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Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head

B&H # VEPH368 Mfr # PH-368
You Pay: $54.95

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 94 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (58)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (62)
    • Large range of motion (55)
    • Attaches firmly (53)
    • Strong clamp (27)
    • Smooth (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (57)
      • Landscape/scenery (25)
      • Weddings (24)
      • Home (20)
      • Sports/action (17)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (27), Semi-pro photographer (24), Photo enthusiast (20), Casual photographer (6), Photography student (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (77)

      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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      5.0

      AWESOME!

      By Rookie

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • easy to use
      • Fluid motion
      • Large Range of Motion

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

        I needed a fluid head for a camera slide, and this is PERFECT! Great piece of equipment at a good price.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Value

        By Drew

        from New York, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

              really smooth movement with a good amount of resistance. It is plastic so be mindful of that when making adjustments.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Very economical

              By matthewkenneth

              from Lincoln, NE

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Economical
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Sticky Pan

              Best Uses

              • Stationary

              Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

              Thoroughly enjoy this product. Didn't cost much, but very much so competes with better products. I use it on a cheap slider, and it holds it's own.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great replacement head

              By Husker Fan

              from Papillion, NE

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video

                Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                I purchased the Velbon head to replace a head on a 20+ year old video tripod, I had to make a very minor modification to the old tripod, I installed the head and a great video tripod at a fraction of the price of a new tripod. The Velbon head operates smoothly in horizontal and vertical planes.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Velbon Ph-368 Fluid Head

                By Bstrom650

                from Knoxville, TN

                Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                As many have commented, this unit is for used smaller cameras where low weight is desirable. Perfectly suited for my Sony a65 rails/FF/matte box rig, it is very smooth and carries the weight of this gear. At such a low price, the Velbon can be considered an expendable piece of kit for the advantages it bring to the traveler or as a backup. This is my first Velbon purchase and I am impressed with their quality but will exercise care of its plastic construction. The QR plate is large, which I disliked at first, but now realize this makes for a better platform with added bits like rails, etc. Had to mod the plate a bit to get full LCD screen movement on the backside of the body but a few slices with my table saw trimmed the plastic nicely. All in all, a real value in this day of exorbitant accessory prices.

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                4.0

                Fluid and smooth

                By Eetz Juan

                from Georgia

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                      This is a smooth head and gets the job done. I would recommend it to someone that's on a budget. The only thing I didn't like was it didn't come with a user's manual. I'm still trying to figure out certain adjustment knobs. The build quality isn't the best but it seems pretty sturdy. I've only had this for 2 weeks.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Get more , pay less.

                      By Tim

                      from Forsyth,GA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Video
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                        Solid build,pan and tilt very smooth.Control handle can use on left or right side.With only $$ @ B&H you can not complain any about this head.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        better than the price

                        By Joe lav

                        from Lynbrook

                        Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                        A great smooth video head that looks cheap but works well with small to medium size cameras. ..and I know quality heads as I use manfrotto products. Was looking for a cheap solution for my slider and this fits the bill perfectly but after using it I would also use it on a pair of manfrotto legs with surprising results...try it's a steal.

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                        5.0

                        It's just what I need

                        By DePepeStudio

                        from Calexico, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability
                        • Large Range of Motion

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                          It is very useful while I'm taking videos in weddings, and in location.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Bargin Fluid Head

                          By Ike

                          from NYC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Good Stability
                          • Large Range of Motion
                          • Smooth

                          Cons

                          • Can't Take Too Much Weigh

                          Best Uses

                          • Video

                          Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                          I do a lot of music recording. Live performances and studio setting.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great for the money

                          By Kristi

                          from Detroit, MI

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Good Stability
                          • Large Range of Motion
                          • Smooth motion

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                            I've used this fluid pan head on about 4 or 5 shoots now, and it's performing above what I expected based on the price. Both pan and tilt movements are very smooth and the head itself feels decently sturdy, and I expect this piece of gear to last me a long time. The only thing that I would change is to give the pan adjustment a little more height to make it easier to remove the head from my dolly, but that's such a minor issue that I can't really complain.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great for the price

                            By Jason W

                            from Madison, WI

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Fluidity
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion

                            Cons

                            • Arm Bar
                            • Drag

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel
                            • Video

                            Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                            This is a fantastic little head. And it really can't be beat for the price. The only two drawbacks I've come across so far are that the drag doesn't do quite enough, especially on the tilt; and that you can't adjust the arm bar. Overall, those are two minor issues. The fluidity is excellent, and that's what really matter for me.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Unbelievable tripod head for price!

                            By Gabe

                            from Fargo, ND

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fluid
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Price
                            • Smooth

                            Cons

                            • Complicated Controls
                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                            This tripod head is absolutely excellent for the price. It delivers exactly what it promisses and more. Its fluid motion is unmatched for the price. It is absolutely the best tripod head I have ever owned!

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                            5.0

                            Excellent video head at bargain price

                            By MD

                            from Howell, New Jersey

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Smooth Pantilt

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                              I have a team of volunteers that use this head weekly to record church services. The feedback thus far has been nothing but positive. From novice to experienced video guys, they all love the smooth pan/tilt of this head. I personally spent 2hrs in B&H testing out the different heads, and this head was smoother than ones 3 times the cost. It also has tension knobs to adjust the pan/tilt. B&H also sells this head packaged with a tripod for $80. I bought it and quickly returned it as the team commented on the flimsy feel of the tripod. We're using this head along with $200 heads on other tripods...it's that smooth.

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Fluid head... ata good price

                              By PROS

                              from bronx, NY

                              Verified Buyer
                              Staff Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Video

                                Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                                The quality is good I need a head for my second camera that wouldn't break the bank... Taadaa!!!!!! lovely

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Good Product

                                By RG

                                from South Carolina

                                Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                                This fluid head is pretty good. Certainly the best for the money. It has a few sticky spits when panning but they really are hardly noticeable and can be corrected in editing.

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                                5.0

                                Great for the price

                                By Chapter 3

                                from Southern California

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Large Range of Motion

                                Cons

                                • Cheaper Plastic

                                Best Uses

                                • Video

                                Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                                It functions well and seems to be built sturdy. I have only used a handful of times on a monopod and slider. The description states for consumer camcorders but a semi-professional would not be disappointed (for the price they pay for it).

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                                5.0

                                Very Useful

                                By Swarnadip

                                from Vancouver, BC

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                                    Very Useful on slider, very well made!

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great Quality for the Price

                                    By Fotography by Greg

                                    from New York

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Firmly
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Price

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home

                                      Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                                      Straight to the point, this Fluid head is surprising fluid.

                                      I was a bit worried how good this would be, seeing how it's pretty much the cheapest fluid head out there. But after reading so many positive reviews I figured I'd give it a try and worst case I'd be out a few bucks.

                                      Thankfully, I do not regret this purchase one bit. It is perfect for just about all of my needs.

                                      I would have given it a perfect 5 stars but I noticed that this head makes some odd squeaking noises,out side of that this fluid head is perfect.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Impressive

                                      By rjsantana

                                      from Puerto Rico

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Firmly
                                      • Good Stability
                                      • Large Range of Motion

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Travel
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head:

                                        Impressive fluid motion for a head under $! it's really good

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                                        • No

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