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Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head

B&H # MAVT3000 Mfr # VT-3000
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You Pay: $129.95
Product Highlights
  • Supports 6.6 lb (3 kg)
  • 65mm Ball Diameter
  • 3-Section Leg Design
  • Height Range - 28.6" to 61"
  • Separate Pan/Tilt Locks
  • Mid-Level Spreader
  • Passive Counterbalance for Stability
  • Micro Balance Slider
  • With Quick-Release Plate
  • Left/Right Pan Bar Mounts

The Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head is a stable, sturdy video tripod made from anodized aluminum that can support loads up to 6.6 lb. It provides many features commonly found on more expensive models. The two-way fluid head provides smooth operation, and features a half-ball mount with a diameter of 65mm, with left and right pan bar mounts. One pan bar comes included. The VT-3000 tripod system weighs 7.75 lb.

The 3-section leg design allows you to adjust the height of the tripod from 28.6" to 61". A mid-level spreader and passive counterbalance provide improved stability. The VT-3000 has separate pan and tilt locks and a bubble level for precision leveling, and offers a full 360° pan range. The fixed counterbalance spring incorporated in the head provides smoother tilt movements.

The included quick-release plate features a standard 1/4"-20 mounting screw with a video pin, and features a micro balance slider.

Supports loads up to 6.6 lb (3 kg)
Features a 65mm ball base
Two-way fluid head for smooth motion
Fixed counter-balance spring provides smoother tilt movements
Three-section leg design allows you to adjust the height of the tripod from 28.6" to 61"
Middle spreader provides enhanced stability by holding the tripod legs in locked position
Provides fixed counter balance, pan, and tilt drag
Quick-release plate is included
Ground spikes for outdoor use and convenient retractable rubber feet for delicate floor surfaces
Weighs 7.75 lb (3.5 kg)

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General
Load Capacity 6.6 lb (3 kg)
Maximum Height 61.0" (155 cm)
Minimum Height 28.6" (72.6 cm)
Folded Length 30.0" (78 cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/no
Weight 7.75 lb (3.5 kg)
Head
Counter Balance System Fixed counter balance spring
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes/no
Balance Plate Yes
Tilt Lock Yes
Pan Lock Yes
Legs
Head Attachment Fitting 65mm half bowl
Material Anodized aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Flip locks
Independent Leg Spread No
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/yes
Center Brace Yes (mid-level)
Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head
  • VT-QRP300 Quick Release Plate
  • Pan Bar (1)
  • Carrying Case
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

  • Included Free

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    MagnusVT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head
     
    4.2

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (15)
    • Professional quality (12)
    • Improves performance (10)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Highly compatible (6)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (11)
    • In the studio (9)
    • Complex projects (6)
    • Home movies (6)
    • Daily use (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (6), Enthusiast (6), Film student (4), Career (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Tripod Best PRICE

    I work as cameramanin television productions and my experience with this tripod has been more than expected. The fluid head is excellent with smooth and precise movements. B & H is the best...Read complete review

    I work as cameramanin television productions and my experience with this tripod has been more than expected. The fluid head is excellent with smooth and precise movements. B & H is the best option to shop online. My order arrived very quickly in time for my next shot. Thanks B & H.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    For the price it's good

    I use this as a 3rd tripod for live events ( weddings, Conferences, etc) There are better tripods out there, but for the price this gets the job done. it is super...Read complete review

    I use this as a 3rd tripod for live events ( weddings, Conferences, etc) There are better tripods out there, but for the price this gets the job done. it is super sturdy and the pan/tilt is very smooth. It is however a little big, and could be lighter. Overall, like I said its good for the price

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    5.0

    Awesome Product! Just what I was looking

    By Chris the surfer

    from San Diego CA

    About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

      I bought this tripod to improve my filming with my DSLR. I love the fluid head on this camera, it works great and i am really able to get smooth shots with it.
      Many people said the CON for this tripod was it was heavy...that what i love about it. I would not say it is crazy heavy, but it does way enough to give me confidence when I put my expensive camera on it. As of yet I haven't found anything I can complain about, I expected this quality from a tripod that cost 250 or more. I would recommend this!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good Purchase

      By Thebestbobthateverbobbed

      from New Jersey

      About Me Film Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

        I took a shot in the dark buying a tripod online and I scored with this one. I was not looking to spend a lot of money, and for the price, this tripod vastly surpassed my expectations. Very sturdy and nice motion for a not so pricey tripod. Very impressed.

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        4.0

        Superior Stability

        By WildBlessings2

        from MI

        About Me Hobbyist, Wildlife Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Extreme Angle Drift

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Field

        Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

        Superb ease of use in the field. A little on the heavy side from what I'm accustomed to but well worth it in stability. Excellent in high wind conditions.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great quality tripod for the money

        By JFack

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

          I bought this tripod to use with a Panasonic HVX200, so I needed something fairly sturdy with a fluid head. The VT-3000 did not disappoint. The legs are sturdy and seem fairly well built (which is impressive given the low cost). I had no trouble leveling the tripod, and the head moves quite nicely. The one negative I experience is a slight jerk when I begin to move the head, but once it is in motion everything is smooth, and I was able to overcome the jerk by adjusting the amount of pressure I put on the arm.

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          4.0

          So smooth!

          By Chris S

          from Lyndhurst, NJ

          About Me Semi Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

          I have used this on a music video, and for test shots for a short film. The head swivel is so smooth. I'm so excited to have this in my kit. It has to be one of the most sturdy tripods I have ever used.

