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Ravelli AVTP Professional 75mm Video Camera Tripod with Fluid Drag Head

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  • Professional 3-Segment Interlocking Crutch Type Legs
  • Supports Video Cameras/SLRs up to 27LBS
  • Dual Handled Head with Continuous Drag Fluid Movement for both Pan and Tilt Axis
  • Universal 75mm Mounting Bowl
  • Maximum Operating Height: 54.5"

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Ravelli AVTP Professional 75mm Video Camera Tripod with Fluid Drag Head + Ravelli ATD Professional Tripod Dolly for Camera Photo Video + NEEWER® 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras
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Technical Details

  • 2 Adjustable Locking Leg Sections
  • Leg Lock: Legs Lock With High Grade Aluminum Adjustment Knobs
  • Mounting Bowl: 75mm
  • Rubber Feet
  • Folded Length: 28.5"
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 10.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 16 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00139W0XM
  • Item model number: AVTP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 29, 2008

Product Description

The Ravelli AVTP is a complete Professional 75mm Video Tripod including legs, mid-level spreader, dual fluid head and carry bag.

The legs are a 3-Segment Interlocking Crutch-Type design with a mid-level spreader providing oustanding stability for Video Cameras up to 27lbs. The legs utilize large ergonomic lock adjustment knobs and rubber feet for stability. Interchangeable heads connect to the legs using a standard 75mm bowl with a separate lock adjustment providing pan and tilt adjustment in addition to the head.

The head features dual continuous drag fluid movement for both 360 degree pan and 180 degree tilt as well as dual handles for more precise control. There are independent locks for both the the pan and tilt axis. The camera secures to the head using a quick release video plate with a separate safety latch to prevent slideoff.

The carry bag is large enough to hold the legs, head and spreader and is included for your convenience.


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Customer Reviews

It has a smooth pan and tilt head.
R. Rush
By far the best tripod I've ever owned and definitely well worth the money, however it still feels cheap compared to higher end tripods.
Jarvis McLeod
Let me just say that they offer some of THE BEST customer service a company can offer.
Xposure Films

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

81 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Some Day I'll Have a Boat on February 21, 2008
I have always been a Bogen fan and I think Bogen makes the best tripods. Was shopping at Amazon for a Bogen 501 and saw this model at the bottom of the ad. The text said it was comparable to the 501. The 501 cost $499 and this model was $169. Given that price difference, I decided to give it a try but to be honest I wasn't expecting much. But this is actually a very good tripod.

My video setup with lens and accessories weighs about 20 lbs. That weight is not a problem for these legs - very stable. And the head is very smooth. At one point in the middle of a pan from right to left there was a slight "bump" in the panning movement. But I was able to fix this by adjusting the tensioning screws. It is true that the head is not as good as a Bogen 501, but for 1/3 the price it is more than good enough. You would really have to be a high end user to appreciate the differenece.

Comes with a decent bag too. You could get a nicer one, but this one should last for at least a couple years of road trips.
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75 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Xposure Films on November 13, 2009
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Pros:
*The legs alone are worth the price!
*Heavy and supports my Canon XHA1 no problem.
*Pans are nice and smooth.
*Gives off a professional look to impress clients.
*x2 sliding plates! Plus my Manfrotto 357 Plate fits the head perfectly!
*Pretty good carrying bag.

Cons:
*The head sticks when trying to tilt up and down slowly giving you the snap most cheap heads offer. I've tried all tension settings and I get the same result every time.
*Even with the screw taken off completely, panning left and right is so stiff, panning the tripod quickly can pull the entire tripod off it's legs.
*The Tripod Head and the Ball leveler are reversed, which means if you wanted to replace the head, you'd have to purchase a ball leveler as well which goes for at least $50.
*Wish I could do something to replace the cheap rubber feet.

Other Thoughs:
*Buy this tripod for the legs as they are very well worth the price alone. I plan on replacing the head as I feel it's causing more problems than solutions.
*Ravelli is very generous with their tripod accessories.
*I have to mount my XHA1 backwards because the tightening knob on the head gets in the way, but I have this same problem with my other mount as well.

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Product Update:

After posting this review, I was contacted by Cheetah Mounts about the product. Let me just say that they offer some of THE BEST customer service a company can offer. Less than a week after I posted this review, the friendly Cheetah Mount representative immediately sent me a new head without hesitation as he feared I may have received a bad tripod head.

The new head preforms slightly better.
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87 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Daddy V on February 12, 2010
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As an owner of both the AVT and AVTP (Professional) models, I can say that the Pro model (AVTP) I received has a much, much better Fluid Head. I'm not sure why. Physically, both Heads look the same and seem to be of the same construction quality. The only visible differences are cosmetic: the handles on the Pro model are longer w/ different grips which are longer as well; the level bubble color on the Pro model is white, while the non-Pro model is yellow. The obvious difference is the way the Heads are attached to the tripod. The Pro model has a bowl attachment and the non-Pro has a traditional screw-mount attachment point connecting to the top of the center shaft.

Although the differences seem obvious and minor, the quality of the pan movements are significantly different. For some reason, the AVT (non-Pro) model exhibits random "sticky" points during the pan. I've tried everything to get it to smooth out, but because of the inconsistency, it is an exercise in frustration to get a nice smooth pan for every shot - it's a gamble! The Pro model (AVTP) is a completely different story.

First impression of the AVTP was, in a word, "Stiff"... both the pan & tilt were really, really stiff. In particular, the Pan was actually difficult to move without grabbing hold of the tripod legs first. Even with the tension knob completely loose, the Head would not pan with out putting some serious force into it. I've since fixed it by loosening the large retaining bolt that runs through the pan mechanism. (Looking at the underside of the Head, you'll see hole which shows the top of a large slotted bold. I loosened this by a 1/4 turn - which was really tight and required lots of force to budge it...) This act made a significant difference. The pan action is now glass smooth!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By photoscrooge on February 17, 2010
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Bought this to hold a 4x5 calumet, weighs about 10 pounds, an SLR with large zooms and an 8x10 plate camera.

LEGS:
I find the legs to be more than adequate for my 4x5, and also the 8x10 which is a hair heavier, around 12 -14 pounds. I think it would be stable up to around 20#. If you don't extend the legs all the way - you can probably get quite a bit more. No place to hang a sandbag. When extended all the way, the legs have a slight wobble, about the same as the $200 model made by another manufacturer. Not extended all the way = totally rock solid.

HEAD:
As stated in prior reviews, the pan is stiff. Take care if you disassemble the head to adjust the slip ring, as there are steel screws into cast aluminum, which makes it easy to strip out the screw holes. The tilt is fine for still photography. The bowl - leveling knob turns easily and tightens fast and tight easily. The tilt adjustment lever was in an odd place as shipped, it takes about 45 seconds to move, so no biggy. The bubble - and - ring level is adequate. For stills, it's important that errant vibration settle down quickly and this tripod dampens vibration quite nicely. It does weigh 14 pounds.

Any gripe I have with build quality is a little picky. There are some plastic pieces I would have preferred to be metal, but nothing I'm worried will break. I generally get irritated with steel holes in threaded aluminum, but if you are careful in disassembling it, then it will not matter.

All in all, I'll buy another if this one gets stolen. I recommended it to freinds who shoot LF. I think it would work fine with an XL1. Probably overkill if you are shooting an SLR unless you are using a big telezoom (probably good for MF). Heavy, stable, tall, and a great buy.
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