Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head

Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System Kit with Fluid Video Head, Dolly, and Pan Bar

Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System Kit with Fluid Video Head, Dolly, and Pan Bar

B&H # MAVT4000Q MFR # VT-4000-K3
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Product Highlights

  • Tripod System Supports 8.8 lb
  • 65mm Ball Diameter
  • 2-Stage Leg Design with Middle Spreader
  • Height Adjustment Range: 27.6 to 59"
  • Fixed Counter Balance
  • Fixed Pan / Tilt Drag
  • Quick Release Plate Included
  • Pearstone DWL-2 Tripod Dolly Included
  • Magnus PB-2 Pan Bar Included
  • Cases for Tripod and Dolly Included
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Magnus VT-4000 overview

  • 1Description

The Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System Kit with Fluid Video Head, Dolly, and Pan Bar from B&H is a complete video tripod package for cameras weighing up to 8.8 pounds. The kit features a Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head, Pearstone DWL-2 Universal Tripod Dolly, and Magnus PB-2 Pan Bar for VT-4000 Tripod.

The Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head is constructed out of anodized aluminum and supports loads up to 8.8 pounds. It features a two-stage leg design, two-way fluid head for smooth operation, and half-ball mount with 65mm diameter. It also features a passive counterbalance system, a height range of 27.6 to 59", and a middle spreader for added support and stability. A quick release plate and carrying case come included with the VT-4000. A Magnus PB-2 Pan Bar is provided as a replacement or a second bar for the fluid head.

The Pearstone DWL-2 Universal Tripod Dolly provides a simple way to get your tripod on wheels for added convenience on set or in the studio. The dolly supports loads up to 33 pounds and has adjustable legs and clamps to accommodate a wide variety of tripods, allowing you to use the dolly with the VT-4000 or with additional tripods. The dolly folds down to just 17 x 5" for easy storage.

Please see the links below for more information on the various components of this kit.

  • Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head

    The Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head is a stable, sturdy video tripod made from anodized aluminum that can support loads up to 8.8 lb. Overall, this tripod offers many features usually only 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. It comes supplied with one pan bar. In addition, unlike most other heads in its class, all the head controls are positioned on the left side of the head, which leaves your right hand free for the panning handle. The VT-4000 tripod system weighs 7.9 lb.

    Its 2-stage leg design allows you to adjust the height of the tripod from 27.6" to 59". A middle spreader and passive counterbalance provide enhanced stability to the entire system. The VT-4000 also has separate pan and tilt locks, and a bubble level for precision leveling. The fixed counter-balance spring incorporated in the head will help with smoother tilt movements.

    Its provided quick release plate features a standard 1/4"-20 mounting screw with a video pin, and has a sliding range of +20/-25mm - to enable travel capabilities - essential in balancing uneven configurations. The head's tilt angle is adjustable from +90° to -60°.

    Supports loads up to 8.8 lb (4 kg)
    Features a 65mm ball base
    Two-way fluid head for smooth motion
    Fixed counter-balance spring set to 3.3 lb (1.5 kg) provides smoother tilt movements
    2-stage design allows you to adjust the height of the tripod from 27.6" to 59" (70 to 150 cm)
    Middle spreader provides enhanced stability by holding the tripod legs in locked position
    Provides fixed counter balance, pan, and tilt drag
    Allows you to leverage the slide range of +20 / -25mm to enable travel capabilities - essential in balancing uneven configurations
    Provides camera mounting via a slide plate that can be attached via a 0.25" (6.35mm) screw with video pin
    Offers tilt angle adjustments from +90° to -60°
    Ground spikes for outdoor use and convenient retractable rubber feet for delicate floor surfaces
    Weighs 7.9 lb (3.6 kg)
    UPC: 847628547674
  • Magnus DWF-2 Universal Tripod Dolly

    The Magnus DWF-2 Universal Tripod Dolly presents a simple, affordable way to put your tripod on wheels. The dolly features 2" ball-bearing metal/rubber wheels that feature revolving assemblies. That means you can steer your tripod along any line imaginable to capture a smooth tracking shot.

    The DWF-2 dolly bears loads up to 33 lb and features adjustable clamps to lock just about any size of tripod foot into place securely. Mounting a tripod is easy: Just line up each tripod foot and twist the thumb screws to tighten each clamp.

    Each leg bar extends up to 4.9" to accommodate tripods of various dimensions, and flip locks secure the extension. Fully extended, the dolly has a doorway width of 31". With step-on locks for each wheel, you can easily transform your rolling tripod into a sturdy lock-down mount for your camera.

    Two of the legs fold down to create a compact package for transport – the dolly folds down to just 17 x 5".

    Step on the wheel locks to brake the spinning of the wheels and the rotation of the wheel assemblies
    Spring-loaded stoppers automatically lock the legs in the open position when they're rotated out - easily pull them up to rotate the legs back into the closed position
    Sturdy carry handle
    Hook & loop strap to secure legs in a tidy package for transport
    Carry bag with shoulder strap
    UPC: 847628570436
  • Magnus PB-2 Pan Bar for VT-4000 Tripod

    The Magnus PB-2 Pan Bar for VT-4000 Tripod is a replacement for the pan bar that's included with the Magnus VT-4000 tripod, allowing you to achieve precise pan movement. Alternatively, it can be used as a second pan bar, which is especially useful for those that like to keep a camera remote mounted to the bar.