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          5.0

          FOR THE PRICE, VERY HAPPY

          By MARCO

          from MONTREAL

          About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

            I WAS ABOUT TO BUY A [$]$ MANFROTTO TRIPOD. THANK GOD I DIDNT. FOR THAT EXTRA [$]$ , I DOUBT THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE. IT DOES THE JOB. IF YOU WANT TO BUY A TRIPOD FOR ITS NAME GO FOR IT. DONT GET ME WRONG. MANFROTTO IS VERY GOOD, BUT OVER PRICED FOR NOTHING. NOT WORTH THE EXTRA [$]$ AT ALL

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            3.0

            For the price it's good

            By LM83

            from Providence, RI

            About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Quality
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

            I use this as a 3rd tripod for live events ( weddings, Conferences, etc) There are better tripods out there, but for the price this gets the job done. it is super sturdy and the pan/tilt is very smooth. It is however a little big, and could be lighter. Overall, like I said its good for the price

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            • No

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            4.0

            Fine, inexpensive video tripod

            By Ben from Sacto

            from Sacramento, CA

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Level
            • Pan Bar Can Be Placed On
            • Quick Release Plate
            • Removable Ball Mount
            • Smooth Pans
            • Smooth Pans Horizontal A
            • Stability

            Cons

            • Heavier Than Reg Tripod
            • Rebound On Vertical Pans

            Best Uses

              Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

              I bought the VT-3000 tripod on special for under $ to use with my two DSLM cameras. It is a medium duty tripod, much heavier that my regular photo tripods. It is a very attractive matte black. The tripod is very stable and it is easy to level the tripod head using the bubble level on its base. The vertical and horizontal fluid pans are smooth and easily controlled. When you pan vertically you have to maintain pressure on the pan bar. If you release it before locking it, it will slowly start to return to level. It is sturdy enough to hold a mini jib crane on it, but you will need to add some weight with a sandbag or two to keep it from tipping over. Cons:Heavier than regular photo tripodsRebound effect on vertical pans

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              5.0

              GOOD WEBSITE

              By CRYSTAL

              from JONESBORO AR

              About Me Film Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

                THIS PRODUCT CAME IN VERY QUICKLY, COULDN'T BE HAPPIER!!!!

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                very good product

                By marco

                from montreal

                About Me Hobbyist

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

                  i think this tripod does the job! i wanted a 700$ + manfrotto tripod. i saved a lot of money and i think its a good buy...and i get to keep an extra 500$ in my pocket. picked this up on black friday deal !

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                  4.0

                  Highly Recommended

                  By Movie Bugs

                  from Corpus Christi, Texas

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects

                    Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

                    This Tripod System is very rugged/overbuilt for the price point. It is easy to use and operate. I feel like I got a professional piece of equipment for a discount price. I love it so far.

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                    4.0

                    good solid tripod

                    By Rob

                    from Northern Callifornia

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

                      solid and strong (heavy), fluid head seems pretty smooth .. mounting plate is not particularly easy to use the but what do you really expect [$]?

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      LIGHTWEIGHT STURDY TRIPOD

                      By D MILLER

                      from JACKSON< WY

                      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

                        good for mountain travel, quick set up

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Pretty Decent

                        By pawilli

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        About Me Film Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Performance

                        Cons

                        • Cheap Parts

                        Best Uses

                        • Independent Films
                        • Sporting Events

                        Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

                        I use this tripod to follow action in sporting events, and so far it has provided smooth, steady movement. For the price, this is an excellent fluid-head, half-ball mount tripod. My biggest complaint is that the pan and tilt locks seem somewhat weak and may be the bioggest weakness of the whole system.

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                        5.0

                        Love for lightweight

                        By SPC

                        from Elsmere, KY

                        About Me Business Owner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

                            This was my first time working with magnus and I'm very pleased. The price was the first best thing and then the fact that it comes with a case and is so lightweight! A heavy tripod over the years has really injured my back so this is perfect. thank you so much!

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                            5.0

                            Good tripod for the price!

                            By KVT Productions

                            from Monroeville, Pa

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • Home Movies
                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

                              These tripods are great for the price. You have to work them in a little at first but move smoothly and help make the simplest consumer cameras look phenomenal!

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Good inexpensive tripod

                              By Fras

                              from Jersey Shore

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

                                  I'm a professional cameraman that was asked by my son's high school football team to shoot the games for them so I was looking for a tripod,inexpensive but had some professionalism to it to use with my jvc gc px 100. This fit the bill perfectly. Its made sturdy.The locks are plastic but they are fine for light duty. The tripod raises up just above my eyes and I'm 5'10". My one complaint is the pan is looser than I prefer. But for a hundred and twenty bucks I couldn't ask for much more and I'm used to using a Schalter hot pod on a daily basis which is heavy. This tripod at only 6 pounds is much easier to climb up and down those high school press boxes

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                                  3.0

                                  Plasticy

                                  By stl

                                  from St.Louis MO

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

                                  Everything works as it should. I am not sure this is going to least years to come with alot of plastic parts. it is a good enough tripod for the price. I would not have high expectation.

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                                  4.0

                                  Ball head on a budget

                                  By GM-CE-Prof

                                  from Montana

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Ball Head
                                  • Fairly Rigid
                                  • Sliding Plate
                                  • Tilt Is Very Stiff

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy
                                  • No Variable Drag
                                  • No Variable Tilt
                                  • Pan Needs More Drag

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Lightweight Cameras
                                  • Student Use

                                  Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

                                  I have three of these, all with different brand names. This tripod is the least expensive ball head I have been able to find. This newest Magnus has an additional feature the others lacked, a sliding instead of fixed plate. This makes balancing a camera front to back much easier. For the price, a good deal.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  This tripod is a great item

                                  By Tripod

                                  from Orland Park Illinois

                                  About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • High Quality
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Use
                                    • Sports
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Magnus VT-3000 Tripod System with Fluid Head:

                                    Had this tripod for two weeks it's the best product and yes I would recommend this to a friend

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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