Varavon 815 Video Head with Flat Base

Varavon 815 Video Head with Flat Base

Varavon 815 Video Head with Flat Base

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Product Highlights

  • Two-Way Pan/Tilt Video Head
  • 4.4 lb Maximum Payload Capacity
  • 360° Panning Range
  • +90° and -65° Tilt Range
  • QR Plate has 1/4"-20 Screw and VHS Pin
  • VHS Pin Can Depress If Not Used
  • Flat Base with 3/8" Threading
  • Attaches to Many Tripods, Sliders & More
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Varavon 815FH overview

  • 1Description

The 815 Video Head with Flat Base is a two-way tripod head for video applications. If features a flat base and can be attached directly to tripods, monopods, slider dollies, or any other type of camera support equipment with a 3/8" screw.

The head is optimized for loads up to 3.3 lb, but can safely support cameras weighing up to 4.4 lb. It can pan 360°, can tilt forward 90°, and can tilt back 65°. The pan handle can be attached to either side of the head for left- or right-handed operation.

A sliding quick release plate comes with it and features a 1/4"-20 screw as well as a VHS pin to help keep the camera aligned correctly. The VHS pin can be depressed or removed for smaller camcorders and DSLRs that cannot use it.

UPC: 659096358634
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Varavon 815 Video Head with Flat Base
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Varavon 815FH specs

    Camera Plate
    Camera Plate Features Sliding Balance Plate
    Camera Mounting Screw 1 x 1/4"-20 with Locating Pin
    Tripod Platform
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Pan & Tilt
    Drag Control Fixed
    Vertical Tilt +90 to -65
    Panning Range 360
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Independent Tilt Lock Yes
    Physical
    Counter Balance Fixed
    Bubble Level 1
    Dimensions 4.3 x 4.1 x 3.8" / 11 x 10.5 x 9.7 cm
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.7 x 5.3 x 5.1"

