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Manfrotto ™
A Vitec Group brand

503HDV Pro Fluid Video Head

Part # 503HDV

REPLACES PART # 3460 , 503


The 503HDV has a completely new ergonomic, easy-to-use, functional design; features include large ergonomic locks and knobs allowing for a more solid grip and better control. For enhanced ease of use, the tilt lock and friction controls are located on the left side of the head.It has an improved and adjustable counterbalance capacity: a switch controls the different counterbalance settings, allowing the user to adjust the system to accommodate various payloads for different filming needs. The counterbalance system can be adjusted to four positions ensuring both smoother tilt movements and greater equipment safety. In addition, it has an illuminated levelling bubble - making it easy for shooters to level the camera in low-light conditions. In addition to the old 503, the 503HDV has also a replaceable pan bar rosette.


additional pan handle
3/8'' female thread to mount on 75 mm flat top tripod attachment type
attachment number
1/4'' and 3/8'' screws attachment type
balance control
4 step: 0Kg - 1.3Kg - 2.6Kg - 3.9Kg
front tilt
-60° / +90° tilt range
independent pan lock
independent tilt lock
levelling bubble
maximum working temperature
60 °C
minimum working temperature
-20 °C
pan bars included (no.)
1 number
pan drag
continuously adjustable from 0 to max level
panoramic rotation
360 °
plate type
quick release
secondary safety system
sliding travel of plate
58 mm
tilt drag
continuously adjustable from 0 to max level
safety payload
8 kg
1.95 kg
working height
11.5 cm


Warranty Manfrotto Video Products

This products is warranted to be fit for the purpose for which it has been designed, and to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee does not cover the product against subsequent damage or misuse. The period of validity of the Standard Limited Warranty is defined by the law in force in the country, state or region where the product is sold. Please retain your receipt as proof of purchase to repair your product under warranty.

How to get an extra 3 years' warranty coverage
Beyond the standard compulsory coverage outlined above, this product is eligible for a warranty extension up to 3 years. The Limited Conventional Warranty Extension does not affect the standard compulsory coverage. To take advantage of the warranty extension scheme, you must register your purchase at warranty.manfrotto.com.

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