    • For use with VT-4000 tripod
    • Use as replacement or as a second bar
    UPC: 847628561380
In the Box
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head
    Load Capacity 8.8 lb (4 kg)
    Maximum Height 59.0" (150 cm)
    Minimum Height 27.6" (70.1 cm)
    Folded Length 30.3" (77 cm)
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/no
    Weight 7.9 lb (3.6 kg)
    Counter Balance System Fixed counter-balance spring @ 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
    Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes/no
    Balance Plate Yes
    Slide Range +20/-25mm
    Tilt Drag Yes
    Tilt Range +90/-60°
    Tilt Lock Yes
    Pan Lock Yes
    Head Attachment Fitting 65 mm 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)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.1 x 6.6 x 6.5"
  • Magnus DWF-2 Universal Tripod Dolly
    Construction Aluminum & plastic
    Load Capacity 33 lb (15 kg)
    Doorway Width 31.0" (78.7 cm) with legs fully extended
    Extension 4.9" (12.4 cm) per leg
    Folded Length 17.0 x 5.0" (43.2 x 12.7 cm)
    Wheel Diameter 2" (51 mm)
    Wheel Lock Yes
    Cable Guards No
    Weight 3.8 lb (1.7 kg)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.25 x 5.75 x 5.5"
  • Magnus PB-2 Pan Bar for VT-4000 Tripod
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 1.6 x 1.4"

Magnus VT-4000 reviews

VT-4000 Tripod System Kit with Fluid Video Head, Dolly, and Pan Bar is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice! Performs like a much more expensive tripod! This is a great tripod. I use it in a studio with more expensive tripods and I prefer it. It's smooth as silk. It's made well. It works well with the dolly. I saw the youtube comparison with 3 products that B and H had online and for the price, it did everything I wanted it to do. If I had more to spend, I'd still get this one. It's better than the others that were 3 and 4 times the price at the studio I work at. I suggest you look at the youtube comparison online. It'll help you decide.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels more expensive than it is - Rock solid & feature-rich! I'm going to be using this to film dolly shots indoors on smooth floors without having to lay any tracks. Because there are 3 items in this package, I've listed the pros and cons of each below. TRIPOD Pros: Built like a tank Easy to deploy and stow Powder-coated metal fluid head B&H carries additional quick-release plates Very smooth operation thanks to fluid head Awesome ergonomics with quiet, reliable lockdowns Head springs back to neutral position when not locked down Cons: Carrying bag that comes with the tripod is about 2 inches too short. You can get the tripod in the bag, but always with great effort and several minutes of hassle. It almost feels like I got the bag for a smaller tripod. PAN BAR Pros: Allows for much finer control over a wider range of head motion. Identical to original bar, and can be used as a spare. Both bars can be locked into a very wide variety of locations, so you will be able to control very fine movements where only one control bar might be a challenge for sweeping movements. Cons: The Pan Bar is just another tilt/pan handle that attaches to the same part of the fluid head on the opposite side. I was thinking that this pan bar would only control horizontal movements where the included one would be dedicated to vertical movements. TRIPOD DOLLY BASE Pros: Collapsible design Built-in carrying handle Heavy duty construction Great ergonomics with clear markings High-quality casters with locks on each wheel Adjustable to fit a wide range of tripod widths Sturdy carrying bag has plenty of room Cons: Isn't wide enough to hold the VT-4000 tripod fully extended. You can get the tripod to fit, but it's partially folded to do so. That being said, since this dolly base is so sturdy when properly used, without seeing the not quite deployed central brace on the tripod, you would think the tripod is welded to the base. This entire package is a lot of bang for your buck. From the powder-coated fluid head to the fine control garnered from two control handles to the super-sturdy dolly base... you will be able to get years of heavy use out of this combination. I wouldn't be surprised if broadcast news programs used these in their studios. I would highly recommend this package to any independent film-maker.
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Budget Tripod Whoever is pricing these things most likely forgot to as an extra $$, because this tripod is a complete steal. Whether you're a casual filmmaker or a professional, this tripod is a fantastic thing to pick up if you're short on money. It's completely fluid-head, with the smooth pans and tilts you'd expect from a tripod of the variety. Looking through the specs, you may notice that the tripod can only carry about 5 pounds of weight, which seems absurd to me because it feels extremely sturdy. The head is mostly metal with bits of plastic, and the legs are a durable metal that doesn't easily bend. The quick-release plate is entirely metal and feels extremely sturdy. I haven't yet been able to field test it yet, but a few test shots merited the kind of quality you'd expect from a fluid-head, yet somehow at nearly half the price.The included dolly looks like it might be useful, but only on very flat and level floors. However, the movement is very smooth and very quiet in the right environment, and I will defenitley be taking it out on a shoot with me.The one obvious downside of this tripod is that it's extremely heavy. The included carrying case helps make transportation a little bit easier, but if you have to walk long distances while carrying your equipment I wouldn't recommend this tripod.Overall, this is a fantastic budget fluid-head, with a nice mix of durability and flexibility. I'm looking forward to shooting with it.I wrote this review for the B&H $1000 voucher thing, but that didn't effect my review of this tripod in any way.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! Just got mine and I am very excited! I am planning on using it with my high school media technology class. Sturdy and moves well.
Date published: 2016-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice device! We just got this yesterday and put it to work. smooth operation and handles our 5 pound video camera well. may not be the highest quality, but works for us in the office and rolls nicely on short carpet.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod for the price Really sturdy, reasonably smooth fluid head, good build quality. Somewhat heavy, but i like that, it makes the tripod very easy to use in the wind. Great product.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great investment, A real Tripod I was a little skeptical when I saw the price... But it's really a great tripod. I have upgraded since but this is always in my rig just in case!
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tripod & Dolly work well in most applications Overall it gets the job done. Does what you'd expect. Decent bang for the buck. Not the best, but good enough.
Date published: 2016-02-01
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