Davis & Sanford ProVista Airlift Tripod with FM18 Fluid Head

Davis & Sanford ProVista Airlift Tripod with FM18 Head and Folding Dolly Kit

Davis & Sanford ProVista Airlift Tripod with FM18 Head and Folding Dolly Kit

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Davis & Sanford ProVista Airlift Tripod with FM18 Head and Folding Dolly Kit

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Davis & Sanford ProVista Airlift Tripod with FM18 Head and Folding Dolly Kit Davis & Sanford ProVista Airlift Tripod with FM18 Fluid Head Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels

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  • ProVista Airlift 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod
  • FM18 Fluid Head, 18 lb Payload
  • W3 Universal Folding Dolly
  • 31 - 74" Height Range
  • Pneumatic Center Post, 12 lb Payload
  • Center Brace
  • Dual Pan Handles
  • Independent Pan & Tilt Adjustment
  • 3" Dolly Wheels with Step-On Brakes
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Davis & Sanford Airlift 18 overview

  • 1Description

The Davis & Sanford ProVista Airlift Tripod w/FM18 Head and W3 Dolly w/3" Wheels Kit from B&H Photo provides rigid support for those who need strength more than versatility in height options. The Airlift version features a pneumatic cylinder in the center post which provides smooth and easy floating action height adjustment for cameras. The fluid head and tripod support up to 18 lb, and the tripod center post up to 12 lb.

The Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly can be used with all standard tripods, is adjustable, and can be folded up to a compact 24 x 7" size. The 3" ball-bearing rubber/metal wheels feature step-on brakes that lock and unlock the rolling and swivel movement of the wheels.

The ProVista Airlift tripod assembles to its working height very quickly, thanks to twist locks that only require 50% of a rotation. With double-strut top leg sections for extra stability, a center brace with lock, and non-skid rubber feet, this tripod is perfect for field, studio, educational or industrial applications.

  • Davis & Sanford ProVista Airlift Tripod with FM18 Fluid Head

    The Davis & Sanford ProVista Airlift with FM18 Fluid Head provides rigid support for loads from 2 to 18 lb. The tripod features a center post which supports up to 12 lb. The FM18 Fluid Head offers independent pan and tilt adjustment and includes a sliding quick release plate for camera attachment and balancing, and two removable pan handles. The ProVista Airlift tripod version features a pneumatic cylinder in the center post which provides smooth and easy height adjustment. It assembles to its working height quickly thanks to self-aligning metal quick-flip locks. It reaches a maximum height of 74" with the center column extended and has a minimum height of 31". With double-strut top leg sections for extra stability, a center brace with lock, and non-skid rubber feet, this tripod is suitable for field, studio, educational or industrial applications.

    Head
    • Supports loads up to 18 lb
    • Independent tilt & pan adjustment/locks
    • Dual adjustable and removable pan handles give more control
    • Bubble level
    Tripod
    • Center post supports up to 12 lb
    • Double strut top leg sections
    • Air cushioned center column gives precision control
    • 31" to 74" height range (with center column fully extended)
    • Center brace with lock adds more stability
    • Self-aligning metal quick-flip leg locks
    • Rubber feet
    UPC: 049383150384
  • Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels

    The Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels is an adjustable tripod dolly with 3" ball-bearing rubber/metal wheels. It features a 35 lb load capacity and can be used with all standard tripods. It can conveniently be folded up to a compact 24" x 7" for transport and has a carry handle. The 3" wheels have "step on brakes" that lock and unlock their rolling and swivel movement.

