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Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head

You Pay: $44.05

The Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head is a fluid video pan head with a built-in quick-release with camera plate. It features a fully adjustable four-position pan/tilt control handle with separate pan/tilt tension and position lock knobs, and is ideal for use with consumer cameras.

Head Type 2-Way Fluid Head
Maximum Camera Supported Camcorder
Load Capacity Not specified
Height 5.2" (133 mm)
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"
Weight 1.8 lb (820 kg)
Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head
  • QB-6RL Quick Release Plate
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    VelbonPH-368 Fluid Head
     
    4.5

    (based on 122 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (76)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (80)
    • Attaches firmly (69)
    • Large range of motion (68)
    • Strong clamp (32)
    • Smooth (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (78)
      • Landscape/scenery (34)
      • Weddings (31)
      • Home (27)
      • Sports/action (22)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (34), Semi-pro photographer (33), Photo enthusiast (23), Casual photographer (6), Photography student (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (99)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent

      [...]combine this head with the Sunpak 7500 Pro tripod, which has good legs but a not so great head, and you can take it off easily and replace it with the...Read complete review

      [...]combine this head with the Sunpak 7500 Pro tripod, which has good legs but a not so great head, and you can take it off easily and replace it with the Velbon.The PH-368, especially for its price, is a perfect buy. Once adjusted properly, it allows for smooth movement even at full zoom. Unlike the heads I tried previously it doesn't stick to a position and then snap when you try to tilt up or down, causing a sudden jump in the video. It can be adjusted to any pressure you want. Of course it takes a little practice like everything else, but for the price it's an excellent choice.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not bad for the money.

      The one that came on my original Velbon tripod broke pretty quickly and I ordered this as a replacement. It seems to be constructed better than the one that came on the original.

      The one that came on my original Velbon tripod broke pretty quickly and I ordered this as a replacement. It seems to be constructed better than the one that came on the original.

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      4.0

      Just what I needed

      By Chiara

      from New York, New York

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

        I bought this fluid head to work with the Gepe 40 Heavy Duty Camera Slider, and it works well!
        It's not the sturdiest or strongest fluid head out there, but for the price and for my uses, it gets the job done.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good value

        By J

        from Reno, NV

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

          tilt and pan are fine with limited adjustable resistance. Its a good head for the money. Works nicely on my monopod.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Manfrotto who?

          By Jesse

          from Portsmouth, RI

          Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

          This is an amazing fluid head not just for the money but in general. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a light load tripod or monopod head.

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          5.0

          Nice product

          By Leo

          from Orange County, California

          Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

          Does what it supposed to - nice and smooth panning and tilting. Bought several items from B&H after reading reviews extensively. The reviews have been very helpful - it's mainly why I drop my a few lines here. ...... Good price, reliable and smooth handle of online orders consistently by B&H. Keep it up!

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          4.0

          I Like It!

          By Terry S.

          from Evansville, Indiana

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Inexpensive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Video
            • Web Videos

            Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

            As you've probably seen 100 times by now, the head is plastic. Evenso, it's well-made and it's surprisingly smooth. I use the head mainly on my slider.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Inexpensive but solid

            By Chad Smith

            from Bronx, NY

            Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

            This was the least expensive fluid head with a tilt arm. I got it to use with my Glide Gear slider. It works great! I thought I'd be using the arm a lot, but I don't use it that much with this particular slider. Even after I bump up to a better slider, I'll be keeping the fluid head. I'm satisfied with it.

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            4.0

            Okay

            By Samuel

            from Mission, Tx

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Large Range of Motion

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

              I use this head for my konova slider to attach my gh3. And for that, it is perfect. I did not want to invest much on something I don't use that often in a shoot. If you are looking for a good head to go on your sticks, then look for a manfrotto.

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              5.0

              Quality, Low Cost

              By Triple F Whitetails

              from Iowa

              Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

              I am very happy with this product. The stability and fluid motion of the Velbon PH-368 is quality and works very well with a tree arm. Easy installation and a low cost make it a winner in my book.

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              5.0

              Great product for the cost

              By dvitello

              from Boston/San Antonio

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                For a light weight camera this is a great head, smooth and responsive. Seems well constructed and installs easily. B&H's writeup is very accurate. I have not come across anything negative at this time. I recommend it highly.

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                5.0

                Exactly what I needed

                By Hairy05

                from Atlanta

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                      i needed a base for my camera for a new slider i bought and this fluid head was exactly what i needed. I have only used it once since i got it a couple weeks ago, but no issues so far.

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                      5.0

                      Very satisfied with this product.

