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Davis & Sanford Provista 7518B Tripod with V18 Fluid Head

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Davis & Sanford
Davis & Sanford Provista 7518B Tripod with V18 Fluid Head
Key Features
  • Fluid Head with 18 lb Capacity
  • 75mm Claw Ball Leveler
  • Double-Strut Top Leg Section
  • Height Range of 28 to 64"
From the field to the studio, the David & Sanford Provista 7518B Tripod with V18 Fluid Head provides stable support for videographers working with larger camcorders weighing up to 18 lb. The aluminum alloy legs feature double-strut top leg sections for extra stability, and a 75mm claw ball leveler for the V18 Fluid Head. An included mid-level spreader adds additional leg rigidity, while large rubber leg tips provide a secure grip on a variety of surfaces. The system offers a height range of 28 to 64" and folds down to 29" for storage inside the included padded carrying case. Dual pan bar handles for the fluid head are provided.
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Davis & Sanford ProVista V18 Tripod System Overview

From the field to the studio, the David & Sanford Provista 7518B Tripod with V18 Fluid Head provides stable support for videographers working with larger camcorders weighing up to 18 lb. The aluminum alloy legs feature double-strut top leg sections for extra stability, and a 75mm claw ball leveler for the V18 Fluid Head. An included mid-level spreader adds additional leg rigidity, while large rubber leg tips provide a secure grip on a variety of surfaces. The system offers a height range of 28 to 64" and folds down to 29" for storage inside the included padded carrying case. Dual pan bar handles for the fluid head are provided.

Key Features

  • V18 Fluid Head with 18 lb load capacity
  • Aluminum tripod with double-strut top leg section of stability
  • 75mm claw ball leveler with 3/8"-16 stud
  • Mid-level spreader
  • Height range from 28 to 64"
  • Self-aligning metal quick-flip leg locks
  • Dual pan bar handles
  • Large rubber leg tips for superior grip in a variety of surfaces
  • Padded carrying case
UPC: 049383056334

Davis & Sanford ProVista V18 Tripod System Specs

Load Capacity18 lb
Ball Base75 mm
Leg ConstructionAluminum
Leg SectionsThree
Leg DiameterDouble-Strut Leg Sections: 0.75" / 19 mm
Middle Leg Section: 1.25" / 32 mm
Quick Release PlateQRFM18
Minimum Height28" / 71.1 cm
Maximum Height64" / 162.6 cm
Folded Length29" / 73.7 cm
Weight12 lb / 5.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)37 x 7.5 x 7.5"
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How well does this work with lighter camcorders (like 1-2 lbs)? It looks like it's geared more for big shoulder cameras.
Asked by: Joshua
This tripod will work perfectly fine with a light camcorder.
Answered by: Zachary
Date published: 2021-02-05

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Is there an adapter to use this head (V18) on other mounts, such as a slider carriage? (https://<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1204482-REG/revo_rs_600af_v2_camera_track_slider_v2.html target= _blank >www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1204482-REG/revo_rs_600af_v2_camera_track_slider_v2.html</a>)
Asked by: John
The base of the V18 has a 3/8 stud and cannot be attached to the slider directly. You would need to use an adapter such as this one; ProMediaGear Pro Stix Hi-Hat Riser for 75mm Ball Systems B&H # PRTRHH1. However, this does raised the camera possibly too high. You may wish to consider a head such as this one which will attach directly. Magnus VPH-10 2-Way Pan/Tilt Head B&H # MAVPH10.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Any tricks for adjusting fluid tension? My first ...

Any tricks for adjusting fluid tension? My first one of these is fine. But my second is too stiff, causing ride-back to every tilt.
Asked by: Roger L.
I was fully aware of the tension knob, but it fails to affect the tension sufficiently. I've done extensive testing on this, and determined that the fluid is simply much stiffer than that in my other tripod/head of this exact same make & model purchase a year or so previous. I will be working with the manufacturer to get a warranty repair, under their standing 10-year warranty. My impression -- as a 33-yr R&D chemical engineer who works a lot on fluid rheology -- is that they just got an off-batch of the damping fluid.
Answered by: Roger L.
Date published: 2021-05-11

Anyone know how much it’s weigh?

Anyone know how much it’s weigh?
Asked by: Ahsan
I measured 8.6 lb by difference on my bathroom scale (holding vs. not holding it). So it's much heavier than most photography tripods. The claimed "12 lbs" may be the full shipping weight including the carry bag, which is pretty nice, the box itself, internal packing, and a some rounding up. I bought a ballast hammock that velcros onto the three legs, in which I add a 20-lb plate weight (from weightlifting gym gear). This gives extra solidity vs. me incidentally bumping things. It's a good tripod for the price. The fluid heads are a little variable (some fluid is a bit stiff for my tastes), but a good design & build for the money.
Answered by: Roger L.
Date published: 2019-08-05

I am looking to use this for astronomy. What is ...

I am looking to use this for astronomy. What is the tilt range of the V18 head? Will it go up 90 degrees?
Asked by: Robin
yes, enjoy your stargazing!
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Date published: 2021-09-17

What ball heads will attach to this tripod, if ...

What ball heads will attach to this tripod, if any?
Asked by: Henry
This tripod has a 75mm bowl, so any 75mm ball head should work.
Answered by: Zachary
Date published: 2021-02-01

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Will this fit the Manfrotto mvh500a and mvh500ah heads? If yes, Do I need any addapters?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Davis & Sanford Provista 7518B Tripod has a 75mm bowl while the Manfrotto MVH500A has a 65mm ball base. In order to use this tripod and head, you will need this adapter. Manfrotto 75mm Bowl to 60mm Bowl Adapter B&H # MAMVA060T Note: this is a special order and will take 7-14 days to ship. We apologize for this inconvenience. In order to use the Manfrotto MVH500AH, which has a flat base, you need this adapter. Manfrotto 520BALL 75mm Half Ball B&H # MA520BALL.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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What is the actual height once the tripod is mounted on the dolly?
Asked by: Jose R.
The dolly is approximately 5 high to the tripod foot. So add that to whatever height you set the tripod to. The tripods minimum height is 28 (71.1 cm) and it's maximum height is 64 (162.6 cm).
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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