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Manfrotto MVA518W Sympla Adjustable Handles

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Manfrotto MVA518W Sympla Adjustable Handles

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Manfrotto MVA518W Sympla Adjustable Handles


The Brilliant New SYMPLA Camera support system from Manfrotto, Every person is different in height and build, and when it comes down to something as critical as a professional video rig, everyone has their own preferences for comfort and support. The handles are where the ergonomics and positioning flexibility of SYMPLA really come into play: mounted on ball joints (inspired by Manfrotto’s professional photographic heads), they can quickly be set wider, closer, vertically, horizontally or at any intermediate angle, rotated 360°... even upside-down – in whatever position you find most stable and most comfortable. SYMPLA Adjustable Handles are fitted on a Universal Mount by two flyout arms that can be angled independently to bring the handles closer together or set them farther apart. The handles pivot on ball joints for easier adjustment: a twist of the single locking dial on each handle loosens or blocks all movement, allowing them to be rotated freely and quickly set at the exact position and angle required. The handles can be set in customary vertical or near-vertical positions, but also horizontally like motorbike handlebars. When a SYMPLA rig is mounted on a video head, the handles can be used as double pan bars. SYMPLA Adjustable Handles can be inverted and used upside down if more comfortable and convenient for the particular rig set-up. The PVC-free Adjustable Handles are supplied with two metal spacers that can be fitted between the handle and ball joint to lengthen the arms. The same spacers also adapt the handles for use with Manfrotto’s clamp and joystick remote control units: use a single spacer at the top of both arms if using the Clamp-On HDSLR Remote Control; if using the Deluxe HDSLR Remote Control in place of one of the Adjustable Handles, both spacers should be fitted at the top of remaining handle to make it the same length.


SYMPLA is a professional modular video rig system that extends and complements new cameras, allows for stable support and framing, supports essential accessories features, offering versatility and high performance as well as comfort, safety and much simpler and faster set up than existing rigs.

SYMPLA is built for flexibility and speed, so you can change anything and everything easily and quickly: hand grip positions, counterbalance, camera body, lens, accessories, filters, light-shielding angle; shoulder-supported, hand-held, or tripod/monopod-mounted… whatever you need to get the shot, the second you need it.

SYMPLA is quick to fine-tune, so even when you need to make changes to your rig on-location and mid-shoot, SYMPLA’s minimal locks and tool-free adjusters will let you get back to shooting quickly.

Thanks to our revolutionary camera remotes which fit the rig handgrips, SYMPLA allows precise fingertip control of framing and camera functions without losing the grip position and keeping your eyes on the frame, helping you capture stable, usable, creative footage. And SYMPLA can quickly be extended: whether you start from one of our kits, or from single components, you can build the exact rig you need for the shot, as soon as you need it.

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