Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System

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Main Features
  • Easy Link Connectors for a more flexible accessory attachment
  • More rigid structure for maximum precision and improved responsiveness
  • Ball-bearing drag system for precise, smooth movements
  • Mid-level Spreader
  • PAN fluid drag system for a more ergonomic operation
  • Wider top plate and longer sliding plate for extra stability and balance while using video or photo equipment
  • 4-step counterbalance system
  • Aluminum Legs
  • Tripod Bag

The Manfrotto 504HD Fluid Video Head introduces a revolutionary new design that improves performance while reducing weight, as well as offering a soupçon of style. The head's patented Bridging Technology allows for a wider top plate and longer sliding plate that add stability and balance to a set of state-of-the-art professional features. With its ability to support up to 19.8 lbs, the 504HD can be used with a variety of video and photo cameras. The newly designed counterbalance system includes four presets--from 0 to 16.5 lbs--enabling proper balance no matter what the camera's size or weight.

At the same time, redesigned variable friction components--with clearly marked degree scales and vibration-free movement--bring new levels of fine tuning to your tilts and pans. An illuminated leveling bubble keeps horizons from tilting, even in the dark, while independent disc-brake locks make sure the head stays secure when at rest.

Whether you're using a pro camcorder or a highly accessorized video DSLR on a rod/rail system, the 504HD takes some of the strain off your support rig by providing two 3/8" threads integrated into the sides of the top plate. These Easy Link Connectors allow attachment of monitors, arms, and other accessories directly to the head, making the camera less top-heavy while reducing setup time. All while being oh-so-stylish!

Key Features

• PAN fluid drag system for a more ergonomic operation
• Easy Link Connectors for a more flexible accessory attachment
• Wider top plate and longer sliding plate for extra stability and balance while using video or photo equipment
• More rigid structure for maximum precision and improved responsiveness
• 4-step counterbalance system ensures quick set-up and optimal performance
• Ball-bearing drag system for precise, smooth movements
• Lightweight modern materials for optimum balance of strength and size

546B Tripod
This aluminum two-stage tripod combines stability and strength with affordability. Reaching a maximum height of 60.6" (154cm), the 546B is capable of supporting up to 44 lbs (20kg). Its spiked feet come with rubber overshoes, allowing setups on both smooth floors and uneven surfaces, while a newly designed mid-level telescopic spreader keeps the legs exactly where you need them.
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Head

Load Capacity    19.8 lbs (9kg)

Diameter/Thread    75mm 3/8" Half Ball

Counter Balance System    4 Step

Counter Balance Range    0 to 16.5 lbs (0 to 7.5 kg)

 Quick Release/Wedge Plate    Yes

Balance Plate    Sliding, 1/4" and 3/8" Screws

Tilt Drag    Continuous

Tilt Range    -60° / +90°

Tilt Lock    Independent

Pan Drag    Continuous

Pan Range    360°

Pan Lock    Independent

Leveling Bubble/Illuminated    Yes/Yes

Temperature Range    -4° to 140°F (-20° to 60°C)

Height    6.1" (15.5cm)

Weight     6.39 lbs (2.9kg)

 

Legs


Material    Aluminum

Head Attachment Fitting    75mm Bowl

Leg Stages/Sections    2/3

Leg Lock Type    Flip Levers

Independent Leg Spread    Yes

Spiked/Retractable Feet    Yes, w/rubber covers

Center Brace    Mid-level Spreader

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Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Smooth movement (4)
  • Easily adjusted (3)
  • Good footing (3)
  • Locks in tight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Video (5)
  • Weddings (5)
  • Landscape/scenery (3)
  • Sports/action (3)
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4.0

Solid peformer, Manfrotto delivers again

By il dottore

from Canberra, ACT

About Me Business Owner, Hdv Cinematographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Highly Compatible
  • Improves Performance
  • Lightweight
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • ENG
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

    Functions exactly as required with samall to medium sized camera rigs. Also doubles up nicely as a crane/boom-arm support platform for lightweight/small camera rigs.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    A surprise package

    By Delta Whiskey

    from Sydney Australia

    About Me Business Owner, News Cameraman, Producer

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Would Like A Single Stage

    Best Uses

    • In The Studio
    • News Gathering
    • Weddings

    Comments about Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

    I use our tripods for news, for weddings, corporate and event video shoots. Our shots must be smooth and these sticks and head really do deliver. They are light enough to carry on extended shoots while still being well built. The only way I think Manfrotto could improve these is to make them deploy faster with a single leg lock system. This is vital in the run and gun of news gathering where the sticks must be ready for camera mounting within seconds of arrival on the scene. Overall though and for value for money, I put the Manfrotto 504HD Head w/546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System ahead of the equivalent Sachtler product.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Good tripod for the money

