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  • Webcode: 258157 • Mfr: 509HD
Product Highlights
  • 13.5 kg (29.76 lbs) Max. Load Capacity
  • 3.9 kg (8.59 lbs) Weight
  • -60° / +90° Tilt Range
  • 1/4-3/8'' Attachment Type
  • Quick Release
  • Aluminum Material Construction
  • Level 1 Bubble Level
Manfrotto 509HD Pro Fluid Video Head Manfrotto 509HD Pro Fluid Video Head
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The Manfotto 509HD is the result of an important technical evolution - the perfect synthesis between an innovative “bridge architecture” and Manfrotto’s cutting edge engineering: Bridging Technology - an exclusive Manfrotto patent.

A new bridge leading the videographer and photographer to even better results with today's high-definition cameras. The 509HD’s FDS (Fluid Drag System) is based on variable fluid cartridges on both, Tilt and Pan axes; the ergonomics of the controls have been noticeably improved to make use of the FDS even easier. Movement around the axes is smoothed by ball-bearing units which remove all unwanted vibration. All of this guarantees ultimate control and excellent video camera support, no matter what the situation, the shooting style, or the equipment set-up.

The load capacity has also been improved: the 509HD supports rigs up to 28.8lb (13kg) at 55mm C.O.G and two 3/8” threads on the top plate allow accessories, such as monitors and arms, to be fitted straight to the head, thus eliminating the need for extra clamps, saving set-up time and freeing the video camera’s hot shoe for other components. The 509HD features the ABR (Advanced Balancing Recorder) for precision when fixing equipment, ensuring a perfect balancing position, saving time and making this operation much more efficient, accurate and fast. The system can be leveled thanks to the Ø100mm half ball and the illuminated leveling bubble. Systems available with aluminium twin legs tripods (middle spreader or ground spreader) or carbon fibre single tubes tripod.

Key Features

  • Load Capacity up to 28.8 lb (13 kg)
  • 4-Step Counterbalance Mechanism
  • Ergonomic Adjustments
  • Bridging Technology
  • Advance Balancing Recorder


Product Specifications


Detailed Specifications
Additional pan handle 509HLV
Attachment 3/8" male thread attachment type
Attachment number 1/4" and 3/8" screws Attachment type
Balance control 4 step: 0kg – 4.3kg – 8.65kg – 13kg
Front tilt -60° / +90° tilt range
Half ball diameter 100.0 mm
Independent pan lock Yes
Independent tilt lock Yes
Levelling bubble Illuminated
Load capacity 13 kg
Material Aluminum
Maximum working temperature 60 degrees C.
Minimum working temperature -20 degrees C.
Pan bar positions 2
Pan bars included 1
Pan drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max level
Panoramic rotation 360 °
Quick release Yes
Plate type 509PLONG
Secondary safety system Yes
Sliding travel of plate 83.0 mm
Tilt drag Continuously adjustable from 0 to max level
Working height 17.8 cm
Weight 3.8 kg

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Manfrotto 509HD Pro Fluid Video Head

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