Smith-Victor Propod III Med Tripod with Pro-3 2-Way Fluid Head

Smith-Victor Propod III Med Tripod with Pro-3 2-Way Fluid Head

Smith-Victor Propod III Med Tripod with Pro-3 2-Way Fluid Head

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  • Supports 20 lbs
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For videographers and filmmakers desiring a stable, sturdy yet inexpensive camera support Smith-Victor provides the Smith-Victor Propod III Med Tripod with Pro-3 2-Way Fluid Head - an all-in-one package. The tripod is built from die-cast aluminum that is lightweight and rigid. It is capped by the Pro-3 medium-duty video head with two-way motion control that is dampened by a fluid pivot. The head features 360° pan and 90° tilt movement with tension control that is excellent for general purpose filmmaking.

Geared center column
Integral bubble level
32mm Diameter upper leg segments
UPC: 037733005156
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Smith-Victor Propod III Med Tripod with Pro-3 2-Way Fluid Head
  • Pro-3 Quick Release Plate
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    Smith-Victor Propod III specs

    Load Capacity 20 lbs (9.07 kg)
    Mount/Base 3/8" (1/4" with included adapter)
    Balance Plate No
    Pan & Tilt Range 360°, +90/-90°
    Pan & Tilt Drag Yes
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes / Non
    Material Aluminum
    Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
    Minimum Height 31" (78.74 cm)
    Maximum Height 68.0" (172.72 cm)
    Folded Length 34" (86.36 cm)
    Weight 8.50 lbs (3.85 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.0 x 6.1 x 6.0"

    Smith-Victor Propod III reviews

    Propod III Med Tripod with Pro-3 2-Way Fluid Head is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value for the money Head is amazingly good, very solid, and the markings on the legs are nice. The controls are well placed and easy to use. For the cost, this tripod is a great value, and works well for professional and prosumer alike. The twist tighteners on the legs take a little getting used to, but if you tighten them down well they're solid. Play with this before you run out to a location and put a load on it, otherwise you could end up with a leg retracting, sending your equipment crashing to the floor. Once you get the hang of how the legs lock, this isn't going to happen to you. If you're looking for a quality tripod with nicely fluid heads in the low hundreds, this is definitely a pick you'll be happy with.
    Date published: 2009-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Tripod I'm a 14 year old amateur filmmaker. I don't use this tripod for anything super fancy but I needed a heavy duty fluid head tripod. This is exactly that. It's very heavy duty, completely made out of metal and has big legs and can get very tall. The head is my favorite part though. The panning and tilting is extremely smooth and there are tension adjustment knobs that make it easier or harder to turn. The level comes in handy for keeping it at the correct angle. Overall this is a fabulous tripod that I would definitely recommend.
    Date published: 2010-07-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sturdy tripod, bad leg design We needed a better tripod to mount a teleprompter and camera. The unit works well, but... It's hard to adjust the legs length. They turn tighten/loosen to adjust length. This makes it hard when you have 30 lbs on top. (I like the snaps system better or knobs like our stands) Nice feature, each leg has a ruler on it, so you don't have to eyeball it... (unless your ground isn't level.) Overall... it works / could be better /
    Date published: 2008-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Budget Left for Other Goodies Bought this as a second tripod for my small business. It has nice smooth action and is lighter and less expensive than my main tripod. Very portable, yet sturdy enough you don't worry it will fall over. The legs take some getting used to. They telescope and you need to tighten/loosen them by twisting (like my hiking poles!) to adjust leg length. I don't feel it is any more inconvenient than the traditional style of leg adjustment, just a difference. I love the fact that the ruler marks are on there; that helps with adjustments and leveling. I had to make my own ruler marks on previous tripods. One more nice feature is the rubber feet can be raised to expose spikes for better footing outdoors. Very nice addition. There is no case included, but I hardly ever put mine other tripod in its case so... This is a very nice tripod for the price and will make your pans turn out solid and smooth.
    Date published: 2008-10-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good budget tripod, but not Pro yes, is not so expensive, but also is not well build, some parts have undesirable movements, even using low weight cameras, I am using it for a canon 5D, and tried to mount the camera with a Redrock shoulder mount, but is too heavy for the tripod, I must use only with te camera; actually I'm working with it, but as soon as I can I will replace it for a most solid and well manufactured one.
    Date published: 2011-09-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not so good One of the plastic cap got loose and lost in one month. It's not so easy to put the camera on, or take it off, especially when you in a hurry. It's not very stable either. It's cheap, you get what you paid for.
    Date published: 2008-04-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Inexpensive Tool! So far the product is great. We haven't had it that long. We use the tripod mainly during our Sunday morning church service. We love how easy it is to rotate the camera, adjust the height, etc. You definitely don't get the bumpy, shaky, stilted feel when following the speaker across the's very smooth. We were also really impressed with the price!
    Date published: 2008-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excilent, I would buy this product again I use this tripod for my Nikon d3100. This is a great tripod for any beginning photographer. If you want a great tripod and not to spend a lot of money I would highly recommend this tripod. It is stable van can support the weight of my camera. No tilting when mounted or fear of tipping over. The only con is that it does not come with its own bag.
    Date published: 2013-02-25
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