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Viltrox VX-18M Heavy-Duty Video Tripod with VT-01 Fluid Head

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Viltrox VX-18M Heavy-Duty Video Tripod with VT-01 Fluid Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • Maximum Height: 74"
  • Minimum Height: 33"
  • Folded Length: 35.4"
The VX-18M Heavy-Duty Video Tripod with VT-01 Fluid Head from Viltrox is a three-section tripod with a pan/tilt fluid head. The tripod head has a 13.2 lb capacity and includes a sliding quick release plate with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screws. It is designed to provide smooth movements and features a balancing system and a built-in bubble level. The 360° horizontal and +90°/-75° vertical movements allow you to capture footage from any standpoint, while the rubber horseshoe feet make sure the tripod is stable on rough terrain. The tripod features an interchangeable pan bar handle with angular adjustments, which attaches to the left or right side of the fluid head for increased user convenience. The tripod comes with a padded carrying bag for safe and easy transport.
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Viltrox VX-18M Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Pan/Tilt
  • 3Controls
  • 4Sliding Quick Release Plate
  • 5Pan Bar Handle
  • 6Design

The VX-18M Heavy-Duty Video Tripod with VT-01 Fluid Head from Viltrox is a three-section tripod with a pan/tilt fluid head. The tripod head has a 13.2 lb capacity and includes a sliding quick release plate with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screws. It is designed to provide smooth movements and features a balancing system and a built-in bubble level. The 360° horizontal and +90°/-75° vertical movements allow you to capture footage from any standpoint, while the rubber horseshoe feet make sure the tripod is stable on rough terrain. The tripod features an interchangeable pan bar handle with angular adjustments, which attaches to the left or right side of the fluid head for increased user convenience. The tripod comes with a padded carrying bag for safe and easy transport.

Pan/Tilt

Versatile -75°to +90° tilt range and 360° pan range

Controls

Separate pan/tilt locks and built-in bubble level indicator for aligning the horizon line

Sliding Quick Release Plate

Sliding QR plate features 1/4"-20 top mounting screw and spare 3/8" screw

Pan Bar Handle

Interchangeable pan bar handle with angular adjustment that fits on either the left or right side of the head for convenient user control

Design

Three-section leg design with mid-level spreader and adjustable height
UPC: 778469113257

Viltrox VX-18M Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesSliding Balance Plate, Quick Release
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male
1 x 3/8"-16 Male
Safety LockYes
Head
Base Mount60 mm Half Ball
Pan Handle Fittings2 x Rosette
Bubble Level1
Pan & Tilt
Drag TypeFluid
Vertical Tilt+90° to -75°
Panning Range360°
Independent Pan LockYes
Independent Tilt LockYes
Legs
Leg Sections3
Bubble LevelYes
SpreaderMid-Level (Integrated)
General
Load Capacity13.2 lb / 5.99 kg
Maximum Working Height74" / 1.88 m
Minimum Working Height33" / 0.84 m
Closed Length35.4" / 89.9 cm
MaterialsAluminum
Weight10.8 lb / 4.90 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)38.8 x 7.8 x 7.5"

Viltrox VX-18M Reviews

Great but ...

By Alex
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-27

This tripod is so strong and sturdy. Smooth panning and tilting. I wish it had another way for adjusting the height though besides adjusting all 3 legs.

amazing tripod

By Luca
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-24

this tripod is serius bussines. it is so streardy and feels very high quality, especially considering the price. its very heavy though, the good side that this is why its so sturdy, downside is trasportation, although the included bag is ver very nice.

Solid

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-08

Very solid tripod!

Pretty Awesome value for money!

By Levi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-07

If you're someone like me who needs a sturdy, fluid tripod without breaking the bank, this one is for you. The head is nice and smooth, the legs are very sturdy, AND it telecopes to 6 1/2 feet. My only complaint is the level adjustment is a bit clumsy, but works nonetheless. Its got a nice quick release plate, and comes with a practical carrying bag. It's one heck of an upgrade from my clumsy trident tripod. 10/10 would recommend to any aspiring filmmaker!

great tripod

By Howard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-01

I got this for my high powered spotting scope. My Walmart special tripod was fine for my chronograph and my lower power, light weight spotting scope but was too loose and wobbly for my new scope. This tripod is rock solid! Panning is smooth with no slop and the scope stays put when locked. This is a great tripod!

Amazing sturdy affordable!

By Trisha
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-21

This tripod is a great pick if you are looking for something that is budget friendly and gets the job done.

Great tripod! Pan drag sometimes fails though

By Elena
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-08

The legs extend and retract very easily and smoothly. Balancing is super easy with the twist lock knobs for the legs. It is also VERY tall. At full height, it reaches almost to my ceiling. However, it cannot go down very low, and that's a gripe I do have. The thing to watch out for (and the reason I gave only 4 stars) is that sometimes the pan drag fails and the head has no drag on the pan. This is easily fixed by panning the head 360 or more until the drag comes back.

Very good tripod for the price.

By Stephen
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-24

I initially bought 2 and liked them enough to order 2 more to replace my hodgepodge of old tripods. The legs are probably the best part and are easy to adjust, sturdy and the 3rd extension gives a nice boost to the max height (74) vs most other tripods in this price class. The head is decent but the pan/tilt arm could be a little more robust although the left/right option is a bonus to a tripod in this price class. I also like that it includes a carrying case. Even if it isn't a padded one it's still a nice bonus. Overall I'm very happy with this model for the light/moderate use I require.

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