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Induro PHQ3 PHQ Series 5-Way Panhead

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Induro PHQ3 PHQ Series 5-Way Panhead
Key Features
  • Supports Equipment up to 35.2 lb (16 kg)
  • Five-Way Positioning
  • Five Bubble Levels
  • Two Separate Panning Locks
The Induro PHQ3 PHQ Series Panhead features patent-pending Quintaxial positioning which allows for dual tilts, base and top plate rotation. This panhead features an Arca-Swiss style quick release system with a dovetail QR plate design. This head offers photographers full repeatable indexing on five axes for maximum control and flexibility.

The PHQ3 is equipped with 5 bubble levels for precision positioning and two pan locks to keep your camera exactly where you want it. The control handles fold down to make packing and transport easy.

This head is compatible with equipment weighing up to 35.2 lb (16 kg) so it can support both SLR and medium-format cameras. The well suited for both studio and on-location shoots.

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Induro PHQ3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Quintaxial Positioning
  • 3Fully Graduated Scales
  • 4Five Bubble Levels
  • 5Horizontal and Vertical Pan Locking Controls
  • 6Angular and Spherical Rotation
  • 7Folding Front/Rear and Side/Side Tilt Handles
  • 8Quick Release
  • 9Balance and Nodal Point Orientation

The Induro PHQ3 PHQ Series Panhead features patent-pending Quintaxial positioning which allows for dual tilts, base and top plate rotation. This panhead features an Arca-Swiss style quick release system with a dovetail QR plate design. This head offers photographers full repeatable indexing on five axes for maximum control and flexibility.

The PHQ3 is equipped with 5 bubble levels for precision positioning and two pan locks to keep your camera exactly where you want it. The control handles fold down to make packing and transport easy.

This head is compatible with equipment weighing up to 35.2 lb (16 kg) so it can support both SLR and medium-format cameras. The well suited for both studio and on-location shoots.

Quintaxial Positioning

Induro's Quintaxial positioning (patent pending) is a full, five-way, convenient and compact camera positioning system. It provides dual tilt, base and top plate rotation.

Fully Graduated Scales

Fully graduated scales allows you to see and set the position of your tilts, pans and shifts.

Five Bubble Levels

Five high-visibility bubble levels can be viewed on all sides for making precise adjustments.

Horizontal and Vertical Pan Locking Controls

This panhead has independent horizontal and vertical movements with locking controls.

Angular and Spherical Rotation

The PHQ3 provides 360-degree rotational control on both base and head tilt axes.

Folding Front/Rear and Side/Side Tilt Handles

Folding front/rear and side/side tilt handles simplifies complete tripod/head packing and transport.

Quick Release

The PHQ3 is equipped with a variable direction Arca-Swiss compatible Quick Release Clamp.

Balance and Nodal Point Orientation

Balance and nodal point orientation (with optional 3rd party accessories) extends the capabilities to advanced panoramic, QTVR, spherical and 3D photography.

Induro PHQ3 Specs

General
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Load Capacity35.2 lb / 16 kg
Number of Bubble Levels5
Friction ControlNo
Independent Pan LockYes
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt-45° to +90°
Vertical Tilt+90° to -15°
Panning Range360°
Physical
DimensionsH: 4.7" / H: 12.0 cm
Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.885 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.2 x 4.9 x 4.45"

Induro PHQ3 Reviews

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question

Does this head have the ability to disengage the gears and move freely? I occasionally shoot dancers and need to be able to pan and tilt quickly.
Asked by: Kelsey M.
not a geared head. yes, loosening the knobs all at once will free up the head to move
Answered by: Mike O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

What is the diameter of the base of the head?
Asked by: Nikhil N.
WEIGHT2.2 lb (0.8 kg)BASE MOUNT THREAD3/8 -16PAYLOAD35.27 lb (16 kg)BALL DIAMETERN/AHEAD BASE DIAMETER2.68 in (68 mm)QUICK RELEASE TYPEPU70indurogear Dot com /products/induro-phq3.aspx#specifications
Answered by: JAMES W.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

The degree marks are off on the base of my copy of the PHQ3. There are four dots 90 degrees apart on the upper part of the base and the degree marks on the the lower part do not line up. There are two zero marks, 180 degrees apart and on my unit with one of the zero marks, there are 9 marks 5 degrees apart between 0 and 45 on one side and only 8! marks between 0 and 45 on the other. Does anyone else's unit have this odd issue, or is mine the only one?
Asked by: Peter
no, mine has 9 in each direction
Answered by: Mike O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

I love this head. Will this fit on any travel size tripods like the Benro Gotravel or Induro?
Asked by: Collin
I'm using this head with the Induro CLT404L. And it works fine. I do find the level adjustments tricky and have been a little unsuccessful in getting the head perfectly level. Otherwise, it's great!
Answered by: Dario B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

For panoramics , do I need a leveling base or is the Induro PHQ3 all I need?
Asked by: Larry
this does it
Answered by: Mike O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is there a good way to get the PHQ3 set up ahead of time and be able to track the eclipse over the 3hr timeframe by only rotating the top? (e.g. fixing the angles of the 2 separate tilts)
Asked by: Mark
There is no way to set up with motor drive. What my intent is; to learn of tract in my area, set camera onto tripod, focus on infinity, set aperature at f/128, bulb & return to my tea. This event will last seconds and the travel of the sun arch is rapid if you've ever taken shots of say, the moon reflection off a glass window. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROPER EYE PROTECTION! Not even for a second!!! You will damage your eyes without even knowing! Be wise and best of luck.
Answered by: James M.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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