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SmallRig AD-01 Heavy-Duty Tripod with Fluid Head

BH #SM3751B • MFR #3751B
SmallRig AD-01 Heavy-Duty Tripod with Fluid Head
Key Features
  • Aluminum Tripod with Fluid Head System
  • 17.6 lb Load Capacity, Weighs 8.8 lb
  • 33 to 73" Height Adjustment, 35" Folded
  • Standard & DJI RS 2 Quick Release Modes
With a 17.6 lb load capacity at a weight of only 8.8 lb, the AD-01 Heavy-Duty Tripod with Fluid Head from SmallRig is a durable and portable support option for professional photographers, videographers, and vloggers. The three-stage tripod is constructed with durable, lightweight aluminum and features an adjustable height range of 33 to 74" and easy flip locks. It folds down to 35" in length for simplified transport in the included carrying bag.
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SmallRig AD-01 Overview

With a 17.6 lb load capacity at a weight of only 8.8 lb, the AD-01 Heavy-Duty Tripod with Fluid Head from SmallRig is a durable and portable support option for professional photographers, videographers, and vloggers. The three-stage tripod is constructed with durable, lightweight aluminum and features an adjustable height range of 33 to 74" and easy flip locks. It folds down to 35" in length for simplified transport in the included carrying bag.

The fluid head allows you to use the included Manfrotto-style quick release plate or the original DJI RS 2 quick release plate with the flip of a simple switch. The 75mm half ball head can pan 360° and tilt +90/-75°, and the quick release plate features 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera screws to accommodate all camera types. Other features include a bubble level, 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 accessory threads, and a fixed pan bar. A carry bag with a shoulder strap is included to store and transport the system.

Key Features
Lightweight aluminum tripod and fluid head system
Weighs only 8.8 lb
Maximum working height adjustment range of 33 to 74"; folded length of 35"
Manfrotto-style quick release plate with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera mounting screws
Switch on head changes mount configuration to accommodate DJI RS 2 quick release plate
17.6 lb maximum load
1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads on head and legs to mount accessories
75mm bowl base
360° panning, +90/-75° tilting
Fixed pan bar
Bubble level
Carry bag included

SmallRig AD-01 Specs

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
1x 3/8"-16 Male
Camera Plate
Quick Release: 501 Type
Head Type
Fluid Head
Drag Control
No
Primary Leg Material
Aluminum
Load Capacity
17.6 lb / 8 kg
Maximum Working Height
73.2" / 186 cm
Minimum Working Height
33.5" / 85 cm
Closed Length
35" / 88.9 cm
Weight
8.8 lb / 4 kg
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
1x 3/8"-16 Male
Camera Plate
Quick Release: 501 Type
Head
Head Type
Fluid Head
Base Mount
75 mm Half Ball
Counter Balance
No
Head Dimensions
Base Diameter: 3.0" / 75.00 mm
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control
No
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Independent Tilt Lock
Yes
Vertical Tilt
+90° to -75°
Legs
Primary Leg Material
Aluminum
Leg Lock
Flip Lock
Leg Sections
3
Independent Leg Spread
Yes
General
Load Capacity
17.6 lb / 8 kg
Maximum Working Height
73.2" / 186 cm
Center Column
Yes: Leveling, Removable
Minimum Working Height
33.5" / 85 cm
Closed Length
35" / 88.9 cm
Accessory Mounting
1x Pan Handle Fitting
1x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
1x 3/8"-16 Female Thread
Bubble Level
Yes
Spreader Support
Mid-Level (Included)
Weight
8.8 lb / 4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
11 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
36.5 x 7 x 7"

SmallRig AD-01 Reviews

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Is this video head the same as the freeblazer ...

Is this video head the same as the freeblazer one?
Asked by: Shawn
The SmallRig Freeblazer uses the DH10 Fluid Head 4165 and the SmallRig AD-01 Heavy-Duty Tripod with Fluid Head is a simplified version with less features.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-11-09

Can the head fully tilt, and hold 90 degrees for ...

Can the head fully tilt, and hold 90 degrees for portraits? I'm looking for a tripod that will be suitable for video/stills
Asked by: Leslie
Yes, the style of the SmallRig AD-01 Heavy-Duty Tripod with Fluid Head is designed for video recording, but can be used for photography. The fluid head has a tilt range of +90° to -75°, which can be locked into place.
Answered by: Marvin C
Date published: 2023-12-07

Can the panhandle angle be adjusted?

Can the panhandle angle be adjusted?
Asked by: Roderick
Yes, the SmallRig AD-01 has an adjustable panhandle that will allow you to angle the handle to your preference.
Answered by: Michael S
Date published: 2024-06-24

Can the head be removed? If so, what are the ...

Can the head be removed? If so, what are the length of the legs, minus the head?
Asked by: Corey
The maximum height including the head, the head can be removed, the height of the head with bowl is 130mm, the head can not be flat. 130mm is about 5"
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-12-08

Can the handle be mounted on either side?

Can the handle be mounted on either side?
Asked by: Jamie
No, the SmallRig AD-01 Heavy-Duty Tripod with Fluid Head's pan handle can only be mounted on the one side of the fluid head.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2022-10-03

Does this head feature and sort of drag ...

Does this head feature and sort of drag adjustment for either pan or tilt or both?
Asked by: Christopher
The SmallRig AD-01 Heavy-Duty Tripod with Fluid Head (B&H# SM3751) does not offer any sort of tension or drag adjustment on either axis. However, it is designed for fluid operation with all balanced loads up to 17.6 lbs. (8 kg).
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-05-27

Is there a longer pan handle that works with this ...

Is there a longer pan handle that works with this tripod?
Asked by: Adam
Currently there is no other pan handle available for the SmallRig AD-01 Heavy-Duty Tripod with Fluid Head. The supplied one is approximately 12" / 304.8mm.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2022-10-07

Are there any counterweight settings (springs) ...

Are there any counterweight settings (springs) for longer length lens/camera balance assist?
Asked by: Mark
The SmallRig AD-01 Tripod head has a fixed ( no adjustment) counterbalance. It is fairly stiff and would help support cameras with longer lenses.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-11-22
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