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Magnus VT-4000 Professional High Performance Tripod System with Fluid Head
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- Supports 8.8 lb (4 kg) | 65mm Ball Diameter | 2-Stage Leg Design
- Height Adjustment Range - 27.6" to 59" | Middle Spreader | Fixed Counter Balance
- Fixed Pan / Tilt Drag | +20/-25mm Slide Range | Lightweight Tripods | With Quick Release Plate
- Tilt Angle +90° / -60°
- In The Box: VT-QRP400 Quick Release Plate, Carrying Case, Allen Keys (2), Limited 1-Year manufacture Warranty
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|Item Dimensions||6.5 x 31.1 x 6.6 in||5.4 x 29.5 x 5.2 in||5 x 27.5 x 4.8 in||7 x 7 x 35.4 in||5.91 x 23.23 x 5.12 in||7.3 x 7.3 x 31 in|
Supports loads up to 8.8 lb (4 kg)
Features a 65mm ball base
Two-way fluid head for smooth motion
Fixed counter-balance spring set to 3.3 lb (1.5 kg) provides smoother tilt movements
2-stage design allows you to adjust the height of the tripod from 27.6" to 59" (70 to 150 cm)
Middle spreader provides enhanced stability by holding the tripod legs in locked position
Provides fixed counter balance, pan, and tilt drag
Allows you to leverage the slide range of +20 / -25mm to enable travel capabilities - essential in balancing uneven configurations
Provides camera mounting via a slide plate that can be attached via a 0.25" (6.35mm) screw with video pin
Offers tilt angle adjustments from +90° to -60°
Ground spikes for outdoor use and convenient retractable rubber feet for delicate floor surfaces
Weighs 7.9 lb (3.6 kg)
Load Capacity: 8.8 lb (4 kg)
Maximum Height: 59.0" (150 cm)
Minimum Height: 27.6" (70.1 cm)
Folded Length: 30.3" (77 cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated: Yes/no
Weight: 7.9 lb (3.6 kg)
Counter Balance System: Fixed counter-balance spring @ 3.7 lb (1.7 kg)
Quick Release/Wedge Plate: Yes/no
Balance Plate: Yes
Slide Range: +20/-25mm
Tilt Drag: Yes
Tilt Range: +90°/-60°
Tilt Lock: Yes
Pan Lock: Yes
Head Attachment Fitting: 65mmm half bowl
Material: Anodized aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections: 2/3
Leg Lock Type: Flip locks
Independent Leg Spread: No
Spiked/Retractable Feet: Yes/yes
Center Brace: Yes [mid-level]
Top Customer Reviews
This VT4000 is tough. I have three. It came to Liberia with me to cover the Ebola outbreak, several mass shootings in the U.S., two tornadoes, and Hurricane Patricia in Mexico, along with countless feature stories. They've all taken a beating. I got one in 2014, and two in 2015. All except one are still in use. Explanation below.
- For the quality and reliability the price point is fantastic. The sticks part itself is sturdy and really can take a beating. The fluid head is smooth, easy to use, and has a very reliable bubble. It also comes with allen wrenches so that you can tighten the sticks yourself.
- You'll have to tighten the legs about once or twice a month if you're a heavy user.
- The middle-spreader breaks very very very easily. Out of the three that I have, the middle spreader is half broken on several legs on ALL THREE. I recently had to throw out one VT4000 because the middle spreader broke off completely.
- There is no replacement part that you can order online.
- It won't fit into a carry-on or any suitcase I have. I generally bungee cord it to my backpack.
- There is nowhere to clip it on a carabiner though.
If you're using it in a studio environment or occasional use, this is the winner for you. If you're an ENG shooter out in the field like me, either buy more than one of these or fork over the $1,000+ for an obscenely expensive Manfrotto.
To start off my review I just wanted to mention that this product was not provided to me at a discount or free and I purchased it with my own funds.
So what comes inside the box?
