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Vinten VB-AP2F Vision Blue System with Floor Spreader

B&H # VIVBAP2F Mfr # VB-AP2F
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You Pay: $1,359.00
Product Highlights
  • Vision Blue Head
  • 2-Stage Aluminum Pozi-Loc Tripod
  • Floor Spreader / Soft Case
  • Continuously Variable Counterbalance
  • Adjustable Camera Mounting Plate
  • Illuminated Blue LED Leveling Bubble
  • Pan & Tilt Lock
  • Load Capacity (Head) up to 11 lb
  • Load Capacity (Tripod) up to 55 lb
  • Quick-release Straps for Floor Spreader

The Vinten VB-AP2F Vision Blue System with Floor Spreader includes a Vision Blue Head, Two-Stage Aluminum Pozi-Loc Tripod, Soft Case, and offers professional support for lightweight camcorders and DSLRs equipped for video.

The Vinten Vision Blue Pan and Tilt Head incorporates a continuously variable counterbalancing system, LF drag assemblies for pan and tilt motions, and an adjustable camera mounting plate with a 1/4" screw and pin. Easy to access placement of pan and tilt brakes, drag controls, and counterbalance enables you to easily adjust camera settings.

Illuminated level bubble allows for head adjustment in locations with low lighting levels, and can provide 15 second illumination by pressing the pushbutton. The Vinten Perfect Balance technology enables load balance between 4.6-11 lb (2.1-5 kg) with a low center of gravity of around 2.2” (55 mm), and allows the Vision Blue Pan and Tilt Head to balance the smaller lightweight cameras.

Equipped with the Vinten lubricated friction (LF) technology, it provides smooth movement of the camera. In addition, the pan and tilt brakes are located on the left side of the Vision Blue Pan and Tilt Head, and enable each axis on the head to be locked at any selected position. The camera can be mounted on the head with the help of a slide plate attached to the camera, and then loaded from the back of the platform and fixed securely with a slide plate clamp.

The Two-Stage Pozi-Loc Tripod (3819-3) made of aluminum is light at 7 lb (3.2kg) and features a maximum load capacity of 55 lb (25 kg). Pozi-Loc leg clamps offer easy setup and the height of the tripod is adjustable from 16.4” (41.6 cm) to 61.5” (156.2cm).

For providing stability to the tripod on flat ground, the support system comes with the black Floor Spreader (3363-3). The flexible Spreader unit can be used on uneven terrain and hinged construction allows for easy folding with the tripod. Equipped with quick-release straps, the floor spreader can be easily installed and removed.

The Rounded Soft Case (3358-3) compatible with the Vision 3, 6, 8 & 11 heads with two-stage Pozi-Loc tripod protects the equipment during travel, and allows you to carry them safely.

Vision Blue Head

Easy to access placement of pan and tilt brakes, drag controls, and counterbalance enables you to easily adjust camera settings
Illuminated level bubble allows for head adjustment in locations with low lighting levels, and provides 15 second illumination to the level bubble by pressing the pushbutton
Perfect Balance technology enables load balance between 4.6-11 lb (2.1-5 kg) with a low center of gravity of around 2.2" (55 mm), and allows the head to balance the smaller lightweight cameras
Vinten lubricated friction (LF) technology provides smooth movement of the camera
Pan and tilt brakes are located on the left side of the head, and enable each axis on the head to be locked at any selected position
Can be mounted on the head with the help of a slide plate attached to the camera, and then loaded from the back of the platform and fixed securely with a slide plate clamp
Features pan bar mounting points located at the rear of the head on either side of the camera mounting platform

Two-Stage Aluminum Pozi-Loc Tripod (3819-3)

Incorporates an aluminum construction
Lightweight - 7 lb (3.2kg)
Comes with Pozi-Loc leg clamps offering easy setup
Tripod height adjustable from 16.4-61.5" (41.6 -156.2cm)
Handles maximum load of 55 lb (25 kg)

Floor Spreader (Black) (3363-3)

Provides stability on flat ground
Flexible design allows to use the spreader on uneven terrain
Features a hinged construction for easy folding
Comes with quick-release straps for easy installation and removal

Rounded Soft Case (3358-3)

Compatible with the Vision 3, 6, 8 & 11 with two-stage Pozi-Loc tripod
Protects the equipment during travel and allows you to carry them safely
Vision Blue Head
Load Capacity 4.6 to 11.0 lb (2.1 to 5.0 kg) @ approx. 55 mm CofG
Tilt Range ±90º
Ball Base 75 mm
Pan Bar Single fixed length
Camera Fixing Standard Vision AS two-way sliding plate with one 1/4" camera screw and pin
Levelling Bubble Illuminated high contrast blue LED
Drag Control Calibrated infinitely adjustable LF drag system
Counterbalance Infinitely adjustable perfect balance
Color Black
Height 4.8" (121.9 mm)
Length 5.1" (129.5 mm)
Weight 5.3 lb (2.4 kg) inc. pan bar, camera plate and bowl clamp
Two-Stage Aluminum Pozi-Loc Tripod (3819-3)
Height Range 16.4 to 61.5" (41.6 to 156.2 cm)
Weight 7 lb (3.2 kg)
Maximum Load 55 lb (25 kg)
Floor Spreader (Black) (3363-3)
Color Black
Rounded Soft Case (3358-3)
Compatibility Vision 3, 6, 8 & 11 with two-stage Pozi-Loc tripod

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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VintenVB-AP2F Vision Blue System with Floor Spreader
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good footing (5)
  • Smooth movement (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Easily adjusted (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    5.0

    Works exactly as it is supposed to.

