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Velbon PHD-64Q 3-Way Magnesium Pan Head

B&H # VEPHD64QMG Mfr # PHD-64Q
Usually ships in 7-14 business days

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This is a special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of shipment.

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You Pay: $184.95
Product Highlights
  • 23 lb Load Capacity
  • Weighs Only 1.9 lb
  • Includes Quick-Release Plate
  • Tripod Attachments for 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
  • Left & Right-Handed Operation Possible

The Velbon PHD-64Q 3-Way Magnesium Pan Head is a sturdy head for large DSLR and other cameras – its load capacity is a heavy 23 lb. The head features four dimensions of adjustment: 360° panning, back-to-front tilt, and tilt to either side.

The PHD-64Q has three separate controls for side-to-side tilt, front-to-back tilt, and pan lock. The head can tilt 90° forward and 45° back. The side tilt handle and also the panning lock knob are interchangeable to accommodate both right- and left-handed operation.

The PHD-64Q head features a thread for a 3/8"-16 tripod screw and includes an adapter for a 1/4"-20 attachment. It comes with a QB-635L quick-release plate, which features a 1/4"-20 screw to attach to a camera. The head also fits the Velbon QB-157 plate.

The side lever extends and retracts to create a more compact profile for storage or transport
Three spirit levels
Load Capacity 23 lb
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level Yes, 3
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 (via adapter screw)
Height 5.2" (133mm)
Weight 1.9 lb (850 g)
Velbon PHD-64Q 3-Way Magnesium Pan Head
  • QB-635L Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty
  • Note:VEQB635LBMG


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    VelbonPHD-64Q 3-Way Magnesium Pan Head

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    Light and Strong

    By Fixerdog

    from Eau Claire, WI.

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    • Attaches Firmly
    • Large Range of Motion
    • Light weight


    • Overestimated Wt Load
    • Pan lock weak

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Light 4x5
    • Medium Format
    • Night Shots
    • Portraits
    • Pro DSLR
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Velbon PHD-64Q 3-Way Magnesium Pan Head:

    I bought this to use with my 4x5 rail camera on those rare occassions I take it out in the field. My old head works fine, but weighs nearly 5 pounds. I've been looking for a strong, but lighter alternative. Although it is not as steady as I would normally like, it seems to fit the bill. It holds the camera in place even if it is tilted down with the bellows fully extended, unlike all the lighter ballheads I've tried. The claim that this head can take a 23 lb. load is overly optimistic, but it should be able handle a pro DSLR or medium format with ease. The quick release is easy to use and seems secure. The pan lock has a slight tendency to move even when it is locked down. I wish they made a quick release plate that had a 3/8" screw.

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