New! Video Chat Connect with a Pro Video Expert – Live

Manfrotto 503HDV,536K 536 Tripod 503 HDV Head Kit

BH #MA536503HDVK • MFR #503HDV,536K
Manfrotto
Manfrotto 503HDV,536K 536 Tripod 503 HDV Head Kit
Key Features
  • 536 CF Tripod
  • 503HDV Head
  • Supports 17.6 lbs (8kg)
The Manfrotto 503HDV,536K is a tripod system that consists of the 503HDV head and 536 3-stage carbon fiber tripod. This kit works well for mid-sized camcorders needing a professional lightweight support system.
No Longer Available

True Know-How

Ask Our Experts

800.606.6969

Manfrotto 503HDV Tripod System Overview

The Manfrotto 503HDV,536K is a tripod system that consists of the 503HDV head and 536 3-stage carbon fiber tripod. This kit works well for mid-sized camcorders needing a professional lightweight support system.

503HDV Fluid Head

The continuously-variable fluid drag system of the 503HDV provides just the right amount of dampening for any shot on your list; from whip pans to slow motion, just dial in drag to touch. This capability, in conjunction with the 3-step counterbalance, delivers the type of finger-tip camera control normally found on much more costly production fluid heads.

536 Tripod

Thanks to carbon fiber single-tube and magnesium die castings, this tripod provides great stability and load capability in a lightweight, ergonomic, and easy-to-use design. Along with its low minimum height of 16" (with head) and high maximum of 85", the 536 offers an angle selector for adjusting leg angles with precision and ease.

Manfrotto 503HDV Tripod System Specs

General
Load Capacity17.6 lbs
8 kg
Maximum Height84.4"
214.5cm
Maximum Height w/o Column ExtendedN/A
Minimum Height15.5"
39.5cm
Folded Length32.4"
82.5cm
Leveling Bubble/IlluminatedYes/Yes
Weight11.5 lbs
5.2 kg
Head
Counter Balance SystemFixed Spring
Quick Release/Wedge PlateYes
Balance PlateSliding 58mm
Tilt DragContinuously Adjustable from 0 to Max Level
Tilt Range-60° / +90°
Tilt LockYes
Spring Loaded Counter BalanceContinuously Adjustable from 0 to Max Level
Pan Range360°
Pan LockYes
Legs
MaterialCarbon Fiber
Head Attachment Fitting75/100mm Bowl
Leg Stages/Sections3/4
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Spiked/Retractable FeetRetractable Spikes, Rubber Feet
Center BraceNo, Leg Angle Selector

Manfrotto 503HDV Tripod System Reviews

Very solid, very good value for money

By HD Baltic
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-04-07

Noone likes wobbly tripods. This one is very very solid. And the video head is very very good. And the bag that comes with it is amazing. Only minus - its quite heavy. Don't pick it to carry on your back. You'll break it.

killer tripod and a great HDV head

By Chad
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2010-10-20

bought this tripod combo for my new video DSLR setup. the tripod is super solid even at the tallest height... which is pretty tall. i can barely reach to touch the top of the tripod. this extra height allows you to setup the camera so it's over the top of a crowd of people in addition to the height, the tripod can be setup to be very low with the legs spread to a very wide angle. this gives even more support when needed. the tripod just doesn't move even with all of my gear on it while the new 504HDV head is out (and getting good reviews), i opted to save some money and get the older 503HDV head. no regrets so far. the head is very smooth and handles well only minor issue is that the 503 head doesn't have enough counter balance for my heaviest rig which means i have to lock down the tilt when i let go of the camera. if your rig is very heavy, you'll probably want to opt for the 504HDV head instead the included bag is a nice extra... has enough room for my monopod with ballhead (and still not packed full)

See any errors on this page? Let us know

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

Close

Close

Close