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Vinten System Vision blue3 Head with Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader, and Rubber Feet

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Vinten System Vision blue3 Head with Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader, and Rubber Feet
Key Features
  • Vision blue3 Fluid Head
  • Load Capacity 6.6 to 14.6 Pounds
  • ±90° Tilt Range
  • Infinitely Adjustable Counterbalance
This Vinten System Vision blue3 with Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader, and Rubber Feet supports cameras and accessories weighing from 6.6 to 14.6 pounds, and is well suited for DSLRs, Mirrorless, and small to medium camcorders. The head features a sliding balance plate to balance your camera, variable counterbalance adjustment and variable tilt drag. The head also features a tilt range of -90 to +90°.
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Vinten Vision blue3 Tripod System Overview

This Vinten System Vision blue3 with Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader, and Rubber Feet supports cameras and accessories weighing from 6.6 to 14.6 pounds, and is well suited for DSLRs, Mirrorless, and small to medium camcorders. The head features a sliding balance plate to balance your camera, variable counterbalance adjustment and variable tilt drag. The head also features a tilt range of -90 to +90°.

The included Flowtech legs are a lightweight set of tripod legs that can be used with or without the included mid-level spreader. The legs support up to 44 pounds, which means they can easily handle the weight of the included Vision blue3 head as well as your camera and accessories. They extend from approximately two feet to five feet, and are extremely resistant to twisting when you pan. Additionally, each leg features a single lock near the top of the leg that allows you to open the leg sections to raise or lower the leg. The included padded carry bag is for storing or transporting the head and legs.

Vinten Vision blue3 Fluid Head

Featuring continuously adjustable counterbalance and tilt drag, the Vinten Vision blue3 Fluid Head is a suitable companion to cameras weighing from 6.6 to 14.6 pounds. Counterbalance and tilt drag can be set precisely to your setup so you don't have to deal with "almost" perfect balance. Cameras down to 4.6 pounds are supported with the separately available blueBridge accessory.

Using the 75mm standard ball mount, this head can be balanced atop a tripod with a 75mm bowl. Using bubble level, you can properly frame your horizon lines for perfect horizontal panning. The bubble level itself is illuminated for visibility in dim environments. One press of the bubble level yields 15 seconds of illumination to save battery.

The sliding balance plate included with this head is compatible with the included 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screws for locking down DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, or camcorders. A safety catch ensures that your camera won't fall off the head while the plate is loose. For controlling the head, a fixed-length pan handle is included, and it can be mounted on either side of the head on locking rosettes.

Vinten Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet

The Vinten Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet eschews the common single or double carbon fiber tube design and instead has redesigned the shape of the legs for improved torsional strength. The legs weigh under 7 pounds yet they can support a payload of up to 44 pounds, and extend from a minimum height of 24" to a maximum height of 61" when using the included removable mid-level spreader. Each leg features a single clamping lever that locks and unlocks the sections.

Each leg extends or retracts independently from the other two, and when it is detached from the spreader each leg can pivot without affecting the other legs. This is especially useful when working on rough or uneven terrain. You can remove the spreader completely and lock each leg in one of three positions, so you can work without a spreader if you wish. This enables you to spread the legs extremely wide for low shots, while the tripod legs maintain their torsional stability. The dual spikes at the end of each leg provide extra grip when working on softer ground, and you can snap rubber feet onto the dual spikes for better grip when working on hard or delicate surfaces.

Features
Dual-stage, carbon fiber, 75mm bowl tripod
Weighs only 6.4 pounds but supports up to 44 pounds
The design and construction of the legs provide tremendous torsional stability. In other words, the legs resist twisting when you pan the tripod head.
The included mid-level spreader allows you to work on uneven terrain such as stairs or rocks while preventing the legs from flying apart. When using the mid-level spreader, you can use the included rubber feet to protect delicate surfaces from the tripod's foot spikes.
Each leg features a single clamping lever lock design at the top of the leg, near the 75mm bowl. This allows you to loosen all three leg sections from a single location, saving you time while reducing the wear and tear on your body as you don't have to bend down to loosen a leg lock at the bottom to lower or raise the legs.
The legs incorporate a locking mechanism that enables the legs to move freely for working with a spreader, or to lock at one of three angles when working without a spreader.
When closing the legs, there is room for the mid-level spreader to be folded up while remaining attached. The legs feature a magnetic locking system strong enough to hold them together during transport, but it also allows you to easily release the legs when you want to set them up.

Vinten Vision blue3 Fluid Head Specs

Key Specs
Camera Plate Features
Sliding Balance Plate
Base Mount
75 mm Half Ball
Counter Balance
Continuous
Load Capacity
14.6 lb / 6.6 kg
Camera Attachment
Camera Plate Features
Sliding Balance Plate
Head
Base Mount
75 mm Half Ball
Counter Balance
Continuous
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control
Tilt: Continuous
Vertical Tilt
+90° to -90°
General
Load Capacity
14.6 lb / 6.6 kg
Weight
5.3 lb / 2.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
8.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18 x 10 x 8"

Vinten Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet Specs

General
Leg Stages/Sections
2-stage (3-section)
Height Range
With Mid-Level Spreader: 24.8 - 61.81" / 63 - 157 cm Without Mid-Level Spreader: 10.24 - 60.24" / 26 - 153 cm
Collapsed Height
26.8" / 68 cm
Load Capacity
44 lb / 20 kg
Head Attachment Fitting
75 mm bowl
Material
Legs:
Carbon fiber

Head Attachment Fitting:
Aluminum
Leg Lock Type
Lever clamp
Weight
6.4 lb / 2.9 kg

Vinten Vision blue3 Tripod System Reviews

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question

Will this tripod support a PMW - 350 camera?
Asked by: Julie H.
The Sony PMW-350 with LCD VF, AF lens, Mic and BP-GL95 battery weighs 13.9 lbs. The Vinten VB3-AP2M has a load capacity between 6.6 to 14.6 lb. The PMW-350 is just at the edge of being able to work with this tripod, but you will not be able to add a lot more to it. You may want to consider tripods with a larger load capacity. Vinten has the Vision blue5 with a capacity between 12.1-26.5 pounds. While the Miller SOLO DV 20 has a max capacity of 22 pounds. You will need a VCT-14 Quick Release Plate to connect the camera to any tripod as well.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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