Manfrotto has developed the 519, a compact, yet heavy duty fluid video head capable of accommodating a counterbalance payload from 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg) up to 19.8 lbs (9 kg). In addition, fluid drag is easily controlled with a large click-stop numbered knob in seven increments. Drag can be adjusted from the highest possible setting to nearly zero drag, allowing for the finest control through 360° pan and +90° to -90° tilt.
A two stage, lightweight, high tensile aluminum tripod that is extremely rigid and stable. The 525MVB has a die-cast aluminum crown with a built-in 75mm interface bowl, adjustable leg clamp levers for reliability and safety in the field and a floor-level spreader which aids tripod leg angle setting adjustment. Lowest leg section has twin spiked metal feet. The tripod can also be equipped with spiked feet shoes, different types of dollies and two models of mid level spreader.