(1x) Magnus VT-3000 Professional High Perform Tri-pod
(1x) Adjustable lever
(1x) VT-QRP300 Quick Release Plate
(1x) Carrying Case
The Design & Overall Functionality
I bought this tri-pod to do You Tube videos as a tech product reviewer. I found out, the hard way, you really need a fluid head tripod if you want to get solid B-roll on a product and this tripod is all around fantastic for such projects and the like!
To begin, the legs are made of anodized aluminum which makes it really sturdy and durable. It also looks amazing. The three retractable legs are easily adjustable with tightening flip locks. The feet of the legs have adjustable rubber pads that can be screwed down to use metal spikes just in case you're shooting outside or in the grass. The height can reach up to 61 inches and as low as 28.6 inches. It supports up to 6.6lbs or 3kg and it weighs slightly less than 8 pounds. It can support just about any Cannon DSLR or Camcorder.
Note - it is a bit tiresome to lug around due to its weight.
The main reason why I purchase this tripod was due to the fact it had a tilting and panning fluid head, but not only that but it comes with a 65mm ball base so you can adjust the head even if the legs are uneven. This is done magnificently well due to the fact that the fluid head is counter-balanced which gives yields some resistance when panning and tilting resulting in a more fluid shot.There is a level right under the fluid head and it comes with a release plate so you can interchange between cameras easier. The panning and tilting lever is adjustable and can be attached to either side of the fluid head. This tripod has increased my level of professionalism by leaps and bounds. I film with a Galaxy S7 & S7 edge and they work fine with the Magnus. Mind you the tripod head itself is not removable so you can't take it off and put it on another tripod or slider.
This is the best tripod in terms of affordability, durability, and functionality. It's in between cheap tripods to manfrotto tripods. I have nothing but praise for the Magnus VT-3000. This is made for the intermediate photographer, or You Tuber. The only thing that could have made this tripod better was if the fluid head was detachable.
My verdict, if you're looking to step up your quality and professionalism this is a must. If you're a novice I would recommend a cheaper option until you are fully dedicated to your craft. If you feel you want to make an investment right off the bat than this would be the time to do it.
If you found this review helpful please hit the helpful button. You can also check out all my other reviews on You Tube @ Axiom Brevity.
Thank you for your time.
I shoot video for my wife's middle-school band concerts (she's the teacher.) I pan across the students during the concert. Now, I realize I'm shooting for a DVD for some middle-school students to watch and it doesn't need top quality panning, but I want quality.
I also do some video shooting here and there for my kids, for my work, etc. Again, I don't need perfection, but I want it!
So I have been searching a zillion reviews trying to find a decent tripod for video and all the reviews here on Amazon are all over the board! So I finally took the plunge and bought a mid-priced tripod for around $75. Although it claimed fluid head, it didn't have it. So I returned it and decided to spend the big bucks (for an amateur) on this one.
First of all, this thing is sturdy. Very sturdy. It feels solid and is not some cheap plastic thing. I enjoy the height. It does not have a telescoping middle piece like so many of the other ones do. I thought I'd miss that, but it just adds to the stability and ruggedness of this.
I'm 5'10" and it stands at about my mouth/nose level.
My little Sony Handy-cam can barely be seen on the top of this thing! The tripod is a monster size for my little camera, but I'll tell you what, it is so smooth panning. Vertical and horizontal panning is the smoothest I've seen! I love this tripod so much!
Very smooth panning vertical and horizontal.
Easy to setup.
Comes with an allen wrench to adjust tightness of leg closures.
Quick connect is easy to use.
Multi-positions available for panning arm.
The carrying case is a decent quality one! (Imagine that!)
It's a monster!
It's a monster! Large footprint for my tastes, but needs to be because of its height and ability to hold a decent camera.
The price is high for someone who doesn't take lots of video, but it is worth it especially compared to what else is out there.
I realize that many of you reading this are probably not the novice I am. But if you are a novice who wants quality in their videos, then get this tripod. I love it.