Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head

Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head

Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head

B&H # VEPH368 MFR # PH-368
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The Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head is a fluid video pan head with a built-in quick-release with camera plate. It features a fully adjustable four-position pan/tilt control handle with separate pan/tilt tension and position lock knobs, and is ideal for use with consumer cameras.

UPC: 017915823686
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Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head
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  • 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Head Type 2-Way Fluid Head
    Maximum Camera Supported Camcorder
    Load Capacity Not specified
    Height 5.2" (133 mm)
    Quick Release Yes
    Spirit Level No
    Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"
    Weight 1.8 lb (820 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.3 x 5.2 x 3.9"
    PH-368 Fluid Head is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 159.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Head, Have Fix for Sticky Pan Issue Very nice feel but I found panning had too much resistance, even with adjustment knob loosened. I like to tinker and found if you completely unscrew the pan resistance knob and pull it out (along with semi-attached fork), you can then pull the rotating bottom section of the head off. What you'll find is a cone that's coated with viscous, glue-like grease. I applied a tiny dab of Vaseline, put everything back together (very simple) and now it pans much more easily. You can use the adjustment knob to add the resistance back in as needed.
    Date published: 2015-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ...combine this head with the Sunpak 7500 Pro tripod, which has good legs but a not so great head, and you can take it off easily and replace it with the Velbon.The PH-368, especially for its price, is a perfect buy. Once adjusted properly, it allows for smooth movement even at full zoom. Unlike the heads I tried previously it doesn't stick to a position and then snap when you try to tilt up or down, causing a sudden jump in the video. It can be adjusted to any pressure you want. Of course it takes a little practice like everything else, but for the price it's an excellent choice.
    Date published: 2008-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the expensive 52Q! Smooth! I was torn between the two, the 368 or the 52Q. These are the two common fluid heads from Velbon.I ordered both and compared, and this was loads smoother! You can also change the handle from left to right handed or vise versa. This has a 1/4 inch thread. You can adjust the friction of this fluid head, which gives it the edge over the 52Q. $ bucks!! The only fluid head that performs as well as this one is the Manfrotto 504HD ($bucks!!!!!!!!!)$ bucks vs $ bucks. Even though this is plastic, it is extremly durable and well built. Get one soon as these tend to go out of stock very often.Great product from Velbon, it is so smooth!!! Perfect for a HD Camcorder or a DSLR type camera.
    Date published: 2013-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent video head at bargain price I have a team of volunteers that use this head weekly to record church services. The feedback thus far has been nothing but positive. From novice to experienced video guys, they all love the smooth pan/tilt of this head. I personally spent 2hrs in B&H testing out the different heads, and this head was smoother than ones 3 times the cost. It also has tension knobs to adjust the pan/tilt. B&H also sells this head packaged with a tripod for $80. I bought it and quickly returned it as the team commented on the flimsy feel of the tripod. We're using this head along with $200 heads on other tripods...it's that smooth.
    Date published: 2013-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the wait. The fluid head was backordered for two months due to the supplier, no fault of B&H. This shortage affected every merchant. They kept me informed on a regular basis. So, knowing the B&H reputation, I waited. And I'm glad I did. It's much larger than I expected, but still fits my old Velbon tripod like a glove. I'm still getting use to it. But the action seems smooth and secure. It's suppose to be plastic, and it is, but it's very rigid and will probably survive a drop. I will be using it with my Nikon L120. However because of its quality, I'm now looking into getting a real video camera. This is a product that actually inspires.
    Date published: 2013-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fluid head for sliders! I've been using this fluid head on my Konova K2 Slider and it works flawlessly. It's really simple to use and set up. It's smooth, kind of light weight (not too light either), built pretty sturdily, and it's really durable!One thing that I wanted to mention to everyone who is looking to mount this on a slider, keep in mind that you have to unscrew the 3/8 to 1/4 thread adapter that is already screwed in when it's shipped. My slider has a 1/4 so I was really bummed out when I first got it BUT all you have to do is unscrew the adapter and voila, you have a 1/4 that screws in perfectly!It's nice to have the versatility to go from 3/8 to 1/4 and back to 3/8 with the included adapter.One thing that I found a little flimsy are the knobs. When I tighten them to stay in one place, if I tighten it hard it makes this plastic creaking noise so I always think that I'm going to break it but it hasn't been really a problem except for my paranoia of tightening it too much. Also the knob/screw that looses and tightens the handle to the head often comes loose and forces me to constantly retighten it over and over again, but that's not too big of an issue for me personally.I hope someone found this useful!Best.
    Date published: 2014-12-04
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not an option You get what you pay for, so please invest in quality products because this is NOT the one. The quick release is nice but the cheap lightweight quality makes it quite shaky. It would be sufficient for lock off's but if you need to use it for practical use panning and tilting it would suggest you invest in a proper 2-way pan head.
    Date published: 2012-11-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality -1 rating Absolutely the worst video head I have encountered. Friction knob pops off with very little adjustment, which could cause it to be lost in the field forever, rendering the unit useless. The worst part was that the base portion of the unit would not stay tight--it separated completely from the upper portion, revealing a poorly-made interior construction. Then, it wouldn't stay down and kept lifting off--even with very little movement. There is a tightening screw, but it was not enough to keep it in place. Cheap, lightweight plastic. This is going back.
    Date published: 2017-02-05
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