Sirui VH-10 Fluid Video Head

Sirui VH-10 Fluid Video Head

Sirui VH-10 Fluid Video Head

B&H # SISUVH10 MFR # SUVH10
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Product Highlights

  • Supports 13.2 Pounds
  • Fixed Spring Counterbalance
  • Variable Tilt Drag
  • Fixed Pan Drag
  • Independent Pan and Tilt Locks
  • Quick Release Plate Safety Lock
  • Manfrotto Compatible Quick Release Plate
  • 2 x Bubble Levels
  • Flat Base
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Sirui SUVH10 overview

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The Sirui VH-10 Fluid Video Head, pronounced Soo-Ray, the VH-10 is a precision-machined aluminum video head that supports up to 13.2 pounds. It features a fixed spring counterbalance that helps bring the head to a neutral position and variable tilt drag with 0 drag for fast tilt positioning; pan drag is preset and fixed. The pan and tilt locks allow you to set a shot, and lock off the head so it doesn't move, for lock-off shots.

The Manfrotto compatible sliding Quick Release (QR) plate helps to balance your camera, and the head comes with a safety lock for the QR plate. The head features 2 x bubble levels, and the VH-10 Video Head can be mounted to available ball adapters, tripods, and other camera supports, not included, via the 3/8" threaded female receiver on the flat base.

Precision machining and forged aircraft aluminum body provides a rugged, reliable head that weighs less than two pounds.
The fixed spring counterbalance works to return the fluid head to its neutral position.
Individual pan and tilt locks allow you to lock one axis without affecting the movement of the other.
The VH-10 head can be mounted on available flat base tripod legs. Available adapters, not included, allow you to mount the fluid head to tripods with a 75mm bowl.
In the Box
Sirui VH-10 Fluid Video Head
  • Handle
  • Quick Release Plate (Manfrotto compatible)
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    Sirui SUVH10 specs

    Material Aluminum alloy
    Load Capacity 13.2 lb (6 kg)
    Tripod Fitting Flat base with 3/8"-16 threaded female mounting hole
    Counterbalance Fixed: 4.4 lb (2 kg)
    Tilt Range ±90°
    Tilt Drag Stepless
    Tilt Lock Yes
    Pan Range 360°
    Pan Drag Fixed
    Pan Lock Yes
    Leveling Bubble 2 x bubble levels
    Dimensions 14.4 x 5.7 x 3.7" (365 x 145 x 95 mm)
    Weight 1.98 lb (0.9 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.5 x 6.7 x 4.8"

    Sirui SUVH10 reviews

    VH-10 Fluid Video Head is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement VH-10 works better B&H exchanged the first VH-10, where the clamp was adjusted too tightly to work with some third-party plates (notably Sachtler). The second VH-10 is adjusted better, but still just a little tight for Sachtler plates. At issue is that the plate clamp lever has a stop at wide open which is factory set, and the Sirui plates are a little narrower than ones from Sachtler, Gitzo and Manfrotto. It seems Sachtler are the fattest even though they are all more or less compatible. I use Kirk SQRC 501PL adapters in combination with RRS camera plates, and the Kirk fits these heads with no problem. Keep in mind that the Sirui plates are not fully compatible with Manfrotto inasmuch as they do not have the right tab underneath and will slide out forward freely on a Manfrotto 577. Despite all this, this is a beautiful head, very smooth, very lightweight, very compact, very solid, and a pleasure to work with, given its limitations with a fixed counterbalance and no pan drag adjustment. With all this going for it, I want to make it work for me! The counterbalance seems very torquey maybe because of the head's small size, and seems a little stronger than I would expect for its rated 2kg. That's an advantage for a heavier load, but it makes it less usable for a small DSLR with a relatively small prime lens. If you have a growing amount of cinematography gear, this head can't possibly be your only solution, but you might find it is perfect for certain mobile purposes, for the right configuration.
    Date published: 2015-11-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful fluid head, not fully compatible This is a very smooth fluid head with very high build quality. It is amazingly small and lightweight and would be great for travel. I bought it as a companion to a VH-15 which is working well for me so far. I was looking for a second head with lighter counterbalance spring for use without a rig. The VH-10 is specified for 2kg. counterbalance while the VH-15 for 4kg. However there are several issues that make it less than perfect for me: 1) SIRUI QR PLATES ARE NOT FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH MANFROTTO! The most important issue is that SIRUI PLATES WILL FALL OUT FORWARD ON A MANFROTTO 577!!! Obviously this could potentially cause grievous damage to your gear, so don't mix them! The issue is that the tab underneath the Sirui plates does not protrude far enough towards the center to be fully compatible with other heads. The Sirui plates will still safety-stop on my Gitzo G2380 head, but not on my Manfrotto 577. 2) The other way around, my Sachtler and Gitzo plates, which work fine on my Manfrotto, Gitzo and Sachtler equipment interchangeably, and work fine even on the Sirui VH-15 simply DO NOT FIT THE VH-10! My Manfrotto 501PL plates can be pushed in, but are too tight for practical use. My Kirk SQRC-501PL adapters on the other hand fit the VH-10 without a problem. Another way to look at this issue is that the VH-10 and VH-15 units I got were built with different clamp dimensions, whether due to design differences or manufacturing issues I cannot say. 3) The counterbalance spring seems almost as strong as the one on the VH-15, definitely more than half the strength. It overwhelms a small DSLR even with a substantial prime lens which was my target. This may be a blessing for those of you who want a stronger spring, for example if using a 80-200mm zoom like the other reviewer mentioned especially if with a heavy full-frame Nikon or Canon DSLR. I still recommend this head to anyone who wants the very smooth fluid motion, appreciates the beautiful build quality, who has the right weight equipment to match this, who wants a very small, lightweight head for travel, and who will only use it with the original Sirui QR plate, or a Kirk SQRC-501PL. But be warned: DO NOT USE THE SIRUI PLATE ON A MANFROTTO 577!!!
    Date published: 2015-11-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality! I cannot find fault in the superior construction of this video head. However, it would be nice of the pan drag were adjustable. With a Sirui P-426S the monopod panning mechanism seems to work best, the VH-10 being a bit heavy on the drag for this combination. Have not had a chance to use it with a standard tripod, but I think it would be superb. Nearly purchased a VA-5, glad I bumped up to the VH-10 to use with a 5D4 and 70-200 2.8L. Just the right balance.
    Date published: 2017-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for Sony A7 Works great mounted on a MeFOTO GlobeTrotter aluminum tripod supporting a Sony A7 camera. The counterbalance works well with a 70-200 lens attached. I wish the screw on the quick release plate had a d-ring but it's a minor issue. I give the the VH-10 4.9 stars.
    Date published: 2015-08-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as Fluid as Manfrotto 500AH Build Quality and Features are great, but the fluidity of the head is not on the same level as the Manfrotto 500AH when the VH-10 is valued at $ more than the 500AH.
    Date published: 2015-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good for video , excellent ,precise and smooth This piece is beautifully machining very flexible and precise I highly recommend and the quality ratio is reasonable.
    Date published: 2017-05-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Purchase Very smooth and easy to apply to my monopod. Comes in a great case as well. Very nice!
    Date published: 2017-08-02
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