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9.2 out of 10

Manfrotto 509HD

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Overall 8
8.0

Good quality fluid head

nsxdavid, B&H Photo
19 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Tripod heads are one of those things that cost more than the camera you put on them... at least if you want a really good one. This is one of the better low cost ones (where "low cost" is relative). I do not like it that the quick plate is built in since I like to use the Kessler Quick Release system. So I have to stack a quick release system on top of their quick release plate. But it works. The fluid mechanism is pretty good at this price point.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Solid construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Tripod Head, Well Worth The Cost!

Nathaniel E., B&H Photo
31 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I purchased this head to go with my Acebil legs. I have been very pleased in the weeks since I received it. Panning and tilting is very smooth, the counterbalance feature has already saved my camera a couple of times and the balance recorder is a MASSIVE time saver. The head feels a little heavy compared to the tripod I had before, but I actually like the wait as it helps reduce vibrations.
  • Pros: Good Stability
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

great bang for the buck

WestwayVisuals, B&H Photo
20 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I have the Sony FS-700, matte box, FF, etc and this tripod handles it nicely. It is light enough to cary around all day but not so light as to feel flimsy.The legs lock securely. The only thing keeping this from getting 5 stars is that the tilt lock and pan lock knobs are not very robust. When not locking the tilt or pan they are wobbly in the head. The variable friction is nice throughout the entire range and the counter balance is good as well.
  • Pros: GREAT PRICE, Lightweight, Performance
  • Cons: Weak Tiltpan Knobs
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Overall 10
10

Top shelf as expected from Manfrotto

BHFan, B&H Photo
19 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I am a novice but had no trouble figuring out (and following illustrations) as to how to use this with a cobra crane and a Manfrotto Sympla matte rig. It is heavy enough without being too heavy for one person to move. Quality throughout.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Unfolds Quickly
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Overall 10
10

Works as advertised

Bfree, B&H Photo
25 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Only just got the product - havent spent much time testing. Very well built only problem so far is that the sliding plate can only be inserted from the rear of the head
  • Pros: Good Stability
  • Cons: Heavy
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