The 501HDV includes a powerful new feature inspired by our top professional video head models a fixed counterbalance spring (set for a typical weight of camera + accessories of 5.5 lbs.) that helps ensure both smoother tilt movements and greater equipment safety even when tilt locks are inadvertently left off.
The easy-to-reach on/off switch allows the counterbalance system to be disengaged or re-engaged for different filming setups. From the outside, the first thing that you'll notice about the new 501HDV video head is its updated design completely retuned for much improved ergonomics with locks and knobs that allow a more solid gripand better fingertip control.
The 501HDV inherits its separate pan and tilt locks, gradual tilt friction adjustment system, flat base (with standard 3/8" thread), quick release camera plate and repositionable pan bar from its successful predecessor.
The Manfrotto 501HDV is commonly used for Stabilization and more.The Manfrotto 501HDV is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Manfrotto 501HDV: Attaches firmly, Large range of motion, Stable and Strong clamp.
|Max load Capacity||13.2 lbs|
|Head height||4.5 inches|
|Female Thread size (Connect to Tripod)||3/8" female thread to mount on 2.95" (75 mm) flat top tripod|
|Notes||Pan Drag 1 step plus variable Teflon friction
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Pan Handle 1
Tilt Drag 1 step plus variable Teflon friction
Independent Tilt Lock Yes