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Davis & Sanford Provista 7518 Tripod with FM18 Head

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Davis & Sanford Provista 7518 Tripod with FM18 Head
Key Features
  • Supports 18 lbs (8.2kg)
  • 75mm Claw Ball
  • Mid-level Spreader
Combined with the FM18 Fluid Video Head, the Davis & Sanford ProVista 7518 Tripod provides rigid support for those who need strength more than versatility in height options. It assembles to its working height very quickly thanks to a 75mm claw ball and self-aligning quick-flip leg locks.
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question

I just bought the Cobra Crane 5033 Backpackerwill the crane's quick release plate work on this head or do I need to buy an adapter (if it exists)?
Asked by: Derek L.
Why not just use the plates that go come with the sticks? That's what I've always done.
Answered by: Kevin C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

I have a rebel t5i and just got this tripod. The quick release plate blocks my battery door. I have found ways to adjust it so that can open, but am wondering if there are any other fluid head tripods that are as good, but have plates that better fit my camera. Any ideas?
Asked by: Melvin V.
I am afraid this is a fairly common issue. Most tripods, particularly the Provista are rather wide thus causing this problem. The Glide Gear 650 Camera Tripod with Fluid Head might be narrow enough to help. You might consider using a grip to get longer run times out of your batteries. Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i & T5i. Or finally, you might consider using a cage for it may give enough clearance. Opteka CXS-500 X-Cage Pro with Handgrip and 15mm Rod System for DSLR Cameras.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Would this work with the Glide Gear TMP 750 16.5" ...

Would this work with the Glide Gear TMP 750 16.5" Professional Video Camera Tablet Teleprompter?
Asked by: Martin
Yes, The Davis & Sanford Provista 7518 Tripod with FM18 Head would support the Glide Gear TMP 750 prompter. The Prompter is about 7lbs without the iPad or table. The Tripod can support 18lb payloads.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-09-15

question

Will this accept Manfrotto's 501PL qr plates as well?
Asked by: Darryl
no
Answered by: WILLIAM T.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Is there a warranty?
Asked by: Amy V.
This product has a ten year limited warranty.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can you switch or remove the fluid head to use on a slider or replace in general?
Asked by: Anonymous
False answer. I have replaced head.
Answered by: Vitaliy K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

How, exactly, can the fluid head be removed? ...

How, exactly, can the fluid head be removed? Tiffen says it can, but I can't see how.
Asked by: Andrew
Once the pan axis is locked, you will be able to unscrew the fluid head from the center column.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-04-13

Is this a good tripod for a mirrorless camera and ...

Is this a good tripod for a mirrorless camera and teleprompter setup?
Asked by: Allen
For mirrorless it is to heavy tripod. I dont advice this tripod for mirrorless. I use this for mirrorless with camera crane.
Answered by: Henok
Date published: 2021-02-06
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