Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod

Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod

Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • 18 lb Load Capacity
  • Sliding Quick Release Plate
  • Adjustable Pan & Tilt Drag
  • Fluid Head
  • 65mm Bowl, Accepts up to 75mm Balls
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Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 overview

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The Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod is a professional tripod system featuring the FM18 fluid head. This system offers ball head leveling with heads that are equipped with a 65 to 75mm ball and an 18 lbs capacity.

FM18 Head
This fluid head offers smooth operation, quick release plate balance system and two pan handles.
Tripod Legs
The legs incorporate a 65mm bowl that has been specially formed to allow you to support a ball head with a 65 to 75mm ball.
UPC: 049383062427
In the Box
Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod
  • Tripod System
  • 2 x Pan Bars
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Padded Bag
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 specs

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    Load Capacity 18 lbs / 8.2 kg
    Maximum Height 64" / 162.5 cm
    Minimum Height 28" / 71.1 cm
    Folded Length 34" / 86.4 cm
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes / No
    Weight 10.3 lb / 4.7 kg
    Head
    Counter Balance System Sliding quick release plate
    Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes, sliding
    Balance Plate Quick release
    Tilt Drag Yes
    Tilt Range 90° up and down
    Tilt Lock Yes
    Spring Loaded Counter Balance Yes
    Pan Range 360°
    Pan Lock Yes
    Legs
    Material Metal
    Head Attachment Fitting 65mm bowl
    Leg Stages/Sections 1 / 2
    Leg Lock Type Quick-flip
    Independent Leg Spread No
    Spiked/Retractable Feet Rubber feet
    Center Brace None
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.0 x 7.6 x 7.6"

    Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 reviews

    PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 118.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BIG VALUE, SMALL INVESTMENT I'm a retired professional videographer who still enjoys shooting and editing quality videos, even if they're just for my family and myself. As such, a solid tripod with a fluid head is a necessity. Spending a lot of money on one isn't. The Davis & Sanford ProVista GR 18 is the perfect compromise. It's more than sturdy enough to support my GL-2 and I'm able to get smooth pans and tilts without having to make any adjustments to the drag. Sure, it isn't perfect. The leg locks are stiff and there are just two sections. But when I factor in the price of this baby, I can't downgrade it for any of those shortcomings. ...
    Date published: 2011-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME set of sticks!!!! In 16 years of working in broadcast television I have never come across a tripod in this price range that offers so much. I was extremely skeptical when I ordered this system, but it was in the price range I was looking for. I was pleasantly suprised when it arrived and exceeded all my expectations. I have only ONE minor complaint and I stress the word MINOR....I would like to have a pan and tilt friction adjustment on the tripod....while you can adjust the drag it is really more like locked or unlocked I can't feel anything in between the two......but then again at this price for all that you get I really didn't expect it to glide like a 1200 dollar head!!!!
    Date published: 2009-05-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice sturdy tripod for the price! I am using this for video production with a GH2, cage, 7 lcd monitor and other accessories. It is nice and sturdy, very solidly made, the bowl and bubble level are very nice in aiding quick leveling, and if you have the Giottos quick release plates, they are interchangeable with the quick release on the tripod. There are two things which are not so great: 1- if you are not using a cage for your camera(especially a GH2), it is very hard to mount the camera as the tightening lever for the quick release hits the body, so make sure you use a cage 2- The horizontal panning is nice and smooth, but the vertical panning is not as much.
    Date published: 2014-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the DIY/guerilla filmmaker... As DIY filmmakers who lack the funds for heavy-duty equipment (and location permits), Davis & Sandford's Provista Grounder Tripod provides the perfect balance of:- Run 'n' gun design (2-5 feet, 10 lbs)- Professional performance (FM18 fluid head)- Affordability ...Highly recommended for the guerilla filmmaker (or freelance event videographer) who operates with lightweight cameras, busy environments, tight schedules, and shoestring budgets.
    Date published: 2011-01-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor leg locks After asking for avise, I decided on this unit. The unit locked 1 of 3 legs. I emailed B&H, and specifically told them my problem including the fact that the boxes were ripped and discarded. I asked for human contact to resolve this problem. I've yet to hear anything to help me, except asking me to buy more items from B&H.....totally lost my faith in them
    Date published: 2016-01-01
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from decent construction but so-so design the latch that secures the tripod plate to the tripod is located too close to the camera body. I am going to have to choose between using a screwdriver to secure my camera to this tripod, or have it be not really locked down, because the latch can't secure when there is a camera on top. Also, the latches to release the legs are so tight that my fingers get all smashed up, I think there is a way to loosen them, I just need to dig up a tiny little allen wrench and spend some time with it. The metal parts are good and substantial and the thing is solid, so it's good for the money, that is, until the camera falls off....
    Date published: 2015-06-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent budget tripod! I'm a professional video producer that was looking for a decent and affordable tripod to use for some of my personal projects outside of work. In my professional work I use tripods that cost thousands of dollars, and I must say that for less than $200 this is a great deal! Right now I use it with the Canon T2i, which at times feels a little too light for it, but it's manageable. The pans and tilts are definitely smooth. I also really enjoy these legs that allow you to put the camera really low to the ground. It makes it a little more versatile than most tripods. The only drawback is no tension adjustment for the pan or tilt, but at this price I can't complain!
    Date published: 2010-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT tripod for the price I ordered this tripod after reading all the reviews. I was not disappointed. It is solid, easy to use, and as a bonus includes the 3 wheel dolly. I've only had the tripod for a couple weeks, but I can tell this is one that will provide me many years of service. I also love the fact that the legs can lower all the way flat so it rides low to the ground. Great for some cool, low, stabilized shots. Please note, the soft case it comes with is not big enough to store the tripod assembled. You will need to remove the fluid head when storing it back in the bag. This shouldn't be an issue if you already have a padded hard case that can take the whole tripod/head assembled.
    Date published: 2012-08-22
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