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Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head

B&H # DAFT Mfr # FUSION
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Product Highlights
  • 61" Maximum Height
  • 3-Way Fluid Head with Pan Bar
  • Quick Release Plate Included
  • Geared Center Column & Center Brace
  • Carry Bag Included
  • 3.7 lb Total System Weight
  • 8 lb Load Capacity

The Davis & Sanford 3-Section Fusion Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head is a full camera support system for either photography or videography. With an integrated 3-way fluid head that features a pan bar, the lightweight tripod is also well-suited for pursuits such as birdwatching.

Composed of an alloy of high-strength plastic and lightweight aluminum, the Fusion tripod reaches a maximum height of 61" with its 3-section legs and geared center column fully extended. The tripod system weighs only 3.7 lb and supports loads up to 8 lb.

The Fusion head features a built-in fluid system, which effects smooth movements for when you're shooting video or following a bird in flight. Movements are possible in two tilt directions, including portrait tilt. The easy-grip pan and tilt bar works with the calibrations for pan and tilt to ensure perfect leveling and precise adjustments and moves.

The quick-release system is about as quick as possible: Just pull the lock release lever, and pull out the plate. Featuring a video pin, the quick-release plate is non-keyed, meaning it can be inserted into the head as it faces any direction.

Folding down to 25", the Fusion tripod system includes a carry bag.

Counterweight hook at the bottom of the geared center column allows you to hang a camera bag or other weight for added stability under uneven loads or in windy conditions
Adjustable leg support brace with lock enhances the tripod's stability
Non-slip rubber feet are adjustable
Bubble level
Black anodized finish
General
Load Capacity 8 lb (3.6 kg)
Maximum Height 61" (154.9 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum Height 24" (61.0 cm)
Folded Length 25" (63.5 cm)
Weight 3.7 lb (1.7 kg)
Head
Head Type 3-way fluid head with pan bar
Quick Release Yes, with 1/4"-20 screw and fixing pin
Legs
Material Aluminum/plastic alloy
Head Attachment Fitting Head is not removable
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Flip locks
Independent Leg Spread No
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace Yes
Center Column
Center Column Type Geared
Center Column Sections 1
Bubble Level Yes
Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head
  • Tripod Bag
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty
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    Davis & SanfordFusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head
     
    4.2

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (15)
    • Compact (12)
    • Locks in tight (8)
    • Easily adjusted (6)
    • Easy to use (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (12)
      • Travel (10)
      • Video (10)
      • Home (9)
      • Portraits (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (9), Casual photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Very good tripod for the price

      I'm an independent documentary filmmaker so I have to be ready to take the moment at any situation. I'm testing this product on a project and till now it's doing its work very...Read complete review

      I'm an independent documentary filmmaker so I have to be ready to take the moment at any situation. I'm testing this product on a project and till now it's doing its work very well.

      Although, there is a small issue with left pan I already figured out how to solve it. It takes some time to learn how correctly using this gear but worth it. Tilts are suprisingly smooth and it's not heavy.

      Thanks BH, good service.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not really fluid.

      This does not have a fluid pan. I figured for the price it wasn't going to have a "True" pan like my pro fluid head but this was worse than the $19...Read complete review

      This does not have a fluid pan. I figured for the price it wasn't going to have a "True" pan like my pro fluid head but this was worse than the $19 tripod that I put WD-40 on to make it pan smooth.

      The tilt, on the other hand, is VERY fluid. It works like I expected.

      I bought it for still photo work and as a backpack tripod for when I wanted to do video work in the mountains. It works great for stills which is wy I'm keeping it.

      The carring bag is nice.
      If your looking for a video tripod save for a Pro VISTA. It's worth the extra weight and smooth pans.

      Reviewed by 21 customers

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      4.0

      Reliable

      By iMedia

      from Tulsa, OK

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Fluid Head Doesn't Detach

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

      You get what you pay for, so if you're looking for a quick fix this will work great. This tripod is durable, light weight, and portable. The downfall is that the fluid head does not detach. Other than that I'm pleased with my purchase.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Professional look and feel.

      By Al

      from Miami, Fl

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

        Great for use indoor as well as outdoor. Look and feel is of excellent quality!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        good for panoramic stitching

        By chris

        from eastern Idaho

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

          I bought this to try some panoramic stitching and make sure I like the process before dumping a bunch of money but it's pretty good quality for still shots so I won't have to replace it anytime soon. I really like the fact that I don't have stoop to get the shot and would recommend it to anyone with a bad back.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good for the price

          By Chris

          from Hamilton, AL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

            Gets the job done

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            4.0

            Good for the price

            By Chris

            from Hamilton, Al

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

              No complaints.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome tripod great price and quality

              By Chita

              from El Paso, TX

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Travel

                Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                this is a great tripod , well made and easy to use.

