This B&H kit pairs the Manfrotto 504HD Video Fluid Head with the 536 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod to form a solid yet lightweight support system that's ready for action. The head supports up to 16.5 lbs (7.5 kg) of professional video gear, be it a mid-sized HD camcorder or a fully outfitted DSLR camera rig. The 504HD head introduces Manfrotto's redesigned counterbalance system with four presets from 0 to 16.5 lbs. The head's redesigned variable friction components are marked clearly with degree scales, and pan/tilt movement is vibration-free.
The 536 tripod's four sections extend to a towering maximum height of 79.2" (203 cm). An angle selector helps set the legs in the proper position, and rubber feet (with retractable spikes) help keep the system firmly in place. A screw-in half bowl adapter offers the user the ability to work with 75 or 100mm bowl heads.
Manfrotto 504HD Fluid Video Head
The Manfrotto 504HD Fluid Video Head introduces a revolutionary new design that improves performance while reducing weight, as well as offering a soupçon of style. The head's patented Bridging Technology allows for a wider top plate and longer sliding plate that add stability and balance to a set of state-of-the-art professional features.
With its ability to support up to 16.5 lbs, the 504HD can be used with a variety of video and photo cameras. The newly designed counterbalance system includes four presets--from 0 to 16.5 lbs--enabling proper balance no matter what the camera's size or weight.
At the same time, redesigned variable friction components--with clearly marked degree scales and vibration-free movement--bring new levels of fine tuning to your tilts and pans. An illuminated leveling bubble keeps horizons from tilting, even in the dark, while independent disc-brake locks make sure the head stays secure when at rest.
Whether you're using a pro camcorder or a highly accessorized video DSLR on a rod/rail system, the 504HD takes some of the strain off your support rig by providing two 3/8" threads integrated into the sides of the top plate. These Easy Link Connectors allow attachment of monitors, arms, and other accessories directly to the head, making the camera less top-heavy while reducing setup time. All while being oh-so-stylish!
PAN fluid drag system for a more ergonomic operation
Easy Link Connectors for a more flexible accessory attachment
Wider top plate and longer sliding plate for extra stability and balance while using video or photo equipment
More rigid structure for maximum precision and improved responsiveness
4-step counterbalance system ensures quick set-up and optimal performance
Ball-bearing drag system for precise, smooth movements
Lightweight modern materials for optimum balance of strength and size
Manfrotto 536 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod
The Manfrotto 536 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod has 4-sections and a 75/100 mm half bowl adapter for industry standard fluid heads. With carbon fiber tubes and magnesium die castings, the 536 boasts great stability, high load capability, and light weight.
Thanks to carbon fiber single tube and magnesium die castings, this tripod provides great stability and load capability in a lightweight, ergonomic, easy-to-use and compact design
An angle selector is offered for adjusting the leg angle in an easy and precise way
Half Bowl Adapter
A screw-in half bowl adapter offers the user the ability to work with 75 or 100 mm half bowl heads