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Davis & Sanford ProVista Tripod with FM18 Fluid Head

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Davis & Sanford
Davis & Sanford ProVista Tripod with FM18 Fluid Head
Key Features
  • 31-78" Height Adjustment
  • 18 lb Payload
  • 3-Section Legs, Geared Center Column
  • Extra Stable Dual-Strut Top Leg Section
The Davis & Sanford PROVISTA18 includes the ProVista tripod legs and removable FM18 Fluid Video Head. This system 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 twist locks which require just half a rotation.
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Expected availability: Dec 16, 2021
$189.00
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Davis & Sanford ProVista FM18 Tripod System Overview

The Davis & Sanford PROVISTA18 includes the ProVista tripod legs and removable FM18 Fluid Video Head. This system 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 twist locks which require just half a rotation.

31-78" height adjustment
18 lb payload
3-section legs; double-strut top leg section for extra stability
Center brace with lock
Pivoting rubber feet for use on any surface
Two adjustable pan handles for greater control
Bubble level
Anodized aluminum construction
UPC: 049383135633

Davis & Sanford ProVista FM18 Tripod System Specs

Tripod Legs
Material of ConstructionNon-Glare, Black-Anodized Aluminum
Maximum Height78" / 198 cm
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended57" / 145 cm
Minimum Height31" / 79 cm
Folded Length34" / 86 cm
Leg Stages/Sections2/3
Leg Lock TypeSnap Lock
Independent Leg SpreadNo
Center Column Type1-Section, Geared
Center BraceYes, with Lock
Spiked FeetNo
Fluid Head
Payload18 lb / 8.2 kg
Head TypeTwo-Way Fluid Head with Quick Release
Head Mount Thread Size3/8"-16 Stud
Combined Legs and Head Measurements
Weight10 lb / 4.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)39 x 8 x 8"
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