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  1. Karl B. Staddon
    May 07 - 12:48 am

    I have the Manfroto 701HDV – build quality is great with one big exception. The mounting plate has two rubber strips that are recessed into the plate – unfortunately the rubber stripes do not stick to the mounting plate – surely Manfroto should fix this issue.

  2. Paul
    May 20 - 3:51 am

    The 501HDV is not a fluid head it is a teflon head, the 701HDV is a fluid head.

    http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/manfrotto/pid/13166?livid=80&lsf=80&child=1

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