    Varavon 815FH reviews

    815 Video Head with Flat Base is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as described, using it to support about 2-3# equip Read many reviews, and felt convinced that for my purposes, this was ideal. I was only putting about 3# on it which is in specs. The counter weight works well, panning and tilting is smooth, good starts and stops, able to adjust resistance of pan; believe the build quality is excellent. I believe this head, for my purposes is such a great value, that i purchased 2, one for my tripod and one for my monopod. Considering the proprietary QR plate, it is easier for me and such great value, to leave the QR plate on my camera at all times, and the head as well, when switching between equipment.
    Date published: 2017-07-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! For the price. This fluid head is by far the best one out there for its price. I do have more expensive fluid heads that are just only a TAD bit better than this one. So I will say this if you are in the market for a fluid head I would stop searching and just buy this one. There's almost no flaws with this and anti those great thing is there is no friction control its just off or on which is what I think makes this so great.
    Date published: 2015-11-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice fluid head for DSLR, good price For a basic feature set, supporting a light rig, this is a pretty nice fluid head for the money. I find the vertical damping just right, but the rotational damping is a bit stiff for my taste maybe it will improve with some use. Overall very smooth action (except as noted below). One minor nit-pick is the handle: it is thoughtful that they made it telescoping, so it can be extended or retracted as desired. But the execution quality is off no matter how hard I try to tighten the slip clutch on the telescoping tube, it never gets tight enough to prevent side-to-side wobble of the handle. It becomes noticeable when I have panned one direction, then as I start to pan back, the handle goes 'klunk' and shifts, giving a brief pause to the pan. And the tubing diameter is an odd size so no other handle seems to fit. I may just throw out the telescoping section and wrap gaff-tape around the inner stem use that as the main handle. And finally why go with a proprietary plate clamp size? The size is SO close to Arca-Swiss, but it is not compatible.
    Date published: 2016-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only $$for this quality??!? This head is the best among the price range upto $300 of the fluid head. Search on YouTube about this product and you'll find great reviews about it. I confirm that again, THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT!
    Date published: 2015-03-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's everything my research said it would be! I received the 815 Video Head and a new Manfrotto tripod this morning and just in time to video an event. With only a 15 or 20 minute test run...I was off to the event with my Canon XA30 mounted onto my new Varavon 815 Head..on my new 190go. This Fluid Head fits perfectly on the 190go! This Fluid Head is as smooth as butter and very simple to operate. It's so simple to operate that I wasn't too upset that there wasn't an operators manual in the box. At first I was a little miffed that there was no manual or anything included. I guess you don't need one. This was an outdoor event on uneven terrain...filming a very active car cruise event. I filmed a parade of over 150 vintage cars and this Fluid Head and 190go Tripod's performance surpassed my greatest expectations. This combination will..I'm convinced..make be a better Videographer . My only real disappointment had nothing to do with the equipment. I was on edge because B & H chat folks couldn't confirm that the Varavon 815 Flat Fluid Head would be a good match for the 190go. I was disappointed that the B & H folks couldn't assure me up front. I'm glad I did my own research..felt convinced the research was sound. I took a chance and will attest to the fact that this head is a perfect match for the 190go. Please pass this info to the chat personnel.
    Date published: 2016-07-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PEOPLE, SUPPORT THAT KIND OF PRODUCTS... I have worked (as a partime second job) for more than ten years shooting video in weddings, dances, etc. I always used the equipment that the people I worked for provided. I have used many times Manfrotto video heads, they do are good video heads. When I decided to get some gear on my own, I tried to invest on quality and portability. I was tired and bored of heavy lifting all this gear all these years, so... when I wanted to get a quality video head that it is compact, light enough and fluid, after a loooooooooot of search on the internet, I decided to get the Varavon 815. This is an incredible fluid video head and it is a pitty that it is not more well known in the market. That is one of the main reasons I write my opinion on this. As I was searching on it I saw a video from youtube reviewer Nitsan Simantov, that he mentioned something about the oil, he liked an older version, but not sure about the new one. The video is about 4 years old... I got in contact with other professionals who told me that this is (at least the older version) a great compact fluid video head. I decided to take my chances and buy the video head, hoping that any problems about the oil would have been taken care of (watch Simantovs video...) . Please have in mind that this is a very cheap fluid video head for what it offers, but for me it was not cheap, I had to pay not only the postage expenses, but also customs. In total I paid more than 200 euros to finally get this video head, really no regrets... I do not own it for too much time, so I do not know if it stands the test of time. But where it really matters - and to my experience - this is a great compact fluid video head. Tilt and pan, are both very good, it is very customizable and I have no problem starting and ending a shot with no shake. Even diagonal movement is very good. Anyone who ever used videoheads knows that they need some getting used to. I do not know if there are any bad copies out there but for me this is a great video head. What I have read in a review and in a way I do agree is that the built quality of some parts are not top notch like, where the handle attaches to the head or the material of the levers, but that is nitpicking at that price point. From my search, I got to know that Varavon is a small company from South Korea. I could not find this video head anywhere in Europe but their site shows a couple of dealers here. Anyway, I trust B&H. Hope this review helps more people to get this videohead and help small companies like Varavon continue to exist and offer quality products. And no I am no Korean, or affiliate to the company or anyone else, just a Greek guy who gives his two cents (well actually it was more than 200 euros, but nevermind!) for something I really like and find it worthy. Hope it stands the test of time. My best...
    Date published: 2017-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Video Head - Wish I had ordered it sooner! Just received it and used it already. Works great! No more shaky videos. Thought at first it was too stiff, but it moves very smoothly. My wife trains miniature horses (ones that we own - she is not a professional trainer) and I video her as a training aid.
    Date published: 2015-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Fluid Head for the money!!! I have a Sachtler 60 Plus tripod head which is too much for my Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera. But I needed a comparable tripod. The 815 from Varavon fit that requirement.
    Date published: 2015-04-02
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