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Manfrotto 509HD Professional Video Head

B&H # MA509HD Mfr # 509HD
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You Pay: $751.80
Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity up to 29 lb (13.1 kg)
  • 100 mm Half Ball
  • 4-Step Counterbalance Mechanism
  • Ergonomic Adjustments
  • Bridging Technology
  • Advance Balancing Recorder

The Manfrotto 509HD Professional Video Head supports professional video camera systems weighing up to 29 lb (13.1 kg). A 4-step counterbalance mechanism ensures optimum balance and helps for quick setup. The tripod head features ergonomic adjustments, easy-link connectors and uses light-weight PVC free materials in its components. Featuring the Bridging Technology with a ball bearing drag system, the tripod head offers professional quality stability as well as precise, smooth movements.

A unique Advance Balancing Recorder feature can record the perfect balanced position for your camera equipment so that the position can be recalled later on. This electronic ABR feature reduces the time needed for setting up and balancing your camera system on the tripod head.

Complete tripod solution with the 509HLV Pan bar and 509PLONG quick-release plate for professional video camera systems
Comes with a sturdy box

509HD Tripod Head

Tripod head for professional video applications
Load capacity up to 29 lb (13.1 kg)
4-step counterbalance mechanism ensures optimum balance and helps for quick setup
Ergonomic adjustments and easy-link connectors
Uses light-weight PVC free materials in its components
Bridging Technology with a ball bearing drag system, the tripod head offers professional quality stability as well as precise, smooth movements
Advance Balancing Recorder (ABR) feature can record the perfect balanced position for your camera equipment so that the position can be recalled later on
ABR reduces camera setting up / balancing time
Additional Pan Handle 509HLV
Attachment 3/8" male thread attachment
1/4" and 3/8" screws attachment type
Balance Control 4 step: 0 lb (0 kg), 9.5 lb (4.3 kg), 19.06 lb (8.64 kg), 28.6 lb (13 kg)
Tilt Range -60°/+90° (front)
Half Ball Diameter 3.94" (100 mm)
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Independent Tilt Lock Yes
Bubble Level Yes, Illuminated
Material Aluminum
Pan Bar Positions: 2
Pan Drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max level
Panoramic Rotation 360°
Plate Type 509LONG
Quick Release Yes
Secondary Safety System Yes
Sliding Travel of Plate 3.27" (83 mm)
Tilt Drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max level
Load Capacity 28.66 lb (13 kg)
Maximum Operating Temperature 140°F (60°C)
Minimum Operating Temperature -4°F (-20°C)
Working Height 7.01" (17.8 cm)
Weight 8.38 lb (3.8 kg)
Manfrotto 509HD Professional Video Head
  • 509HLV Pan Bar for Video Heads
  • 509PLONG Quick-Release Plate for 509HD Head
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    Manfrotto509HD Professional Video Head
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

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      4.0

      Good quality fluid head

      By nsxdavid

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Solid construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto 509HD Professional Video Head:

        Tripod heads are one of those things that cost more than the camera you put on them... at least if you want a really good one. This is one of the better low cost ones (where "low cost" is relative).

        I do not like it that the quick plate is built in since I like to use the Kessler Quick Release system. So I have to stack a quick release system on top of their quick release plate. But it works.

        The fluid mechanism is pretty good at this price point. And for most applications it'll be fine. You'll need to spend a lot more to get any better.

        The auto-balance system is not really what it seems. You have to balance it manually and then the system will record that position to help you return the camera to that spot later. Which, given the way rigs can change and adjust is something that gets no use from me.

        The counterbalance is finiky like every counter balance I've used.

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        4.0

        Great Tripod Head, Well Worth The Cost!

        By Nathaniel E.

        from Jeffersonville, IN

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 509HD Professional Video Head:

          I purchased this head to go with my Acebil legs. I have been very pleased in the weeks since I received it. Panning and tilting is very smooth, the counterbalance feature has already saved my camera a couple of times and the balance recorder is a MASSIVE time saver.

          The head feels a little heavy compared to the tripod I had before, but I actually like the wait as it helps reduce vibrations.

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          5.0

          Top shelf as expected from Manfrotto

          By BHFan

          from Memphis, TN

          About Me Technically Challenged

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          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 509HD Professional Video Head:

              I am a novice but had no trouble figuring out (and following illustrations) as to how to use this with a cobra crane and a Manfrotto Sympla matte rig. It is heavy enough without being too heavy for one person to move. Quality throughout.

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              5.0

              Works as advertised

              By Bfree

              from Perth, Western Australia

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Stabilization

              Comments about Manfrotto 509HD Professional Video Head:

              Only just got the product - havent spent much time testing. Very well built only problem so far is that the sliding plate can only be inserted from the rear of the head

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              Quick Release Plates

              Manfrotto -  509PLONG Quick-Release Plate for 509HD Head
              • You Pay: $39.99
               

              Handles & Accessories

              Manfrotto -  509HLV Pan Bar for Video Heads
              • You Pay: $45.00
               
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