the brand new MVT502AM tripod.  The system is perfect for back packers and air travel as it folds down smaller than any Manfrotto pro video system to date, yet does not compromise performance.
The 701HDV Video Head was developed specifically to support the latest prosumer and professional, compact HD camcorders, the 701HDV offers an updated design, which has been created for improved ergonomics with locks and knobs that allow for a more solid grip and better control, a better fluidity thanks to improved internal fluid cartridges, a double pan-bar rosette and a bigger sliding plate to optimize the position of the camera considering its center of gravity.

Manfrotto’s compact new telescopic tripod gives improved stability. The MVT502AM tripod is a 2 stage tripod with three telescopic-twin sections, assuring a compact size when folded.  In the MVK502AM system it comes with a 75mm bowl but can be adapted to 60mm.

Innovative ellipse-profile aluminum twin tubes with newly designed leg locking collars give the tripod excellent rigidity and stability.
The new rubber feet improve grip on all floor and ground surfaces.
As with all video products Manfrotto designs and makes, the new 701HDV,MVT502AM and its components embodies our long heritage and our advanced approach to research and development.

Manfrotto ensures that the 701HDV,MVT502AM’s build quality and reliability are up to the same exacting standards as ever; while focus on cutting edge technology and design gives the system and its components professional performance and ease of use.  
Street price of the system is $350.  

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About Manfrotto Distribution
Manfrotto Distribution, Inc. is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the photographic, video, cine and lighting production markets. Manfrotto Distribution is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, Avenger and Lastolite. As the U.S. distributor of National Geographic, Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, Genus and Rotatrim, which are available nationwide through an extensive network of authorized dealers, Manfrotto Distribution offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Manfrotto Distribution international network covers the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Hong Kong, China and