    By FilmThings

    from Perth, WA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Smooth panning
    • Stable Head

    Cons

    • Cumbersome
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

    Good stable tripod for the price. Bought it to replace a carbon Millers DS10 that was stolen from my car. It's on par with the Miller but not quite as smooth, light, or quick to set up. It is cheaper, more stable, and has an illuminated bubble which comes in handy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A lot of tripod

    By Oregano

    from Canberra, Australia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Smooth pan
    • Smooth panning

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

      This tripod is big and tough. Ideally suited for heavier or larger rigs. The pan and tilt are silky smooth. For added stability use sandbag on divider. Legs are solidly made but without the support of sandbags, lighter rigs will be unsteady. Excellent product. It has some weight behind it but I think that is is a good thing as it adds that stability you'll be lacking in lighter tripods. I use mine for short film.

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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      "Perfect One for my New JVC Pro HD

      By Henry

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Aspiring Film Maker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Really A Good Buy
      • Very stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

          I use this product in filming weddings and other live events. Just used recently for the filming of the 100th birthday of my Grandmother.

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          • No
           
          4.0

          Solid and smooth.

          By Pappy

          from Brunswick

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

              For the price it is very sturdy and can hold a lot of weight, yet is still quite smooth. It is certainly far better than the Manfrotto 502 head, but not as smooth as the Miller DS20 (which was out of my price range).

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              • No
               
              4.0

              A [*] GOOD TRIPOD

              By Got It Made

              from Collingwood, VIC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Easily Adjusted
              • Good Footing
              • Locks In Tight
              • Smooth Movement

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

                For the price-point, this tripod system is fantastic.
                I have used lots of Miller and Sachler DV heads that retail at twice the price and its easily as good.

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                • No
                 
                4.0

                Price is never lies,,

                By daninaga

                from Brisbane, QLD

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Footing
                • Locks In Tight
                • Smooth Movement

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

                This tripod is really steady, and 504HD is really great fluid head! I'm very satisfied with this tripod, but, because it's quite cheap than others, the heavy is a big problem.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Best buy ever

                By Raz

                from Perth

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easily Adjusted
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Movement

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

                  Wedding & Events

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this brand again

                  By Cheong

                  from Melbourne

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easily Adjusted
                  • Good Footing
                  • Lightweight
                  • Locks In Tight
                  • Smooth Movement

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

                    Verystable, smooth movement and good price.

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                    • No

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                    • Q:

                      Can you remove centre brace when operating at the lowest height?
                      Asked on 6/10/2015 by Todd

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes.

                        Answered on 6/10/2015 by Sales Team from Videoguys
                    • Q:

                      how will it cost me to ship it to zimbabwe
                      Asked on 23/9/2014 by pm from harare

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        No sorry we dont ship overseas

                        Answered on 23/9/2014 by Michael from Videoguys
                    • Q:

                      Would the shorter Manfrotto plates be compatible with this type of head
                      Asked on 29/3/2014 by Brodie from Central Coast, NSW

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        No only one plate available

                        Answered on 29/3/2014 by Michael from Videoguys
                    • Q:

                      Hi,
                      I'm looking at either the Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System or the Manfrotto MVH502A Head, 546B Tripod System With Padded Bag, which one is more suitable for my 1m glider that I recently purchased? Obviously the heavier weight one will be more stable, but will the lighter be good for the slider as well.
                      Asked on 29/4/2013 by Fee from Australia

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Both will do the job for you since the legs are the same. But please be aware if your planning touse the head on the glidetrack... the head does not remove so you can put it on the glidetrack, since they are both ball heads, not flat base..

                        Answered on 29/4/2013 by Michael from Videoguys
                    • Q:

                      Hi there

                      Just wanna know what the difference is between these tripods...
                      https://www.new-media.com.au/Manfrotto-504HD-546BK-Pro-DV-Tripod-Kit.html

                      No sure what the K is (Manfrotto-504HD-546BK)

                      Thanks
                      Asked on 2/9/2012 by zee from seaford

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        the "K" means its a kit.

                        Answered on 3/9/2012 by Michael from Videoguys
                    • Q:

                      Hi.. I am interested to buy this tripod system. I would like to know if you could ship it to India? If so..what would be the standard shipping cost pl? Thanks!
                      regards Andy
                      Asked on 3/11/2011 by andy from India

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Sorry we Dont Ship OS.

                        Answered on 4/11/2011 by Michael from Videoguys
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                    Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System
                    • 504HD Fluid Video Head
                    • 546B Pro Video Tripod w/Mid Level Spreader
                    • 2-Year Warranty Additional + 3 Years w/Online Registration

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                    Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System
                    • 504HD Fluid Video Head
                    • 546B Pro Video Tripod w/Mid Level Spreader
                    • 2-Year Warranty Additional + 3 Years w/Online Registration
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