Magnus VPH-20 Video Pan & Tilt Fluid Head

Magnus VPH-20 Video Pan & Tilt Fluid Head

Magnus VPH-20 Video Pan & Tilt Fluid Head

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Product Highlights

  • Fluid Cartridge, Video Tripod Head
  • Supports Loads Up to 11 lb
  • 360° Pan / 180° Tilt
  • Includes Pan Arm & Quick Release Plate
  • 3/8"-16 Tripod Mount Thread
  • 3/8" to 1/4" Reducing Bushing Included
  • Separate Pan / Tilt Locks
  • Separate Pan / Tilt Tension Knobs
  • Compatible with All Tripods & Sliders
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The Magnus VPH-20 Video Pan & Tilt Fluid Head is a fluid cartridge tripod head supporting loads up to 11 lb. It smoothly pans 360° and tilts 180° and comes with a removable, right-sided pan arm and a quick release plate. The tripod mount thread on the bottom is 3/8"-16 and can be converted to 1/4"-20 with an included reducing bushing for compatibility with all tripods. You can also use the head on all camera sliders.

Pan and tilt are independently lockable by separate locking knobs and tension-adjustable by separate tension knobs. The quick release plate features a cork surface that provides padding for your camera and has a 1/4"-20 threaded mounting stud and a locking pin to prevent your camera from accidentally moving.

Key Features
  • Supports loads up to 11 lb
  • Smoothly pans 360° and tilts 180°
  • Separate pan / tilt locks and tension knobs
  • Removable pan arm and quick release plate included
  • 3/8"-16 tripod mount thread (3/8" to 1/4" reducing bushing included)
  • Compatible with all tripods and camera sliders
UPC: 847628576575
In the Box
Magnus VPH-20 Video Pan & Tilt Fluid Head
  • VT-QRP30 Quick Release Plate for VT-300, 350 & 400 and VPH-20 Tripods
  • Pan Arm
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducing Bushing
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Magnus VPH-20 specs

    Camera Plate
    Camera Plate Features Quick Release
    Camera Mounting Screw 1 x 1/4"-20 with Locating Pin
    Tripod Platform
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 with 1/4"-20 Bushing Adapter
    Pan & Tilt
    Drag Control Continuous
    Vertical Tilt -90 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Physical
    Load Capacity 11 lb / 5 kg
    Counter Balance Continuous
    Dimensions 4 x 5.2 x 14" / 10.2 x 13.2 x 35.6 cm
    Weight 1.8 lb / 8.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.4 x 5.3 x 3.75"

    Magnus VPH-20 reviews

    VPH-20 Video Pan & Tilt Fluid Head is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 53.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job done! I used this fluid head in conjunction with a lightweight slider as my travel setup, and the results were sufficient. The fluid head itself functioned perfectly. The pans and tilts were very smooth. I hardly missed my more-expensive fluid head. Do be careful with the plate attachment on this head. The 1/4-20 that attaches to the camera has a foldable grip that is a bit stiff. If you do not fold it down properly, it can cause the plate to not attach properly. Since the plate is plastic, there is some flex. You may not notice this. Otherwise, I did not have any complaints. This is light in the pocket, so it is great for filmmakers, like myself, who are on a tight budget.
    Date published: 2015-01-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolutely Useless, bad quality. On first use, after testing it the night before, the metal shaft that the plate locking mechanism pivots on broke - which made the retaining plate, safety catch and springs come off the head making this totally useless. Not a good thing if you are putting your pricey camera on this. I'd say cheap, poor quality and lousy QC at the factory - wherever that might be. Thanks to B&H and the great service they have provided me for over 4 decades - I can return for full refund and they provide the shipping too.
    Date published: 2015-05-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from A very poor performer. I bought this product because I needed a new head for my Sony X70 camcorder. The picture makes the head look better than it is. It shows drag adjustments for both the tilt and the pan, so I thought maybe it would be good enough for my camera only because it is so small and lightweight. I was shocked when the product arrived at how poorly it performed. Absolutely no good at all for work that requires smooth tilts or pans. I absolutely cannot recommend this product other than using it for a lock-down shot that requires no camera movement.
    Date published: 2016-12-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Magnus VPH-20 Review Bought this head a while back but only recently started using it a lot. It's not a bad deal for the money but if I had it to do over I would have tried something else. The tilt function is great and the friction adjustment works like it should. The pan function is okay unless you are doing pans over 90 degrees. Although the friction adjustment does work the amount of friction at any given setting changes as you are panning. You get it set where you want it and then as you are panning it changes and gets either looser or tighter. It's as though the wheel connected to the head (inside) is not exactly perpendicular to the tensioner fork. Anyway for small pans it works okay and the head itself seems relatively sturdy. Maybe I'm just expecting too much. This is my first real fluid head so I have nothing to compare it to. The camera I'm using only weighs 1.25 lbs.
    Date published: 2015-10-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A better deal you wll not find Smooth in both axes, with easy to operate locks and separate tension knobs for pan and tilt. The arm is adjustable and locks securely once positioned. Surprisingly robust for plastic construction, and a terrific value. I travel and shoot wildlife in challenging settings and need to worry about weight - this unit is very light, but not a lightweight, so to speak. Just spent five hours shooting video of seabirds on cliffs and sea mammals yesterday - excellent results tracking moving birds in flight - the best test.
    Date published: 2015-09-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight & steady I needed a lightweight fluid head of use on my camera slider. This was a good choice.
    Date published: 2017-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted I am an amateur photographer. I feel I received more than my money's worth. Because I have tremours and weak wrists due to neuropathy I needed a tripod camera mount that would move smoothly. The VPH-20 works great - I can smoothly pan or tilt while following birds to get a better shot.
    Date published: 2015-01-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from VERY GOOD MOVEMENTS FOR PANING AND TILT I BOUGHT THIS TO MAKE WEDDINGS OR EVENTS OR ANY PRODUCTION DO I NEED.I'M USING THIS WITH A PANASONIC AG-AC90.AND LIBEC REMOTE CONTROL ON THE ARM.THIS HEAD IT'S VERY GOOD TO AD TO YOUR TRIPODE WITH OUT BREAKING YOUR BUDGET. MOVEMENTS ARE NICE AND SOFT TO DO PANING AND TILT ON THIS. I PUT THIS ONE ON ONE TRIPODE THAT I HAVE, AND WORK WELL BUT THERE IS A LITLE PROBLEM WITH THE WEIGHT OF YOUR CAM YOU HAVE TO TIGHT A LITLE EXTRA THE BUTTOMS AT SIDE FOR TILT TO AVOID A LITLE SHAKE OF THE HEAD, THERE IS NOT SCREW ON THE CENTER OF THE HEAD TO ADJUST IT AND TIGHTEN THIS BUT HOW I SAID A LITLE EXTRA PRESSURE ON THE BUTTOM OF SIDE TO TILT AND WORK OK (MORE TIGHTEN THE TILT MOVEMENT). PANING DOESN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM ROTATE VERY SMOTH.
    Date published: 2015-03-28
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