The Vinten VISION 250 Carbon Fiber Tripod System with Mid-Spreader (Black) consists of the Vision 250 fluid head designed to support the latest portable digital camera combinations used in studio and outside broadcast production. With its unique "twin balancing mechanism" the Vision 250 can be fully adjusted to perfectly balance any camera or lens combination quickly and easily, up to 73 lbs, and tilt through the full range of ±90° angle.
The head incorporates a drag mechanism employing non-contacting thin film technology, which ensures consistent drag and constant performance over a wide temperature range. This enables the camera operator to move the camera in a "seamless path" when moving from a critical tight lens image on a delicate slow pan movement--into a "whip-pan" action.
Also includes the Vision EFP two-stage tripod with a 150mm-bowl. Constructed of aluminum with Pozi-Loc leg clamping system, it is precision-engineered and attached to an innovative hip joint. This eliminates play and gives more rigidity to provide an exceptionally stable camera platform.
Vinten VISION 250 HD Fluid Head (100mm/150mm Ball Base) (Black)
The VISION 250 pan & tilt head is designed to support the latest portable digital camera combinations used in Studio and Outside Broadcast production. With its unique "twin balancing mechanism" the Vision 250 can be fully adjusted to perfectly balance any camera or any lens combination -- either weighing up to 72.8 lb -- quickly and easily. The VISION incorporates a drag mechanism employing non-contacting thin film technology, which ensures consistent drag and constant performance over a temperature range from -40°F to +140°F. TF drag allows for fine adjustment of drag levels as well as whip pan movement without any manual reduction of the drag.
In addition, the Vision 250 also has the benefit of digital counterbalance readout, backlit drag controls and an illuminated leveling bubble, giving the cameraman the quickest and most simple set-up, even in "low light" situations.
The Vision 250 pan & tilt head achieves the Perfect Counter Balance by means of an innovative and patented infinitely-variable spring mechanism. This allows the head to tilt through the full range of ±90° in perfect balance, eliminating a considerable amount of physical effort required by the operator to control the tilting action. Since the camera is perfectly balanced, it can be left at any angle - totally hands free - without having to lock the tilt brake. The variable counterbalance mechanism allows it to be used with a variety of lenses, batteries, viewfinders and on-camera lights.
For even faster setup, the Vision 250 offers a digital counterbalance readout, with repeatable balance setting. The display is activated by a simple press of a button and remains visible for 15 seconds.
TF (Thin Film) Drag Control
The Vision 250 uses the Vinten TF (Thin Film) damping system, to provide consistent drag and constant performance in demanding conditions from -40°F to +140°F. The TF system offers total control for precise movement and excellent camera control during the critical slow start-up of your shot, providing seamless transition into Whip Pan and instant recovery to the original drag setting at the finish of the movement.
Calibrated with variable adjustment and a single turn rotation from fully On to Off, the drag knobs are backlit and are adjusted accordingly (depending on the lighting conditions) by a light sensor built into the digital readout.
The interlock device is positive latching and thus overrides the tilt brake to insure that any load doesn't move in its fixed position. And the tilt brake therefore doesn't wear out prematurely.
Unique design features allow fast setup -- a must if you are continuously on the move. The leveling bowl has a double threaded screw shank, which allows the bowl lock to be tightened and released quickly -- very handy when you are constantly adjusting the bowl to level the camera (especially on uneven terrain).
Adjustable camera mounting plate with unique rubber grip strips holds the camera rock steady.
Load capacity of up to 72.8 lb
Vinten 3880-3 EFP Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Vision EFP tripods are precision-engineered with single or two-stage legs, and made of aluminum alloy or carbon fiber material. Offers a 150mm-bowl fixing, attached to an innovative hip joint that eliminates play and gives more rigidity to provide an exceptionally stable camera platform. With unrivalled height range capability and Pozi-Loc leg clamping system, these lightweight, compact tripods are quick and easy to set up and provide excellent operational flexibility.
Carbon Fiber Construction
Constructed of strong carbon fiber, to provide the sturdiest and most durable material for demanding applications.
Smooth Camera Movement
Tripod rigidity is a vital factor in achieving smooth camera movement and first class picture quality. The Vision range of tripods are unique in giving maximum torsional rigidity throughout the height range by combining a "perfect" triangular structure with the most innovative design features.
Pozi-Loc Leg Clamps
The new Pozi-Loc is Vinten's innovative cam-operated clamping system, ensures tripod reliability and safety and its positive action shows clearly when the tripod is locked.
150mm / 6" bowl base
Double extension design
Maximum height of 63.0-inch
Supports up to 99.2 lb.
Spring Loaded Transport Clip, keeps the legs together while in transport
Vinten 3781-3 Spread-Loc Mid-Level Spreader with Rubber Feet
The revolutionary Spread-Loc is a fully adjustable, geared mid-level spreader, controlled by a single lock knob. In addition, the arms are individually extendable to provide a large spreader radius and facilitate use on uneven ground. The Spread-Loc spreader may be installed on any tripod provided with Spread-Loc attachment points. Fits all Pozi-Loc 75, 100 and 150mm bowl tripods and Torque-Safe ENG tripods - from October 2001
Vinten 3341-3 Soft Tripod Cases
The Vinten 3341-3 Soft Tripod Case is a padded tripod bag made to carry a Vinten Vision 250 + EFP tripod system. It has interior and exterior pockets for documents and tripod accessories. It has multiple handles and a padded adjustable shoulder strap.
Durable weather-resistant soft padded tripod bag.
Polycarbonate rigid board with 5mm foam offers all-around cushioning combined with rigid support.
Double extra-large zip fobs and full length zip for ease of access.
Large clear external pocket for document storage
Fully zipped internal pockets for storage of pan bars, camera plates and other accessories
Touch fastener pocket for operation guides.
Captive basic head balance instructions.
Pair of handles with a touch fastener comfort grip wrap positioned to balance the system.
Lightly padded handle at each end.
Adjustable shoulder strap with non-slip positional pad
1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty. <br>Extended Warranty available for up to 2-years by returning registration form or by registering online at <a href="http://www.vinten.com" target="_blank">www.vinten.com</a>.
Exterior: Blue fabric is 1000 denier texturized Nylon Exterior: Black base fabric is textured rubberized polyester Interior: 600 denier ripstop polyester Interior: Padding sandwich of 15mm foam Interior: Polycarbonate rigid board with 5mm foam
Type of Closure
Full length heavy duty 10mm spiral zipper Double extra large zip fobs
38.58 x 12.2 x 10.24" (98 x 31 x 26 cm) (LxWxH)
Vinten Vision 250 + EFP tripod systems
Adjustable shoulder strap with non-slip positional pad Pair of handles with a touch fastener comfort grip wrap Lightly padded handle at each end.