                      By Bigjer

                      from Bushkill, PA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Excellent Quality
                      • Excellent value
                      • Good Stability
                      • Large Range of Motion
                      • Performs As Advertised
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                        While this is not a $400 dollar fluid head, it lives up to it's description as a very smoothly operating unit.
                        Although it's mainly made of plastic, the quality of materials used and the design make it the perfect choice for the low budget filmmaker.
                        I have used it extensively and would recommend this to anyone needing a low budget fluid head.

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                        5.0

                        This is a really good fluid head

                        By Billy Ikas

                        from New Jersey

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability
                        • Large Range of Motion

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                          I bought this video head for a monopod after my head broke I use it for wedding shoots. It has smooth stable pan and tilt the only downside is the build is plastic but it's not weak. Great for beginners. I would definitely recommend it.

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                          5.0

                          Great head for the money.

                          By Valor777

                          from Yorba Linda

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Good Stability

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                            Ok this fluid head is great for the money its super sturdy and has great fluid movement.

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                            5.0

                            Amazing

                            By Bowwowmedia

                            from Windsor, Vermont

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Great construction
                            • Large Range of Motion

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Portraits
                              • Travel
                              • Video

                              Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                              I wasn't too sure about this Velbon fluid head when I purchased it, but based on the many positive responses I went ahead and made the purchase. Up until now I've been purchasing strictly Monfrotto products. I bought this to use with my Konova slider along with my Canon 70D, my Sony NEX-6, and it even supports my Sony NEX-FS700. I have to say that I am very happy. Great fluidity and response! Worth more than the $ that I paid for it.

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                              4.0

                              Smooth and simple

                              By Jonathan I

                              from Louisville, CO

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Good Stability
                              • Large Range of Motion
                              • Strong Clamp

                              Cons

                              • Loose Locking Mechanism

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                              This video pan head is simple to use and works great. I did experience a loose top screw that held the locking mechanism onto the head but after I tighten it down with a phillips head screw driver, the lock stayed tight and works brilliantly.

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                              5.0

                              Amazing head for small price

                              By Filmmaker Maui

                              from Maui HI

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Good Stability
                              • Large Range of Motion

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                                  This is a decent, workable head for under $50. I haven't seen anything to compare to this on the market yet. I bought this to use on my DJ Slyder 40" dolly and I am so glad that I did. For a small cost this adds a great degree of extra functionality to the dolly and likely other camera supports that will accept a flat head. Pan and tilt are smooth with adjustable friction drags and locks. Since it's largely plastic one should exercise caution in handling to not drop on cement or such but otherwise this is a great addition to the kit for very little cost.

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                                  4.0

                                  Really Nice Cheap Fluid Head!

                                  By Thad

                                  from Mid-Michigan

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                                      This thing is cheap, and it feels cheap. On the other hand, it works very nicely! The pan and tilt motion are both nice and fluid, and I could get it adjusted so that I could do some pretty decent diagonal motion.

                                      The pan and tilt are both separately adjustable, which is rare in the lower end price range, and the adjustments do make a difference. Also, the quick release plate is nice and secure, and overall works well for me.

                                      The couple little cons are as follows:
                                      1) When you lock down the tilt adjustment, the top part of the head tilts a little bit.
                                      2) There is no pre-loading (sorry I forget the correct terminology at the moment), so if you have a wildly unbalanced setup like I did one time, with an old Nikon 80-200 2.8 sticking off the front of a GH4, the setup will constantly want to droop toward the heavy direction. Not a huge problem I don't think...

                                      Overall I really like this head. I would like to get a really nice one some day, but to get significantly nicer than this gets very pricey fast.

                                      Oh, I should mention that I got this head in the same shipment in which I received a Magnus VT-4000 tripod. This head was miles ahead of the head that came with that tripod as far as fluidity of motion goes.

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                                      5.0

                                      The best for the money

                                      By German

                                      from Panama

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Firmly
                                      • Good Stability
                                      • Large Range of Motion
                                      • Strong Clamp

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Night Shots
                                        • Travel
                                        • Video
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                                        Yes is all plastic and some others cheap materials, but its works better than any other in the price range.

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                                        5.0

                                        Velbon Fluid Head

                                        By Fireland

                                        from Wilmington NC

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attaches Firmly
                                        • Good Stability

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Video

                                          Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                                          I wanted an inexpensive fluid head that wasn't cheap junk. This thing is solid and, well, fluid. The tension adjustments work nicely. In short, I'm very pleased for the money I spent.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Backup Head

                                          By Reaction Action Pictures

                                          from Barton, MD

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attaches Firmly
                                          • Good Stability

                                          Cons

                                          • Small Range

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home
                                          • Video

                                          Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                                          This product is used as a backup on my sets for commercials in case the head on my other tripod goes back. I also use it as a directional/steering head for my dolly-camera slider.

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