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Manfrotto ™
A Vitec Group brand


Part # 503


The 503 is designed to support the latest professional digital video cameras. Particular care has been taken to achieve the best fl uid control, the smoothest possible pan and tilt movements and the most customisable performance using a manually adjustable drag variation mechanism. Additionally, the 503 is equipped with a built-in balance spring (set for an ideal load of approx. 2.5 kg) to maintain camera positioning during tilt movements. The 503 head has the best price/performance ratio of any fl uid head on the market today. Designed for payloads up to an ample 8kg, its light but positive fl uid movement provides exceptionally smooth control, thanks also to its new fi ne-control drag device, which offers continuous adjustment from nearly 0 drag to maximum. The 503 has a quick-release sliding plate with VHS pin, a single telescopic pan handle and fl at base with 3/8” tripod socket.


additional pan handle
attaches by.
1/4'' and 3/8'' screws attachment type
3/8'' female thread attachment type
balance control
one fix spring for 2.5kg camera weight
bubble spirit level (no.)
1 number
black color
front tilt
-60° / +90° tilt range
independent pan lock
independent tilt lock
maximum working temperature
-20 °C
minimum working temperature
60 °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
1.6 kg
working height
10.5 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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