The 528XB is the ideal location tripod, with a massive 110 lbs (50kg) load capacity. It is a sturdy single-stage tripod with a single-tube leg structure. Tubes are made of stainless steel for strength under heavy loads, and aluminum for weight saving. The leg spread is fully adjustable, but also incorporates a 30° locked position for faster set up and greater strength. A 100mm bowl accepts industry-standard half-ball video heads and allows you to level the head quickly for accurate panoramic shots. The included claw ball allows you to use it with heads not equipped with a half ball. The 528XB includes a versatile mid-level spreader, which has telescopic ''ratchet'' braces that click into place in each of the preset positions for faster deployment. Each brace can be individually set, allowing each tripod leg to be separately positioned.
A perfect balance of design and performance, the Manfrotto 509 fluid video head with incorporated 100mm half ball puts you in control. Stability, strength and speed to suit any condition. The head is made from durable aluminium. When you’re setting up a shot, the Manfrotto head offers unrivalled stability thanks to variable fluid drag system in both pan and tilt movement which allows smooth shooting, and a 4-step counterbalance system up to 12,8Kg at 55mm C.O.G or 8,5 kg at 125mm C.O.G. The head has a maximum payload of 13.5kg at 55mm C.O.G or 9Kg at 125mm C.O.G. Easy link 3/8'' thread connections allow an external monitor or other accessory equipment to be fitted. The 509 features the ABR (Advanced Balancing Recorder) for precision when fixing equipment, ensuring a perfect balancing position, saving time and making this operation much more efficient, accurate and fast. Levelling is simple thanks to the 100mm diameter half ball and backlit levelling bubble.