|504 HD Fluid Head|
They claim it's all ball bearings these days, and I have to agree. The movement on my DSLR is smooth like butta. It balanced and mounted within 60 seconds of first use.
For under $1k, you get a great DSLR head, with some nice carbon fiber legs. You can't go wrong with this upgrade, especially if you're struggling with the friction on the 501HDV. I recommend this system if you are looking for something fast and professional in any setting. The ENG crowd will love it.
< Unique bridging technology can support up to 16.3 lbs, and sits atop the 75mm half ball. Leveling is easy with the back-lit bubble level.
|3/8" f for Magic Arm|
< The 504HD has two 3/8" f threads for adding a magic arm (for monitor or light). One on each side of the top plate, this is a big change from the 501HDV.
< Using the 3/8" f thread to add a magic arm and focus monitor.
< The making of: Leica D-Lux 3, Bogen Magic Arm, Lite Panel Micro shooting the Canon 5D Mark II on a Manfrotto 504HD fluid head & Manfrotto 535 carbon Fiber legs.