    UPC: 049383221336
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  • 1Description
  • Davis & Sanford ProVista Airlift Tripod with FM18 Fluid Head
    General
    Load Capacity Head: 18 lb (8.2 kg)
    Tripod Center Post: 12 lb (5.5 kg)
    Maximum Height 72" (182.9 cm)
    Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 61" (154.9 cm)
    Minimum Height 36" (91.5 cm)
    Folded Length 37" (94 cm)
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/Non
    Weight 10.3 lb (4.7 kg)
    Head
    Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes
    Balance Plate Sliding
    Tilt Drag Adjustable
    Tilt Range ±90°
    Tilt Lock Yes
    Spring Loaded Counter Balance Adjustable
    Pan Range 360°
    Pan Lock Yes
    Load Capacity 18 lb (8.2 kg)
    Legs
    Material Aluminum
    Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"-16
    Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
    Leg Diameter Upper Sections: 0.75" (1.9 cm)
    Lower Section 1.25" (3.2 cm)
    Leg Lock Type Wing nut
    Independent Leg Spread No
    Spiked/Retractable Feet No
    Center Brace Yes
    Center Column Type Pneumatic
    Center Column Sections 1
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 40.0 x 7.7 x 7.5"
  • Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels
    Load Capacity 35 lb (16 kg)
    Construction Aluminum
    Doorway Width 31" (78.7 cm)
    Folded Length 24" (60.9 cm)
    Wheel Diameter 3" (7.6 cm)
    Wheel Lock Yes
    Cable Guards No
    Weight 7 lb (3.2 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.5 x 7.4 x 6.5"

Davis & Sanford Airlift 18 reviews

ProVista Airlift Tripod with FM18 Head and Folding Dolly Kit is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grea combination at a great price who said you have to get a fortune to get quality... this combination gives me the capability to create smooth movement on all my videos.
Date published: 2013-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Tripod I used Davis & Sanford tripods to shoot educational videos for one client, so I bought this one with a spreader and wheels! For less than $200 those 3 wheels are pure luxury in the studio! The kit also comes with two camera plates and two gear holders that stick out just below the head where you can hang gear, headphones and cords! Completely unexpected, but if you have done any shooting, you know what a pain it can be to find a place to hang the phones when you have to adjust a light or mic or something! This tripod is a little on the heavy side, which is just what I wanted because I'm using a light camera and don't want it to blow over in a stiff wind -- or tripped over by curious people. The bag is nice, with padding for the head and extra pockets for gear. The spreader and wheels even fit in the bag!
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great set of sticks! Absolutely love this tripod! So smooth and easy to use. Very sturdy and solid and the fluid head is very smooth. The dolly kit that it comes with is just icing on the cake. Some dont like that the dolly does not fit in the case but it has a handle on it so it's easy to carry.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sticks. Maybe find a different dolly. I am very please with the tripod. It is light, yet sturdy with a smooth head. I am only holding back a star because the wheels on the dolly could be a bit larger. Rolling on the carpet around the office still has some vibration. Maybe bigger wheels would help.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy Really sturdy build, good buy for those just starting out but really wanting to move towards a prof. level
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Sturdy, Easy To Use Plus Great Deal-All-In-One I know, it's not perfect design but I will give it fill 5 Stars; because it very sturdy and lots of bells and whistles with wheels cart that factor into one low price. I see, most of professional tripods even without wheels cart that will run into HUNDREDS of DOLLARS, as my had cost me a-bit under, 200 BUCKS. Even without looking at manual, it is so easy to set it up with slightly one error as during testing: Three black wheels cart knob with better gripping notch. You make sure, the sticking out notch is flat toward the bottom, if not; the knobs will get in the way for wheels swivel to cause it from not properly maneuver. Wheels is not bad but for outdoor's use on rougher surface, it needed from 6 to 8 of wheels size for much smoother rolling for better video as moving something like a pros. Wheels cart is so easy to collapse down to put away.
Date published: 2016-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent tripod but... This is an excellent tripod. I have a couple of them. It is light weight and sturdy. I also very much like the FM18 head. However, one of the FM18 heads is leaking sticky fluid out the back. This makes it a mess to handle. I am going to contact B&H to see what should be done about the leaking. Fortunately, I have several and only one is leaking. I would buy it again.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from this is good tripod but I'll not buy again i use this one for Video shooting, this tripod is heavy duty and i also is very heavy in weight. the bad thing i found it in this tripod that the cylinder in the middle is not adjustable.
Date published: 2017-05-22
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