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                • No

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                5.0

                great for traveling

                By asq

                from Santa Fe, NM

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                  This is a lightweight tripod with excellent action in the head...easy to travel with...a great deal for tha price!
                  I use it in a dolly

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Nice Tripod

                  By GC

                  from Kansas

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Portraits
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                    Only just got it and haven't done more than make sure everything works. Having said that, it's much more solid than my old one. It seems very well made.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Very good tripod for the price

                    By Fabio

                    from Montreal, Canada

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Large Range of Motion

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                      I'm an independent documentary filmmaker so I have to be ready to take the moment at any situation. I'm testing this product on a project and till now it's doing its work very well.

                      Although, there is a small issue with left pan I already figured out how to solve it. It takes some time to learn how correctly using this gear but worth it. Tilts are suprisingly smooth and it's not heavy.

                      Thanks BH, good service.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      2.0

                      Not really fluid.

                      By KYFilmGuy

                      from Buffalo, KY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Locks In Tight

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Adjust
                      • Jerky Movement
                      • Not for video

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                      This does not have a fluid pan. I figured for the price it wasn't going to have a "True" pan like my pro fluid head but this was worse than the $19 tripod that I put WD-40 on to make it pan smooth.

                      The tilt, on the other hand, is VERY fluid. It works like I expected.

                      I bought it for still photo work and as a backpack tripod for when I wanted to do video work in the mountains. It works great for stills which is wy I'm keeping it.

                      The carring bag is nice.
                      If your looking for a video tripod save for a Pro VISTA. It's worth the extra weight and smooth pans.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • Similar:
                      • Davis & Sanford ProVista

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                      3.0

                      Good for the money

                      By Stevhen

                      from Fort Worth, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Good Footing
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Jerky Movement

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                      I use this tripod with my Panasonic AF100 and it handles it well. I Havent been running a lot of extras on the camera so the weight is relatively light but this tripod could definitely handle some added weight.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good budget tri-pod

                      By Tater

                      from St. Louis, MO.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easily Adjusted
                      • Good Footing
                      • Lightweight
                      • Locks In Tight

                      Cons

                      • Head too tight
                      • Pan handle too long

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                      I use this for video recording with an HD camcorder. The head movement is smooth but I was surprised at how much pressure it took to move it. Once you get used to it, it's not a problem. The handle is a bit long which makes it very touchy when you're zoomed in. That too can be gotten used to with light adjustments instead of a full grip. Good construction and a great tripod for someone on a budget.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Versatile Tripod

                      By Have Cameras...Will Travel

                      from Nisswa, MN

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Adjusted
                      • Good Footing
                      • Lightweight
                      • Locks In Tight
                      • Smooth Movement

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                        Light weight, easy to set up, fast release, 3 options for the angle of the tripod...from high to ability to do macro photos. Price is reasonable with good quality

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Nice Fluid Movement

                        By JungDan

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easily Adjusted
                        • Good Footing
                        • Lightweight
                        • Locks In Tight
                        • Smooth Movement

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Video

                          Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                          I needed an inexpensive fluid head tripod for a small camcorder - this one is terrific for the price - its not a $500 fluid head tripod - but for working with a small camcorder or DSLR - fills the bill.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Fusion - review is pending

                          By Ray from PA

                          from Worcester, PA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Adjusted
                          • Lightweight
                          • Locks In Tight
                          • Smooth Movement

                          Cons

                          • Quick Plate not labeled

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Outdoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                          B&H shipped is fast and well packed. Always buy from B&H. Product appears fairly well made, but have not run it thru the ropes yet. Maybe a little too much plastic. Quick release plate works well, but should be better labeled to get a spare as it was very hard to track down (model no. should be cast into the part on the bottom. So far, no complaints. Ray from PA

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                          5.0

                          Excellent Fluid Head Tripod

                          By jdesmond68

                          from Newburyport, MA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easily Adjusted
                          • Lightweight
                          • Locks In Tight
                          • Smooth Movement

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Outdoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                            I use this for DSLR HD Photography and Video
                            It is well built, light, and sturdy and a 10YR Warranty!
                            Coulld be a little heavier.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            No Complaints

                            By Drewstew

                            from Top of Texas

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Locks In Tight
                            • Smooth Movement

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                              Sturdy, well built tripod, and good price too. Bubble level is off a little, but for the price, I could care less. Overall, a good tripod for anyone on a budget.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Can't beat it for the price

                              By Driver2

                              from Detroit

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easily Adjusted
                              • Good Footing
                              • Lightweight
                              • Locks In Tight
                              • Smooth Movement

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Outdoors
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                                Fast shipping, double boxed (the outer box took the abuse during shipping.)

                                Nicely priced for my young Grandson to use his small video camera on.

                                Just the right size, and with a carry bag.

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                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                Great product at a great price

                                By Bearcat Fan

                                from Indiana

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                                    Bought this tripod to use with a HD video cam to record high school sports. Sturdy, easy to set up and use, looks great, can't beat it.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great Build

                                    By Jared

                                    from Spring Grove

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Travel
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Davis & Sanford Fusion 3-Section Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head:

                                      This is a very durable tripod that I can trust! The only thing that I didn't like is that there is no leveler bubble for the camera plate. There is one for the legs but none for the camera.

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                                      • No

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