    By Boborobdos

    from CT

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vinten VB-AP2F Vision Blue System with Floor Spreader:

    It's a tripod. Nothing complicated. It works and the one's I've gotten from Vinten before have kept working. Production folks keep banging them around and they continue to work. That's a good thing.

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    4.0

    Solid Light to Mid weight Video Tripod

    By David

    from Alexandria Va

    About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dslr Video
    • Fluid head
    • Lightweight
    • Prosumer Video

    Cons

    • Not For Heavy Cameras

    Best Uses

    • Video

    Comments about Vinten VB-AP2F Vision Blue System with Floor Spreader:

    Good all Purpose Video Tripod

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    exactly what we needed. does great!

    By Jerry

    from Atmore, Al

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Stabilization

      Comments about Vinten VB-AP2F Vision Blue System with Floor Spreader:

      We needed a quality system to capture our customers and the Vinten Vision Blue System works great. It gives us the mobility we were looking for. We're satisfied.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Good Value

      By Craig

      from Kingston, Jamaica

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easily Adjusted
      • Good Footing
      • Smooth Movement

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vinten VB-AP2F Vision Blue System with Floor Spreader:

        I do ProVideo for a Living and needed a second Tripod System, this works well for me

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        great reliability from a great company

        By Highpoint Joe

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Footing
        • Locks In Tight
        • Smooth Movement

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Vinten VB-AP2F Vision Blue System with Floor Spreader:

          I love Vinten tripods. Totally reliable and easy to use. The head is super fluid and the feel of it is quality. I own two Vision 3's and the Blue is a great addition!

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          • No

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          5.0

          100% Satisfaction

          By Kyle

          from Mauritius

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easily Adjusted
          • Good Footing
          • Smooth Movement

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vinten VB-AP2F Vision Blue System with Floor Spreader:

            Really happy about it. Easy to use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great Tripod for the $$$

            By PT3

            from Calgary, AB

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easily Adjusted
            • Good Footing
            • Smooth Movement

            Cons

            • Spreader Broke Early on

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about Vinten VB-AP2F Vision Blue System with Floor Spreader:

            I was looking to replace my aging Miller 30 and went on a hunt for a decent tripod that would suit not only large cameras but also DSLR. I found this little gem and the price made me skeptical at first.

            I had been mentally prepared to spend around $4K for a decent tripod. So when i saw this I thought I might as well try and and if it doesn't work i can probably sell for close to what I paid for it and then move on.

            But I quite like the tripod. The smooth operation (especially compared to my old Miller) was amazing. The "Perfect Balance" is a neat trick... I can't tell you how many times I've seen professional shooters that turn their back only to find their camera either on the ground or pointing waaay up or down. With Perfect balance it just doesn't happen.

            My only complaint was I did a fair amount of airline travel with this immediately after I received the tripod and the mid-level spreader broke. So I had to get a warranty replacement. So lesson learned: always travel with a hard shell case. The included soft case is quite nice and that's generally how I will transport the tripod.

            All in all for the money it's a great tripod!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Exactly right

            By Che

            from Brooklyn, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easily Adjusted
            • Good Footing
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth Movement

            Cons

            • A little light
            • Vibrates easily

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vinten VB-AP2F Vision Blue System with Floor Spreader:

              Looking for an HDSLR tripod can be tricky. Many of the more economical choices do offer the fluidity or stability of ENG or Cinema heads and sticks. And to go to a higher-end model could be disproportionately expensive for the DSLR kit, not to mention overkill. The DSLR shooter has to navigate the awkward world that expects solid results with run-and-gun timing. After trying several Manfrotto models, some of which had respectable heads, I stumbled upon a review of the Vinten Vision Blue. It was compared to a Sachtler, which I found very favorable. The model extended higher than many in its class, and included a floor spreader, rather than a rickety mid-level spreader (which I hate). The head itself is wonderful, although the sliding base-plate is less ideal than a pop out baseplate. It offers numbered pan and tilt fluid adjustments, and a slightly mysterious "perfect balance" feature which is some kind of counter balance system.

              The 75mm bowl seems to be becoming a standard, though a 100mm bowl would have been preferable, being featured on a wider variety of more professional equipment.

              For the price, though, this is an excellent tripod/head kit, which I might expect to cost as much as twice as much as it did.

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