Vinten VB250-AP2 Vision 250 System

Vinten VB250-AP2 Vision 250 System

Vinten VB250-AP2 Vision 250 System

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Product Highlights

  • 72.8 lb Capacity Fluid Drag Tripod Head
  • Fully Adjustable Counterbalance System
  • TF Drag Control System
  • Digital Counterbalance Readout
  • Dual 100mm and 150 Ball Base
  • 2-Stage Tripod with Floor Spreader
  • 26.9" to 68" Height Range
  • Pozi-Loc Leg Adjustment
  • Two Telescopic Pan Bars
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Vinten VB250-AP2 overview

  • 1Description

The VB250-AP2 Vision 250 System from Vinten is a tripod and fluid head system designed to support and balance loads weighing between 22 to 72.8 lb, making it ideal for studio cameras and EFP configurations complete with a viewfinder, teleprompter, and pan bar remote control units. The system includes a Vision 250 HD Fluid Head, two telescopic pan bars, a 150mm bowl Two-Stage Aluminum Pozi-Loc Tripod, a floor spreader, and soft carrying case.

The Vision 250 features a TF drag system that works independent of the balance system, allowing you to dial in the precise amount of balance and drag you need. It also incorporates illuminated drag controls and a digital counterbalance readout to facilitate repeatable camera setups. The head utilizes a dual 100mm and 150mm ball base, adding to its versatility and is paired with the 150mm bowl Two-Stage Aluminum Pozi-Loc Tripod. For added leg rigidity, you can attach the included floor spreader. The whole system weighs 38.1 lb, with an operating height range of 26.9" to 68". For storage and transport, it has a collapsed height of 36.2" and fits inside the included padded soft tripod case.

Please see the links below for more information on the components of this tripod system.

  • VISION 250 HD Fluid Head (100/150mm Ball Base, Black)

    The VISION 250 HD Fluid Head from Vinten is designed to support the latest portable digital camera combinations used in studio and field broadcast productions. With its unique twin balancing mechanism, the Vision 250 can be fully adjusted to perfectly balance any camera or 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 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 has the benefit of digital counterbalance readout, backlit drag controls, and an illuminated leveling bubble to give the camera operator the quickest and most simple setup, even in low-light situations.

    Perfect Balance
    The Vision 250 pan/tilt head achieves the perfect counterbalance 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 to 140°F. The TF system offers total control for precise movement and excellent camera control during the critical slow startup 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 adjusted accordingly (depending on the lighting conditions) by a light sensor built into the digital readout.
    Interlock Device
    The interlock device is positive-latching and thus overrides the tilt brake to ensure that any load doesn't move in its fixed position. The tilt brake therefore doesn't wear out prematurely.
    Quick Setup
    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. This is 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.
    Up to 72.8 lb load capacity.
  • 3219-91 Telescopic Pan Bar with Clamp (Black)

    The Vinten 3219-91 Telescopic Pan Bar with Clamp, in black, is compatible with Vinten Vision 8AS/10AS and Vision 100/250 fluid heads.

  • 3880-3 EFP Aluminum 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.

    Aluminum Construction
    Constructed of strong anodized tubular alloy, thermoplastic moldings and die-cast construction, providing the strongest 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 Vintens 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
  • 3341-3 Soft Tripod Cases (Open Box)

    The Vinten Soft Tripod Case is padded and designed to carry a Vinten Vision 250 + EFP Tripod System. It has interior and exterior pockets for documents and tripod accessories. It also 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 zipper for easy access
    • Large clear external pocket for document storage
    • Zippered internal pockets for storage of pan bars, camera plates and other accessories
    • Touch-fastener pocket for operation guides.
    Captive basic head balance instructions
    Carrying Options
    • Pair of handles with a touch-fastening comfort grip wrap are positioned to balance the system
    • Lightly padded handles at each end
    • Adjustable shoulder strap with non-slip positional pad
    • Vinten Vision 250 + EFP Tripod Systems
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • 3219-91 Telescopic Pan Bar with Clamp (Black)
  • 33364-900SP Camera Mounting Plate
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • Floor Spreader
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • VISION 250 HD Fluid Head (100/150mm Ball Base, Black)
    Camera Plate
    Camera Plate Features Sliding Balance Plate, Quick Release
    Camera Plate Type Vinten 33364-900SP
    Camera Mounting Screw 2 x 3/8"-16
    Balance Plate Sliding Range 4" / 101.6 mm
    Tripod Platform
    Base Mount 150 mm Half Ball
    100 mm Half Ball
    Pan & Tilt
    Drag Control Tilt: Continuous Plus 0
    Vertical Tilt +90 to -90
    Panning Range 360
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Independent Tilt Lock Yes
    Load Capacity 72.8 lb / 33 kg
    Counter Balance Continuous (22 to 72.8 lb / 9.98 to 33.02 kg)
    Center of Gravity 5" / 12.7 cm
    Bubble Level 1 x Illuminated
    Operating Temperature -40 to 140°F / -40 to 60°C
    Weight 13.5 lb / 6.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.5 x 13.5 x 11.0"
  • 3219-91 Telescopic Pan Bar with Clamp (Black)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 1.5 x 1.5"
  • 3880-3 EFP Aluminum Tripod Legs
    Material Aluminum
    Load Capacity 99.2 lb
    Bowl Diameter/Thread 150mm 6" Half Bowl
    Minimum Height 19.7"
    Maximum Height 63.0"
    Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
    Leg Lock Type Pozi-Loc
    Center Brace/Mid-Level Spreader No
    Spiked/Retractable Feet Spiked
    Folded/Transport Length 29.9"
    Weight 12.1 lb
    Other Spreader Required
  • 3341-3 Soft Tripod Cases (Open Box)
    Carrying/Transport Options Connecting Handles, End Grab Handle, Shoulder Strap
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Interior Material Foam, Polycarbonate
    Padded Yes
    Interior Dimensions H: 12.2 x W: 10.2 x L: 38.6" / H: 31.0 x W: 26.0 x L: 98.0 cm
    Weight 9.8 lb / 4.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 39.0 x 11.0 x 11.0"

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