Induro PHQ3 PHQ Series 5-Way Panhead

Induro PHQ3 PHQ Series 5-Way Panhead

Induro PHQ3 PHQ Series 5-Way Panhead

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Product Highlights

  • Supports Equipment up to 35.2 lb (16 kg)
  • Five-Way Positioning
  • Five Bubble Levels
  • Two Separate Panning Locks
  • Dovetail Quick Release Plate
  • Arca-Swiss Compatible
  • Folding Control Handles
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Induro PHQ3 overview

  • 1Description

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.
In the Box
Induro PHQ3 PHQ Series 5-Way Panhead
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Induro PHQ3 specs

    General
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 35.2 lb / 16 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 5
    Friction Control No
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt -45 to +90
    Vertical Tilt -15 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Physical
    Dimensions H: 4.7" / H: 12.0 cm
    Weight 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.78 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 4.7 x 4.5"

    Induro PHQ3 reviews

    PHQ3 PHQ Series 5-Way Panhead is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 36.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very handy head for the field! This panhead is a very handy for field use, where you need a quick set up and need to have the flexibility to adjust the camera/head in virtually any direction. The ability to rotate the top plate after quickly leveling the head (regardless of tripod overall positioning) comes in handy for panoramic shots. The head is quite sturdy and seems to support heavy loads well. The folding tilt handles make it easy to carry / pack the head mounted on the tripod, but because they are not one, solid piece, there is a bit of play in the tilt handles which can make small adjustments a little bit difficult. I find this innovative head to be a valuable addition to my support systems and far superior to a ball head where precise alignment is needed.
    Date published: 2010-06-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not compatible with Arca-Swiss Despite the manufacturer's claims, this head is not compatible with Arca-Swiss plates. It may use its own Arca-Swiss STYLE plate, but if you have real Arca-Swiss plates, this head will not clamp onto them. I could have lived with the inaccurate bubble levels, and with the slightly less than precision castings. However, I have an Arca-Swiss L-bracket and plates, and I'm not interested in replacing those with Induro plates. I suppose if you don't already have Arca-SwissSwiss equipment, you can certainly use the supplied base plate. It's a nice design, but, unfortunately, not usable with Arca-Swiss equipment.
    Date published: 2013-12-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great idea, poor quality I bought this for architectural photography. The design concept is perfect for this application with its panning top plate and all the built in levels. Great idea, but the execution is terrible. First off, the bubble levels are so off that I actually laughed out loud when I saw for the first time how wrong they were. They are useless. Not even close to level. And secondly, the collapsible folding knobs are not a feature, they are a nuisance. Literally just tapping them lightly with your hand loosens them. You'd constantly have to tighten them again and again during a shoot. I wish this head was better built because I love the concept, but they need to put in accurate bubble levels and get rid of the folding adjustment knobs.
    Date published: 2016-02-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delivers on Its Promise A 5 way pan head in its most usable form. It has a solid construction that feels like it can take a beating if necessary. The lateral up/down bubble level and center bubble at the base are both great features. The locking and releasable adjuctment handles are made well, in fact engineeered nicely and ergonomic. A couple of criticisms: The lateral bubble level is not accurate when paired with the hash marks on the analog level, or compared to an in camera virtual horizon. The mounting thread on the camera body plate seems a tad shallow; I'd worry about it on a long adventure. Overall though, a solid landscape and architecture head with practical usage in other areas as well.
    Date published: 2015-04-28
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not super durable. I've had this head for 4 years. The screws holding the levels in, back out, and I've had to keep a close eye on them to keep from losing them. I eventually started carrying a jeweler's screw driver with me just for those screws. Both knurled nobs responsible for allowing you to spin the head got stripped where the knob connects to the bit. Finally, one of the main handles no longer fully locks into the horizontal position. This head has a lot of nice features, but it didn't hold up. 35 years of shooting and this is the first head I've replaced because it wore out. I'll be replacing it with the Manfrotto 410 geared head ($5.00 more).
    Date published: 2017-10-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great and impressive. I have to admit that some reviews had the thought of me buying this item with fear and trepidation. But the curiosity got the better of me. I knew I had the ability of returning the item to B & H if I wasn't satisfied. But I was satisfied. I was impressed from taking it out of the box to putting it on my tripod and putting it through its paces. It held my fully loaded Canon EOS 50C along with my Canon f2.8 300 mm telephoto lens. I was happy. Too soon to tell how it is after you work with it a year or two, but if I find something else to grip about, I'll say it them. For now it gets a 5 star rating. It also fits the Wimberly/Arco style dovetail plates very well.
    Date published: 2011-12-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from innovative, well built product the wide range of head movement is very useful for precision photo stitching work. especially for single row non horizontal sequences. weight is very reasonable, even on a gitzo carbon fiber. movements are smooth and tight. great stability. knobs lock well. as an avid photo stitcher and experienced tripods user i am happy with this purchase and its unique possibilities. cons: i found that some of the bubble levels are not firmly attached nor accurately set(!). the folding handles are a drag. i'd much prefer to have them them shorter and in one piece. the upper angle for normal horizontal photography is very limited. angle marks can be thinner and closer (on all sides). this is a well build piece of gear, however, if you do not need the unique features, i'd probably go with a gitzo low profile head for better fluid rotation and accurate leveling.
    Date published: 2010-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a real advance in head design i recently took this head to a hot air balloon competition. as you can imagine while the balloons were approaching and passing i was shooting both individual shots and panoramas. this head made it easy. i could set the levels quickly and accurately and not miss a shot. the levels are easy to read and dead on. it was also a cinch to set the drag in different directions to allow me to swing and get individual shots as they presented. this is a high quality well built piece of equipment.
    Date published: 2010-08-11
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