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Vinten Vision Blue Pan and Tilt Head

B&H # VIV40920001 Mfr # V4092-0001
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Product Highlights
  • Spring Counter Balancing Mechanism
  • LF Drag Assemblies
  • Adjustable Camera Mounting Plate
  • 1/4" Screw and Pin Assembly
  • Perfect Balance Technology
  • Illuminated Level Bubble
  • Lubricated Friction (LF) Technology

The Vinten Vision Blue Pan and Tilt Head incorporates adjustable spring counter balancing mechanism, LF drag assemblies for pan and tilt motions, and an adjustable camera mounting plate with 1/4" screw and pin assembly. 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 push button. The Vinten Perfect Balance technology enables load balance between 4.6-11 lb (2.1-5 kg) with a low centre 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 side plate attached to the camera, and then loaded from the back of the platform and fixed securely with a side plate clamp.

Incorporates adjustable spring counter balancing mechanism, LF drag assemblies for pan and tilt motions and an adjustable camera mounting plate with 1/4" screw and pin assembly
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 push button
Perfect Balance technology enables load balance between 4.6-11 lb (2.1-5 kg) with a low centre 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 side plate attached to the camera, and then loaded from the back of the platform and fixed securely with a side plate clamp
Features pan bar mounting points located at the rear of the head on either side of the camera mounting platform
Load Capacity 4.6 to 11 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" (122 mm)
Length 5.1" (129.5 mm)
Weight 5.3 lb (2.4 kg) inc. pan bar, camera plate and bowl clamp

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VintenVision Blue Pan and Tilt Head
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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        5.0

        Excellent Fluid Head!

        By PeopleCanFly

        from Virginia

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vinten Vision Blue Pan and Tilt Head:

            Man am I blown away at how great this head is! Vinten's Perfet Balance system really does work as intended and is a real joy to use. It's super easy to rebalance after a lens change and takes no time at all. I've never used a properly counterbalanced head until now...what was I waiting for?

            Even with a roughly 600mm lens I'm able to attain perfectly smooth, controlled pans with minimal, if any backlash. I doubt tracking people or animals with a telephoto lens would be an issue at all. Just make sure you have a solid tripod!

            All and all I'm extremely happy with this head and it's sure to last me a very very long time.

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            5.0

            I Really Like this Head

            By College Video Engineer

            from Ohio

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Lighted Bubble-level
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • Movies

              Comments about Vinten Vision Blue Pan and Tilt Head:

              I've always liked Vinten tripods and heads, and this new Vision Blue is one more to like. It's solidly built, pans and tilts smoothly and it is easy to achieve balance. This head is a perfect match for our Panasonic HMC 150 and HPX 170 camcorders - and I feel it would comfortably support a larger-form camera as well. And as a plus, there's the price: This head performs like a much more expensive one.

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              5.0

              Vinten Vision Blue is Wonderful

              By Donny B.

              from Owensboro, KY

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                Cons

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                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Vinten Vision Blue Pan and Tilt Head:

                  The counter-balance system works silky smooth.
                  I would recommend this tripod video head to anyone who wants their video pans & tilts to be smooth.

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                  5.0

                  Great Pan and Tilt Head

                  By David Sharp

                  from Alexandria, DC

                  About Me Camera Operator, Film Professional, Tech Savvy, Tv Editor

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                  Pros

                  • Good For Mid Size Cameras
                  • Good Stability
                  • Modestly Heavy
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • Interviews
                    • Live Concert Videography
                    • Video

                    Comments about Vinten Vision Blue Pan and Tilt Head:

                    Use it for TV Recording at a Church. Great quality, Durable, Adjustable smooth resistance

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                    4.0

                    Smooth quality

                    By Greg Smith

                    from Champaign, IL, USA

                    About Me Semi-pro videographer

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                    Pros

                    • Quality construction
                    • Smooth movement
                    • Versatile balance range

                    Cons

                    • Limited tilt range
                    • Tilt lock

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional video

                    Comments about Vinten Vision Blue Pan and Tilt Head:

                    Beautifully made, smooth action. Replaces a Sachtler head that although excellent, couldn't balance my Panasonic HMC80 camcorder even with the expensive extended wedge plate. The Vinten handles this with ease.

                    Two minor nits: The pan and tilt locks require a pretty firm twist and don't grab as positively as on my Sachtler, still allowing a little movement if you push hard on the pan bar. And the tilt range is reduced considerably near the top settings of the counterbalance spring. Effectively, this means you can't balance a heavy camera and still get full use out of the head, which reduces its practical weight capacity to less than specified.

                    Why can't the tripod manufacturers standardize mounting plates? The Vinten uses one that is *almost* identical to the Manfrotto 357 series, but is about 3mm wider -- thus making them incompatible.

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                    4.0

                    The Best Setup for DLSR

                    By DucatiGP

                    from Oceanside Ca,

                    About Me Amature shooter, Tech Savvy

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • High Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Movies
                      • Stabilization

                      Comments about Vinten Vision Blue Pan and Tilt Head:

                      This is a great fluid head worth the investment. like they say you pay for what you get, and with this is perfectly smooth and easy to use for a novices. Just a great match for a DLSR shooter.

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                      4.0

                      Good head, not for small DSLR setups

                      By Mike

                      from Baltimore, MD

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                      Comments about Vinten Vision Blue Pan and Tilt Head:

                      This head has a great feel great features, etc., what you would expect from a Vinten. Smooth drag, the pan handle feels great, better than than many others I've used, and the illuminated level is accurate and easy to use.

                      Two cons:

                      1. This head will not balance anything less than 4lbs. A DSLR with only a prime or small zoom will not balance properly, even with the counterbalance totally off. The lowest weight setup I can get away with is a 7D + 70-200mm IS. Anything lighter won't balance.

                      2. The mounting plate that comes with this head is not the same size as the manfrotto 577 adapters. If you use 577's in your setup, they will not be compatible with this head. I would guess that the 357 might, but I have not tried it.

                      Also, if you are going for a very small and portable rig, this head is slightly heavier and bulkier than the comparable Sachtler FSB-4. It is not a huge difference, but it is noticeable. For example, an fsb-4 slides right into my camera bag in the spot where a 70-200mm goes. The vision blue does not. Not a deal breaker, but for ultimate portability, the fsb-4 has an edge.

                      Overall, it's a good head, but make sure it will fit your setup before buying. I really wish the counterbalance range started at 0 or 2 lbs instead of 4 lbs.

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