Manfrotto 526 Pro Fluid Video Head

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The 526 Professional Fluid Video Head directly addresses the heavy-duty, high-end ENG and EFP video market by offering a feature-packed fluid video head that borrows all the combined benefits of our 500 series heads with the ability to support top weight loads over 15 lbs. The 526 features a replaceable and removable pan arm rosette so if any damage occurs to the side castings, only a small part needs to be replaced; large rubber padded knobs for better grip and all the controls (tilt and pan lock, tilt drag) are located on the left side so they can be easily found. The 526 offers our most precise fluid drag system comprised of three step settings for low, medium and high drag levels (numbered 1, 2 and 3), plus the additional 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. The 526 comes with one pan arm and the long 357PLV plate.


  • 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

  • 100mm ball for leveling

  • Telescopic Pan Bar


Brand Manfrotto
Model 526


Type Pro Fluid Video Head
Color Black

Physical Information

Load Capacity 35.27lbs.
Max. Height Working Height 5.91 in
Min. Height Working Height 5.91 in
Weight 10.14lbs
Construction Aluminum
User Controls Pan/ Drag 0 plus 3 steps

Special Features

Features Bubble Level

Recommended Uses

Uses Safety Payload Weight: 35.27 lbs
Counterbalance Weight: 17.64 → 33.07 lbs